|Model Name :||2018 Dodge Charger|
|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.
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.
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.