Thursday, April 21, 2016

#669 MC TOY – LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH MINI (Around 1990)


MC Toy is a brand that copied and knocked off (not sure if this verb exists) many famous collections. I recently learnt that MC Toy made the Forest Families, which are a pretty obvious knock-off of Sylvanian Families.

In this case, we are going to talk about MC Toy knockoff of Micro Machines. The mini cars, that became popular by the latest 80s, probably came out in 1990. They are slightly larger than genuine Micro Machines, and have a metal body (not plastic). The car is not reproduced accurately, but in the “toon” style of Micro Machines. However, the metallic body, and mostly it’s thermopaint resemble the “Mini Color Racers” by Hot Wheels! (see #281). These are bigger in scale, and were released in 1990.


By that same year, MC Toy had a series of 1:64 models also with thermal paint, so they quickly adapted the idea for their “Micros” (see for example: #582).


FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: LAMBORGHINI COUNTACH
  • Year: Around 1990
  • Company: MC Toy (U.S.A./ Macau/ China)
  • Size: Around 2,5 cm.
  • Scale: Unknown

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