It seems every couple of months now Hot Wheels releases a new must-have casting for me. Some are in basic, but most are in premium lines. It goes without saying that most are in Car Culture, but home runs seem to come from all kinds of places.
You saw me go batshit bonkers over the Hako Wagon this week, and I will continue to say that has bolted to the top of my all-time favorite Hot Wheels castings. It securely holds the top spot. There are other premiere castings that have jumped up that list too. Off the top of my head, I think of the Merc 190E, the two new castings in JH2, the Bugeye Subaru, and the Ford Transit Supervan.
To round out that list I’ll add the Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. It debuted in the first Forza HW Entertainment mix, and recently popped into Car Culture. Both releases highlight how brilliant the casting is, and what a good designer Mark Jones is. The subtle sagging slope of the rear of the car is what does it, just like the slight reverse rake of the Supervan. It’s in the details.
All I do when I look at the Alfa is just think that this casting needs to keep on coming. We need plain red for sure, along with whatever crazy vintage racing look would work. But keep it premium. Maybe this? (With black steelies of course.)
I’ll keep dreaming, but this is a casting that needs to keep on coming. In fact, it is one of those, along with the others I mentioned, that needs to jump into that Convention/RLC realm. That will be some nice variety.