Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Matchbox Car Weights

I noticed the Matchbox cars I have saved from my childhood weigh more than the ones currently sold.  They must have more metal and less plastic.

I weighed two fire trucks just because I'm that kind of nerd.

The old one weighs 52 grams.

The new one weighs 40 grams.

On the other hand, their prices have not changed since I was a moppet.  The fire truck may have lost 23% of its weight, but it's still a better deal for a pile of inflation-adjusted nickels and pennies.

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