I like those “wait, what!?!?!” moments in our hobby:
“Hot Wheels is doing a Prelude.”
“Matchbox is doing the first gen Civic.”
“Auto World is doing the Supra.”
They happen frequently these days, and it is always exciting to see what the next “wait, what!?!?!” moment will be. The biggest for me was when Tomica Limited Vintage announced it was taking on classic Ferraris. It required a triple take. The “wait, what!?!?!” moments are not just surprises, but perfect pairings. TLV doing the TLV thing to classic Ferraris was most welcome, with the level of detail, craftmanship, and execution in each model. It was the right brand to take on the sacred Ferrari.
That totally applies to the latest “wait what!?!?!” moment: Mini GT has the Bugatti license. As lead in a rom-com might say when proposed to at the culminating moment of the movie, “Yes, Yes! A thousand times YES!!”
Mini GT dropped the news a couple of weeks ago:
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It fits, and fits well. Mini GT is quickly establishing itself as the supercar go-to brand in 1/64, and Bugatti is a no-brainer. It will start with the Vision GT this year, followed by a multitude of Chirons: Pur Sport, Super Sport 300+, DIVO, and Centodieci.
I just simply can’t wait for these, and judging by what Mini GT has done in its short life so far, the payoff will be great.