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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hot Wheels variation alert (and it's a doozy): Honda S2000 Super Treasure Hunt with "RRex" wheels...

If it hasn't been made clear at this point, wheel variations are a big deal here at the Lamley Group.  They are my favorite type of variation, and if one is found on a casting I collect, the search is on.

I don't think there is a better example than the variation I am profiling right now.  When it was first reported found, I did my customary inquiry, and after several weeks, I was able to secure a trade.  And now that I have it in hand, it is instantly my favorite variation in the collection, just barely edging out the lace-wheel Cadillac CTS.

The Super Honda S2000 with "Real Rider Exotics" was first reported found by HWC member Wicket in Germany.  That is the one I now have.  According to Wicket, two others have been found, also in Germany.  One went up on eBay, then was taken down, and now has been reportedly sold for just under $300.  I only know this because I inquired about it as well.

So right now there are only three reported found, all from Germany, and all on "Hot Wheels Racing" short cards.  I know of two mismatched wheel errors as well, also found on the short card.

As rare as wheel variations can be, it is almost unheard of to find one on a Treasure Hunt, let alone a Super Treasure Hunt.  The Supers are already rare, and factor in a wheel vari on top of that, and the RREX S2000 is bound to be a upper echelon vari among those that collect wheel variations.  Consider me VERY happy to have mine.

Since there is no report of this vari found in the US, I would keep my eyes peeled in Europe for any more...

Hot Wheels S2000 2012 Super Treasure Hunt with RR exotic wheels:



Paired with the normal "Real Rider GT" wheel version:



7 comments:

  1. I think that RRex variations are very commom in international cards. Here in Portugal I know the existence of at least three of them. The same happened with the Bone Shaker, the international version had LW5SPRR front wheels.
    Talking about wheels variations, I'll always regreat the moment that I found two 2010 Track Stars Twin Mill with MC5 wheels variation, and I just bought one for my friend who collects errors and variations. I thought that in the next mix will be lots of them, but the truth is that I'd never see one again. I still don't know if it's rare or not but I never heard of them.

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    1. Hey Sergio drop me an email at lamleygroup@gmail.com. I have a question...

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  2. hello,
    Iam Krabbi from Germany.
    I found a Super Treasure Honda S 2000 with a short card too, but mine has two different wheel-types the regular real rider tire in front and the real rider exotic at rear.
    I think this variation is very exiting,because it looks like a real Drift Car with different Wheels.
    This variation might be very rare too
    and i`m very happy to got it.

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  3. Hi I am stuart an i have just found this wheel variation in the uk on the team Hotwheels short card And was alerted to this topic by wicket on the uk Hotwheels forum an it's very interesting to know thanks

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    1. Are you the lucky feller that snagged one on ebay for the price of a mainline?

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    2. Yes I sure am couldn't believe my luck I'm doing very poorly for this years supers finding only two all year trading for a few but still in need of 70 camaro, 67 mustang, falcon xb, ferrari 599x, focus and charger The camaro an Ferrari are my main concern
      So I may trade the rrex Honda to get some if anyone has them preferably short card
      My email is stukay09_lucas@hotmail.co.uk

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