Let’s be honest. I LOVE seeing our friends in other countries get series before US collectors. There is no doubt, that between Zamacs, Kdays, Target season cards and a plethora of premium lines from both the blue and orange brands, US collectors have it pretty good.
So I was thrilled to see the Japan Historics hit first in Canada, the BMW series in Germany, and now Gran Turismo in the UK.
Several collectors in the UK have reported finding the line at Asda stores, and one of them, James Yeung (@jckyphotography on Instagram), was kind enough to share photos.
I am not a gamer, so I am not too familiar with Gran Turismo or Forza, but I know enough to know that Hot Wheels partnering with them is a no-brainer. Both games seem to be more about the cars than the video game world, and a tie-in with Hot Wheels is perfect. Many of us collect because of our love of cars, and I would say that is the same for many GT and Forza nerds – I mean enthusiasts.
It seems then that this new Gran Turismo set, which I assume will be a Walmart exclusive assortment in the US, will be wildly popular. Seeing what has happened on eBay is already proof.
Anyway, one of these days I will have the models in hand for a DLM showcase, but in the meantime, ogle over the fantastic models and tremendous card art. So cool…