So over the last few weeks, I started hearing from a few of you in Europe and Asia about one thing:
“Have you seen the Majorette Red Bull VW Polo?”
I get a lot of messages, and didn’t give it much thought. Then I started hearing from some collectors here in the US:
“Just found the new batch of Majorette at TRU. Have you seen the Majorette VW Polo?”
This isn’t an exaggeration. More and more folks started mentioning it to me on PM’s and such, and I didn’t pay much attention. I don’t know rally cars that well, and things just didn’t register that diecast nerds were going crazy for this new model.
And I surely didn’t remember when I opened a box of Series 3 preview models sent by Majorette for preview. I opened it for my video preview, and while in between an edit, marveled at the awesome new Red Bull VW in the batch.
While doing the video, I remembered all the previous inquiries. Yeah, it caught me a little by surprise, even after the warnings. This model is crazy crazy nice:
The casting is great, and thankfully wheel-challenged Majorette selected the best wheels they have for it. And where Majorette gets the wheels wrong, they make up for in quality fo the graphics, and that is evident here. A wheel swap is a whole lot easier than a repaint.
But no wheel swaps needed here. In fact, this leads to a great niche for collectors new to Majorette. No basic diecast company does Rally better than Majorette. They are based in Europe, and probably know rally cars better then others, and because the go complete on graphics, they are able to make a rally car look like a rally car, with deco on every nook and cranny.
So if you need a place to start with Majorette, Rally is a great place. It will most surely fill a gap in your collection.
Of course, they made it a little harder by making this a Limited Model. As they have done before, one model goes one-per-case, and it is the Polo. Not a Chase per se, but limited nonetheless.
So keep your eyes open at Toys R Us – hoping there is a Toys R is in the future – and grab it if you see it. You won’t be disappointed.