Funny one this one. The character is based on a ‘Luigi’ Fork lift truck, but is static in terms of blending in with the given diorama. I have written before that these castings are just not for the child, but more for the collector and I cannot see there being any appeal to this to a little person. With all the variations of McQueen et al, this could well be a peg warmer, BUT all the better for me as this just adds to the collection and is a difficult one to normally get hold of.
You do have to wonder how many more of these Mattel will produce…….and more importantly can Oversized models be justified to be continued to be produced. More to the point, they are increasingly more difficult to buy in Europe – this was a buy from my recent large order from Wheel Collectors.