It has been cool to see the designers at Hot Wheels sneaking some of their work a little more. These are the folks that need credit for their designs, not a goofball site like mine, and surely not from a leaked image from the factory.
The Hot Wheels Instagram feed is fine, but let’s call it a little…uh…corporate. Great for all the kids out there, which it should be, but it is the designer’s feeds that keep the collectors and car nerds happy. It is where they can show what they love, what they are working on, and drop the occasional easter egg.
A couple more Hot Wheels gems have hit Instagram, by way of the designers. First, this, uh, unique throne was posted by Brendon Vetuskey:
This just arrived at the office today- my newest Hot Wheels original design “Gotta Go”. Some of you had a sneak peek at the convention the other week. For those who didn’t see it- this works like an old Matchbox Rolamatic- when the car is rolled the toilet seat pops up n down. Too cool! Also a shout out to @kaidohouse and the team for letting me make such a wacky casting. Hope you all like it! #hotwheels #gottago #toilet #rolamatics #picoftheday #toocool #pottyhumor
Brendon’s is a feed you must follow. A supercool dude to be sure, a full-on car junkie with a very cool 1:1 collection, and a fabulous designer. All you have to do is look at that ’55 Gasser in your collection to know. The Gotta Go is a Gotta Get.
The next little sneak comes from Jun Imai. He has been dropping all kinds of treats of late, and this replica of Sung Kang’s Maverick for SEMA is the latest. This is either a one-off or an extremely limited exclusive for some SEMA VIP’s, so don’t expect to see this on the pegs. For now. I would not be surprised to see a slightly less premium version make its way to the stores at some point.
Sung Kang got in on the action as well. His Project Underdog is a tremendous program, one to follow all the way to SEMA. (And yeah, Mavericks are cool. Pops had one before getting his Honda Accord. Pops was cool.)