With the last Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt of 2013 hitting the pegs, it is time look back at them all. Over the next 15 weekdays, the Lamley Group will showcase one Super each day, in order from first released to last…
If you missed it:
01 ’72 Gran Torino Sport
02 Corvette ZR1
03 ’73 Ford Falcon XB
04 ’71 El Camino
05 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
I was ready to call the Riviera the bummer of the bunch, but I think I have changed my mind.
I am not a huge Bone Shaker fan, but I kind of like the pink, so that is not a bummer. I figured the Riviera was a older casting, somewhat forgotten, and already a Super a few years ago, so that would logically be the bummer. But the fact is I like this model.
It is a bit of a throwback to the Hot Wheels of the mid-2000’s. Lots of low-riders, all based on cars from the early 60’s. We don’t see as many lately, so this super-low Riviera actually is a little refreshing. The deco is also a bit of a throwback to older Hot Wheels designs. Not designs I miss per say, but nostalgic nonetheless. Plus a little nod to the art of pinstriping is not a bad thing, especially after my visit to the Rat Fink Reunion earlier this summer.
So count me a fan of this one. I will have to think of another Super to be the bummer of 2013. My money is on the Demon, but we will have to see.
And did I find this on on the pegs? Yes I did. After being shut out on the Falcon, El Camino, and Super Snake, I found the Riviera on the Monday after Kdays in February. It was a bit of a karma find, after I let the mother of a teenage collector know she had the Riviera Super in her Kday case before she put it back. The collectors salivating over the possibility of it being left behind were not happy with me, but her daughter, who was the collector, was thrilled. So the Hot Wheels gods smiled on me and left one hanging at a rural Walmart during my travels the next Monday. Cool, eh?
(Don’t have the Riviera? Find it on ebay…)
Hot Wheels ’64 Buick Riviera (2013 Super Treasure Hunt):