I’m pretty sure the reason why the pictures look different is because I was messing around with my phone camera lol. Anyway, Matchbox can, has, and likely will continue to do a really good job on various castings. I’m definitely in the “more realism” crowd, because when Matchbox does it right, they do it VERY right. On that note, here’s a group shot of 4 Matchbox cars; A Porsche, a Vette, a Tesla, and a Jag. The details are excellent in my opinion. Enjoy :)
I hope several older castings come back in the future, such as the R8, the E-Type, the Volvo P1800S, and others. Plus, with the return of Mercedes-Benz, I really want to see their take on the gorgeous SL300 :).