In typical Greenlight Hollywood series fashion, some of the vehicles in this series are well known and some are obscure. At any rate, it is pretty cool that Greenlight does not just stick to the same TV/Movie cars that have already been done by other companies (e.g. Batmobiles).
In the past, they have done vehicles from a wide variety of TV shows and movies like Breaking Bad, Smokey and the Bandit, The Walking Dead, Joe Dirt, Baywatch… just to name a few. This series stays true to the past, offering a variety of vehicles from a variety of TV shows and movies. Some of which are popular choices and some are way off the beaten path.
So here it is, Greenlight Hollywood Series 26 featuring the highly anticipated truck from The Fall Guy. We will take a look at all six models in series 26 but the star of the show is this killer GMC truck from the 80’s TV series.
This is kind of the General Lee of trucks. Like the more famous Dukes of Hazzard car, the truck from The Fall Guy spent a lot of screen time flying through the air and is a focal point in the show. Although this truck had been done in the past by Ertl, people have been begging for a company to come out with a premium 1/64 scale version for a while. The folks at Greenlight seem to listen to their audience and produced a winner with this new tooling. They did a great job of making it an accurate representation of the truck in the show.
Next is the Studebaker as featured on the show Home Improvement. I think this car really was only featured in one or two episodes of the show. However, the nice thing about it is that it is a clean version of the real car. It looks really good in its factory paint with a Maui Blue body and a Nocturne Blue top.
Also, this too is a brand new tooling for this year from Greenlight. It is a nice one and to my recollection no other brand has made one of these in 1/64.
Here we have a Chevy Caprice police car from the movie Groundhog Day. This car was seen most notably when chasing Bill Murray’s character after he stole a Chevy pickup (done by Greenlight in Hollywood series 21).
This tooling debuted last year. It’s got that classic 80’s cop car shape and is a welcome addition to the fleet of police vehicles that Greenlight produces. Police vehicles are definitely one thing that Greenlight does best in 1/64 and this one fits in well.
Then we get a Bronco from the movie Speed. This may not be as breathtaking as Keanu Reeves but is a faithful representation of the vehicle he drove in the movie.
The casting has been around for a good while and used quite a number of times in various series. But it gets some lights on the top that are new and never used on this casting previously. The casting has come both in a stock and a lifted stance over the years. This one as you can see is stock. My only gripe with the stock version is that it does come with the “steam roller” (excessively wide) tires which make the Bronco look a little odd when looking at the front or rear straight on.
Taxi Driver was a no brainer choice to put in a Hollywood series once the Checker Cab tooling was added to the Greenlight lineup (2019). The movie is iconic. It is a film that some would say is one of the greatest films of all time. As a fan of the film myself, this is one that will definitely stay in my collection. The tooling is done well and has an opening hood.
This last one is a really obscure choice as it was only really in one episode of Sanford and Son as far as I can tell. It makes me wonder how Greenlight even came up with the idea of producing it. There is not really much else for me to say about it (I also admittedly have never seen the show).
The tooling of this Chevy has been out a ton of times in different series and hobby releases. This one really does not do much for me but there are some that collect this casting and will welcome a nice clean version in orange.
Overall, the series has some cool new/newer toolings and some nice looking versions of a couple older toolings. Out of the six, half are going to stay in my collection: The Fall Guy truck, the Studebaker, and the Checker cab. Which of these would stay in yours?