The HWC Exclusive Datsun 240Z finally goes on sale today. After a long wait – this model was previewed last year at the Convention – and a very strange detour, it is finally ready to make its way to collectors.
I am fortunate to be able to preview a good number of Hot Wheels HWC/RLC Models for Lamley Readers, and in some cases I hope my previews convince those the fence to jump in and buy one. In other cases, my previews are of no value, other than generating more excitement among those who have already decided to purchase a model.
That is this preview. Hot Wheels is going to have not a lick of trouble selling this one. It is going to sell out on the first day. I doubt Marketing will be doing high-fives thanking their lucky stares that Lamley was able to convince collectors to buy. Enough collectors went to bed last night with images of red Z’s dancing in their heads.
So all I can do is show you that yes, you made a good decision. You won’t regret dropping the $20 for this thing. It is beautiful.
The new large Watanabe-inspired Real Riders, which debuted on Alton’s Z at last year’s Convention, really shine. But it is that paint – spectraflame red with black hood and trim, that separates this one.
So I am going to give you this video, showcasing the 20 previous releases of the Z along with the freeing of this model:
And then I am going to show these photos. And I will tell you that this was a pleasure to shoot.
You’re welcome, Mattel. #lamleyhype sold out your model. It didn’t have a chance otherwise.