I'm sure there are some "experts" on here who can make some sense of this. I was somehow reminded recently of the two pink RLBB known to exist..the so-called holy grails (Is any term more overused in diecast collecting?) for redline collectors everywhere. And it occurred to me: How odd is it that there are two known in the WHOLE world in pink, and BOTH are nearly perfect. Consider the odds of this being reality. There is no reason to believe they were both stored in a safe from the beginning. No one considered them of value for at least 20 years after they were made. Almost ALL of these cars, including RLBB were at some point in the hands of children, and we know what children do with TOYS, right? They play with them, and they would at least have some wear. But the odds against only two existing and both being near perfect are astronomical. I'm open to anyone showing another example of this phenomenon. Is it just coincidence that they are super rare...and OH YEAH...the most sought-after redline color ever...and OH YEAH...they are near perfect. Baloney. Someone is pulling a fast one with those cars, and anyone who shells-out 50k ish for one of them is a fool. They can never truly be authenticated, and any serious collector should know that. Oh...I forgot, the cars just surfaced when the values for similar items had gone nuts...a further coincidence. The market for RLBBs and pink cars was sky high before these two examples appeared, which tells me someone who is very clever finally saw that it was worth the time and effort to make an excellent fake and make a lot of cash. Yes, I've heard the stories about the cars being linked to Mattel employees, blah blah. If I owned them, I'd probably pass along that story, too. Something to think about...if you're a thinking person.