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Metro Goes Mini

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Attention uber transit nerds! Now you can carry Metro Local buses in your pocket, play with Metro Local at work on your desk and send Metro Local on mad missions to crash into every other car in your MatchBox collection.

Attention Metro haters! Did someone take time out of their busy "make transit better in Los Angeles" job to make a deal with a toy company? Probably, but probably not enough. Toys are cool. They will save the planet and all our transit woes.

Now you know why your bus came late today, they were all playing with their new 1:64 scale buses. Not to fear, Metro Rapid toys are arriving behind schedule in early the early Spring and Metro Express minis might hit your corner by early Summer.

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“Metro is proud to partner with Matchbox and so happy that Metro Buses have joined the line-up of these popular die-cast vehicles,” said Danielle Boutier, director of communication services at Metro.

So where is the DASH die-casts? Some people downtown might want to buy one.