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January 30, 2009

Crappy Diecast Cars at Wal-Farts!

Filed under: Diecast, Idiots — Tags: , — blasterhappy @ 10:33 pm

I was at a local Wal-Farts and came across this.  I don’t know what is more disturbing the possibility of someone buying a 1:24 scale Diecast of a 1982 Dodge Aries K Car or that someone at MotorMax (who produced the car) thought this would actually sell.  That guy needs to be fired and run out town.  To add insult to injury they have to brand it with American Graffiti, one of the most Iconic Car Movies of all time.

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MotorMax is the same company that produces the line Fresh Cherries which gave us diecast in both 1:24 and 1:64 scale of famous forgettable cars as the 1977 Ford Pinto, the 1975 Mercury Bobcat, 1978 AMC Pacer and the 1974 AMC Gremlin.  I’m sure there are more but I won’t even bother listing them.  These are the cars you always see in the Clearance isle or out of the way somewhere that the Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Johnny Lightnings can’t poke fun at them.

Corvette, Camaro, Challenger, Mustang….Dodge Aries K Car!

This prompts the question…What the FUCK are they thinking?!

5 Comments »

  1. That’s so awful, it goes full-circle and becomes funny. Anyone who buys a miniature K-car (unless it’s for sentimental reasons) should be forced to drive a real one as punishment….

    Comment by jordanmorningstarblog — January 31, 2009 @ 10:43 am

  2. LOLOLOLOLOLOL , I had to do a double take on that ! I had a friend in high school who drove a 2 door, bright yellow K-car.. I use to call it the “Dateless box” because no girl in her right mind would be caught dead in it …

    Comment by Moparmaniac70 — July 29, 2009 @ 9:45 am

  3. I purchased one of these, I have been looking for one for a long time. It seems to be a very good seller in Canada, I had to fight for that and a Dodge Omni GLH that they sell. Motomax was clever to produce high quality diecasts of 70’s/80’s everyday cars, people get sick of the same old mustang, charger, etc. My k-car (today) pushes 300HP with a factory turbo motor (and some work+few hunderd $ invested), it’s nothing to poke fun of.

    Comment by yellono262 — September 29, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

    • The K-Car has always been a car to poke fun off. It’s great that you have a car your proud of with mods and to each his own. But a K-Car?! The next question is WHY? The K-Car is up there with the likes of the Gremlin and Pinto which have never been respected in American car culture. Yeah there are clubs and organizations that cater to them but those cars have always been somewhat of a misfit. I have been to hundreds of cars shows and there is always that Freak of Automotive engineering from someone’s garage with a Big Block stuffed into it and yeah, it has a Shock factor but really nothing else. Yeah you could do that but why would you want to and what is your motivation other than to be different.
      Most people that I know (there are very few) that have or had K-Cars received them by either inheriting from a relative or bought them from government auctions for as little as $100.

      Comment by blasterhappy — November 1, 2009 @ 9:23 am

  4. The K car is a classic.It saved Chrysler.It and Lee Iacocca are forever linked in history.The K spawed luxury cars,sports cars,limos,and the minivan.The K,while humble,would be roundly welcomed on the car market today.We need roomy,inexpensive,simple,high mileage cars again.They could save the American auto industry.Like medicine that tastes bad,the K car,while not exciting,its good for you,even today.
    Dont knock the K.Match it…if you can!

    Comment by Paul — November 24, 2009 @ 9:51 pm


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