Hot Wheels Designer Manson Cheung dropped this on Instagram today:
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Dropping…uh, hanging soon, on a peg near you for 2019. Just in "time" for the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future Part II #SuperTreasureHunt #HotWheels #BackToTheFuture #BackToTheFuturePartII #30thAnniversary #TimeMachine #HoverMode #DeLorean #DieCast #HotWheelDreamTeam #HotWheelsDesigner #nerd #IMakeTheToysYouPlayWith
You have to look closely, but in front of the rear hover wheels is the infamous “TH” signifying this is a Super Treasure Hunt. It will be out later in 2019, and it has stirred quite the reaction.
First off, to some of you, calm the ______ down. Some of the comments have been downright embarrassing. So one Super is different than what you are used to and you act like the sky is falling. It’s not.
Second, I’ve seen it asked how this could be a Super if there is no spectraflame paint and no Real Riders. (The hover “wheels” are part of the base). Well, there is a really easy answer for that. It is because Hot Wheels decided to make it a Super. If someone can produce an official Super TH Rulebook that states it has to have spectraflame paint and Real Riders with something different I will stand corrected.
Lastly, it this that bad? Different is sometimes good. 15 Supers a year, and out of the last 100 or so is a little different. If this Super becomes a pegwarmer, I will once again stand corrected.
Supers are a little wink that Hot Wheels throws at collectors. They are fun to find, no matter what the Super is. Yeah, I prefer enhanced versions of real cars, but I will not complain about any choice the team makes. It is their prerogative. And if it is all that bad, vote for it as Worst Super at the 2019 Lamley Awards.
Here is a suggestion. You must be a passionate collector, so look into a little bit. We like our designers to be passionate as well, and there is no one more passionate about the Delorean than Manson Cheung. He owns one, he’s designed the stock and BTTF Deloreans we have seen in the mainline, and that passion made this one a Super on the 30-year anniversary of Back to the Future II.
And that isn’t all in the photo. Check out the Delorean in the background. That is the upcoming Entertainment version with train wheels. It is coming soon as well.
The Hot Wheels Designers give us a lot of cool models, many of which are passion projects. Think Brendon Vetuskey with the ’55 Gasser, Ryu Asada with an array of Hondas, even marketing guru Jimmy Liu with the S15 Silvia. And think Manson Cheung with the Delorean. We all benefit, and it makes collecting WHATEVER you are into that much more fun.
We will now return to our regularly scheduled program of complaining about scalpers.