I was pretty excited when my son and I found the Mystery Model ’66 Chevy Nova a few weeks ago, thinking the foil-packaged metalflake purple variation was pretty unique. Well, it turns out there’s an almost identical version in the Mission Madness series, which is exclusive to Kroger stores. The back of the package describes it as “one of 4 special scavenger hunt edition vehicles!” But it’s difficult to find information on this series, so I’m not sure how hard-to-find they really are. While the paint and deco are the same, the Thailand-made Mystery Model has a shiny chrome base, while this Malaysian-made Mission Madness version – which I found at a Dillons store – has a dark chrome base.
The other castings in the Mission Madness series are Bone Shaker, ’06 Dodge Viper SRT10 and Triumph TR6.