It’s coming, and coming soon.
It was back in April that Matchbox hinted at and then unveiled their Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6. It was big news on several fronts, most notably that Mattel had finally acquired the Mercedes license again.
Since then, we have seen the Matchbox SLR McLaren re-released, the Toy Fair version of the 6×6 unveiled, and Hot Wheels revealed their plans for a 190E Evo in the Car Culture line. Exciting times indeed.
Even without the licensing news, the 6×6 was big news. A perfect fit for Matchbox’s current direction. They also revealed two versions – one with an interior for premium releases, and one without for basic releases in order to adhere to the 4-part rule (wheels, chassis, body, plus either windows or an extra piece like a third axle).
We saw the the premium version was used on the Toy Fair, and now Matchbox has unveiled their first basic version. This pic was sent over last night:
That. Is. Nice.
Light tan color, black trim. I can’t tell if the front has the tampo treatment, so I guess we will find out later, hopefully on a full preview here on Lamley. For now, it is a great debut color for the model. Sure, no interior is a bummer, but I will take it in order to have this model in the lineup. It’s a great addition…