Hot Wheels and everybody else has had their way with F&F. Back when the movies were still new and about illegal street racing, some companies got the act going first. Racing Champions and Ertl, to be specific.
First up is Brian’s Mitsubishi Eclipse by Revell. Ok so it’s more of a generic Eclipse with F&F graphics and a wing, but ok. It’s the best 1/64 Eclipse diecast I’ve ever come across and I owned a 96 Eclipse at the time.
Sure the wheels are chrome instead of powder coated silver. And there’s no body kit from Wings West. Still a cool car and the hood opens.
I like it! And it was my favorite car from the first movie.
Next up is Racing Champions take on Brian’s Mitsubishi Evolution VII from 2Fast 2Furious.
This one has the correct paint and graphics and the body kit. Wheels are the wrong color but closer to the actual wheels.
One thing that is missing front this car is the fart can. The Eclipse had it but this one doesn’t. This car, or specifically the Evo IV and V were my unobtainium. The VIII hadn’t yet graced our shores when the movies and casts came out and so I had 2F2F and Who Am I for drool movies when it came to Evos.
No opening parts on the Evo though but that’s OK with me. This was my first diecast Evo followed up by the AUTOart 1/64 Evo VIII I bought. I truly enjoy the F&F movies for the cheesy entertainment that they are. I didn’t expect a lot from them other than cool cars and I wasn’t disappointed.
I had to have Brian’s Supra show up as well. Now both of these companies say these cars are 1/64 scale.
Somebody’s a liar. ;)
See, Racing Champions can do movie cars properly (see Bullitt Mustang for how to get it close enough). And Revell did give us the best Eclipse diecast, imo.
Thanks for looking.