Just go right to the photos!
More on this little guy later…
Big Tractor Mike becomes Small Truck Mikey for the day with this trio. We start with this Greenlight stake truck with swapped cab.
Next is this custom hay elevator, which raises and lowers. The hay bales are hand-cut painted wood.
Finally, we have this ERTL custom Dodge service truck with tool box and air compressor.
Tom rolls up some (rumpled) royalty with this not-quite-MIB Petty product with purty Petty picture.
So they greenlighted the movie idea, eh? (Get it? ‘Coz that’s what they say in Hollywood, see, and the brand is Greenlight, see, and — You know what? I’m gonna give a nod at Tom for buying this mint-in-shell set, then I’m just gonna stand over there somewhere.)
Remember last month when I jibed Original Ken for not nabbing this Wiking street cleaner? Well, guess what — he went ahead and bought it this month! (Good thing, too, because this model has some nice details.)
To make sure there’s no mistaking that this is not a 50th Anniversary Edition (cue fanfare and confetti), Mattel has placed the “50” logo everywhere. On the backer, as well as on the vehicle illustration on the backer…
…On the model itself, of course…
…And even on both the background and car image on this sweet reproduction Collector Badge.
Thus I very proudly declare the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Edition Volkswagen Beetle (cue fanfare and confetti) to be Suncoast Diecasters‘ Find of the Month(*) for July 2018. Thank you, Mike, and congratulations, Tom!
See you at our August meeting — which is this Saturday!