#lamleydaily – August 28, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Line: 2016 Mystery Pack (International Market Exclusive)
Where to get it: You can search “hot wheels Porsche 911 GT3 RS“, or find a friend to trade with.
Why it’s in the collection: Because I am a completist with most Hot Wheels Porsches, and it is always fun to pursue models that are not easy to get. This one most certainly was not easy to get.
I typically only showcase one specific model on the #lamleydaily, but to give this model a little context, here it is with its three other counterparts:
Four colors, one deco. The yellow, red, and Zamac are all 2015 Mainline models, with the Zamac a Walmart exclusive. The grey? A 2016 Mystery Pack exclusive. One of those models found in foil bags.
You can find those bags everywhere, but this one came specifically from a series released in non-US, International markets only. Think New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, etc. I got mine from New Zealand, if I remember correctly. A few years ago, acquiring an international-only would have been hard for US collectors, and vice versa. Today, with all the internet and social media connections we have, it is easy, if you are willing to pay shipping and send over something cool in return.
This little set of Porsches is a perfect example of making it work. In the US? Send the Zamac that our international friends can’t get. And our international friends? Send the Mystery model in return. That makes collecting a whole lot more fun.