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Collectibles

Scale Bandits

Photos: E. R. Ronny

Some cars start off famous for handling, looks or for catching on fire without any reason. Others go on to star in movies and become legends. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am did it several times. Once as Knight Rider and before that, as Burt Reynolds' trusty sidekick in Smokey and The Bandit.

Our tribute this week features the Bandits in every scale. Starting small, you get multiple versions from Greenlight in 1:64 scale. Greenlight recently re-released both 77 and 80 cars in 1:64 scale. Great paintjob, decals and engine detail for such a tiny thing. There is, however, one glaring issue. None of them have the correct snowflake wheels or the short lived turbine style. Even Hot Wheels released a version with real riders but the proportions are off and the wheels are completely wrong. Prices range from taka 700-1200.

Going for a larger scale, Greenlight offers a better detailed 1:24 (costing Taka 2.5-3.2k) and 1:18 scale cars. The 1:18 is from their Artisan collection and features properly hinged doors and a well detailed carpeted interior. Prices go all the way up to Taka 7k.