Memo to Matchbox.
No one likes these. No one liked the Dodge Monaco Police. No one liked the Buick Century. That Foxbody Police? Pegwarmer!
So here you guys run with another stunning classic police car, a ’51 Hudson Hornet. Seriously? With a VUM base? It’s gonna hang, friends. I wish you could figure that out. It has already been determined that you don’t care, and this is further evidence.
I doubt anyone will like it, but Lamley will. He’ll hype anything. He will probably pontificate on its detail and looks, and how it is a perfect Matchbox. There should always be a spot for a classic police car new model every year, and this one fits so well, he will say. Then he will, as he always does, suggest a few other classic police cars that would look good on a Matchbox blister.
Maybe cars like the ’83 Nissan DR30 Skyline Police. Or a Toyota Crown Police. Or a Dodge Coronet. Or a Dodge Diplomat. Just keep that slot open, and keep filling it with awesome stuff.
For now, the Hudson Hornet fills that slot, and it is a must have. It seems like a model that could have been done 10 years ago in that other Golden Era. Its existence in the 2017 range I think says a lot about where we are headed. Fingers crossed it continues…
The obvious pairing is the Buick Century Police, and wow do they look good together. Too bad no one will buy these terrible models. Look for the Hornet later this year/early next…