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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Look: Hot Wheels '69 Mercury Cyclone...


1969.

Is there any year that has produced more classic American muscle cars?  Has anyone ever researched what year has been replicated by Hot Wheels the most?  I would imagine 1969 would be up there, if not at the very top.  Maybe someone should start a thread on HWC to see how many 1969 models are out there.

Here is another 1969er.  I have admitted before, and will admit again, that my muscle car knowledge is weak at best.  So, like many other models before it, Hot Wheels version has taken me to the web to learn more about the car.  That is one of the great joys of collecting.  You learn more the more you collect.

There is a very interesting thread on HWC that started a couple of days ago.  A collector's idea about an all-classic Japanese car subset started a muscle vs. everything else discussion.  It of course quickly took the usual "those cars will be pegwarmers around here" argument on both sides, which of course makes no sense.  Instead of fighting about what would be more or less popular, we should enjoy the fact that names like Torino, Skyline, Javelin, COPO, Bluebird, and Cyclone are now familiar to a ton of people that had no idea what they were before finding them on the pegs.  I hope this continues, pegwarmers or not.


Hot Wheels '69 Mercury Cyclone (2012 New Models):






5 comments:

  1. Perfect!
    Can't beat an orange muscle car
    Cheers
    David

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  2. I fully agree about the pegwarmer comments. People are too narrow-minded if they think there's no place for divirsity in Hot Wheels.

    -AfghanTwilight

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  3. I did a quick search for 1969 HW castings. Other than the new stuff from this year, we have:

    1969 Chevrolet Chevelle (HW Collectibles line)
    1969 AMX (HW Collectibles line)
    1969 Plymouth Hemi GTX (HW Collectibles line)
    1969 Pro Street Camaro (HW Collectibles line)
    1969 Buick Riviera lowrider (HW Collectibles line)
    1969 Oldsmobile 442 (HW Collectibles line)
    '69 Dodge Coronet Super Bee (HW Collectibles line)
    '69 Dodge Charger (HW Collectibles line)
    '69 Chevrolet Camaro (HW Collectibles line)
    1969 Dodge Charger
    1969 Pontiac Firebird T/A
    '69 Camaro Convertible
    '69 Corvette ZL-1
    '69 Pontiac GTO Judge
    Custom '69 Chevy Pickup
    '69 Ford Mustang
    '68/'69 El Camino
    '69 Ford Torino Talladega
    '69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator
    '69 Dodge Coronet Superbee
    '69 Chevelle SS 396
    '69 COPO Corvette
    '69 Chevelle (X-racer)
    Custom '69 Volkswagen Variant/Squareback
    '69 Shelby GT-500
    '69 Dodge Charger Funny Car
    Custom '69 Dodge Charger / Large and in Charger
    '69 Brawner Hawk
    Tooned' '69 Camaro Z28
    Tooned' '69 Pontiac GTO Judge
    Tooned' '69//70 Dodge Charger

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  4. I had to give my two cents in that argument on HWC. Those guys think that the only cars people want are made in Detroit. Like in the real auto business, that almost got the Big 3 killed. Because of America's diversity, we are all different. And kudos to Hot Wheels for acknowledging it.

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