The last four days saw GreenLight roll out three new castings spanning eight decades and varying genres. In fact, when you include variations, you’ll be pleased to know there will be close to 10 new vehicles to add to your collection in fourth quarter 2020 and Q1 2021.
The first to be unveiled was something to be expected – the mid-engine C8 Corvette. The image GreenLight shared show the sports coupe with different wheels and aerodynamics, so it will be interesting to see the trim levels they tool up. It’s nice to see a new Corvette in the tool chest, considering the last offered from GL was the C6.
The second covers were pulled back to reveal a Willys MB Jeep (is it [Free] Willy’s or Willis?). The 1940 – 1945 parade staple will be a welcome addition to any military collection or theme. It’s going to be interesting to see the civilian interpretations that GL takes with it. As GreenLight mentioned in their post, not only will they be releasing the model itself, but also various part options and a 1/4 ton cargo trailer as well. This will be a great addendum to the various other Jeep toolings GL does, including the CJ-5, DJ-5, and YJ and JK Wranglers.
Finally, and I think it’s the biggest announcement and possibly the least/most expected – the 2021 Ford Bronco. When a highly anticipated 1:1 model is being introduced to the public, it isn’t unusual for a diecast company to work in tandem with the manufacturers release the matching model simultaneously. All of this in secrecy, of course.
In this instance, GL chose to replicate three separate Broncos: the 2-door Badlands, 4-door Wildtrak, and Sport Badlands. As you can see in the image above, each are distinct with endless possibilities for future issues. Again, the modern relaunch of a classic namesake will park up nicely next to the first and fifth generations currently in production.
So, with a 1-2-3 punch from one of the diverse diecast brands in the industry, what models are you looking forward to most?