Fast & Furious Dom's Plymouth Road Runner

       
 
Made By:
Jada Toys
Scale:
1/24
MSRP:
US$14.99
Overview:
Packaging (Design):8/10
Packaging (Durability):8/10
Casting (Body):10/10
Casting (Interior):7/10
Casting (Chassis):7/10
Casting (Engine):7/10
Paint (Exterior):10/10
Paint (Interior):9/10
Paint (Trim/Graphics):9/10
Overall Panel Fit:9/10
Total Score:8.4/10

 
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Jada Toys Fast & Furious 1970 Plymouth Road Runner
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NOTE: This is a modified reissue of an existing model, and this review will focus on the changes made between the cars. You can see the original review for more details.

Background

Pure Vision's "Hammer" RoadRunner has been in nearly as many movies as the famed Charger, though it didn't have nearly as much screen time. It first showed up in the closing scene of Tokyo Drift, when Sean hears about someone looking to challenge the "Drift King" and it turned out to be Dom. The Hammer reappeared in a flashback in Fast & Furious, this time driven by Letty just before her apparent murder at the hands of Fenix. The flashback repeated in Furious 6, this time extended to show how Letty survived the incident. It's final appearance was in Furious 7, when the timeline caught up to the events first shown in Tokyo Drift and Sean and Dom had finished their race.

 

Packaging

Another update to Jada's Fast & Furious packaging, the box has moved the clear corner to the top left to match the rest of their Hollywood cars. The Fast & Furious logo is in the top right, and a photo of Vin Diesel next to the text "Dom's Plymouth Road Runner" is in the lower left. The Metals logo and "Die Cast" are printed under the movie logo to the right of the main window. Each end flap repeats the title, and the back panel has an updated grid of co-sells in the Fast & Furious line. The requisite legal info fills the bottom half of the back panel and the bottom. Two screws hold the car to the base, and plastic bands hold the doors, hood, and trunk closed.

 

Casting/Paint

As much as I liked the previous release, this is even better. The minor casting/assembly errors noted there are gone, and the paint is essentially flawless. Coppery orange has been replaced by a glossy pewter, accented by a single gloss black stripe in the center of the hood. The wheels are now a delicate 10-spoke with black spiders and chrome rings over Jada's standard disc brakes. The graphics on the hood scoop and doors are gone, but a black "PLYMOUTH" appears on the rear fascia just above the bumper. Chassis, engine, and interior are all as they were before except for the steering wheel, which is now chrome plated.

 

Features/Accessories

As before, though alignment is better here so the hood closes flush to the fenders and grille.

 

Accuracy

So very close, save one detail: the Hammer had a flat hood, but Jada retained the hood used on the previous version. Oops.

 

Overall

Somehow Jada has improved upon one of my favorite releases in their Fast & Furious. line. If that was a "highly recommended," this is a "must have.".

 

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