More pictures have been released by the MB Amby with regards to the Emergency Vehicles for the 1-75/100/300 range for 2013.
First model is the Blaze Blitzer – a non-licensed vehicle.
I actually don’t think it is too bad a model – it looks very much like the bush fire trucks you could get in Australia (Although most of these are Isuzu’s, but you get the picture).
The livery is very similar to that of the UK Brigade, which makes a damn good change from the US&A livery that so many have had to put up with. It would have nice to see a moving ladder or summat on the model, but fair play, it is quite a smart little thing. The white version is the 60th Anniversary version, but I don’t a toss about that line, so no critique on that.
Then we come to what has to be Mattel’s biggest fuck up to date, if not of all time.
I was chuffed to bits when they announced that the Renault Master would be an ambulance casting. Two fingers up to the US&A and no more F-350’s that only a handful of countries could relate to.
What have we here? A diecast model with a metal base and a plastic body.
Now, the Lambert cites that Mattel’s logic for this monumental fuck up is:
“because of the size of the model they had to produce the body in plastic to keep it within cost parameters”.
Fucking idiots. Fucking bean crunching, money grabbing idiots.
Mattel, you bunch of halfwits: since when has it been acceptable to produce plastic models with hint of metal? I would rather the model not be produced at all, than release it in this form.
Oh, wait, again…..I forgot – your focus group on the MCCH has spoken of their approval so you listen:
I have grudgingly accepted plastic bodies, so the Renault looks great to me
I cannot believe that folk are reluctantly accepting this casting on the basis and grounds that it is a Matchbox model – no fucking backbone……
1. Reduce the 1-600 line BACK down to 75 for all markets.
4. Add the detail that you would apparently receive on a 60th Anniversary model to the normal range.
Fucking accounting morons.