I don’t do a lot of unlicensed model showcases, but this one totally merits some coverage. Auto haulers have become very popular among the diecast folks, and Matchbox has just thrown a very nice $1 option into the mix.
Think about all the 1/64 haulers we collectors have been gobbling up. The king has quickly become the Nissan Atlas from Tomica Limited Vintage, but there are more.
We have seen quite a few entries in the past from Greenlight, M2 Machines, Hot Wheels (with a series, Team Transport, coming), and even Matchbox previously with Real Working Rigs. They are clearly popular.
Now we have another. A simple, unlicensed, cheap, but wonderfully functional Flatbed from Matchbox.
Looks a little unassuming. Generic cab, modeled after other unlicensed cabs from Matchbox. Plastic base and plastic bed. And the bed is the length of the base, making it to short for most castings in that position.
A slight adjustment and any model fits perfectly.
The bed slides all the way back and tilts to the ground to allow any model to roll on up.
And I mean any model. It holds its own with the behemoths.
Cool right? I tested it with a multitude of Hot Wheels and Matchbox models, and it successfully held them all, with one exception:
But if you look closely, it is still fighting.
This is a fantastic addition to the Matchbox line, and a model I am looking forward to collecting. I can see collectors and customizers alike flocking to this one, and creating a fleet of haulers.
I’m in on this one. Look for it in Mix H: