Monday, 30 January 2017
Chase vs. Regular: Racing Champions Mint 1985 Ford Bronco!
Here we are with round 3 of our new 'chase vs. regular' series. It's really fun to compare regular and chase versions of different cars from different brands. At least I think so anyways. Racing Champions Mint is a recently revived brand under the Round 2 banner, the same company who brings us Auto World and Johnny Lightning. There are relatively few Racing Champions Mint chases so far, as the brand is just starting its renaissance. Since Racing Champions is smaller, there are less chase pieces out there as well.
Racing Champions Mint launched 4 Broncos in 2016. You can check them out here. Release 1 A+B and Release 1 C+D. Each pair of releases will have one chase piece between them. For the first pair of Broncos, the tan Bronco gets gold wheels and dark window tint. The second pair of Broncos (releases C and D) will also see a 'Gold Strike' chase piece, but that one will feature a shiny gold body. I say will because I have yet to see one. Even on eBay.
For now, let's talk about this chase Bronco. This is one of those chases that doesn't do a lot for me. Gold rims don't add anything to the overall presentation and the darkly tinted windows are only a slight upgrade. I have seen sneak peeks of the C/D release chase Bronco Gold Strike with a fully gold body and it does look fantastic. This chase is nice, but not a real upgrade over the regular version. But since I have all of the other Racing Champions Mint Broncos, and got this one cheap, it joins my collection. Enjoy!