Time to spill the beans.
After posting the MBX Premiere Supra last week, I got really, really, nostalgic. I love the Premieres; they are to me what the HW Speed Machines are to the rest of you folks: Grail material. Things we missed out on back in the day but now we want them more than ever.
I went on an all-out eBay spree, trying to get as many of the Premieres as I could. Eventually, I want to complete the whole series (and there’s a lot of them), but let’s take it one step at a time. I set myself a maximum budget of $4-5 per car (on average) and focused on foreign cars first. All in all, I’ve acquired more than 50 MBX Premieres in the past couple weeks. This one came in a lot with 23 other Premieres, and it’s the one I wanted most.
This is the Alfa Romeo 155 in racing form. You don’t see this one too often. In fact, I had no idea it existed until I came across the auction. There aren’t too many that pop up on the Bay. I did a little background research and found that this was part of a 2-car set. One red and one silver (Zamac, I believe).
This was my opportunity to grab this model for a reasonable price. So I set the bar high and forcibly won the auction. 24 cars (and the seller threw in a free T-Bird) for a little over 90 bucks. Well within my budget, and there are some other highly coveted pieces from the lot to boot. But that’s a different story, and one I am looking forward to sharing very soon. It’ll be in the same vein as my Speed Machines post from my earlier days on LaLD. Look for it in the next week or so.
I just love the look and feel of the Premieres. Love the exaggerated and hilariously wide wheels/tires. Love the detail that they put into these models. Some even have painted interiors. The Best-Of-World series wishes it could be as cool as these. This is some seriously cool stuff, and you have to keep in mind that these are 20 years old!