Sunday, April 6, 2014

#399 MICRO MACHINES – SNAPBACKS COLLECTIONS #2, #3 and #6 (1990)


This series of Micro Machines was launched in 1990 for the first time. That first year included exactly 6 collections of three cars each. These new cars were equipped with a miniature pull-back motor, which is always an exciting feature.



Snapbacks Collection #6: Mondial, M-B Gullwing, Nissan 300ZX
 
These cars are heavier than the usual micromachine. They’re made of metal. Another distinctive feature are the rubber rear tyres, which provide the necessary grip. These rubber tyres are in many cases missing (25 years have passed!). They tend to harden and break into pieces. It is difficult to find models with both (rear) tyres. I you find one of these cars, please do not roll it! ohterwise, they’ll probably break. I wish there was a replacement for this, so we could use these cars again.


Snapbacks Collection #3: M-B Gullwing, Porsche 959, Ferrari F-40


The same 6 collections were available in 1991 and then discontinued in 1992. Why? No idea! I think they were attractive, and I think they didn’t sell badly, since I have bought (2nd hand) many of them…  There are 9 different models, each of them in two different decorations.



Cars in these collections:
Collection #2: Porsche 959, Nissan 300ZX and Volkswagen Beetle
Collection #3: Mercedes Benz 300 SL "Gullwing", Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40
Collection #6: Mercedes Benz 300 SL "Gullwing", Ferrari Mondial and Nissan 300ZX

Snapbacks Collection #2: Porsche 959, Nissan 300ZX and VW Beetle



In the blog I only show complete collections, when I get the last car in the collection, I update the different entries dedicated to MM, so if you didn’t checked MM entries in a while, you might find something new in the old entries. Remember there is a label Micro Machines.

FACTS AND FIGURES
  • Name: SNAPBACKS COLLECTIONS #2, #3 and #6
  • Scale of the cars: 1:150 aprox.
  • Year: 1990
  • Company: Galoob (U.S.A.)
  • Size: approx. 2 cm

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