OK so I got this a while ago for my son. I thought orginally it was the real diecast sheriff car. I got it and it is a durable hard plastic, and it changes colors. It is not a shiny paint but more of a flat paint. We kept it since it was my fault for basing my order on the picture and not reading the fine print. lol. It came on time, and is a good toy. It has withheld my 2 yr old after 6 months when some others have not. Which is a good sign. So if the color changing doesnt bug you, and you dont want a metal one this is a great toy. It is durable, and we have not had any issues with it. The seller was great as well and we had no issues. It was a mistake that turned out okay lol!