Few weeks back I post a news article on Greenlight Collectibles releasing Bigfoot monster truck in 1:18 diecast scale model by this year. The same time I walked into a Entertainment Store, Bangalore and found two Hotwheels Bigfoot one in 1:24 scale and other 1:64 scale, which I liked it and picked them both without thinking for a second. I wanted to unbox these beauties at the earliest and this is my earliest…
First thing that hits you hard is the package, both these packages are totally different! The 1:24 Bigfoot comes in a all transparent acrylic cage, with a artwork card and graphics filled base. On the other the 1:64 came in an exact same blister package as other hot wheel car in the same scale but the size and shape is a bit different to accommodate this big brute.
Lets start the unboxing with the 1:24 Bigfoot first, because it seems more detailed and I like it more. The package seems a bit weird, why because the stay mechanism seems a bit weird. Yeah the entire package is secured just by few transparent tapes, with no strews or stuffs.
Unboxing is super simple, you cut those transparent tapes that I mentioned earlier and release the diecast Bigfoot just like that. The content of the package is also minimalistic… nothing fancy, a cardboard base for keeping the truck and a artwork card apart from acrylic wrapper that is caging this truck.
The 1:64 Bigfoot’s package is relatively straight forward if you are into hotwheels collection. The blister package is flicker proof and the cardart is sexy showing all that this monster struck can do along with some dirt thrown around! The back side(ignoring that big importer’s sticker) of the package is dedicated to this BigFoot’s specs, legal declarations and other monster trucks that you can collect along with this Bigfoot monster truck.
If you have unboxing any Hotwheels then this would feel exactly the same… I kind of pick these small diecast cars for their cardart so instead of tearing off the package(which most collectors do) I cut the acrylic blister without damaging the card so that I can have the card in my safe too. I did the exact same thing here and put the card aside.
Content of this package is also minimalistic and the only extra is that yellow plastic stuff, which is actually a crushed car that you can collect and stack as per you heart and play crushing. Did you notice that this BigFoot monster truck comes with some crazy suspension travel, which makes it an unique toy.
Even before taking this guy out of the package, I was confident that this Bigfoot will scale up nicely with the other cars… And thats exactly what got when I pegged this Bigfoot monster truck right next to my 1:64 Chevy Camaro by RMZ. Though this is a massive truck the body work is what I use as a measuring scale and this guy scales properly. To add a bit of drama, I put this monster truck on top of Camaro and simulate some car crushing scene for Instagram post.
But the 1:24 is not that good in the size comparison… Because monster trucks are relatively big most diecast car makers scale down their product but they forget to mention that in the disclaimer! If you only have this Bigfoot monster truck in your collection you wound regret but if you are like me and want to display this along with other 1:24 scale cars/suvs they this looks a little puny.
Finally a size comparison between these two is mandatory… Here you go, both these comes with its fair share of flaws but in comparison except the size issue with the 1:24 they both are a very good value for money. I picked this 1:64 for INR.299 and the 1:24 Bigfoot monster truck for INR.999, which I feel is a very good value for money.
My first opinion about these monster truck is average! These are great as a toy and also for some soft core diecast car collectors but this is not a good model hardcore collector like me! But I still picked them up because I just love monster trucks and this Bigfoot in blue just stole me heart so I cannon convince my brain to say anything else. A full review is coming soon and that will give you the reason why! Till next time… Ciao.