Hot Wheels just announced another special line commemorating its 50th year, and this one should be a collector fave. Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Favorites appears to be a Car Culture-ish take on the 50th Anniversary lines, with a focus on current collector favorites.
The details are at hotwheelscollectors.com, but it is essentially this: There will be two mixes, the first releasing at Toys R Us exclusively in April (other retailers in June), and the second in September. This line appears to be TRU’s baby, because the while the second mix will be available everywhere, there will be a special color of the ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser only available at Toys R Us.
The mixes are as follows:
Mix 1 (April at TRU, June everywhere else):
- ’56 Chevy®
- ’60s Ford Econoline Pickup
- ’71 AMC Javelin
- ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon
- Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback
Mix 2 (September):
- ’55 Chevy® Bel Air Gasser (exclusive color at TRU)
- ’65 Ford Galaxie
- ’69 Camaro®
- 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck
- Volkswagen T1 Drag Bus
If I had to pick the two most popular castings currently, I would say the 510 Wagon and the ’55 Gasser, and both are here. Add to that a nice variety of muscle, VW, and classics, and this is a very nice line. I am especially excited to see the ’71 AMC Javelin return. It has been way too long.
I am sure more details will be out soon, including – I hope – a nice preview of the models.