It is not something I do that often, especially between brands like Hot Wheels and Kyosho. But this time is different. Both brands released their 1/64 replicas of the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo within days of each other, and it just seems right to put them together.
And this isn’t a comparison to show how much one is better than the other. Quite the contrary, this is to show how damn awesome both of these models are. You might instantly lean towards the Kyosho and all of its detail, from its red and white trim to its real Pertamina livery (Shout out to my Indonesian friends!). But don’t sell the Hot Wheels short. You can’t play with the Kyosho, you surely can with the Hot Wheels, and it is a lot closer to the Kyosho in detail than you might think. It is a BRILLIANT Hot Wheels casting.
So really, there is no reason to pick a winner. I am just glad I have both.
You can get both too. The Hot Wheels is obviously coming to a store near you as part of the P Case, but is available now at Wheel Collectors. The Kyosho is part of the new Lamborghini Asterion Huracán 6 Car Set, which available now at Japan Booster.
And yeah, you should have both. Racing models like the Huracán and Bentley Continental GT3 seem to be Kyosho’s strong suit, and even though I am not much of a racing guy, I LOVE collecting them.
And the Hot Wheels is an easy addition to my permanent collection as well. Lamborghini is always a little hit and miss for me, but I have a soft spot for the smaller Lambos, from the Gallardo to Sesto Elemento to now the Huracán. Thankfully Hot Wheels has replicated all of them, and I have the most stock versions of each in the collection.
So enjoy the pics. More reason why collecting 1/64 diecast is such a blast these days…