And here’s the third and final part of the Hot Wheels - Bandai cooperation for the Lupin the Third models - the Fiat 500.

Some people here will remember the Tomica model from a couple of years ago. And though it’s the same car essentially, there are some major differences between the two.

The Tomica model depicts the car loaded with baggage as per a different movie scene. The Charawheels is straight from the “car chase” scene - and like the other two models, it comes with the appropriate figures from that scene.

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And unlike the Tomica, this one has an opening engine lid to reveal the “afterburners” that give the little Fiat gravity-defying performance in the movie. And as you will know, I am very fond of opening features.

Once again the proportions are only ever so slightly cartoonish, definitely not enough to detract me from enjoying the model.

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And if you haven’t seen the car chase scene yet, here it is - it’s good fun, as is the whole movie. I’ve watched it since my original post, and rather enjoyed it too.

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