(It only took me two months to get to this after Part 1.)
Matchbox got a lot of people talking in 2016. The release of the Nissan Skyline, and the custom contest and JCCS giveaway that coincided, definitely got the most attention. But so did other new models like the Mazda Miata, VW Transporter, and Volvo V60.
There was another truly great new model that was overshadowed a bit by the others, but all in all may have been the best new model of the bunch. The ’15 Ram 1500 Police is a tremendous Matchbox, looking rugged without being exaggerated, and nicely detailed everywhere. It also benefitted from debuting in one of Matchbox’s best ongoing liveries, National Parks.
Well the Ram Police in back in 2017, with a new, licensed livery.
Like many models before, the Ram sports the El Segundo, CA Fire Department livery. El Segundo is the home of the Mattel Design Center, so it makes sense. It even gets a badge on the hood.
This model will never garner the attention of others, but I hope it keeps popping up every year. It is a must on my collection list, and I plan on pursuing them all. The more the better. This one is a great addition.