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You want to see me geek out? Check out the video below.
Matchbox just released the latest color of the Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, and first in a few years. It is a tragedy that it took this long, because there truly isn’t a cooler Matchbox casting than the 70’s grocery-getting land yacht with a sun roof and two dogs peeking out the back.
The yellow multipack exclusive just released is the 8th official release. That might seem like a lot, but compared to other castings released in 2009, it isn’t at all, especially when it is a casting this cool.
But if you look at variations, the story is different. This is conceivably the 14th version. This model, especially during its debut in 2009, has been a goldmine of variations. Wheels, colors, wheels again, and then more colors. It is hard to keep up.
But I have, and been more than happy to do it. This casting, if you haven’t gathered, is one of my faves, maybe because I grew up in the era of wood-paneled wagons, no seatbelts, and “back-backs” (you know what that is if you lived it), or maybe because it is just undeniably awesome.
And because of that, I have been lucky enough to put together a pretty sweet collection. If you want to know something about me, I can clap really loud, balloons scare the shit out of me, and I have the best Matchbox Vista Cruiser collection around. That is all you need to know.
So, once again, watch me geek out as I try to explain why there are so many variations on the Vista Cruiser. Trying to keep it clear turned me in 32 different circles.
Oh, and go grab a few of these. It is totally worth it:
Some of the many variation combinations: