I’ve noticed something odd at the Matchbox pegs while I’ve been out hunting recently. Every store I’ve visited has had no less than five of the yellow F-550 Superduty trucks — and some have had nearly a dozen of them. While I do like the casting, it’s odd to see so many of a single casting hanging, especially since Matchbox peg space is usually much tighter than the Hot Wheels pegs are.
I’ve also noticed that the pegs have been full of other new Matchbox, like the purple G-Wagon and the Honda CVCC, giving the impression these trucks are coming 5-10 per case. Has anyone else noticed this?
The truck in question is a replica of a San Luis Obispo, California fire department paramedic vehicle. It looks great in highlighter yellow and has classic black and gold metallic lettering….I just am not sure why they are flooding pegs all of a sudden.
If you’re into fleet buying or making dioramas, then definitely head to your local Matchbox retailer as you should be met with plenty of these bright yellow Ford trucks. If dioramas aren’t you thing, pick one up anyways to help free up some peg space and add a great looking truck to your collection in the process 🏁