There is a lot to report from our time here in Kentucky at Hot Wheels Nationals, and we will give a full report next week. But because we want our readers to know, and because I have a 6 am flight, we will forgo all the jibber jabber and just get to the pics from tonight’s presentation from Mattel.
First off we apologize for the pics. It is what the iPhone and my location in the room would allow. But you get the idea I hope.
28 Models were unveiled tonight, and while there were many that caught our attention, three definitely stood out:
2015 New Models ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X:
This one is a mind-blower. Completely unexpected (it was not included in the unveiling of the 2015 lineup), and insanely exciting. Japan’s equivalent to the 240SX Fastback here in the US was designed by Dimitry Shakhmatov, and will be out in late summer/early fall. More on this in a future post, but wow. WOW!
2. Heritage Redline Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-X:
The Hakosuka looks like a perfect mixture of a nostalgic Japanese car AND a nostalgic Hot Wheels. It looks fantastic.
3. RLC Exclusive Porsche 993 GT2 in Gulf livery:
No explanation needed.
While these three may not have gotten the response from the audience here in Kentucky that they might get in Southern California or Japan, there is no doubt they will get a chunk of the collecting world giddy.
And there were plenty of other models to look forward to. Here they all are (and again, sorry for the quality of the photos):
Pop Culture – Marvel (Pop Culture Star Wars was also announced, but not previewed):