As I posted the heads up that the new Target Red Editions were out, I remembered that I forgot to mention TRU has its own trio of Hot Wheels exclusives out as well.
I came across them last week mixed in with the 2018 C Case:
Unlike the Target Red Editions and Walmart Zamacs, the TRU exclusives don’t carry a theme, they are just exclusive colors. For one, that means you have to know what to look for. We have seen the Bone Shaker in blue, and the Lotus and Lambo haven’t been seen anywhere else. Plus, Hot Wheels will let us know.
For me, keeping a theme on the exclusives is the way to go, at least in my opinion. I have collected every Walmart Zamac and Target Red Edition released so far, only because they share a theme, and look great together. There are obviously a slew of castings in each of those sets I would not typically collect, so I like that too.
Just doing exclusive colors like Kmart and TRU means I will only grab the models I collect. I am thrilled they exist, but I am guessing TRU would be more thrilled if I picked them all up.
Nonetheless, all three of these models are great, and are at TRU right now.