Monday, February 6, 2017

#773 MC TOY – CHEVROLET CORVETTE and PONTIAC FIREBIRD (1984)

 

These two are great American sportcars from the beginning of the 80s. The Pontiac Firebird (3rd Generation) was released in 1982 and the Chevrolet Corvette in 1983 after 3 previous generations. So, both are well established and beloved models from two great American carmakers. The were also kind of competitors to each other, so I guess they fit perfectly for a blog entry.



MC Toy made both in 3 inches size. The Corvette is the convertible version, which is quite nice, and good-looking, but that windshield is quite fragile. Careful with it. The Pontiac came in black with a “firebird” in golden on the bonnet.



The downside on this miniatures is that we have seen them hundreds of times. Many manufacturers made the same models in the same scale with more or less fortune. The models by MC Toy are over the average, I would say, although the tampographies could be better or the suspension a bit harder (this is for all MC Toys).



FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: Chevrolet Corevtte and Pontiac Firebird (Ref. 8443 for Pontiac, unknown reference for Chevrolet)
  • Scale: 1:64 (approx.)
  • Year: The two first digits in the reference number indicates the year of design and manufacture, so: 1984
  • Company: MC Toy (U.S.A./ Macau/ China),
  • Size: approx. 3’’ or 7 cm

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