I know I’m a day late for F&F Friday, but I’m just so excited right now that I couldn’t wait another week to post this. Just found these last night at TRU! My first 1/43 Greenlight F&F cars!
Now the real reason why I haven’t purchased any of these prior is because I never found the good ones. By good ones, I basically mean the tuners/imports. The only ones I ever saw were the muscle cars and the blue 996 GT3. I personally don’t care about those, not even the Escort (please don’t kill me!). The tuners are the real heart and soul of the F&F franchise and the most iconic cars of the series.
That all changed last night when I wandered into TRU to have a quick peek. There was so much good F&F stuff there. Not only did they have these two, they also had the two-packs with the Escort/Daytona and Charger/Supra. I also saw the 1/18 matte gray Chevelle and orange Challenger. Furthermore, the Jada 1/55 F&F 3-packs were also present, with both Dom’s Rides and Brian’s Rides. The Charger/Supra set was tempting, but I really only want the Supra. I’ll wait and see if I can find a single.
So I ended up getting the Eclipse from the first movie and the Skyline from the second movie. These both came in what they call the clamshell blisters, so they don’t have the acrylic cases. They are $2 cheaper though ($17.99), so I won’t complain. I was particularly excited about the Eclipse, as this is the only version currently on the market.
Let me just say that I’m not as knowledgeable about 1/43 diecast as I am with 1/64. That being said, I find these to be quite well priced for the detail. I believe these are less than half the price of an average Kyosho and really the only big differences (that I can tell) would be the lack of photo-etched badges and plastic grille inserts. I do have one Kyosho 1/43 in my collection, which is the Gran Turismo 5 Collector Edition GT-R R35, so that’s what I’m comparing it to. And I might even say that the Kyosho’s quality is significantly worse than with these. I guess more parts makes it harder to control quality. From afar, it’s hard to really notice these subtle differences anyways.
But wait, I have another F&F car!
Okay, that can wait until next week. Thanks for looking!