Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Ok so this happened before Valentine and my news is late. I indicated in a previous post that besides finding the Jeep Wagoneer issued recently by JL at TRU I also ordered via ebay the Jeep Wagoneer under the Ertl brand when Tomy still owns it. I was surprised that this is still available at a price that is less than the newly released JL which does not come with a blister pack but only a tag. I ordered another Ertl Jeep and GL GM Futurliner and made use of combined shipping so it came out pretty good.

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The Jeeps came with rubber tires and the wagoneer has opening hood and tailgate and has metal chassis while the Jeep Cherokee has no opening and plastic chassis. Still both came out good. No QC issues.

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Now on to Greenlight. I was always fascinated by the looks of GM Futurliner and wondered whether they will issue a die cast. Of course Norev came out with the 1/64 but I heard it is pretty pricey. When GL announced that they are coming out with it I was excited but at the same time wondered whether it will pass QC. When they were available for pre-order I looked at the price and hesitated to order as it is still expensive compared to their other vehicles with similar size. I was ready to give it up when it was released as I expected the price to even be higher. When I encountered a seller on ebay with a slightly lower price, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and acquire it.

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So what can I say about the quality and looks of the model. First thing is to check the clear acrylic for possible sign of crack. After it pass the test, I immediately unscrewed the model. There was a clicking sound inside and wondered whether a damage or loose part. Luckily instead of rivet GL used screws which made it easier for me to remove the bottom. It was just a loose part that can easily be glued back. The dual wheel are not perfectly aligned together so slight wobbly but does not distract the beauty of the vehicle. The box even came with a vintage looking ad at the back. For that price I only wish they had an opening at the middle of the body that shows the futuristic exhibits. Of course a 1/43 scale from another company is available with that feature for a lot more.

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