Model: Ion Motors Thresher
Line: 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline, Netflix presents Fast & Furious Spy Racers collaboration
eBay link: since going to the store isn’t the best option, eBay has them cheap right now!
Why it’s in my collection: Besides my desire to collect all the Hot Wheels F&F cars, this is a killer casting. It looks like a modern muscle car that was made using the best vintage parts from the glory days of the Big Three’s line-ups. Almost like a generic muscle car from Grand Theft Auto…it definitely has Declase Sabre Turbo or Declasse Stallion vibes to it. I hate using the term “generic” though because this casting is way better than that.
The body looks muscular and has edges in all the right places. From the door/fender mounted intake to the high-rise spoiler, the Thresher looks like a car that would be in the Fast and the Furious franchise.
You don’t have to look far to see the muscle car influences in the design either. The front of the car has an aggressive scowl to it and a big budging scoop peeking out from under the hood. The hood pin tampos are a nice touch too.
The car looks as aggressive from the rear as it does from the front. The car hearkens back to the street machine days with a high rake and fat tires.
Someone will probably correct me on this, but I believe this is the first mainline to receive the RSW (Retro Slot Wheels) – and it looks spectacular on them. I hope that means we will be seeing more of these wheels on upcoming castings!
Overall I am very impressed with the Thresher – it’s a Fast and Furious sized bang for your buck! 🏁
Video unboxing and review: