No need for introduction here, I'm pretty sure you would be familiar with this iconic car if you're a muscle car fan.
'69 Corvette from Hot Wheels 2006 First Editions
Just look at the styling in those days! I would literally lick this car if I had one. I mean the real car of course. Anyway, note the number "427" on the hood, which means that this version has a 7.0L V8 under the hood. Let me repeat that, a 7.0L V8!!
Classic Ferraris are always a sight to behold. They look gorgeous in picture, and even better in metal. Here's a famous legend from the 1960s:
Ferrari 250 GTO from Hot Wheels Premiere 2009
It's hard to believe that people in the '60s managed to create something as beautiful as this.
The details on this Ferrari is quite astounding, for a Hot Wheels that is. Painted taillights, fuel cap, door handles, rear license plate, etc, things which are usually absent on other Hot Wheels cars. I guess Ferrari were quite strict when they gave Hot Wheels the license to make die-cast models of their cars. They probably said something like "Make our cars look good, or don't make them at all." If only Ford said the same thing...
If you're getting bored of Hot Wheels and Matchbox and Tomica, here's a little something different...
Highway Patrol Barricade from Hasbro's Transformers RPMs Metal Heroes Series.
To be honest, I'm not a fan of Transformers. In fact I only watched the movie because of the Megan-Fox-running-in-a-tank-top-in-slow-motion scene. But this Barricade is a Mustang (a Saleen S281 to be exact), and unlike most Transformers toys out there, this one is actually a die-cast. And it only cost me RM10, which seems pretty reasonable.
It can't actually transform, but the robot-mode Barricade is sort of sculpted to the bottom of the chassis, which looks pretty much like Han Solo frozen in carbonite.
'63 Mustang II Concept from 2011 Hot Wheels Premiere
Truth to be told, I think it looks kinda weird. The first Mustang Concept looks much better. Anyway, despite looking all shiny and stuff, the headlights and grilles are actually chromed plastic, not metal.
Well, at least the rear end looks pretty decent. The 3 vertical-bar tail lights influenced the production Mustangs' tail lights design until today.
Definitely a looker, which makes the Megane Trophy a popular cast in 2011.
The rear spoiler could easily be detached from the rear window, therefore it will not be uncommon to come across a carded Megane Trophy with a detached rear spoiler. Nothing to worry about though, as the rear spoiler could easily be reattached. Just snap it back to the lower part of the rear window, and it's all good. Might be a problem if you're not planning to uncard the car though.