Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Yeah, the jury is still probably out on these, but the batches seem to be getting better.
The COPO in pink is pretty sharp, the Mustangs are Mustangs, and we have always liked the Impala. But we do find ourselves with little to say on these, because it is hard to equate them to any real cars.
So we comment on them as little toy cars, which they are. And they look really good.
More are coming, and variety is on its way. But we are more excited for Retro Entertainment, which is clearly continuing where 2013 Boulevard left off. We will talk about that later.
But we are done for now. Check out the pics:
(And find Cool Classics Batch E on ebay.)
Hot Wheels Cool Classics Batch E:
'68 COPO Camaro
'70 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (with modified spoiler)
'67 Shelby GT500
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
We have really enjoyed the multitude of you sharing your finds with us. New batches, gift packs, variations, errors, you name it. The Lamley Facebook and Instagram accounts have been flooded with pics, and we love it. Keep them coming. Many we will share.
That doesn't even include the photos you are sending of left-behind Regular Treasure Hunts. We left seven Fangsters today. We plan on showing many of those pics soon...
Our friends at Volta Garage (check out their Facebook and Instagram Pages) have shared another find, and we wanted to share it with everyone.
The latest version of the Hot Wheels Toyota Supra is just out, and it looks fantastic in Falken Tires livery. Here are Volta Garage's pics:
It looks great in Falken Tires deco, and the MC5 wheels suit it well. Obviously the Fast & Furious version will now have a special place for Paul Walker fans (including us), but we like this one too...
We were as surprised as everyone else to see Hot Wheels Batch D already hitting. We haven't even previewed all of Batch C models we wanted to show.
But oh well, we will move on to D. It is the holiday season, which means retailers want the pegs full, and Mattel is happily obliging. So we will too.
And we start with Mustang Mach 1 Treasure Hunt. Yes, it is a Ford. Shocking to see a Ford Super Treasure Hunt, right? This is only the second of three Ford Super TH's out of the seven we are aware of. Hmm, let's see:
- Chevy Opala
- Ford Raptor Sandblaster
- Chevy Camaro
- '71 Ford Mustang
- '07 Mustang
- Chevy Gasser
- Chevy Chevelle
Ford must be embarrassed. Only three of seven. But Chevy is almost as bad. Only four of seven. They really need to improve these numbers. Does my sarcasm translate?
There are still 8 Supers to come, and we have to think a Mopar, JDM, or (heaven help us) a European car in the mix, but maybe Chevy and Ford will continue to battle it out.
We might be a little miffed by the variety of Supers, but truth be told, this Mustang is actually quite the beauty. The gold really pops, and whoever decided to throw the orange and yellow striping deserves a medal. We promise that as collectors start finding this one, it will become a quick favorite.
So, Hot Wheels, we will give you a pass on this one. It is the Mustang's 50th birthday this year, so we get the tribute. I guess we might even see a third Mustang Super. Fine. Keep them pretty like this one. But do consider something a little different. If you need ideas we would be happy to provide them...
(Find the '71 Mustang Super on ebay...)
Hot Wheels '71 Mustang Mach 1 (2014 Super Treasure Hunt):
The 2014 Supers so far: