More great news from Matchbox…
Last night Matchbox dropped the first image of the upcoming Land Rover 6-vehicle exclusive set on their Instagram feed, and the buzz began. Not only is this a logical set for Matchbox, but the execution is spot-on. Off-roady, but not over-the-top. The team has been hinting a return to realism with the brand, and this set is more proof.
From what I know, this will be a Walmart exclusive set here in the US. I don’t know what the overseas plans are specifically, but my assumption is that it will be available in other overseas markets like the Hot Wheels Porsche and BMW series have been. This is the second Walmart set announced for 2016, joining the Jeep 75th Anniversary Series that is coming soon:
Back to the Land Rover set. The highlight is undoubtedly the Defender 110 in green and the Evoque in orange. The 110 appears to have joined other recent castings like the Toyota Land Cruiser as must-haves for collectors, and this one will be no exception. And look closely. You may notice the casting has been updated. The 90 too. More on that in a few days.
I don’t know if this will be the debut of the much-anticipated Evoque, but I don’t see how it can be topped in signature orange with dark rims. It will pair nicely with the orange Range Rover Sport from the Superfast line a few years ago.
Speaking of, there is no Range Rover Sport in this line, which is a bit of a surprise. It could be that it doesn’t fit the off-road theme as well as the 6 models selected, or maybe Land Rover doesn’t want it used since they have a new version out.
But I am not complaining. This set is a winner. I don’t know when it will be out, but whenever it is, I will be snagging all of them…