#lamleydaily – November 6, 2017
Model: Nissan Skyline GT-R R33
Line: 2018 Basic New Models
Where to get it: Hot Wheels 2018 B Case
Why it’s in the collection: I don’t think there is much explaining needed for why this is in the collection. I am working on a feature ranking the Hot Wheels Skyline castings. It will come soon. Right now I can’t pick a winner, but the R33 is most certainly in the running.
Two batches released so far in 2018, and two new Skyline castings. It’s a thrill for j-tin fans, and hopefully a nice development for everyone else. It is exciting to see the wonderful hodgepodge that has come from Hot Wheels the last few years, and the R33 is a great example. It is most certainly lost between the R32 and R34, but deserving of some love. That love came from HW Designer Ryu Asada, who created a near perfect model. It sits perfectly, reflecting its era. It looks gorgeous in blue, and the like the R30 released in Batch A, it benefits from front and rear deco.
We know of two more Skylines coming in 2018, and surely more after that. This one will be a standout.