While talking to other Hot Wheels collectors about the Fast & Furious Premium Series, the topic of the background cars often comes up. Hot Wheels have made a few Fast & Furious cars that appear only in the background of a scene for couple of seconds, or even less than one second, like the BMW E46 M3 for example. Some people want the Hot Wheels Fast & Furious cars to be only the memorable ones, but personally, I don’t really mind.
As long as we still get those fan favourite star cars, I welcome the background cars as an additional supplement to the series. Hot Wheels would want to make the most of their partnership with Univseral Studios / Fast & Furious and a car that’s only in the background of a scene might give them an opportunity to make a new casting, or give us a new version of an existing casting. If that’s the case, I say “bring it on!”
I had a great time watching the movie, scanning the background with an eagle eye, looking out for cool cars, and I found quite a few which I think would make for really cool Hot Wheels. There are quite literally hundreds of cars in the background of The Fast and The Furious, and a lot of them are cool enough that they’d be great Hot Wheels even without the Fast & Furious connection.
The background cars aren’t everyone’s favourite part of the Fast & Furious Premium Series, but if Hot Wheels are going to continue making them, these are some that I think would be cool to see.
The Fast & Furious Premium Series has already provided Hot Wheels collectors with so many cool cars, but despite that, it still has its detractors. Some say that the series has overstayed its welcome, but I don’t believe that’s true. It still holds a huge amount of potential. It would be an enormous missed opportunity if Hot Wheels were to stop making Fast & Furious cars now. For Fast Fans, there are dozens of memorable cars which could still be made, and even for those who aren’t fans of the movies, it’s a great avenue for new castings as evidenced by the 20+ that we’ve seen already.
The cars I’ve identified here are only from the first Fast & Furious movie, there are 11 movies in total. They’re full of cool cars that Hot Wheels could make, enough to keep the series going for many more years to come.