Kinda old news, the MTH "fishbelly" hoppers have been out for a couple of weeks, now. My not-so-LHS-anymore finally received mine and shipped them out to me yesterday and arrived by UPS today.
I ordered the two N&W HiRail versions to keep my Y3 company. Unfortunately, I've got nowhere to run or properly photograph them at the moment, so a couple of quick pics will have to do.
These are nice cars. The irony is the first all new product (never released by SHS) from MTH S is also their last. I don't know if SHS had actually started to have the tooling cut or if MTH did. Doesn't really matter, though.
From what I'm given to understand these cars have sold well and the N&W version is sold out at MTH and the dealers.
I think MTH somewhat missed the boat here. These cars would have been perfect for two "6-packs" plus one extra car.