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Friday, March 30, 2018

Hero Patrol: Precincts—Central Intelligence Agency
1:64 Scale 2010 Chevy Tahoe (2012)

2012, eh? I love it when things feel like destiny. This is the weightiest model vehicle I've ever held, at this scale. The windows aren't tinted, but the interior creates the illusion that they are, when you aren't holding it at eye-level to peer straight through them. The front doors and the back hatch open to reveal said (detailed) interior and a set of chests with painted handles/latches! The hatch will open partially if you hold it vertically, but, just don't hold it up at 90°, ya weirdo... The wheels probably aren't rubber, but they feel rubberized, and they're treaded! It's a little sluggish to roll, but that's because of the heft.

I found one that had became bereft of its markings, but don't take that as an indication of their durability. Based on this, they seem to be tampos. I wanted an E.M.C.-05. Which, I've become aware may be a Suburban and not a Tahoe. No sweat off my back! Yes, I am crazy, but I'm proud of that.

Guilty as charged, Milady~
5 On Its Own Merits out of 5
Hey, weirdos like me, head below the cut to read about more options.

I fully acknowledge that not everyone is the neat freak that I am. There are 1:24 scale Chevy Tahoe options out there from Jada Toys (yes, again) and Welly. Both of them have open front windows, but they will scale much better with the MBAF Nick. Not perfectly, but far better. The 1:64 scale was perfect to slide into my cases, inaccuracies be damned, since I'd have only taken a picture of Nick with either of the other ones and then been saddled with more weekly work.

Welly has a 1:24 scale Suburban, as well. The side-shots look really elongated, to me, but maybe that's simply confirmation bias born of having already purchased something else. At least I'm admitting to the potential. You can decide for yourselves.

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