Do I start another post about how little interest the Pop Culture line generates for me?
Nah. We’ve done it 100 times before. But we have always said that is something does grab our interest, we will show it. And since both the SpongeBob and Peanuts lines were released fairly close to each other, they benefit from the fact that there is one model I really want to show.
Is it the Dairy Delivery from SpongeBob? Nope. Many of you love the DD, but I would not consider myself a fan, and there is nothing in the deco that strikes my fancy?
Is it the Convoy Custom? Getting warmer, especially with the clever deco on this one, but that casting makes me squint. Those windows would be tough to see out of. But no, it isn’t the Convoy Custom.
Is it the 1964 GMC Panel? Hell yeah it is! Cool casting. No, GREAT casting. And it goes Zamac, with a sharp Red Baron deco. No, I don’t get too excited about Hot Wheels with cartoon characters plastered to the side, but this Snoopy beauty is the exception.
So we are going to show it off, and since we have a few other models from both the Peanuts and SpongeBob sets, we are going to show them as well.
Both sets are available here:
Hot Wheels Pop Culture Peanuts
Hot Wheels Pop Culture SpongeBob Squarepants
6 Replies to “First Look: Hot Wheels Pop Culture Peanuts & SpongeBob Squarepants…”
Yeah, that GMC Panel is very cool. But c'mon, what's not to love about the Halloween-themed car with jack-o-lantern wheels??? I'm not even sure what vehicle that is, but it's too fun not to pick up.
Quick D-Livery, first used in a General Mills mix (w/ Pillsbury) and later a Hanna-Barbera mix (w/ Scooby Doo)
I absolutely love the Peanuts set. Really have to get that whole mix.
Sponge Bob, I can do without. Now if HW decided to go with some earlier '90's Nickelodeon cartoon shows (Rocko's Modern Life, Ren and Stimpy, AAAAHHHH Real Monsters, Angry Beavers, Doug), I'd probably go for that mix due to growing up on those shows.
I really love when they put so much in a casting but the pop culture theme dose really nothing for me although I love the Peanuts. Some of the castings never seen the light of day in the mainline. Most of the PC line is only obtainable through internet. I haven't seen the PC line in stores since the Pillsbury truck. Loved the Larry's Garage series and others like it but I guess they weren't doing very well either. I think the biggest problem is Mattel recyles castings way to often. I know it is cost cutting but is it really? How well do these lines do? The obscure casting in the line is usually the most sought after of the lines. I went to a show this past weekend figured I'd be able to get my hands on one of the Coco Puffs Ford pick ups. Well I was told by the vender I only have a few left and the only way she could sell me one is through buying the set. At first I thought it was a line but she had at least three sets on the table missing said Ford. Me I was only going to tear it down and respray it. I hate the whole line and don't get it. With the way they sit on pegs I'm guessing neither do kids. Point is Coco Puffs are for breakfast and cartoons are for tv. Don't think kids buy them and neither do parents.
Oh GMC panel is awesome even love the deco. Guessing I'll never see it.
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