If you happened to catch my latest column at The Toy Insider, then you’ve already seen a version of that image up-top: a pair of 1974 Dodge Monaco police cars operating on opposite sides of the law. Those 1:64-scale diecast replicas of vehicles from John Landis’ 1980 film, The Blues Brothers, are among many produced over the past few years as part of the Greenlight Hollywood series from Greenlight Collectibles. While these have been out there for awhile, the few additional photos that I’ve shared on social media have piqued some interest, so I’m sharing more right here on the site.
Representing the Chicago Police Department, the blue-and-white Dodge is crisp and clean, while Jake and Elwood’s Bluesmobile is the battered, yet magical shell of a Mount Prospect squad car with all the speed and power to help give those pesky rollers a run for their money. After all, I bet those cops have got S.C.M.O.D.S.
I can’t say enough about how well-made the vehicles from Greenlight are. There’s some real weight to them, and the detailing is impressive. Due to smaller parts and a higher price, these are generally not recommended for small children, though I do let my girls play with these under supervision.
These vehicles are available periodically at retailers such as Amazon, Walmart, Meijer and more, all for around the $5 mark. They’re also available in multi-car sets, but as with most collectible items, finding these on the pegs at regular price can be challenging. Third-party sellers usually have them in-stock, but you’ll pay a premium price.