Friday, March 30, 2007

Another new 2007

This one is quite different. Its a motorcycle, a dirt bike actually. Its called "Wastelander" and is the 11th car of the 2007 First Editions series. Its got some good detail and it comes with a small plastic stand. Check it out!

Monday, March 19, 2007


Yeah, I finally saw some cars in the Pop-Offs series. I like the idea of getting more interactive with these little toys. It adds an extra element to an already fun toy. If you are not familiar with them I will explain: There have been a few Hot Wheels models released in the past 8 years or so that have a special feature: They have a switch that will release the body from the chassis. And the interior is modeled with full detail too. I can tell that more effort went in to the design of these particular models and I do appreciate it.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Some Miscallaneous Bluelines

I do not plan to be the collector who needs to get every Hot Wheels Car released. That is just not feasible for me. I do plan to get the entire "First Editions" set - and any other car that might catch my eye. These cars are a handful of "Bluelines" released in 2007 that did interest me enough for me to take them home. Sometimes I don't know why I am drawn to a particular car, its just what I like.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Batman 2 Car Sets

I have some catching up to do - It has been a good week...

I saw these at Toys 'R Us the other day. The Batmobile is a new casting - the other car is from last year - they throw in a mini figure and charge $3.99 - Brilliant (sarcasm)

Did I mention that there are 2 different Batman action packs? This (Joker) one with the Cyclops car and another (Riddler) with a Hypermite and Riddler mini figure - with the same Batmobile!?! (though it does have a different shade of detail stripes on the top)

yes, the Batmobile looks cool, could I just buy it on its own card?

Friday, March 9, 2007

Walmart had a few new cars on the pegs today. I picked up this fine 2007 First edition - Dodge Ram 1500. Jacked up with big off road tires. Purple exterior with ghost flame tampos. The bed cover has a side hinge and reveals custom equipment. I am not much of a pickup guy, but I kinda like this one.

I also found a 2006 blue-line 1970 Mach 1 Mustang. Electric blue with the classic Hot Wheels race tampos. I feel the Hot Wheels brand will always be closely tied with the muscle car era in which it was born (1968). This car is a favorite of mine from the 1998 First editions. Its nice to see the old favorites in new colors.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Camaro Concept Variation

Today I found a red Camaro Concept. I do like this car - it has very clean lines. The silver metal flake paint job was the first variation I found. The glossy red makes it look very sporty.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

One new find today - Ferrari 599 GTB!

I rarely go to Sears - especially for Hot Wheels, but today I am glad I did. I found the particular new model I had been anticipating most this year. The Ferrari 599 GTB... and it looks fantastic!

It was the only one of its kind, the only 2007 on the pegs. It was surrounded by much older cars - many had been there for years. (Explaining why I rarely go there for Hot Wheels)

I have a weakness for Ferrari Hot Wheels. I will probably buy half a dozen of these and open the second one I get. This one has a slightly darker shade of red than most other red Ferrari's of the last few years. I wonder if this is a production tolerance, a variation or the new "Ferrari Red". I cant wait to find out.