Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Out of the Shadows

Having not found much in the way of new stuff recently, I’m consoling myself by tracking down some older, more unusual castings. I picked this up from an eBay seller for less than a buck, and it’s in good nick for a release that’s almost two decades old...

Back in black
Back in black
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This is the Shadow Jet II from 1998's Techno-Bits series, all of which have a slightly Tron-like visual style.

Ready for the Grid
Ready for the Grid
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I like the tampos on this one; they’re pretty busy but they play into the whole concept of this being a “digital” vehicle from some computer world...

Downloading *@@ Success
Downloading *@@ Success
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...Although for a COVERT—TRANSPORT it’s not that secret-looking!

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Overall, I think the “Stealth Fighter” styling is what draws me to this.

Cousins?
Cousins?
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Designer Bruce Baur came up with this one in 1994, and I reckon he was clearly influenced by the F-117 Nighthawk. There have been 14 different editions, including ones themed for Christmas (!), Kung-Fu and a Color Shifter.

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And while I’m compiling this post, there’s only one tune that could fit the mood...

https://youtu.be/m4cgLL8JaVI

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