#lamleydaily – October 15th, 2017
Model: Hot Wheels Datsun Bluebird 510
Line: 2017 Hot Wheels Convention Exclusive
Where to find it: Ebay is pretty much the only option
Why its in the collection: I don’t think I need to explain this one too much. At one point, back in about 2009/2010, when Matchbox was the primary focus of my collection, I vowed to only collect the Datsun 510 as my one Hot Wheels model. That didn’t last long, and was a dumb idea, but it illustrates how much I have liked the 510. So with this being one of five premium 510 releases coming in the next few months, I will not be one to complain.
I have talked enough about how the 510 went from massive pegwarmer to one of the most popular Hot Wheels around, so no need to rehash it. It is still a trip though. This particular model is very nice, especially on the chrome Real Riders. But the deco isn’t as sharp as others. But I still dig it, especially with the opening hood.
The 510 was one of three Convention Exclusives. Every Convention has three models that paid attendees can purchase, with a limit of 2 per attendee. There are other models, like the Dinner, RLC Party, and Finale Models, but these are the three Convention models.
But it is as simple as this. Release a 510, it will enter my collection.