MB993 : Delivery Service Truck
This is one of those models that makes you want to scream NO. What are they thinking at Mattel when they produce such garbage, for those that read this blog regularly you will know that I am not against generics, and certainly understand the need for them. I am on the record as stating that realism is where its at when it comes to a generic and this casting fits those criteria, so why scream NO at this one?
|Model||MBX Delivery Truck|
|Matchbox Catalog Entry:||MB993|
Quite simply the answer is the complete lack of imagination and total destruction of what was once a decent casting by allowing the bean counters to take control of the process and convert this to a plastic model. Kids do care about these things, as do the parents that are paying for the models and certainly as do the majority of collectors.
Continuing to cheapen the brand by converting things to plastic will be the death of Matchbox and that process is made even worse when you take a generic model, convert it to plastic and now remove the interior completely and use black out windows to hide the fact.
Cheap and tacky models like this should be removed from the lineup or taken back to being an actual diecast model so they at least resemble a Matchbox car