Matchbox Top Gun: Maverick – Here’s The New Top Gun Dubbed Matchbox

Matchbox Top Gun: Maverick - Here's The New Top Gun Dubbed Matchbox
The shape of the hypersonic aircraft shown in “Top Gun: Maverick” revealed by Matchbox. (Image credit: The Aviationist based on Jacob Krol/CNN and Paramount images)

Matchbox revealed the new “Top Gun”-themed line dubbed Matchbox Top Gun: Maverick. And these aren’t just your regular ol’ die-cast models.

The brand is mixing the old with the new in the Top Gun Past & Present.

You’ll score an aircraft from the classic “Top Gun” movie and the new one: the 1986 Grumman F-14 Tomcat, a 2020 Boeing Super Hornet F/A-18E (which will be in the upcoming film) and two other jets (dubbed Sky Busters).

This pack will cost $11.49 for the four planes. Additionally, Matchbox will be launching 13 Sky Busters ($2.49 each), making it easy to expand your collection.

If you’re looking for a combo playset and storage product, there’s the Aircraft Carrier. While it looks like a mini aircraft carrier and functions as a playset, it can also store 10 of the Sky Buster die-cast planes. It comes complete with a full runway for takeoffs and landings, a control tower with antennas and a working aircraft elevator to move the planes to the flight deck. For $19.99, you’ll get the carrier and the F/A-18.

True to form, Matchbox will release die-cast cars to round out the “Top Gun: Maverick” line. There will be two five-packs, ranging from a plane to a jeep to a fuel truck. Each pack will cost $5.49.

Tom Cruise returns as Capt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, now a flight school instructor whose talents and exploits are a legend.

One of his students is Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), a pilot trainee and son of the late Nick “Goose” Bradshaw (Anthony Edwards).

This new adventure sees Maverick working as test pilot and training a fresh group of Top Gun graduates. He also encounters Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw (Miles Teller), who’s the son of his late friend Goose.

A little more than two minutes long, the spot for the Paramount Pictures’ film is packed full of action and, of course, some motorcycle riding.

In addition to Cruise, the movie stars Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris, and Val Kilmer, who reprises his memorable role of Ice Man.

Top Gun: Maverick flies into theaters on June 26, 2020.

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  1. I’m excited to get 6/15 thru 15/15. I’ve been waiting a long time.

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