UPS just dropped my latest "Can't resist" purchase on my doorstep yesterday.
This is the new WIX 70th anniversary set of vintage and new Dodge Challengers, and it is really cool!
As you can see from the pictures, they really nailed the scale here, the new Challenger is a giant compared to the original! (just kidding! The new one is 1:18 and the vintage one is 1:24
And true to the current standards for die cast, the detail and features are amazing. I feel sad for the poor Chinese workers carefully putting these things together for a buck or two a day and a bowl of rice, it must take hours to craft each of these intricately detailed masterpieces together....
The '09 even has the cheesy hood prop that Dodge for some reason puts on R/T's and SE's instead of the hydraulic cylinders the SRT8's get!
The 1:24 Challenger has the same level of detail as the 1:18, the only diecast models I have seen in this scale that have this level of detail are the Franklin and Danbury mint models.
The set even comes with a survey card you can send in, return along with a sales receipt for the purchase of a Wix air filter, they will send you a poster of the box artwork, and a $20 coupon toward a future diecast purchase.
I called around to some local Wix retailers to see if they stocked any, none had them, so I ended up buying mine off the place you can usually find anything, ebay. There are a bunch on there now, they are bringing $70-$95 plus shipping. Since the Franklin 1:24 models alone typically sell for $100+, this is a pretty good deal if you like B5 Challengers!