Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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Got a little package from Frosted yesterday. But oh no! The card is rather creased! Whatever shall we do?

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Illustration for article titled The Great Diecast Supply Drop - Corvette edition

Much better.

This package was half surprise and half expected. The surprise part was the HW Stingray.

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Illustration for article titled The Great Diecast Supply Drop - Corvette edition

I've featured a different version of this casting before. This version is still kind of 90's-tastic, but definitely an improvement. It has a plastic body, but that appears to have resulted in a lot cleaner casting, particularly on the back end and some added detail (door lines). It now has "glass" in the side windows, but lost the interior along the way. The biggest difference is obviously the rear window, which was completely retooled to match the later C3 Vettes.

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Illustration for article titled The Great Diecast Supply Drop - Corvette edition
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The other half of the package was a car that Frosted had featured a while ago and I had expressed an interest in it, since the Grand Sport is one of my most favorite cars.

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This is a Micro Machines Corvette Grand Sport. It's obviously larger than your standard Micro Machines, but apparently they made some (slightly) larger and more detailed models. Alfalfa Romeo showed us a different 'Vette the other day.

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Illustration for article titled The Great Diecast Supply Drop - Corvette edition

It's very nicely detailed, particularly for the size, and the hood opens:

Illustration for article titled The Great Diecast Supply Drop - Corvette edition
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My potato has some difficulties at this scale.

I had in my mind that this is supposed to be 1:87, and it poses nicely with my 1:87 Texaco truck.

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Illustration for article titled The Great Diecast Supply Drop - Corvette edition

So there you have it. Thanks, Frosted!

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