Can you believe that’s actually 1:64?
That RAYS wheel is about the size of a small button cell battery. You know—the kind used in watches. It’s ridiculous how much detail is being crammed into diecast cars these days. Kudos to Inno64—a new discovery for me in this month—for being today’s shining example.
Lately, it’s been about making progress towards a couple of personal goals: 1) completing all the Mini GT colorways (still a little work left), and 2) hunting down old Pop Culture/Nostalgia cars (still a long way to go). As far as current releases go, it’s been a lucky month. Entire sets of the Street Tuners and Fast & Furious series on the pegs. I managed to locate a couple of the Target-exclusive, gold Matchboxes. And then, an actual Ultra Red sighting in the wild—just the third time for me in all these years (still waiting on my first $uper, though).
However, the month of September was dominated by something totally unexpected: square-bodied trucks. Auto World started the trend with their Cheyenne, and M2 Machines hopped aboard the hype train soon after, pulling out the stops with an entire set of GMC Sierras—more on those in a future post.
More importantly, though, it was about figuring out a consistent naming scheme (caption) for the cars. I was all over the place last month, but I’ve finally decided on a format that I like and will use going forward: I’m strictly using the name given on the packaging, without adding extra descriptors that aren’t provided on the box (i.e. generation codename). Any specified paint colors will be included as well. Finally, it’s important to note the series that the model is from, when applicable. The more informative, the better.
It’s seriously, seriously hard to pick one favorite model from this month. Do I go with the fighter-jet GT-R or the carbon-fiber-ed Mugen RR in the top photo? The Coke truck? Or is it the sleeper of the pack: the Plum Crazy Hellcat?