Out of the Box

During my recent trip to Metro Manila, I bought this M2 Machines Auto-Haulers Release 14 1957 Dodge COE and 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona HEMI. It cost around 1500 pesos at Toys “R” Us and has a scale of 1:64. For comparison, a 1:50 Siku car carrier trailer with two cars cost around 2500 pesos. I chose this one over the Siku because it was less expensive and because I don’t have any 1:50 scale models.

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The first thing I did when I got it home was remove the models from the box then from the display case. I had to remove a few holding screws. I then tried to see if the Charger’s hood would open.

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I unscrewed the plastic base from the metal body and found that the hood seems to have been permanently attached to the body.

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The COE (cab over engine) has a metal body and a metal frame. The trailer’s base seems to be metal, and the rest of the trailer seems to be plastic. All the wheels are rubber.

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The lower level of the trailer can handle two cars screwed to the base, but the top level has no screws.

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One of these days I might put some Pontiac Firebirds on the trailer.

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