Bonus Crappy Content: Backlit

'17 Ford GT
2017 Mainline # 211
This backlit photo actually turned out OK. I'm going to try more of these in the future.


Flames For Friday

This is a color variation of one of the first 2017 cars I got almost a year ago. The casting doesn't work 100% in white either; I'm not sure what it is lacking, but it is missing something or has something it shouldn't.
'77 Pontiac Firebird
2017 Mainline #132


New Bug

This is a reasonable model of a modern Volkswagen Beetle. Not much more to say about it than that, but it is interesting enough to feature as part of the 10-Pack dump. Also it is a multipack exclusive, so that makes it slightly more interesting.
2012 Volkswagen Beetle
2017 Multipack Exclusive


Weak Wednesday Truck

So we've had trucks for the last three Wednesday; but this is all  I have in queue that's a truck. Not really sure why I picked it up. Only reason I can think of is kinda convoluted. So you remember the Ice Cream Truck we featured a while ago? Well the kids have a variant of this which serves Pizza instead of Ice Cream. And this is a pizza truck too, so logical, right? I dunno.
Ford Transit Connect
2017 Mainline #143



So I was wrong when I was writing about the Matchbox A100 a few weeks ago -- I identified the Hot Wheels counterpart as the same type of car, and it isn't, it is a Volkswagen T2 Pickup instead. Same kind of vehicle, though, a van that's been cut down into a pickup; this one has been "lowered" to make it more of a lowrider boulevard cruiser than a worker.
Volkswagen T2 Pickup
2017 Mainline #201


Audacious Start To The Week

I was sure I'd just featured one of these, but I can't find it in the history, I guess it was a member of the 10-pack which I didn't feature as much from. This model grows on me the more I see it, even though it's not a licensed model. There's just something authentic about the styling, like it is a car you'd see on the street.
2017 Multipack Exclusive


Bonus Crappy Content: 10-Pack Junk

So in every 10-pack -- indeed, in every multipack -- there is a car, or cars, which just don't measure up as interesting in any way to me. And for this current 10-pack, these two are the lucky cars that fit that bill.
Avant Garde
2017 Multipack Exclusive
This Avant Garde reminds me of a Citroen of some kind; however said inspiration does nothing to inspire me. And the model is further let down with the odd yellow, the totally-plastic dome, and even the wheels don't do it for me. There's nothing here for me.

Grease Rod
2017 Multipack Exclusive
Meanwhile, this Grease Rod is even worse. I have no idea what the protuberances at the nose and along the side of the engine are about. And the black-on-grey-on-black color scheme isn't redeeming. The splashes of color -- the plastic on the base and the weird blue-on-white wheels also seem like afterthoughts. I'm sure that a lot of people spent a lot of time on this casting -- but to me it feels mailed in.

...and somehow, both of these are multipack exclusives.