We caused quite a stir yesterday when we asked if Hot Wheels is killing the Cool Classics line, thus eliminating models many of us were looking up to, including the Datsun 510, Datsun 240Z, Ford GT, Hurst Olds, Subaru BRAT, and Honda S2000.
Since then we have gotten some news from a Mattel insider, stating that those last two batches are still slated to be released, but as part of the “Heritage Line” in 2015. We have no idea what the Heritage Line is, but if it means we will see these models, we are all for it.
So maybe collectors can relax. Of course, making these last two batches 2015 models could mean big box stores won’t want them, and we could see these go the way of other Boulevard, Vintage Racing, and Flying Customs models, becoming dealer and discount store exclusives. But maybe not.
Yes, maybe we have to go through dealers, or maybe hit TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning stores, but as long as they are made and released we won’t complain. Too much.