Hot Wheels & Camaro are celebrating their birthdays with the prettiest 67 ever done.

Blasphemy alert.

I am fully aware that the non-redline-collecting, jdm-loving, hw-nostalgia-ignoring blogger writing this has no right to even comment on the legacy of the ’67 Camaro.  The ’67 is Hot Wheels royalty, an almost sacred casting.  All the evidence you need is to see the strong reaction to the casting losing its opening hood and metal chassis.  Needless to say, there are strong opinions about the ’67 Camaro, and many, many collectors out there more qualified to discuss it than me.

So take it with a grain of sale when I say that this Camaro, with its sealed hood and plastic base, is the best-looking ’67 Camaro Hot Wheels has ever done.

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There might be 8 billion ’67 Camaros done, and clearly I am not familiar with all of them, so I will happily take a gander at your choice of the best ’67, so leave that in the comments below.  But I will stick with this one.  A gorgeous color combo, the new basic steelies, and a clean Camaro-ish side and hood stripe.  I just love it.

And it is at Walmarts now, as part of the new Camaro Generations set:

The models are great, but the gems for me are the bookends, the ’67 and the ’18 SS.  The ’18 is the same Special Edition Camaro in the mainline, but this time in satin orange, and it is gorgeous.

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The others are in the video, and also worth getting.  But these two are the no-brainers for me.

It seems Hot Wheels has all kinds of surprises up their sleeve for 2018.  I know of some, but am unaware of most.  What I do know is I need to save a lot of space in the collection.  There will be a lot of models released that will need a spot.  The ’67 most surely took one of those spots.

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23 Replies to “Hot Wheels & Camaro are celebrating their birthdays with the prettiest 67 ever done.”

  1. Take the deco and wheel choice, then put it on the original ’67 Camaro casting. Done-zo, you got yourself the ideal ’67 Camaro.

  2. Best ’67 Camaro or not, I don’t know. But this is surely one of the best looking! If this set becomes available in my country, I will surely buy it.

    Btw, I much prefer this style of photos (so I don’t have to open them twice).

  3. I’m surprised nobody has brought up the laughably high price of these. $2.14 per car and there’s nothing these have that the mainlines don’t. That said, there are some very nice cars here…nice enough that I picked up 5 of the 10. The ’67 was not one of them…the frothy-mouthed nostalgia guys can fawn over that one. If a casting is missing something as fundamental as door outlines, it’ll be a pass, regardless of the “heritage” of the model.

    The satin orange ’18 and the ’85 IROC are my picks of the bunch personally.

  4. Looks aside, what I find really striking is that, 50 years ago, HotWheels released the Custom Camaro in a variety of brilliant spectraflame colors. This same Camaro would also have an opening hood, metal base, and an interior with pretty decent detailing. And, the low friction bearings were innovative at the time. Compared to all of that, what does this new release have to offer? In 50 years time, I expect a better product. I’m not so sure that’s what they are offering.

    1. They could do a better product, but they’d charge you as much as it cost back in the day plus inflation, and then collectors would be whining that they charge too much.

      1. It is amazing how many people seem to forget that… $1 back in the late 60s I believe equates to somewhere between $6-7 today. To keep the basic price point, they have to make price cuts over time.

        The other thing is the people that complain about the stance. HWs started during the “muscle rake” look. The Camaro still holds that look, keeping a nod to history of the brand.

        HWs wouldn’t be HWs without some customization look.

      2. I won’t complain about the raked look too much, without having so many castings that needed ‘fixed’ I never would have learned how to lower HW cars.

  5. I’ve seen it twice and left if on the pegs twice. I just doesn’t do anything for me.
    I hope those that want it are able to find it.

  6. Sure it’s a great looking paint scheme, but I wouldn’t call it the best ’67 Camaro ever, considering it’s less of a car than what it originally was (opening hood, metal/metal platform, suspension, etc.) I’ll give it this, it does look really nice with the new steelies! But for me honestly, my favorite in this set is the yellow ’81 Camaro. Love the anti-disco artwork, the very 70s-era tampos and the casting itself is really nicely done. I’ve always loved this casting! I don’t know what it is about it that I love so much, maybe the shape? I don’t know but it’s a keeper! Hope to see it in the mainline this year!

  7. It is a very nice car! The steel wheel is the best mainline wheel to come along in a long time (my opinion, of course) and looks great on nearly everything. That said, the title of this post is pure conjecture, as it is subjective opinion presented as fact. The 2013 STH Summit ’67 Camaro is heads and tail above this one…again, in my opinion. I think it is perfectly fair to compare a STH to this model, as both are ’67 Camaros and this one is priced above a mainline which, ironically, would be more expensive than finding the ’13 STH in the store at retail.

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