Alright Hot Wheels, you got me. You finally got me to buy a Pop Culture model. But it isn’t fair, really. There is not way I could pass up on the first release of the Ford Econoline Pickup.
Sure, I dig Boba Fett. His death in that hole monster still stings. But digging Boba Fett as a 9-year-old doesn’t necessarily mean I want him on the debut of such a cool model. But you forced my hand. At least its Boba Fett.
So Boba aside, let’s look at this model. Wow. It’s a beauty. At least being in Pop Culture means we can see it in full deco with Real Riders. The steelies work perfectly. The stance works perfectly too. Oh, and cool skateboard.
And you can’t help but think of the Dodge A100 Pickup when looking at the Econoline. I am sure there are a million differences between the two, but I need the headlights to tell. I will admit to several instances of confusion between the two when casually passing by an Econoline. Or A100. So, it is nice to have both pickups courtesy of both Mattel brands.
And not only do they give us the obvious differences, the models serve once again as a great contrast between the blue and orange brands. Matchbox? Stock, high, and classic. Hot Wheels? Modified, low, and modern. And they work perfectly together.
We have seen quite a few releases of the A100 from Matchbox, and hopefully we see more. The same goes for the Econoline. I would love to see several releases in the coming years, let’s just hope it can expand its horizons, especially towards Car Culture. I see a potential mail-in and convention model as well. Let’s hope it isn’t just relegated to Pop Culture.
I’ll still buy it.