I have watched the original Top Gun one too many times. Yet, I am no fan and as such, I am not quite as enthusiastic about new Top Gun flick. While so, I find myself drawn to the upcoming Matchbox Top Gun: Maverick toys showed off at this year’s New York Toy Fair. The set is slated to release in June 1.
The Matchbox Top Gun: Maverick lineup include a “stomp rocket-like Sky Slammers part of the line” that lets you launch “a die-cast jet into the air.” Wait. What? How does it even work? I have not seen it in action, but launching metal stuff is probably never a good idea, right?
At this point, we are basing on CNN’s report. We find no pictures or videos of it. It was reported that are will be two models of Sky Slammers: Darkstar and Attack Jet, each retailing for $9.99. There are, of course, Matchbox’s staples i.e. die-cast models.
There will be a old-meet-new Top Gun Past & Present where you will find the memorable, variable-sweep wing 1986 Grumman F-14 Tomcat as well as the star hardware of the upcoming Top Gun movie, the 2020 Boeing Super Hornet F/A-18E, along with two Sky Busters.
Top Gun Past & Present will sell for $11.49. In addition, there will be 13 Sky Busters available to collect, each going for $2.49.
I think the real highlight here is the Aircraft Carrier (or at least part of an aircraft carrier) playset/storage. Aircraft Carrier can store up to 10 Sky Busters and comes complete with flight deck/runway, a ship island/control tower, and a functioanl aircraft elevator to boot.
This package will run you back at $19.99 and it does come with a F/A-18.
Hmmm, wouldn’t it be nice that we can catapult die-cast aircraft off the aircraft carrier? I know what I said about launching metal, but imagine how cool it will be to replica a fighter jet launching off an aircraft carrier.
Finally, there will be a series of Top Gun: Maverick vehicles too, which comes in two five-packs ($5.49 per pack) and featuring plane, jeep, fuel truck and more. So, there you have it. Are you pumped about these new Matchbox toys?