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BlueRealRiders.com Voices of Dissent 2008 RLC™ sELECTIONs™ #1

The Members' Messed-up Mustang

Posted 09-01-08

stendeck  RLC™# 2026

Nine months after ordering... Today I got this:

Looks OK, love the colour. But...

Seems like someone stole the engine! The front sits a wee bit high to me. Or am I not seeing this correctly?


I just received mine, and noticed the same thing... What's up with that?

The next thing you know, we will be having to buy the extra parts that are missing when Mattel forgets to make the car right.


That's not acceptable for a premium priced club car and whomever bought one has every right to complain.

MauserBob  RLC™# 35562

I noticed that on mine right away as well. I guess they thought some of us might want to swap in a big-block in there.

scott386  RLC™# 31282

They had to jack the car up to fit the "real riders".

nspo  RLC™# 18673

Nope, that's not the reason...

Same casting, same wheels in the MUCH cheaper retail version.

crum_a  RLC™# 43020

Looks like another Blue Real Riders Classic. Glad I skipped this one.

peavine  RLC™# 47814

HWGreg  RLC™# 1111

Wow! Am I glad I didn't buy this (blue RR) "club special". I only buy retooled redlines at this site — saves me a ton of $$$.

Humvvee  RLC™# 29205

I ordered 2 and noticed the same thing. Not 100% happy with this one.

Hernan  RLC™# 2524

Wow, that does look bad with the see-through stance. What happened, Mattel? Other than that the car is sweet, but not worth the money!

Muchotex  RLC™# 942

That's why I despise them showing the "Mock-up" or "E-sheet" drawings instead of showing us the real deals. They sure have been doing that waaaaaaaaay too much around here.

Now I see why they do it. Show 'em a juicy drawing & send them a sub-par quality car. Come on HWC! You guys build $1 little toy cars by the millions with little or no problem, but you can't build a so-called premium car worth a flip lately. Somebody needs to buy the head of QC a clue...

cguth  RLC™# 31111

Not only did the membership screw up on this one, the bad looks are compounded by the (light) appearance of the front end. It seems someone forgot to add (for lack of a better word) chassis bars to the design so that it doesn't appear see-through. Overall a very disappointing piece, mine looks exactly the same.

lunger  RLC™# 19475

Darn. Just took a second look at mine... and I have the same thing.

If I wanted a four wheeler, it may be ok... but a V8 mustang with a hole that big? Looks like crap. I guess Mattel doesn't think any of us open the package. No way I can make that look decent in a pic from the side... and boy, does it look worse out of the package! (Should not have set this one free.)

I really do not want to hear Mattel say "return them for a refund". I would just like to see them make better cars for that kind of $$$$$$$$.

69sscamaro  RLC™# 25372

What's up with the QC lately? It just never seems to end, does it? I'm not much for "Mustangs" but I do collect RLC/HWC cars and this is not one of the better ones. When are the Blue Real Riders people going to wake up for one thing and Mattel for another? I'm not a happy camper with this one!

beerchamp  RLC™# 21651

I just opened 1 of my 2... that is FUGLY!!!

I think I'll return the other; worst RLC car I've bought in 7 years.

NeoFan42  RLC™# 47296

Crazy to pay that much for a car like that.

I cancelled all my outstanding orders, definitely not renewing for next year.

Pugdaddy  RLC™# 21153

I wasn't going to buy this car originally because of the whole Blue RR thing, but the fact that it's a Mustang persuaded me. Now I wish I had gone with my original plan. This car is horrible— not just for the hole through it, but the deco is ugly. Way too gaudy for what could have been a really cool car. I would consider using this car as trade bait but I doubt anyone else would want it, either. Very disappointed!

hotrodrascal  RLC™# 25975

Way too many flawed castings, or misleading advertising, and exclusives that are not so exclusive.

Wake up, Mattel, or at least check in on the QC folks to see if they are still breathing because from the looks of the sELECTIONs Mustang, that department has flatlined. Maybe you admins should call a code blue. Of course, the response from Mattel is deafening in its silence.

beerchamp  RLC™# 21651

It's really bad when you can see another Hot Wheels behind the Mustang looking thru the front wheel well.

crum_a  RLC™# 43020

Maybe it's going to be the car used in the next Bond movie. I mean, who would think they are being watched through a wheel well? Very clever when you think about it.


1695 views so far, and Mattel still has nothing to say about this one. I guess we know where we stand.

Teritup  RLC™# 29793

C'mon people, it's not THAT bad...

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