2/8/09

His & Hearse

A couple years ago Matchbox released one of the coolest 1:64 die-cast ever.


That's Die-Cast - with emphasis on DIE!


This 1963 Cadillac Hearse was first released in black (naturally) and has been released a couple times since. The second release is this pearl white number, and I believe you may be able to find a grey version on the pegs now - if you're lucky.


They tend to be very popular and sell quickly.


The detail is beautiful, and it's quite a surprising selection for a toy car.


Then again, what kid isn't a fan of the macabre in some form or another?


This is what I call going out in style!


There's also a fun little bonus, if you have really good eyes that is - on the inside is a coffin with a hand reaching out of the lid!


As if the Hearse wasn't cool enough!

7 comments:

  1. Okay, those are officially awesome. I'd never seen them before. Thanks for posting them!

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  2. fantastic.

    Were they advertised with some sort of horror reference?

    It would have been just the thing to play with after the massive, Blues Brothers-esque MVAs we all staged as kids.

    verification word: Mings. Hi, I'm Ming the Merciless and this is my little brother Ming the Apathetic

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  3. Thanks Reis, glad to be of service :)

    Arkonbey, these just hang with all the other general $1 Matchbox cars. Matchbox did release a Scooby Doo themed set of cars with one of these Hearses in brown and covered in Scooby Doo detailing or something, however.

    PS - don't forget their much hated cousin, Ming the Sarcastic. No one wanted to invite him to Thanksgiving dinner.

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  4. Just looking for some confirmation on this, but I heard people put up such a squawk about the hearse model that it got cancelled - never to be released again. Have you heard this? Gotta get that Scooby hearse! The third one was in metalflake silver, I believe. Or maybe just silver. For those curious, here's a link to see it:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49656291@N00/3641603953/in/set-72157619882013273/

    Kenny

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  5. Kenny, I haven't heard that about the Hearse. I'll have to look into that - what a shame if true!

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  6. Just an update: I found the Scooby Doo version:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/49656291@N00/4794927137/in/set-72157619882013273/

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