Fooled you! No April Fools jokes today…
But April 1st does mean the unofficial mid-point of the Hot Wheels year. Thinking that Batch A of each year arrived around October, this is 6 months. So why not take a break from eating vomit-flavored jelly beans or scaring your friends with whatever shenanigans and vote for your favorite Hot Wheels New Model so far.
Of course I am not listing them all. I went only for licensed models of cars. So you Shark Bite and Batmobile fans, sorry about that. But hopefully the licensed models here will suffice for most of you.
Just look at the list and the pics. Picking one is not easy at all. The new models so far are a great representation of all kinds of cars, new and old. All kinds of car scenes as well. Some have been pleasant surprises, while others have stood up to the hype their unveilings created. To me there hasn’t been a stand-out disappointment like the up-slopes of last year. There was been some interesting innovations as well.
So what is the best of 2016 so far? Vote in the poll below after taking a look at the pics below that. We can see how these stack up against the Lamley Awards at the end of the year. Have fun…
(UPDATE: I guess I was the April Fool. When I posted the poll last night I forgot to add the Renault. So the Renault has been added and the results reset. If you voted before 6 am Pacific Time, it was deleted, so go ahead and vote again. Sorry about that.)
What is the Best Hot Wheels Licensed New Model of 2016 so far?
’72 Chevy Luv
’63 Chevy II
Nissan Fairlady Z
Porsche 356A Outlaw
’15 Dodge Charger SRT
’17 Ford F-150 Raptor
2005 Ford Mustang
Custom ’01 Acura Integra GSR
Aston Martin DB10
Renault Sport R.S. 01
’17 Acura NSX
Ford Shelby GT350R
’75 BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car
Honda Monkey Z50