Man, this has been a fun week.
First, the list of mainline models for the 2014 line was released, then we got word on what the Cool Classics line would look like for 2014. Well, we have one more piece of fun news.
We have the tentative list for the next three batches of 2014 Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment, and it looks really good.
The RE line, which features replicas of cars from classic television programs and movies, is the obvious recipient of the bulk of Mattel’s premium Hot Wheels budget. And it shows. We have seen fantastic version of several existing castings, as well as some exciting new tools, like last year’s Ferrari California, and this year’s Dodge Macho Power Wagon.
Well it looks like the good stuff is still coming. Here is the list as we found it:
• Need For Speed – Custom Mustang
• Simon & Simon – ’57 Chevy Bel Air
• Need For Speed – Koenigsegg CCX
• Knight Rider – KITT Super Pursuit Mode
• Fast and Furious – ’70 Dodge Charger R/T
• James Bond – Aston Martin DBS
• Tommy Boy – ’67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX
• James Bond – 1976 Lotus Esprit – Submarine
• Simpsons – The Homer
• James Bond – ’71 Mustang Mach I
• Anchorman – Custom ’77 Dodge Van
• James Bond – Aston Martin DB5
• Ghostbusters II – ECTO-1A
• Back To The Future – ’48 Ford
• Batman Returns – Batmobile
We already know there are some changes. Batch C was found in New Zealand (pictured below), and all is correct with the exception of the Beverly Hills Cop Mustang. The batch was instead found with the James Bond ’71 Mustang. Our guess is the Beverly Hills Cop Mustang will be released in Batch F.
With that out of the way, what do you think of the list? Consider us fans. We assumed we would see the Aston Martin DB5, which is a new model in the 2014 mainline, in Retro as a James Bond model, and sure enough it is there. We guess it will be silver with the wheels we saw on last year’s Ferrari California, and that makes this model an absolute must-have. Especially when you couple it with the modern Aston Martin DBS coming in Batch D.
Other collectors will be excited to get a premium Homer, and we know there are a lot of fans of the Thunder Roller. And is the Back to the Future ’48 Ford Biff’s ride? And will we see it covered in manure?
Compelling questions for sure. We assume the answers will come in time…