#lamleydaily – July 2, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels ’12 Mini Countryman Rally
Line: 2013 New Models
Where to get it: ’12 Mini Coutryman on eBay
Why it’s in the collection: Look at it. Why wouldn’t it be in the collection? First of, I have a soft spot for the Mini Countryman. As far as crossovers go, I think it is one of the best looking. The Rally even more so.
This Hot Wheels casting is just about perfect. From stance to detail it is right on. Then add the deco. Sure, front detailing would be nice, but the side and rear all were done. And this one in British Racing Green. My my.
Sadly, we have only seen this model once. In 2013. In this green, and other in red. Then nothing. Maybe a license issue, or maybe that fantastic spoiler is the problem. With Mattel today that would have to be metal, or part of the window, and I don’t see how that could happen.
Maybe a Car Culture release some day? A Rally-themed assortment would be most surely welcome. For now, we have this one in green, plus its red counterpart. At least we have these.