There is a lot to come on the Lamley Blog this summer. Among the First Looks and other features, we will continue our series on Matchbox models of that last great era, as well as start a new series on many of the best models to come from the RLC.
That means more previews of upcoming RLC models, as well as a look at some from the past, that may or may not still be available in the HWC store. It should be fun.
So let’s do a little preview, and showcase one of my favorite RLC models, the Custom ’66 GTO Wagon.
There is a lot to like here. Obviously it starts with the casting. The stance, width, and length are spot on, and it even sports a very Matchbox-esque dog in the back. But what really makes this model great is what Mattel did and didn’t do to it. No crazy deco, one very unique spectraflame color, and an awesome set of steelies to ride around on. It is beautiful.
Most importantly, it is a wagon. Wagons bring joy.
We will save our opinions on the RLC line for a later post, but for now, enjoy some total eye candy. Wagons rule.
Hot Wheels Custom ’66 GTO Wagon: