So nice to have you back, Mercedes-Benz.
That celebration has already happened really, since Matchbox broke the news last year and then released the G63 6×6 as its 2017 Toy Fair model.
Now it is Hot Wheels turn. There has already been much talk about the upcoming 190E Evo in Car Culture, but the first Merc to hit is the AMG GT. And there are a few things I am really happy about, besides the fact that it is a Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz, the first of what will be many in the future.
First, it’s pure stock. If I told you last year that Hot Wheels was doing an AMG GT, my guess is you would picture a racing version with a bit of an – shall we say – exaggerated look. Not this one. Casting is just about perfect (proportionately so too, not too big), and the casting debuts in yellow with front and rear tampos. It is sad that front and rear details is something to celebrate, but it is.
This might be where the “should have been a Matchbox” comments usually come. Sure, it would make a great companion for the Matchbox SLR McLaren, which was designed years ago by Ryu Asada. Well, Ryu designed this one too. (The side mirrors are the giveaway.)
Next, it is another stock car in the lineup. We are seeing more and more from Hot Wheels, like the BMW M4 and others, and that is really cool to see. I definitely don’t want everything to be like that, but it does add to the variety. Especially with a car like this that is beautiful BECAUSE of its simplicity.
A simple, steady entrant for one of the best of the year.