First off, yes I did. Second, a warning:
This is not for the faint of heart. Viewer discretion is most surely advised.
I have promised that this would happen, and it did this last weekend. A few weeks ago I started a series on some of the great Hot Wheels Ferrari castings, and in typical fashion, it sent me into a deep dark hole looking for Ferraris I didn’t have but wanted.
And with the Ferrari license at Hot Wheels on hold, I can only assume that now is the time to grab what I want, because prices are not going to go down. So if it was a model I wanted, and the price was higher than I wanted, I still needed to bite. So I did. More than I should have.
Almost all were Ferrari Racers, the premium series Hot Wheels created in 2007 and 2008. All of the models sat on co-mold wheels, and the decos were mostly racing style and very well done. Collecting all was very hard, mainly because some of the Racers were sold at Toys R Us in the US and others sold in overseas markets. I don’t want them all, and now I think I have most that I want.
Well, all of my binge buying models have arrived, and a horror show commenced a few days ago. A severe DLM’ing as it were. (DLM – Diecast Liberation Movement for the newer folks). Thankfully, I recorded it. I had a lot of fun. Some of you watching this won’t.
Enter at your own risk. Just know you are going to see not only some of the best Ferraris that Hot Wheels has ever done, but some of the best overall models ever done.