This IS your father's Oldsmobile.
One of the coolest Matchbox cars ever released has just hit the toy aisle pegs near me (and was as quickly swiped from the toy aisle...by me!)
Cast your Brady Bunch lovin' eyes on this new Matchbox 1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser!
No red blooded American can deny that tinge of nostalgia when they see an old station wagon go by. The long road trips where Dad refused to pull over unless HE had to pee, popping your head up in the back window and sticking your tongue out at the drivers behind you, and nights at the drive in movie megaplexes - the ones that showed Disney on the screen in front of you and the Exorcist on the one to the left (as if you couldn't see the horror or had self control enough to not look that way.)
This Vista Cruiser even has two dogs sticking their heads out the back (as well as a cooler and other camping accouterments molded in the back,) and even the outline for the bumper-step! Groovy.
The seventies-era lime green paint, top window, luggage rack and faux wood trim are all here. You can almost hear the v8 roar!
Go 100, dad! (As a kid I would yell that to my dad from the back seat all the time. He would always comply.)
I've been eagerly anticipating this Matchbox release since it was announced over a year ago. Although I would have prefered a 1971 Torino Country Squire (a woody I once owned) I am as happy as Bobby Brady when he saw his first booby (remember that episode?) to have my Matchbox Vista Cruiser.