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Thursday, March 8, 2018

#897 MICRO MACHINES - SHAKE & SNIFF COLLECTIONS #2, #3 and #4 (1992)



And yet another Micro Machines subseries, and maybe one of the most curious ones, the Shake & Sniff.

The series consists on trucks with long trailers, whose main feature is that the trailers have some smell, depending on what is printed on the sides of the trailer. An example: if the truck is carrying bananas, the trailer will have a banana smell. For that purpose, the trailer has some small holes drilled in the back part, but I do not know how does the interior look like, probably has some kind of cardboard or sponge impregnated in some scent.

Another feature is that the trucks come with opening doors and the cabin moves up to reveal the motor of the truck. The trailer have small practicable feet so they stand when they are not attached to the truck. This same feature applies to the "Semi-Truck" series from 1989, from which the Shake and Sniff could be considered a continuation or an improvement. The Semi-Truck collections were also available after the Shake and Sniff was withdrawn form the assortment only one year later (1993).

The collection started (and ended) with 4 collections, with 2 trucks each. I am currently missing collection #1, which could be the most difficult to find since one of the trucks smelled like garbage. Definitely, not the best commercial appeal compared to the other three collections.

Collection #1
Cab- Over with Garbage Load
Streamliner with Pine Load

Collection #2
Streamliner with Rootbeer Load
Cab- Over with Vanille Ice Cream Load




Collection #3
Streamliner with Choc Chip Cookie Load
Super Cab with Bubble Gum Load



Collection #4
Streamliner with Popcorn Load
Super Cab with Banana Load




In Spain, the series was called “Mover y Oler” (Move and Smell).

FACTS AND FIGURES
  • Name: Micromachines Shake & Sniff Collections #2, #3 and #4.
  • Scale of the cars: 1:150 aprox.
  • Year: 1992
  • Company: Galoob (U.S.A.)
  • Size: approx. 2 cm

2 comments:

  1. Very unusual. Never seen or heard of that series before. Good article.

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  2. Indeed! Thanks for the comment!

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