2018-06-22

Throwback Racer

It's been a while since one of these cars came my way, and even though it is part of an otherwise-uninteresting 5-Pack. I'll even over-look the fact that the only tampo decoration is on the sides of this car.
Corvette C6R
2018 HW Horsepower 5-Pack
 I like: the casting -- it is acres better than the C7R that's typically offered. The color is nice, as is the rest of the presented palate. I even like the wheels.


I don't like: well front and back tampos would be nice, as would some deco on the hood, but I'm not going to be too greedy.


But is it worthy? For now, certainly. There's a gap in the domestic quadrant, so I don't even need to kick anything off the island to get it up here. However it is not superior to the other C6R that is up already, so I suspect it won't last.



2018-06-21

Another Disappointment

So when I saw the Car Meet 5Pack I was pleased with the prospect of a clean, white BMW M4. it wasn't until I got the pack open that I realized that this car wasn't an M4.

'10 BMW M3
2018 Car Meet 5Pack
So while the car is nice, it isn't what I expected, and that's a disappointment. And that's before we include the standard whining about a lack of front and rear decoration (although the hood tampo is nice as a consolation prize).


Ultimately, though, it isn't worthy.



2018-06-12

MC12

This car is one of those that you look at and go "okay..." however it has a nice length to it and the rear end is nicely detailed with the tail lights.
Maserati MC12
2005 Mainline #020





2018-06-11

Another Neat Little Truck

I have no idea why these little pickups appeal to me as much as they do. This is the recolor of this year's Mazda Repu. It has the same stance as the previous two had. And frankly I think that the chrome base works better on the front of the car than the black plastic did.
Mazda Repu
2018 Mainlines #204
The chrome also makes this car Worthy, replacing the red example of the Repu from earlier this year.




2018-06-06

Rook

Part of the Chess Pieces set is this new casting of the Fandango we saw from last year. The yellow plastic accent works well with the black paint. Unfortunately the tampo work is very poor and there are lots of flaws. Overall it is still a nice effect though.
Fandango
2018 Mainlines #212




2018-06-05

R30 Recolor

This is the recolor of the red R30 from earlier this year. Frankly I like this one better than the earlier one, even if the details on the nose are lost in the black blob.

Nissan Skyline R30
2018 Mainlines #169






2018-06-01

Friday... uh... uhmm...

Yeah I'm out of clever alliterative titles... so here's a Porche. It has tampo work on the front, top and back, so it breaks that pattern for the week. It is a nice car casting, which breaks the truck theme for the week. So I guess we'll have to say this week's theme ended up being Matchbox. This one is also a recent acquisition from Dollarama's stock of oldies.

'14 Porsche Cayman
2016 Matchbox #023

For this one I'd have to say my complaint would be that I don't like the wheels. The design is OK, but the execution seems wrong.


Love the color though. A nice red paint hides a lot of sins.