This series started in 1991, and uses the same models and the same casts than the Deuxe series, only the cars are made in transparent colour.
It is difficult for me to think why did Galoob bring this series out... maybe they just wanted to keep the Deluxe series living, but the casts for them were too expensive to produce new model. What seems clear to me, is that more "repaints" of the existing cars, plus mixing them up to create new collections wouldn´t work, after 3 years of doing this already. The X-rays ist just another turn of the screw, with which Galoob can present old models (and reuse old casts) in a completely different way. Note that the feature is not anymore that the micro car has practicable parts, but that you can see the interior of the car.
Of course, the only Micro Machines with interiors are the Deluxe models, so, by making them in transparent you would be able to see the seats, the motor and other parts which, of course, are painted to make them "visible".
The cars in the pictures are:
- Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
- Chevrolet Corvette '87
- Ferrari Mondial
The X-Rays debuted with 4 collections (numbered #1 to #4), each of them with 4 cars each with no repetitions (all of them previously released as Deluxe models), so 16 different cars. The deluxe series had more different models (30 including the 3 belonging to the space collection, a.k.a. deluxe collection XIII), but only 16 were chosen for the X-Rays.
The following year (1992) the series was still available with the same 4 collections, only each of these included a "bonus" vehicle belonging to another series.
X-Rays are very fragile, and it is very common to find them with broken parts (for example missing doors). If you are looking for them pay attention to the details, to make sure they are complete.
FACTS AND FIGURES
- Name: Micromachines X-Rays Collection 4
- Scale of the cars: 1:150 aprox.
- Year: 1991
- Company: Galoob (U.S.A.)
- Size: approx. 2 cm