Disclaimer: This is an humorous review, purposely exagerated to be funny.
Today I'll review the most epic model ever conceived by the creative brains at Mattel Inc.: The 2000 edition of Rodzilla! Forget about Exotos, Auto Worlds, Minichamps, MBX and any other peasant model. Nothing can be closer to perfection than this model.
Design and accuracy: 19/10
I can imagine. One day, at night, Larry Wood went to his bed and he had a revelation:
"For the 1988 line, I'll design the best model ever made! It'll be the dream of every child: A dragon with a V8 engine!"
And this is the result of that revelation. It's perfect replicated from his vision down to every single scale! The dragon earns a 10/10, and the engine got a 9/10 because it doesn't really work with gasoline, beign only decorative. So the total is 19/10.
Fit and Finish: 1st/10
Yes it is very fit, look at its muscles! And how it reclines and grabs its hips' wheels without giving a single f***. Plus, it always finish 1st, in every race it races, because it breaths fire and exterminates the oponents. Wouldn't you give it space if you saw this face on your mirror?
It flies, it breaths fire, it protects treasure, it runs on methanol, gasoline, diesel and it makes 50 mpg (HWY) on knight's blood. It also has 4 functional wheels and a turning neck.
Value: 10/0 = priceless
HOW CAN YOU PUT A VALUE IN SOMETHING SO EPIC??????
Well, in 2000 my parents paid R$4,00 for it in a toy store. Besides, it's part of my "sweet 20", the first 20 models I got 15 year ago, that started my colletion.
I really don't know about the rarity of this model, but since it is almost 15 years old I can take it to History Channel's Pawn Stars and say it's an antique.
Should you get one?