Tow Trucks

I bought a Matchbox Tow Truck today, one of the non-licensed vehicles found throughout the 2014 range …this was called MBX T.O.W. 50T (MB2) on the packaging or Urban Tow Truck (MB839) on the base.

MBX T.O.W. 50T

MBX T.O.W. 50T

I was disappointed that there were no moving parts…the towing mechanism is fixed.

I have a much older Matchbox Dodge Wreck Truck from the late sixties with regular wheels (#13 scale1:85), the red plastic hook was lost before I got it, but I found a chain which acts as a substitute.

Matchbox Dodge Wreck Truck #13

Matchbox Dodge Wreck Truck #13

Hot Wheels don’t make a lot of trucks but there is one called Repo-Duty, I imagine it is a truck for the repo man to take your car away if you haven’t paid your debts.

I like wreck trucks because they can be paired up with other vehicles for interesting photos.

Tow Trucks

Tow Trucks

Yatming have a bright red Hino Tow truck ideal for pulling my wrecked Yatming Beetle.

Yatming Tow truck and Beetle

Yatming Tow truck and Beetle

Tow trucks Matchbox and Yatming

Tow trucks Matchbox and Yatming

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