#lamleydaily – June 28, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels Ferrari 458 Italia
Line: 2012 Basic (All-Stars Segment)
Where to get it: Hot Wheels Ferrari 458 Italia on ebay
Why it’s in the collection: Because it is one of the best “non-stock” Ferraris that Hot Wheels has done. It is nearly perfect in its simple design.
The 458 isn’t a particularly well done casting, at least by Hot Wheels standards. The rear wheels are too big and the front too small, but it gets a pass because Hot Wheels only have specific sized wheels to work with. But when looked at, or photographed at, the right angle, it looks awesome.
With castings like this I usually only collect the first releases that are mainly stock. I have this model in red, yellow, gunmetal, and blue. There were a few others in more Hot Wheels-created decos, but I only kept this one. For good reason though. It’s white for one, and I am sucker for white cars, but those Italian Flag-inspired stripes really put it over the top. That angle enhances the design, and the model is gorgeous. An all-timer.
Man, I miss Hot Wheels Ferraris.