It is the Hot Wheels version of “Where’s Waldo?”. Each year the ’67 Camaro will show up somewhere.
Could be the mainline, as it did last year (with the Super TH treatment). Could be a convention exclusive (it almost always is). Could be in a 5-pack. Certainly in a premium line.
So this year? In the Cool Classics. It seems that wherever the 67 Camaro appears, attention is drawn. The casting is the equivalent of the RLC Neo wheels. There are far better wheels out there, but nostalgic collectors love them because of their link to the past. There are far better classic Camaro castings out there (68 Copo, 70 Road Race come to mind), but the 67 has been a favorite of many for a VERY long time.
We will admit, though, that despite the lack of detail in the casting, the 67 can look really good. The Super Treasure Hunt last year was easily one of the best-looking Supers of the year, and this year’s Cool Classics version is in the same boat. Satin blue, with racing deco. A winner.
Are we going to add it to the collection? No. We have one spot reserved for a ’67, and that is taken up by the 2013 Super, and we don’t anticipate it will be displaced anytime soon. But we know a lot of you will seek it out, so we definitely wanted to show it off.
As for the rest of Batch G? From our perspective…meh. The Hudson Hornet it surely an interesting casting, but bland here. Other than that, we have no real opinion about the ’29 Ford Pickup, Olds 442, and the terribly overrated Purple Passion.
In general, the Cool Classics are hanging on the pegs, and not really moving. There are some exceptions, the latest being the ’87 Toyota Truck, which is moving very fast. But the rest are hanging, and outside of the 67 Camaro, we anticipate this batch to do the same…
(Find the 67 Camaro and rest of Batch G at Wheel Collectors…)
Hot Wheels Cool Classics Batch G:
’29 Ford Pickup