You kind of know what they are when they hit. Might be a fun feature too. Those models that one day will the models that future collectors are sad they missed.
I am not talking about the models that were once pegwarmers but are now popular, like the Datsun 510. I am talking about the models that we all appreciate now, but probably take a tad for granted.
The Nissan Silvia in Car Culture Street Tuners is today’s example. It is definitely the first to go when Street Tuners hits the pegs, and there is no reason for me to talk about how cool it is. I think most will agree it is the star of the set.
Thinking bigger, the S15 is already a star. It was a big deal when the news got out that Hot Wheels was doing a proper premium S15, and it was a must-have in both the Forza Entertainment and Fast & Furious lines. They both looked good, but the busy decos just made the desire for clean S15 that much stronger. And boy did Hot Wheels deliver.
Street Tuners was Hot Wheels’ nod to those collectors that wanted clean, graphic-less models in Car Culture. Nothing but front and rear tampos. The S15 was a no-brainer, and Hot Wheels knew they were doing something special with the pearl white model with black Real Riders. It was going to be the definitive S15, and it is.
The S15 will be a popular casting for a long time, but I don’t see any surpassing this model. That means anyone collecting this later will be searching for this one. It will be the first one they want. I’ll just be glad I have this one.