It’s past midnight here at the time of this posting, but I did find these four beautiful trucks on Thursday night. I’ve been checking my local Walmart almost every day for the past week in hopes of finding some new M2’s, especially that pink Detroit Muscle series, to no avail. I decided I would go the distance and visit a Walmart about 20 minutes away, a Walmart that generally has had pretty good diecast stock in my past encounters (read: unscalped). While they did not have what I was necessarily looking for, I was quite surprised to find these trucks laying around.
The first two are from the M2 Auto Drivers series, so these were $4 each and don’t come with that acrylic case. The first is a 1951 Studebaker 2R Truck in a medium blue color with contrasting red wheels.
The paint on the front-right wheel is flawed, but this truck is still quite the looker. I’m waiting for the dark turquoise release of this truck in the current Auto Drivers release, so this one will fill that role for the time being.
The second is the 1958 Chevrolet Apache Step Side. I’m not familiar at all with these trucks (I’m nowhere close to being that old) but these were too hard to resist. That extra wheel on the side of the bed really did it for me.
The white roof of this one is a separate plastic piece and feels like it’s going to fall off at any moment. The choice of white bumpers, grille, and headlights is a bit questionable as it looks almost unrealistic. Of course, I don’t know what I’m talking about, as I have zero familiarity with these trucks.
One thing I’ve noticed with many M2 trucks is that the truck bed is bent from the cab. That’s the case here, though it’s not bad enough to deter me from buying it.
Next up are a couple of trucks from the Moon Pie series. I’ll be honest; I had no idea what Moon Pie was until I read the back of the packaging. I thought these two trucks looked rather charming and, dare I say, cute. I believe all 6 trucks from this series was present. I picked the two that really stood out for me.
This one is the 1957 Dodge 700 COE. I love the exaggerated proportions of these kinds of trucks, which I assume is like that on the real thing. This thing is massive compared to other 1/64 scale diecast. And look at those massive wheels and tires!
Oh, and it seems I forgot to take out a plastic piece to connect the truck to the base when taking the photos. Oops!
Last is a 1956 Ford F-100 in a brown Moon Pie livery. It’s a Plant Maintenance truck based on the decals. It’s nice to get some brown diecast every once in a while. Don’t have too many of those in the collection.
While the COE didn’t have any opening features, this one has opening hood and doors. With M2, opening parts means quality issues, but this one isn’t bad at all.
So that’s it for tonight! I’m very happy to have added something different to my collection for once. I’ll be hunting Walmarts like a scalper until I find that Pink set!