I’m not going to show the Super Treasure Hunt on this post. That will come in a Super Showcase later.
There is a reason. All the Super will do is distract you. You’ll get that weird Super Fever that we collectors get. Supers are Supers, and collectors lap them up, not matter what they are. So, for your own good, that comes later. What you need to do is look at this:
Right!?!? Who needs a Super!?! Definitely a bonus, but if this debuted as is it would still be all the talk. Obviously it helps that the RS 6 Avant is one of the coolest cars around. Wagons are cool no matter what, and when it comes to sport wagons nothing looks better than the RS 6.
But Hot Wheels nailed it too. Everything is right one, from its stance to rear to front. The RS 6 is mean, and so is its mini-me.
Ryu Asada worked on the RS 6, and he was most surely qualified. He created the Matchbox RS 6 Avant back in 2006, and it remains a favorite. (The casting returns in 2018, so be ready.). This one will surely join it in the upper pantheon of Lamley faves. And yes, a MBX v HW feature is coming.
For now, just concentrate on the model. Super or no Super, this one is a major highlight of 2018. I’m gonna have a very hard time picking the R30 or R33 over this one as Best Basic New Model. I’ll figure that out when I get there.