Fast & Furious is a series of 8 movies to date, set in the world of illegal street car racing. The first three films I had on DVD, in the days when I still bought DVDs. The films are about fast cars, fighting, pretty girls and loud music and they have been immensely successful at the Box Office. Because there are so many cars and the films have been so commercially successful, it is unsurprising that the cars have been reproduced in miniature. Hot Wheels have several special series for Fast & Furious as well as including some of the models in the mainline range. Other diecast brands like Jada have also put out models related to the Fast & Furious franchise.
Yesterday, I was pleased to find the ’70 Dodge Charger from Furious 7, the model (new for 2017) has suspension, befitting its off road capabilities and useful when hitting the ground after parachuting from a plane.
I also have a model of the Toyota Supra driven by Paul Walker’s character Brian O Connor, which races Dom’s Dodge Charger in one of the iconic scenes from the first movie, I really need to find that Dodge Charger (also a ’70 but with an engine popping out of the hood).
My fourth and final Fast and Furious model is the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona with the massive spoiler, driven by Dom (who else?) in Fast & Furious 6.
The Supra in the movie was built by movie prop veteran Eddie Paul from The Shark Shop in El Segundo, California.