I am still not over how splendid Supervan is. Since the Lamley feature earlier this week, we have learned that is was designed by Mark Jones, a Mattel vet who created quite a buzz this weekend when his Mazda RX-3 was unveiled at JCCS. Mark has done some amazing models for both Hot Wheels and Matchbox, and these last two are no exception.
Further proof has been provided by collector Vong Lee. You can see the GT40 engine in the back through the window, but Vong opened his to show us all the detail.
How cool is that? It doesn’t have to be there, but it is. All must bask in the awesomeness that is Supervan.
But if you look through that bright light that is Supervan, you see that there are a couple of other gems in this Heritage Real Riders batch. Well there are few gems, but I will focus on two, the Chevy Silverado 4×4 and the BMW 2002.
Let’s start with the Silverado. Like the ’83, this Silverado started as a lowered truck, and also like the ’83, has re-emerged as a 4×4. I have to say I am more into the 4×4. Maybe because this one is done so well. Stock color, no crazy deco, and a nice bit of detailing. I have never collected the lowered version, but this one stays with me. I think a lot of people agree, considering the Silverado is the first to leave the pegs.
Next is the 2002. This one I am a bit more mixed on. I am thrilled to see it in premium form, and those wheels are perfect. But the deco is a bit drab, and why no front and rear detailing? This one needs the RLC treatment or something, because it is such a fantastic model, and it needs equal deco.
I am so much more into the Real Riders series than its Redline counterparts. Real Riders are, for lack of a better term, so much more real looking. Redlines are more toy looking. Let’s hope there are more real riders on fantastic castings in our future…