The key word here is Macho. Sure, it’s a big, bad truck, but I only focus on the word “macho” to decipher it from the Dodge Power Wagon. Hot Wheels has done two classic Power Wagons, only this one comes more Macho.
I was testing a new photo setup the other day and threw the Macho Power Wagon up. Only three photos, but enough to show you why this model should be in the collection. It’s good looking, it’s huge, and it has been barely used.
Twice in fact. It was created for the Entertainment line, as a replica of the truck used in the TV Series Simon & Simon:
Then it popped up one other time in Pop Culture, with I think Batman on it, but this is a casting that needs a little more love. Maybe some Car Culture love. Maybe “Gee, thanks Mr. Blanda” style, for the man who’d rather drive a truck than a car:
Or just in good’ol Macho deco:
Still, if we don’t see it again, the Simon & Simon suffices just fine. When we are in such a strong era of cool Hot Wheels pickups, this one deserves a little more attention: