I don’t make it a secret that I am not as well-versed in Fast & Furious folklore as some. It seems every time I post an FnF showcase video or post there are comments about when a person drove what car in what movie. Something along the lines of “That S15 was driven by Larry during the race in the forest when Harold crashed his Buick in Really Furious and Somewhat Fast 7.” Or something like that.
For me, the value of the Fast & Furious lines that Hot Wheels releases lies in the models created. They sometimes debut in outrageous outfits, but the casting is made, and there is no doubt they will eventually appear elsewhere looking wonderfully stock or close to it.
Then again, FnF or not, we have had some real gems hit the FnF line looking fantastic. I am thinking of the black Defender 110, or the green G Wagon, or that fantastic pair of Chevelles. For every S15 in a ridiculous orange stripe, there is jet black R32. It all evens out.
So 2020 starts in a really good way with Fast Tuners. That S15 I mentioned appears again, this time in gunmetal grey with a black hood, but the stars of the show are the new EG Civic in yellow and white WRX STI. Mattel sent the set over to preview, and you should see it in stores soon. Here is the video, photos will follow soon: