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Review : Matchbox 2018 Dodge Charger

Manufacturer : Matchbox

MB1168-01 : 2018 Dodge Charger

 

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Model Name : 2018 Dodge Charger Dodge
Manufacturers Code : MB1168

First released this year (2019), this castings first outing is in the basic range and this model is a great example of the skill of the designers that are currently working for Mattel to produce Matchbox cars.

MB1168-01 : 2018 Dodge Charger

For me the proportions of this casting seem to be all reasonably accurate,  and that can sometimes be very difficult to do when you resize a real vehicle down to such a small scale.  I do however sometimes wonder about the choices the designers make when coming up with a model though and if it is indeed their choice or that of someone else, what I am referring to here is the choice of colour.  Green is a legitimate choice and one that is available on the real thing but in a much lighter non-metallic green or as pictured a dark almost army green, so the choice of a darker metallic green is interesting and one that gets me thinking was this the designers choice as the lighter green didn’t work as well on a small scale or just coincidence that the real thing comes in a similar shade.

MB1168-01 : 2018 Dodge Charger

A stand out design feature on this model is the tampo prints, they have come a long way in recent years and make a great difference to the finish of a model, the head lights are more realistic as are the tail lights and badges, it is the little details like this that can really make a model.

If Mattel ever fix their distribution issues this is the sort of model that will take the brand forward and encourage a new generation of collectors to learn about the cars of the world through these miniature versions.

MB1168-01 : 2018 Dodge Charger

 

MB1168-01 : 2018 Dodge Charger - real

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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