Just the other day I showcased the new Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Black & Gold Collection, due in stores soon:
I was especially impressed with the clean, embossed card art, and found that the six models in the set matched the look. Matte black with gold and blue trim. I also really liked the special 7th model – unofficially a Chase based on the small numbers in cases – an iconic 67 Camaro in gold.
It truly is gorgeous, and an appropriate 50th Anniversary model. But it’s plastic.
This is actually the Color Changers Camaro, with a metal chassis and plastic body. It may seem odd to do this model in plastic, but that is actually the only way to do it. This set will be priced near the basic model price in stores, and in order to do a gold model within those cost restraints, the body had to be plastic.
And that may bother a few of you. It may bother a lot of you. Of course that is only based on how you look at things. To some, me included, this doesn’t matter. The idea of a special 7th car is cool, and in some ways you can consider it a bonus. And it’s gold because it is plastic. If this were an RLC release, with the ability to do things with a much higher cost ceiling, damn straight that model should be all metal. But I am cool with this one.
Others of you would ask “why bother?”. Either do the Camaro is a similar matte black deco or don’t do it at all. Plastic is an abomination and it should have never happened to the Camaro. Not my thought, but it can most certainly be yours.
So, we might fall on different sides on this, but I am excited to see this set released. It really is pretty in person.