Last Wednesday I had an hour to kill before seeing a movie at the local Cinemark (it was the new Liam Neeson action flick, if you were curious).
So I stopped at Five Below to snoop for Matchbox cars, then the adjacent Wally World.
I rarely go there now, as their restocking collectible diecast sucks-I hadn’t found anything worth mentioning there since before Halloween. But what the heck.
And lo and behold, there was a Mini Me Mark V. Now due to the local stores sucking, I had already preordered this and the black on black Mark V from a vendor in Frankfort, Kentucky. But there it was, staring me in the face. I had to buy it.
Auto World has some pretty unusual makes and models in its line, like the ’76 Coupe de Ville, ’74 Buick Estate Wagon (in avocado green, no less) ’62 Chevy II Nova wagon in aquamarine, ’91-’93 Dodge Stealth and a myriad of ’73-’87 Chevy Squarebody C10s, Cheyennes and Silverados.
It’s very cool for people like me, who have grown extremely tired of all the Mustang, Corvette and ’57 Chevy models all over the place.
Sure, a lot of folks, some on here, may be thinking, they did a WHAT?! But I love em. And since my grandfather had a triple midnight blue 77 Mark V (it replaced a ’72 triple dark green Mark IV), I got all excited when this casting was announced.
As with all AW models, the detail is impressive for 1/64 scale. There’s even a tiny Lincoln emblem in the oval opera window.
Here’s hoping they’ll do more stuff like this. I wouldn’t say no to a Cordoba, ’73-’77 Grand Prix, ’63-’64 Cadillac or even a Pinto Squire!