It is still one of the visceral pleasures of collecting - ripping a blister off the card and freeing a $1 model. No offense to some of the premium brands, but it is far better than unscrewing a tiny screw or using scissors to cut open a fully sealed package. So that meant the N … Continue reading Opening a Hot Wheels Bugatti Chiron, two Supers, and bunch of other stuff.
Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's Father. Bruce Willis is actually dead. Tyler Durden and Brad Pitt are the same person. I am Keyser Soze. The Hot Wheels Chiron is better than the Hot Wheels Veyron. Sorry to give the ending away before I even start, but I didn't want to totally pull the rug out … Continue reading Why am I even doing this? Hot Wheels Bugatti Chiron vs Veyron
We all go through evolutions as collectors. I hesitate to call them “phases”, but that might be an accurate term as well. But I’d like to think I get a bit more refined as time goes on. When I first got into collecting, realizing how fun the cars I obsessed over as a kid could … Continue reading The ‘41 Willys Gasser is the first of many RLC must-haves in 2019.
Gassers are naturally bonkers. Nothing is aesthetically right about them. But that is what makes them so wonderful. A car this nuts needs a matching deco, and Hot Wheels gives them to us. And the ‘41 Willys gets it all. It is a complete stunner, enameled to look like it sits under a layer of … Continue reading The RLC ‘41 Willys Gasser is an over-the-top, ridiculous model. I could only make an over-the-top video to showcase it.
Just arrived from A&J Toys, the N Case, aka the Bugatti Case. As I mentioned in the previous post, the Bugatti deserves all the attention it is getting, and seeing two in this case is definitely a good thing. Enjoy: https://youtu.be/mjPNQuyBhNY
It doesn't disappoint. The new Hot Wheels Bugatti Chiron is in hand and truly spectacular. The Chiron was undoubtedly going to cause a frenzy when it was first unveiled by Ryu Asada and the Hot Wheels Design Team. A Bugatti is a big deal in all aspects, large or small. The king of hypercars has … Continue reading Bugatti makes its triumphant return to Hot Wheels with the brilliant Chiron.
I have no idea whether there is a letter code assigned to this case, but I do know this is the fourth Moving Parts mix of the year. And it is good to know, because there has been an onslaught of new opening parts stuff from Matchbox this year. Moving Parts is the basic line, … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2019 Moving Parts Mix 4
Call this a fun mixup. As Wheel Collectors was plowing through the pallet of N Cases Mattel sent, one at the bottom looked a little different. The code suggested a US Case, and even more so, a Zamac Case. For a pallet that already produced the highly-anticipated Bugatti Chiron, as well as a surprising group … Continue reading More Hot Wheels N Case surprises. Wheel Collectors got the Walmart N Zamac Case as well.
So by now you have probably figured out what I do once a new Hot Wheels Basic case is released. It starts with a message from my friends at Wheel Collectors, telling me they have it. Then things kick in. Matt & Matt pick a couple of cases off the pallet at random, open one … Continue reading Hot Wheels N Case has the Bugatti Chiron, and apparently some Supers from the M Case. Oh, and we are doing a giveaway.
Actually, Auto World is giving us two releases this month, Premium Releases 2 and 3. The brand was never about speed, as we are getting these halfway through the year, but they are certainly worth it. Chad at Round2 previewed both, and they look great. https://youtu.be/jz6SdNxPZtA