The following are excerpts from a recent Matchbox
Collector's Community Hall forum discussion on 'Fantasy Five Packs'.
The recent theme on favorite five-packs reminded me of something we've done from time to time on TofTC. While there have been some wonderful five-packs from toy car makers. most of us think we could do better. All they have to do is ask us and we could assemble themed five-packs that would jump off the shelves, right?
Pick a diecast manufacturer, pick five cars in a theme, it's that simple. Maybe we can tempt Mac to pick his favorite and offer a prize to the winner (an autographed copy of his new Johnny Lightning book would be nice, hint, hint). I'm sure between Mac, Mark and myself, we can work something out.
I'll start things off with a theme I call 'Mighty Micros' by Hot Wheels.
here are five current castings that really share several themes. They are
all vintage micro cars, they are all in non-stock, competition form and
they were represent cars built in Europe or the U.K.
The five are the Metrorail (Metropolitan), M.G. Rover (Morris), Whatta Drag (BMW Isetta), Mini Cooper and Fiat 500C. Anyone else want to play?
"RE: Fantasy Five-Packs"
It would be great if the Matchbox sports cars of the 1960s were re-released:
Ferrari 250 GTL
P.S. I wish they would consider issuing something like this - with new color schemes, Premiere wheels and detailed trim tampos - for the REAL 50th anniversary of Matchbox in 2003. Just wishful thinking I fear...
Another fantasy 5 pack could be an early 70s Concept Car Pack, with the Lamborghini Marzal, Alfa Carabo, BMC 1800 Pininfarina, Mazda RX 500 and, and, and... what would be the best?
Possibly the Freeman Intercity, if it could be proved that it was a real car.
Well, sure, otherwise it has to be the Dodge Charger Mk. III.
Do you belong to a diecast forum online? For the past several years,
I avoided membership in a forum, preferring to drop in and visit several
different electronic discussion groups. Two things changed my mind.
Sure, It does take a bit of my time to follow the different conversations
but it's a great way to keep in touch with what's happening in the world
of small-scale diecast. In addition, I've been able to get help with story
ideas and take advantage of the many experts who are part of this forum.
Best of all, it's fun to be part of a community that shares my hobby.