So let me describe the setting.
A room full of boxes, literally stacked from floor to ceiling, with old tables laid out for whatever the current task requires the volunteer staff’s attention. The room is in a constant state of flux, with carts moving in and out for the next event. It is essentially an unofficial gallery for all the cool stuff associated with Nationals.
But I am here with a job to do. In a far corner is a series of displays, with a few cars in various states of completion “stickied” to them. They are the Hot Wheels Boards, the displays the Design Team brings to show upcoming models. Members of the Design Team are with me, and clear some space on one of the old tables and get to work.
We are filming previews.
It is SUPER COOL that the Design Team does this. They are busy at these events, being pulled in every direction. But they took a few minutes to sit down with me and discuss the models on the boards, give a few details, and speak to the background of each. It is something us nerds love, and they know it, and oblige. They are a treat to film, and hopefully to watch.
This time, Designers Brendon Vetuskey and Manson Cheung joined me, along with Marketing Manager Jimmy Liu. All of us were tired, there was some incessant teasing involved – much more when the cameras aren’t rolling – but we all had fun geeking out for a few minutes.
We did three videos. One for Premium, one for RLC, and one for Basic. Part 1 is Basic. The next two parts are coming soon.