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[REVIEW] Greenlight - '08 Ford Crown Victoria

After a long hiatus of writing reviews, I'm back with a new one from Greenlight. What we see here is the infamous Crown Vic cop car released under the Hot Pursuit Series. This was received from a trade between me and ZTP, I wanted a Crown Vic police interceptor and he responded quick on my request. Thank you once again, ZTP!

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Greenlight products aren't easily available my region of the world, so far I have been able to find one place which sells and it wasn't cheap (US$8). When ZTP was keen to trade GLs for Tomica, I jumped straight for the opportunity.

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Thanks to TV and Hollywood, the Crown Vic is embedded in my memory as the quintessential police car. GL has got not shortage of this vehicle, and it doesn't let down in 1:64 form - edging out many of my other cars in size!

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Greenlight did an excellent representation on this car, the pushbar gives it a lot of presence. Despite not relying on multiple pieces to mimic different parts of this car, the crisp paint separation and decals, along with the molded side mirrors, are well done to complete the car.

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Being the opposite of Auto World, GL makes sure their cars roll on a good set of meats. It might not be accurate but for presentation purposes, they look very good.

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This will be the last of the body-on-frame interceptors, as it needs any more to enforce its place as an icon.

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The decals are sharp and nicely integrated with the car, looking like the proper emergency response vehicle like it should. If it had working flashing lights, it would probably pass of as the real thing!

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I only notice this after looking at the pictures, there's a slight casting error on the tail lights. And the car leans a bit to the left side, one too many donuts perhaps?

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To my surprise, Greenlight included details for the license plate at the rear. That's RLC/HWC territory! See, it's not that hard to do, Mattel!

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As I put some miles on it driving on the table, I realized that the rotation of the rear weels is a tad loopy. But that won't be noticed when on display duty.

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As with all if not most Greenlight models, the hood opens to reveal the engine compartment.

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There isn't much to reveal since it's pretty much an engine cover rather than an actual engine.

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The hood shuts nicely, it wasn't an easy task to get it to open since the gap barely allows my fingernail to get through.

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A bit too much pictures for a staid vehicle, eh?

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Here's the '70 Mustang from part of the trade, it too will be reviewed. Stay tuned.

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Boy, they don't get along, don't they?

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