Monday, July 16, 2018

HW '16 Honda Civic Type R & '90 Civic EF

The '16 Honda Civic Type R & '90 Civic EF from the Hot Wheels 2016 Then & Now Series! 
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I finally cobbled these two complementary Civics together, recently picking up the '16 Honda Civic Type R at a local Target. Oddly, I saw another pair at Target soon thereafter, a full two years after their 2016 release. I left those behind for some other lucky kid to find! Somewhere I have the 2014 red and teal debut of the '90 Civic EF, as well as a couple other samples from 2015- what a great casting!

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

HW Custom Ford Maverick

It's easy to pass over this Custom Ford Maverick, but off the card it's a beauty! From Hot Wheels Wikia: This custom 1972 Ford Maverick is based on a real car created in 2016 by Sung Kang, who previously built the Datsun Fugu-Z (another Hot Wheels model). Originally titled "Project Underdog" or "UDog", the restomod Maverick was designed and built at SEMA Garage with Penzoil sponsorship and the help of three Los Angeles area high school students (symbolized by the "U3" logo seen on the sides and rear). Contrary to the Hot Wheels card text, the UDog has a 2.3L four-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine (from the 2015 Mustang) boosted with a GReddy turbocharger supplying nearly 400 horsepower to the 6-speed manual transmission (also borrowed from the Mustang). The car features a Rocket Bunny custom body kit, a Grabber-style carbon-fiber hood, and subtle cues from the Brazilian Mavericks built in the late '70s.

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Below, the Custom Ford Maverick with my green '71 Maverick Grabber, found in a 3-pack...

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

HW Nissan C10 Skyline Wagon (2018 Car Culture Cargo Carriers)

The Nissan C10 Skyline Wagon from Hot Wheels' 2018 Car Culture Cargo Carriers Series! 
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What the Hot Wheels team has done with their Car Culture Series has been incredible! I'd love to have some of the others in this Cargo Carriers line, particularly the Mooneyes Volkswagen Bus and the Honda Odyssey, but have not seen any on the pegs- I had to buy the Skyline Wagon from an eBay seller. Below, the Skyline Wagon with my Japan Historics Series 2 Nissan Laurel 2000GSX and Nissan Skyline C210...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

HW Hollowback: 2018 L-Case T-Hunt

I'm not big on the plastic body/metal base, I'm fond of the Hollowback in the way I am the Country Club Muscle; I'd rather the body be diecast, but I like the design and if the color/deco is fun, I'm in. Part of the Glow Wheels Series, this purple Hollowback is the 2018 L-Case Treasure Hunt. Check out the video:

Below, the 2018 L-Case T-Hunt with my 2018 C-Case Hollowback...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

HW Lamborghini Countach Pace Car & Aventador Miura Homage- 2018 K-Case

It wasn't too long after hearing about the Hot Wheels Lamborghini Countach Pace Car and Aventador Miura Homage that I hunted a couple down, the latter more challenging to find. I was not disappointed in these castings, the Countach Pace Car a particular treat. Check out the video:

As seen in the photo below, these cars don't have the same shade of red paint: the Countach has more blue in it's red, and the Aventador more warm. Their accent colors complement these tones, but it may have been fun if they were a matching set. Still, these Lambos are a treat to get, and I couldn't be happier to have found them- cheers to the Hot Wheels Diecast Design Team!

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

HW Nissan Fairlady Z (2018 H & L-Case GReddy)

I could not ignore how much I like the Nightburnerz Fairlady Z from my last post, so I picked up the 
white 2018 H-Case and red L-Case Fairlady Z in the GReddy livery! Check out the video:

Below, the GReddy Fairlady Zs with my 2017 Nightburnerz Fairlady Z...

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

HW Nissan Fairlady Z & '96 Nissan 180SX Type X (2017Q, 2018E Nightburnerz)

The Hot Wheels Nissan Fairlady Z  from the 2017 Q-Case and the '96 Nissan 180SX Type X from the 2018 E-Case, both in black/red with the Advan livery. It took me a couple passes to warm up to these two Nightburnerz Series castings, but what a pair! I have a few of the '96 Nissan, a casting I love, but was never a big fan of the Fairlady Z nose. Out of the package however, I found a new appreciation for the latter. Check out the video:

Pictured below, he Nissan Fairlady and 180SX with my HW Car Culture Japan Historics Series 
'71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon, also in black Advan livery:

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