Sunday, 18 September 2016
Mattel does Aston Martins Well, and with Clean Decos to Boot!
Let's be honest here. If you're anything like me, all of the Hot Wheels Aston Martin castings blur together in your mind to create one big mass of James Bond cars. I tend to confuse the Hot Wheels Aston Martin castings, at least the modern ones anyways. Throw Matchbox in the mix and it's one big mosh pit of Aston Martin confusion.
So let's clear up the confusion here. At least a little. I grabbed a few Aston's from my loose Mattel collection to take a look at. No V8 Vantage here, which debuted in 2006, and I have in storage out of town. So we'll have to settle with these for now. It's not a complete catalogue of Mattel Aston Martins, but a little selection that shows there really is more than one modern Aston Casting and they really don't all look the same. Enjoy the photos, I think you'll see what I mean!
1965 Aston Martin DB5
Matchbox DBS Volante Convertible
Aston Martin One-77
2010 Aston Martin DBS
Aston Martin DB10