Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 First Editions #16 0f 52 - '81 Delorean DMC-12

First I must make a confession. I am a big 80's kid. My thoughts on the Delorean DMC-12 might be biased because of that fact. I was pleasantly surprised to see this one in a bin at a local Wal-Mart. It is a great choice for a Hot Wheels model because of the iconic status it hold in automotive history. The detail on this one is well done, right down to the DMC tampos, louvred windows and the split side window. Even the colour is an accurate match to the stainless steel finish of the original. Maybe I am overstating a bit but you must admit, the styling of this car does make a statement (I am a fan of the gull-wing doors). The story of this car and the man behind it is interesting, not to mention the recent resurgence of the brand. The style of this car is so "80's future tech", even without the "Mr.fusion" after market add-on.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

2010 First Editions #12 0f 52 - Lamborghini Gallardo

After a few slow weeks I was pleased to find this beauty on a local peg. I am a Lamborghini fan and this one is a fantastic looking car. The Gallardo model has been available for a number of years and so it is a bit unusual that it has taken so long for a Hot Wheels car to be made of it. The paint is a matte black which is an interesting choice for this toy or the real thing. The details of the casting are very well done including what can be seen of the black interior. The tampos are excellent as well, with the front hood emblem being so small you might need a microscope to appreciate the detail.