The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

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The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:21 am

Here is a pictorial study comparison between a collector toy and scale model of the Green Hornet's Black Beauty.
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:23 am

The car on the left is by Corgi Classics and the car on the right is by Vitesse.
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:24 am

Strictly speaking they are not the same car. The car by Corgi is from the 1967 TV series and the car on the right is from the 2011 feature film.
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:26 am

The Corgi Classics has opening grill and trunk to launch weapons and a white metal Kato figure (in larger scale than the car).
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:27 am

Whereas the Vitesse has a mount and display case typical of 1/43 collector cars.
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:31 am

Finally, the boxes are designed to appeal to different collectors. The Corgi Classics is described as a "1/36" scale model which is clearly incorrect, unless it is referring to the Kato figure. The Vitesse box has the usual "Not suitable for children under 14" script.
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by kitefighter » Fri May 26, 2017 6:36 am

I bought the Vitesse after watching a youtube review from JD Kelly Jnr, because it looked so smart and neat in his hands. But when my 8 year old son saw it, he kept asking to play with it, and because it is from a childrens film, I had to distract him with something else, hence the Corgi Classics Toy, which I would otherwise not add to my own collection. Hence, I also have the original Chrysler Imperial Crown by Neo. I prefer scale models, even scale models of fantasy cars than outright toys. I'm a grown up collector. But if I was a child, then I would choose the Corgi Classics.
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Re: The Green Hornet's Black Beauty. Toy vs Model.

Post by JSB33 » Fri May 26, 2017 7:27 am

If only the Vitesse didn't have the guns sticking out of the hood.

My sympathies for having to watch JKjr. He always looks like he is about to have a stroke on camera.
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