“Heard the Bambi name before? For years, it’s been a nickname for our smallest single-axle travel trailers. But now Bambi is its own official family of lightweight, space-maximizing options ready to deliver a huge step up from the tent camping experience. Bambi takes care of all the little things you need, so you can get out there and have some big adventures.” The official Airstream Bambi Page describes the little metal marvel in that way.
Greenlight Collectibles has done a wonderful job of recreating a 1961 Airstream Bambi model trailer in diecast form:
I had the privilege of touring the Airstream factory in Ohio during 2018. This was the existing factory at the time but they were building a new one across the street, which should be open by now. Tours are not being conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We weren’t allowed to take photos or video of the factory operation, but I did get some shots from around the yards where there were some unusual things to be seen:
Did you know Airstream made full-sized RVs for awhile? How about GOLD Airstream trailers??? Me neither until I did the tour!
But this post is about the diecast model, so let’s get right to that now:
This is a Bambi model. You can see an actual one below:
I like when backing cards are used within the packaging to give the diecast model an appropriate backdrop. In this case, it’s a shot of the wide open road with some trailers parked along the side:
The level of detail is commendable! The little copy looks just like the original:
This was part of Series 9 which had two more Airstream models, along with some other classic and iconic travel trailers. You can see them listed on the back of the packaging below:
I’ve always wanted an Airstream trailer! But the cost is well out of my present spending limit by many many thousands of dollars. But maybe some day!
Until then, this little replica that I picked up for under $10.00 CAN will have to do.