Trax XA Opal Series

Trax XA Opal Series

The XA GT is the first Opal Series Ford from Trax – and it’s a pretty good subject that looks nice and appears to be selling fast.

XA GT is the first Opal Series Ford from Trax

My XAs (I purchased both colours, which is unusual for me as I usually only purchase one of each new release) arrived safe and well, but I read on the Trax / Top Gear forums that several collectors had their XAs delivered with bits torn off, such as wheels and windscreen wipers.

Dimensionally, the Trax XAs measure up pretty good against published specifications of the 1:1 car. Overall width, height and rear track settings are within a millimetre or thereabouts. However, again, the overall height of the model is excessive.

Credit where credit is due, the wheel decoration is brilliant (but no red line on the tyre sidewalls) and Trax has *finally* done away with those weird looking injection moulded “pupils” on their headlights (although there is still evidence of the attachment at the base of the headlight lens).

Opening parts on a 1:43 detract from the overall appearance of the model when said parts are closed. Excessive gaps in shutlines and that saggy door really don’t do this model justice.
Opening parts on a 1:43 detract from the overall appearance of the model when said parts are closed. Excessive gaps in shutlines and that saggy door really don’t do this model justice.
But when presented with the various parts open, the model looks great – but is only of value if that’s how you like to display your collection…
But when presented with the various parts open, the model looks great – but is only of value if that’s how you like to display your collection…
Opening bonnet reveals engine detail and the clear headlight lenses are a big improvement
Opening bonnet reveals engine detail and the clear headlight lenses are a big improvement
Model-specific rego plates get theThumbs Up from me.
Model-specific rego plates get the Thumbs Up from me.

wixy500 rating

  • Collectability – 4.8
  • Finish – 4.4
  • Accuracy – 4
  • Value – 4
  • Overall – 4.3

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