No, you won’t get a ton of Pop Culture coverage from me. I think I have documented enough that while I totally appreciate the quality of the models, having a cartoon character plastered on the side of an obscure Hot Wheels premium model is not something the revs the engines so-to-speak.
(Although the Hot Wheels Team has told me that a few models in 2019 might change my mind. Challenge accepted.)
There are occasions that curiosity gets the best of me though. Pop Culture is essentially the only line now that will feature Hot Wheels Originals, non-licensed models that designers can have a ton of fun with. And that appears to have happened with the new 3D-Livery, a motorcycle-carriage concoction making its debut in the new Marvel set.
Pop Culture models need to be premium and need to have real estate for themed graphics, and it is clear that the 3D-Livery was designed for precisely that. I could see it as an RLC model similar to the Blown Delivery, but this is an obvious Pop Culture entrant.
And I have no background to give on it. I have no idea what it is based on, if anything, so I am hoping one of you does. All I know is it is heavy, eccentric, and pretty darn cool.
There are superheroes all over it, which again isn’t floating any boats for me, but the collector pond is big, so plenty of boats can be floated, and I am sure this zamac release will be a hit. The Marvel set is more Marvel Studios than comics, so the movie characters are plastered on this set:
And knowing how popular Pop Culture is with many, my guess is an A100 paired with the 3D-Livery will make this a must-have. I will let this first version stick around, but I will probably replace it with an RLC if that ever happens. We will see.
The other side of the models: