It is most certainly what I call an “event model”. One of those Hot Wheels models that grabs collector’s attention, no matter what they are in to. It really doesn’t matter why someone collects – holdover from childhood, a gearhead collecting replicas of favorite cars, a JDM fan riding the Hot Wheels wave – these are the models that are on everyone’s want list.
The Blown Delivery is most certainly that. A premium-only if there ever was one, it has never seen the store pegs. It has been a mail-in, an event model, and an RLC/HWC exclusive. And for good reason. It is huge. It is heavy. And it is beautiful.
Designed by Phil Riehlman several years ago for the RLC, the BD is essentially a massive canvas for Hot Wheels designers like Steve Vandervate to go to town. And Steve always does.
And he did here. Tomorrow, the latest Blown Delivery goes on sale for RLC members – HWC members the next day – and it is a stunner. Mattel sent one over for a preview, and I of course ripped it open as soon as I could:
Actually, of course it is a stunner. The BD always is. But this one, in copper with a vintage Phillips 66 logo and Roadside Service deco, is particularly so.
The copper wraps around the sides to the front grill, and sits on top of yellow-lined tires. It is not a color combination to see that often, especially on a Hot Wheels car.
I also happy to see nothing on the roof. The spectraflame paint is returning to its past glory, and it shines here.
RLC members can get two per account starting tomorrow, and there may be some left for HWC members on Wednesday, with 8000 being produced. But this won’t last long. Every Hot Wheels collector needs at least one of these, and considering how expensive the BD can get on the secondary market, this is as good a time to get one as any.
Plus, it may be the best looking of the bunch.