Before Christmas I'd posted about Johnny Lightning - any standout cars that might exist being a total novice on the subject.
I got some great feedback and really learned a lot. Now I'm looking to do the same with Matchbox.
Now, I'm not an absolute beginner with Matchbox, being from the UK they were the first cars I had to play with back in the early 80s. Here's a brain dump of what I know (or potentially think I know) - please feel free to correct me, point me in the right direction, and help me to fill in the gaps:
Laser Wheels - the pick of the bunch. Always fast (insofar as any range of diecast cars can be) but also pretty rare to find in their packaging. I've got 2 - the famous Datsun 280zx and a Buick Le Sabre. I haven't run either, but I understand the Datsun may be the fastest Matchbox of all (similar to the black with flames Camaro of JL)?
Superfast - kind of a mixed bag, but the faster castings are a match for the faster FTEs?
Again the Datsun is a standout but also there's a black Cadillac Allante from 1987 which is also very quick?
Of the newer castings, the 75th anniversary Blue Shark is a standout?
Other fast ones:
Mercedes 6x6 (Gold 50th anniversary)
Bradley Tank / Abrams Battle Tank
2011 Pro Atom Van
And that's that - my Matchbox knowledge (which may be full of half truths and misunderstandings!) summarised!
Looking to build up as much data as I can on the subject if you can help at all