Hot Wheels did everything right with the new ’95 Mazda RX-7

The title of this blog post could be the title for several Hot Wheels showcases this year.  2017 has been a good year.  There are quite a few New Models introduced this year to be excited about, from racing Porsches and Ford GT’s to a pair of killer veedubs to some modified Datsuns.  Reviewing all that is for later this year, but needless to say there is a lot to like.


But there is one development that I am particularly happy about: the realism with many castings.  Off the top of my head, I am picturing the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, Mustang Convertible, Nissan GT-R, and upcoming Honda Civic Type R.  All four are beautifully done, and each has a silhouette that could almost pass off as the real car they represent.  Hot Wheels should always do racing, and the mods that come with it, but putting out models like these is a good thing too.

Of all those, the ’95 Mazda RX-7 might take the cake.  The FD has been teased since JCCS last year, and from that moment on there has been a lot of excitement about its release.  Well, finally having it hand, it doesn’t disappoint in the least.  In fact, it exceeds.

A few of you have asked me to do comparison shots of the new FD RX-7 side-by-side with the 24/Seven, Hot Wheels’ non-licensed take of the FD.  I would, but I can’t.  I don’t own one 24/Seven.  I have never been interested in the generic take, and there is no reason to be now.  This RX-7 is perfect.

Hot Wheels released this one in the Then & Now Series, together with the SA22C.  The “Now” is still 22 years old, but who cares with a pair like this?


I don’t know if Hot Wheels can do any better than this new RX-7.  It may have taken 22 years to finally do one right, but it was worth the wait.

Hot Wheels ’95 Mazda RX-7 on eBay 


13 Replies to “Hot Wheels did everything right with the new ’95 Mazda RX-7”

  1. I think JDM may have been in the back of my brain hiding somewhere. I remember when the real RX7 came out and it was a instant favorite with me. This casting is on the money. This one will force me to hunt!

  2. After seeing this.. I could never even think of putting the big wheel set-up on it. I think it would better in red, white or evn yellow or black IMO.

  3. This looks so so good. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

    It’ll be interesting to see what happens with the real FD in the collector market over the next decade or so. I think it might be in for quite a value hike. While it does looks like a product of the ’90s, I think this design has aged SO well. I’m glad to see Hot Wheels finally do an official version of it, and it’s just icing on the cake that it looks this great.

  4. They did a good job on the new 1995 Mazda RX-7 thumbs up. Awesome 1995 Mazda RX-7 and Mazda RX-7’S you open up and reviewed congrats thumbs up. I will be on the hunt for the new one’s thumbs up.

  5. I’ve been waiting for this car since i first met the Mazda RX-7 In Gran Turismo 2 back in 1999, i know that there are a lot of fantastic models this year, needless to say that the AMG GT is just fantastic, and it is a perfect representation of my favorite “rich person” sports car, but the RX-7, my oh my, the day i get my hands on one i think i am going to literally scream of joy, i know I’ll get more excited than when i found my first Super t hunt.
    For me, the RX-7 Sits right at the top, next to the Mustang, as my childhood dream cars, and to this day i get every new Mustang casting they make, so I think that you understand how happy and excited i am to get this rotary beauty

  6. Absolutely beautifully done model! The only thing that stops me from giving it (and the ’17 GT-R) a 10/10 is the lack of side mirrors.

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