’71 Pontiac Firebird Formula

I bought a Matchbox ’71 Pontiac Firebird Formula a few weeks ago, then promptly forgot I had it. So when I saw another one in a different store last week, I bought it, thinking that I didn’t have one yet. I’ll probably open one of the two in the future, to be placed on my Majorette Transporter. The base of the model indicates that its scale is 1:65. (I am quite annoyed by this. With not much effort, they could have created the model using the more standard scale of 1:64.) The Wikia page states that its body color is “Orange,” but the paint is actually metalflake orange.


Custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird

This Hot Wheels Custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird is a new casting. The Hot Wheels Wiki claims that the metal body is unpainted. The base and the interior are black plastic. The front wheels are smaller than those in the rear. I love the fact that the hood has been removed, exposing the engine.

The colors on the model’s engine (black in the middle, silver in the front) do not match the ones in the card’s image (silver in the middle, black in the front).

Spot the difference

What’s better than having two blue Hot Wheels ’77 Pontiac Firebirds? Having one of them be an error copy. As you can see from the picture below, the one on the right is missing the decorations on (at least) one side. While errors are highly sought after in the philatelic and numismatic world (and, in some cases, in the comic book collecting world), I’m not sure how they are treated in the toy business.


GreenLight Pontiac Firebirds

I recently went to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for Toy Kingdom’s The Great Holiday Toy Sale from December 4-6, 2015. I went on December 3, 2015 shortly before 2 PM for its “soft opening” and saw a stall selling high-end scale models. I saw a beautiful Siku 1:64 scale car carrier being sold for 2,000 pesos. I left to go back to a conference I was attending, and when I got back to the stall a few hours later, the car carrier had just been sold to someone else. (Owning a good quality 1:64 scale car carrier is one of my childhood dreams.)
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