A couple of days ago this find was reported on Instagram:
It is the latest Matchbox 5-pack. Not one that I would get too excited about, but there is a notable model in there.
It’s the Chevy Blazer.
Sometimes called the 4×4 Chevy Blazer, sometimes the ’74 Chevy Blazer, sometimes the ’89 Chevy Blazer, sometimes just the Chevy Blazer.
Part of the reason it has so many names is because it has been around forever. And it is back.
I am not an expert on the Blazer, but I think it has been slightly modified. You guys can clarify that. What hasn’t been modified, however, is the base. The old Blazer casting had a notch on the rear bumper that held a separate antenna piece. A piece mind you that always came off. Obviously in today’s age a small removable piece like that won’t fly, so the antenna isn’t there.
There is a modified diecast base that was done for the Lesney line a few years ago that has not space for the antenna, but obviously that hasn’t been converted to plastic.
Still though, it is nice to see this one back. It’s big. It’s bouncy. And square body Chevys are as cool as ever. Plus, the camo look works well.
It is a reality of being a Matchbox/Hot Wheels collector that you occasionally buy a 5-pack for one model. This might be the case.