Yes I have noticed this!!!!!!SMS88 said:Has anybody else noticed that there are plenty of rough castings in series 2??
The Hotbird and Camaro pictured above look like the metal didnt flow so smoothly.Early series 1 were the best quality castings -the smoothness of 71 GTXs and Ford panel sure beats the lot of series 2 that I have seen (bought 1 VW drag truck plus a Hotbird and 5 others,but 33 series 1 (too many I realise now).I expect crisp castings and a nice paint finish for the extra cash.
I guess its the Thailand factory foundry - even mainlines from Thailand often have poorer quality castings than China or Malaysia Mattel plants