This is a good way of bringing back some of the old. Or classic. Or whatever.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I sense some really good vibes coming from the collector community when it comes to Matchbox. Lots of exciting new models, new series, as well as better execution. Among that has been a large rollout of updated models.
The Matchbox Team has gone back to resurrect some old faves, and updating them mainly to comply with the production and cost guidelines that Mattel has set. And while that might mean less metal here or a detail removed there, for the most part these models have improved aesthetically. Sure, the cost cutting has led to some frustration, but keep in mind that many of today’s tools allow for the models to look better proportioned with better detail. And these retools also allow for some major personality improvements in the casting as well.
The new ’33 Ford Coupe is a great example. The old ’33 Coupe has not seen the light for a very long time, and it frankly won’t ever again. Matchbox hasn’t done a hot rod in a long time as well, so the Matchbox Team brought it back, but with very different – and much improved – looks.
The ’33 Ford will debut in the Dirty Mudders 5-pack, and it looks awesome.
You will like it even more when you compare it to the old ’33 Ford:
They share the same name, but that is about it. We tend to get nostalgic for the older stuff, but in many cases the newer stuff, materials used aside, is better proportioned and detailed. That is the case here. Everything is better put together, and the style far more thought out.
I am sure there are a few of you that prefer the old one, but most of us will easily take the new over the old. Of course the looks between the two are very different, but one is much better realized.