Monday, February 28, 2011

'62 Ford Mustang Concept: HW

Some of the 2010 Hot Wheels Premiere variations were released quite late, thus they had to be released with the 2011 wave, with new card design similar to the 2011 cards. One example is this:

'62 Ford Mustang Concept from 2010 Hot Wheels Premiere
I have to say that the 2011 card designs look really good.

Pictured with the rest of the family.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ed Terry's '70 Ford Mustang: HW Vintage Racing

Another Mustang from the latest Vintage Racing wave:

Ed Terry's '70 Ford Mustang from Hot Wheels Vintage Racing
Just look at the huge rear tires! Those rubbers are definitely meant for drag racing.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Parnelli Jones's '70 Ford Mustang Boss 302: HW Vintage Racing

The new wave of Vintage Racing series has finally arrived! This is one of the cars included in the series:

Parnelli Jones's '70 Ford Mustang Boss 302 from Hot Wheels Vintage Racing
At a glance, it looks pretty much the same as George Follmer's '70 Mustang Boss 302. There are a few differences though.

George Follmer's Mustang has silver grilles, and the headlights are painted red.

The race number and the rims are different as well. And of course the driver's name on the roof would be referring to its respective drivers.

And finally, George Follmer's Mustang has a Castrol logo at the trunk instead of a Ford logo like this one. Either way, both of the Mustangs look spectacular. It ain't cheap, but it's worth it.

Friday, February 25, 2011

'69 Corvette: HW

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!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ferrari 250 GTO: HW

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...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

'Tooned '69 Camaro Z28: HW

Ever since I bought the Toon'd Muscle 5-Pack, I'm getting hooked on tooned muscle cars. Here's another one I purchased recently.

'Tooned '69 Camaro Z28 from 2006 Hot Wheels
There's just something very cool about having a short and stubby body with an oversized engine popping out of the hood.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

'69 Ford Mustang: HW T-Hunt

Scored this from a friend last night. Now I have the complete pair of the '69 Ford Mustang T-Hunt and T-Hunt$!!

'69 Ford Mustang from Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts 2010
Pictured here with the '69 Ford Mustang T-Hunt$.

The flame tampo looks really good on the Mustang.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mustang Funny Car: HW

Last night's midnight haul:

Mustang Funny Car from Hot Wheels Dragsterz 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Nissan GT-R: Tomica

Found lots of these at Litt Tak the other day. Grabbed one for me, and a few for my friends. I have an extra unit for sale if anyone's interested.

Nissan GT-R from Tomica
A beautiful casting from Tomica that you really mustn't miss.

Build quality is good, but there's room for improvement. The gap between the door panels are too wide, and the door doesn't even fit properly.

Rear end is satisfying. The taillights are properly painted, and the 'GT-R' emblem looks great.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

'56 Ford F-100: HW

Seems that the 2011 cards are starting to fill up the pegs. Here's one I bought the other day:

'56 Ford F-100 from Hot Wheels Heat Fleet 2011
Copper and gold somehow look really good together.

Highway Patrol Barricade: Hasbro

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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

'63 Mustang II Concept: HW

Another new casting for the 2011 Hot Wheels.

'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.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Megane Trophy: HW

Grabbed this on my way back from class today.

Megane Trophy from 2011 Hot Wheels Premiere
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.