Let’s face it, the “much ado about nothing” factor in the Hot Wheels collecting world is a thing. We sometimes get caught up in looking for something that isn’t really there. Something looks a little different, theories abound, a variation is created, a frenzy ensues. Actually, that is one of the fun elements of collecting. Why the hell not let that happen?
So is it happening now? A few days ago, readers started asking me about a “spectraflame” Target Red Edition Corvette. Several folks from different parts of the country reported that among the latest release of Red Editions, SOME of the Corvettes appeared to have spectraflame paint. My typical reaction is to smile and say “neat”, but the pictures sent over did show a significant difference. Still, significant paint differences happen all the time, and it seemed a ripe case for the “much ado about nothing” game.
Then a friend of mine found them here. It is pretty significant. So I am making much ado.
You be the judge. Even better, find one and then really be the judge. There is no evidence that Hot Wheels did a secret chase for Target. There is nothing on the card that suggests anything, only the paint difference, which is huge.
What to you think? How much ado does this merit?