#lamleydaily – April 19, 2018
Model: Hot Wheels Koenigsegg Agera R
Line: 2014 Hot Wheels Entertainment
Where to get it: eBay is your best bet at this point
Why it is in the collection: It is in my collection strictly because of its one-and-done status. It is most surely a unique model, and a surprising model choice when this segment was announced.
I was not a fan when I showcased it back then, mainly because of the wheel choice and exaggerated size difference in the wheels. My criticism didn’t sit well with a lot of you, and clearly I was in the minority, as this model has become a must for many collectors. Secondary prices have skyrocketed.
And yes, over time I have softened on it, and am quite happy to have one. Actually two, as I have the extra black tampo variation as well:
What is interesting is that the Koenigsegg has, at least for now, joined the most exclusive of Hot Wheels Clubs, the One-and-Done. There aren’t a lot of these models, but for whatever reason, they have only been seen once. The Agera is one of those. I thought we would have seen it again at some point, and it does make sense as a Car Culture model. And it would be most welcome, especially with far better Real Rider options.
Alas, from what I have heard there are no plans for future versions. This is it.