I don’t know if this was on purpose or just a coincidence but the 5 releases in the assortment happens to include only red and white cars. From the Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Ferrari 250 California to the Grease ’48 Ford.This is an exciting lot to please almost any collector. Check out all the Retro Entertainment cars on the 2013 Retro Entertainment page.
Flying Customs - It’s the end of this fun short lived series and they saved the best for last. Four new tools, Nissan Skyline with a metal base, a Corvette Funny car, Texas Drive ‘Em and the ’69 Camaro. All of them sporting great colors and designs. Check out all the pictures of the individual cars on the Flying Customs page.
As I’m looking over and photographing that latest round of Character Cars – The Muppets, I’m really gaining interest and enjoying these collectible cars. One of the thoughts I have is what is the future of this line of cars? They tend to remind me of 1970′s Farbs in a way. The Farbs were people made to look like cars and the characters cars are cartoon characters made into cars. In my opinion, I think these will be sought after in the future as Farbs are today. One of the reasons is these are made for kids and as they get older and become collectors these are the type of Hot Wheels® cars they will remember playing with. Similar to the adult collector of today liking the Retro series and the Pop Culture series. As we muse over of days gone by.
Here at the Hot Wheels Newsletter we are really enjoying the Cool Classics. The color choices and decos are exceptional. When we first opened the box we were a little taken back by the bright “turquoise” color of the ’51 Buick LeSabre Concept but the more we looked at it the color the it fits the car. The race deco on the Shelby Daytona and Mercury Cyclone are modern yet spot on for the era. The same going for the muscle cars in this mix the ’62 Chevy and ’67 Olds 442, the decos just works. We also notice that the ’62 Chevy is the first car to offer a gold chrome version of the exclusive retro slot wheels. Last but not least is the Beetle, it’s tastefully done with subtle ghost red flames. As we’re enjoying these we can’t wait to see what the next mix has to offer.
The latest round of cars has the Hot Wheels Newsletter crew thinking about the top 5 picks of the ‘P’ Mix of cars. Here is our list of picks in no particular order . Check out all the 2013 mainline releases so far.
Mad Props – Introduces in 2004 it has been a staple in the line up ever since. With 29 releases including variations this one is not a disappointment. With its red, white and flat black colors and Fire department design make this a must have in any ‘Fire Rods’ collection.
Baja Truck – With only its second release and the first time in mainline we believe this one will be quickly bought up. Not only by collectors wanting the two different greens used in the tampo but by the young collectors too. I can see this sharp looking concept truck in the sandboxes across the country.
Lamborghini Aventador J – Who doesn’t like a Lamborghini? This new model for 2013 is just a gorgeous roadster in dark metal flake red and open 5 spoke wheels.
Cloud Cutter – New model for 2013 this single seat fighter jet car should spark the imaginations of children. With its heavy metal base and aerodynamic design it should fly done the track. This model will also be one of the special cars in the new video game released this fall.
’57 Chevy - This is the second color of the car. The candy red paint and orange and yellow flames is smokin’ hot. Better version then the purple.
September 14, 2013
Look for these Special Colors and First-To-Market Releases.
I just received the first 6 of this 30 car series and I’m not disappointed in the casting choices. But there is the exception of the 2 color car card variation. Since I don’t collect the cardboard it just won’t matter to me. I will keep an example of each just for future reference and I list of which cars came with both car colors cardboard. The best part of this series is that there will not be assorted colors of the same model and no chase pieces. One color and done. Furthermore there isn’t any current plans for a multi-car set. Check out individual pictures and line up at 2013-cool-classics
This line keeps on giving. The next 5 of the next 6 issues are out and they don’t disappoint. My favorite one of this batch is the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy mf blue with rider and Dog. Both are separate pieces and can be posed in with and without dog or rider. Check out the other new listing at 2013 Motorcycles with Riders
Cool Classics are just starting to hit the stores internationally and all ready a variation of sorts has shown up. The card art on the early run has the Custom Otto in blue and the second run has the Custom Otto in red. I believe after seeing the line on a mock-up display the decision was made to change the car red. It feels to me that the red gives a more contrast and more ‘pop’ on the pegs. I personal like the card with the red Custom Otto better. Even though I won’t chase every car in to different packages, I will put a few in my collection if I find them….