Holiday madness is upon us. Black Friday looms just beyond the horizon, getting ready to rear its ugly head. It means a lot to collectors too.
Some thinks it is an abundance of Supers, just lying there for the taking. I still haven’t seen that. But there are other things. Huge online sales, like Wheel Collectors’ big holiday sale and the Japan Booster TLV Damaged Box Sale (more on those later today), and new product.
Some new product gets released in a bit of a subtle way. The multipacks sell big during the holidays, so Hot Wheels is rolling a ton out. And considering the timing, it means new models. Nothing announced, just new exclusives. And I am not talking about the exclusive models up in the corner of the 9-packs. I am talking about the models that show up in 9-packs and 3-packs, mixed with basic models. It is such a hodge podge, and it is fun to try and figure out what is exclusive.
The Lamley RCR (Resident California Reporter) – @hw_jay – came across some new 9-packs last night, and shared some pics. And there is some new stuff to pursue:
Have a look. Yes, there is a Corvette wheel error, but let’s focus on the new stuff. The exclusives I am referring to are the models that are new colors of older decos, either from mainlines of year’s past or previous multipack exclusives. Looking at it that way, these are most likely new exclusives and not upcoming mainlines:
The Porsche is a recolor of the orange multipack version, the Acura a third color of the mainline that was yellow and black a couple of years ago, the Lambo Gallardo maybe a recolor of the black and white First Editions from 7-8 years ago, and the Hudson a mainline recolor from the Super in 2016. The Corvette Convertible I am pretty sure about, but that could be a mainline. We will see.
There are others, but those are the models that interest me, or at least keep track of. The only other model is the Greddy Maverick. I would guess that is an upcoming mainline.
Nonetheless, there are few I will pursue. It is always fun to figure it out.