The first three are out – BMW 2002, Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6, and Chevy Camaro – and this one is still to come, but here is a quick preview of the BMW I8.
The six models in this set celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Superfast line. All the cars are gold, all are coming to Target, and all but one are counterparts of mainline models. This is the only one that isn’t showing up in the basic range in another color, at least as far as I know.
And Matchbox went all out. This model was not easy to develop. There are some small details that are hard to replicate in small scale, and BMW demanded that the blue trim on the front and sides be replicated, just like is done on the I3. Matchbox did that on the first release in black, and goes even further on this model. Detail is included on the front, sides, and yes, the back.
It makes for a phenomenal model, especially sitting on the 5-spokes. Matchbox has released a ton of great new models the last couple of years, and this one is among them. These exclusives celebrating an anniversary can sometimes be fun to have only because they exist, not because of how they look. That is certainly not the case here.