#lamleydaily – January 2, 2018
Model: Hot Wheels VW Kool Kombi
Line: Redline Club Exclusive
Where to get it: Only 4000 made, and they pop up occasionally on ebay
Why it’s in the collection: This one is easy. I think I have made it known over my time doing the blog that any time Hot Wheels releases a Kool Kombi, it is going into my collection. And knowing how popular the Kool Kombi is, that is not always easy.
So far we have seen the Kool Kombi as a Toy Fair model, a Super Treasure Hunt, a Convention exclusive, and here as a low-production RLC model. (Reg TH coming too.) I am an RLC member, and it was my intention to buy this one when it went on sale in 2013. That was until a meeting kept me away from my computer and I missed what turned out to be a very quick sale. But thanks to a generous friend – who I think had 8 accounts at the time – I was able to acquire one.
I am glad I did, because if you followed that ebay link above, you saw the prices these are going for. I didn’t expect that, but it is also not surprising. This is one of the cooler – or kooler – Kool Kombis to be released so far. Kind of an upgraded Pop Culture model, looking swell in gold with M&M’s deco. And kool mismatched deco to boot.