Right out of the gate, I will apologize for the overuse of the word “behemoth” in this post. When discussing the large, lifted pickups Hot Wheels has done, the tendency would be to use the word “monster” to describe them, but Monster Jam pretty much has a monopoly on that word.
So what I would generally call monster trucks are surely not Monster Trucks, so “behemoth” it is. During my office organization project I came across a few of these monst…ur…behemoths, and got me wondering which is my favorite.
I have little connections to big bad trucks. I related more to Sugar Ray Leonard’s “Small Ford Pickup” than to Larry Holmes’ “Big Ford Truck!” growing up. But Hot Wheels has done a few of the big trucks, and I seem to always get them when they are released.
Which isn’t very often. There are a few large trucks that have made the basic range, like the Toyota Tundra, but the most interesting models are premium only. So I picked one example of each of the premium castings I have, and photographed them. The only qualification? They have only been in premium lines, and they are, of course…….behemoth.
And I asked myself a nerdy, completely irrelevant question that is made only for filler posts like these. If you could only keep one of these castings, which would it be? For me, it is easily the Texas Drive ‘Em. Unless it is the Dodge Macho Power Wagon. But one of those two for sure, unless you include the Jeep Wagoneer.
Pick a fave, because I can’t.
It really doesn’t belong here, but the Wagoneer is just too cool not to show.