Check out the new Hot Wheels Exotics 5-pack

Lamley Reader Sam (@samichs on IG) shared this find with me today, and I thought I would pass it on in case you haven’t seen it:

Hot Wheels does a “HW Exotics” 5-pack every year, and here is the 2019 offering. Pagani to Lambo x2 to Lotus to Aston Martin. Ain’t bad, right?

Thanks Sam for sharing!

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8 thoughts on “Check out the new Hot Wheels Exotics 5-pack

  1. That new HW exotics 5 pack is awesome. 👍I will be on the hunt for this HW exotics 5 pack and I can’t wait to add those to my hotwheels collection. 👍

  2. 3 out of 5 are worth it. My favourite is undoubtedly the Gallardo Superleggera. Good to see it back in signature green and thank god for the black 10sp (for some reason though, it’s wearing gen 1 Superleggera stripes instead of gen 2). The Lotus and Pagani are next, both looking nice and clean. The Sesto Elemento and Vantage? I don’t have anything to say other than I’m tired of seeing the same cars over and over again. Still, I’ll be buying this pack for sure.

    1. I thought I was the only one who spotted the Gen 1 vs Gen 2 Superleggera stripes on the Gallardo. The same mistake is made on the Fast and Furious version. In the movie, I think it was a Gen 1 Gallardo, and Mattel probably knowingly applied those Gen 1 stripes to the only Gallardo Superleggera casting they have which is the Gen 2. Here, they had the opportunity to correct it (i.e. no movie reference or constraint) but they didn’t, which is a bit disappointing.

      As for the Huayra, I am glad it’s the Roadster version and not the terrible coupe. I thought we saw this exact same one and color in the mainline last year?

      1. You are correct about Fast and Furious. In the movie it was a gen 1 Gallardo and HW just used the existing gen 2 casting instead of making a brand new one. I don’t know if any gen 2 Superleggera in real life has the gen 1 stripes, which would make it realistic. I’m not complaining though, as it looks good enough.

        The Huayra Roadster is a new colour. The mainline version was red and grey.

  3. Laziness by Mattel again, same cars we’ve seen before but with a wheel change on the Lotus and the Aston. The Lotus has not been made since 2004, this was driven when Roger Moore was James Bond !

  4. I would like to propose a permanent ban on the yellow outer-rim wheels on all Hot Wheels. The ruin an otherwise nice Aston Martin as they do all other cars on which they are used. These always make me pull out a black Sharpie to take care of the problem.

  5. This pack feels a little same ol’ same ol’. The Gallardo is the star for me, but it’s unfortunate about the use of the wrong deco even though they’ve applied the correct stripe many times before. My second favorite is the Lotus, but we’ve already had it in yellow. The only change being the arguably better looking lace wheels instead of 5 spokes. Not sure if that’s enough to warrant a repurchase. I don’t know if silver, metallic maroon or metallic light blue were factory colors for the 1st gen., but that would have made this model a bit more interesting.

    Though the Sesto Elemento looks good in metallic maroon, it’s starting to feel a bit overplayed. And as a one-off show car, I’m kind of stuck on the original satin metallic gray. The Huayra I could take or leave. We’ve had a version of the Huayra in 3 of the past 4 Exotics 5-Packs. I like the Aston DBS casting, but this is the third straight year in it’s been included. The main issue for me being the deco of late has been a real turnoff. How about a nice clean stock look?

    Not a horrible set by any means, but not much here to get me excited either. Not like the McLaren and Jag in last year’s Exotics pack.

    1. The Huayra is a roadster, not the coupe that was in older packs, so I’lI take that. The Aston is a Vantage, not DBS. Doesn’t change much though as the Vantage has also been used in previous packs.

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