It is always cool to see a market that doesn’t get a ton of attention in the diecast world all of a sudden get that attention.
That has happened with France. There are a quite a few collectors in France, and I always enjoy hearing from them. They collect a lot of brands, and they know their stuff. For some reason they have been shut out of Matchbox for years, but they do get Hot Wheels.
So it was cool to see the new Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Redline line show up at Carrefour, a French supermarket. Lamley Reader Arthur Douissard found four of the five models released (someone beat him to the Beetle) and was kind enough to share some pics:
The models are simple, just like the models they are paying homage to, and they look great. They will hit everywhere in time, but it is nice to see a different market get in on the action first.