MB1197 : Big Banana Car
|Big Banana Car
|Matchbox Catalog Entry:
Just like the LEVC taxi we looked at yesterday this model is another carry over model from 2020; whilst I am not against this concept, as stated before it was how it was done back in the Lesney days and its a process that to me seemed to work well and so probably should be re-introduced but why change its position in the range? In 2020 it was No. 71 and this year (2021) it is at No.48; why not leave it at 71 if you are not going to change the model in anyway?
Unlike the LEVC taxi this is a harder model to recolour as it is actually based on a real vehicle, a vehicle that was custom made and looks just like the casting we see here, so recolours and other modification would not seem right on this one so its strange that Mattel picked this to cast as its range is for me quite limited.
Yes its licensed (or real) which is a positive but its limited in its use and for me probably doesnt really fit within my idea of what Matchbox is about