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Monday, November 5, 2012

The 2012 Lamley Awards: What are your Top 3 Hot Wheels variations for 2012?


After taking a week off while our friends on the East Coast dealt with Sandy, we are back to the voting.  Only a few more categories to go, including the big one - 2012 Hot Wheels Model of the Year. 

But before we get to that, how about one of the most subjective categories there is - your Top 3 Hot Wheels variations for 2012.

Obviously you know what I mean by subjective.  First of all, not everyone collects variations, or even cares.  Second, asking for someone's Top 3 variations can mean a lot of things, so I am leaving that up to you.  Maybe your three are those you percieved to be the most rare, maybe those you percieve to be the most sought-after or valuable.  Or maybe it is a vari that makes the model look better.  Could it be the 3 best variations you found?  It could be all of those things. 

So I am deliberately leaving it open to your interpretation. 

Give me your Top 3, and if you feel so inclined, maybe a sentence or two on why you chose those three.  Remember, you can vote one of three ways:
  1. Leave a response right here on the blog.
  2. Leave your choices over on our Facebook Page.
  3. Or email your Top 3 to lamleygroup@gmail.com.
I am looking foward to your response.

And to help, here is a list of the hardest-to-find variations of 2012, compiled to HWC's own 1.eyed.jack:

RHTF = regionally hard to find


HTF = hard to find

VHTF = very hard to find

XTHF = extra hard to find


no. - casting - color - variation or error - Mix - HTF

4 - Ford Falcon Race Car - blue - blue HW logo - ? - HTF

4 - Ford Falcon Race Car - white - asw, gray lace (D45) - E - RHTF

5 - 2011 BMW M3 - GTR - white - asw, chrome rim MC5s - ? - VHTF

5 - 2011 BMW M3 - GTR - pearlescent white - chrome rimmed J5s - B - VHTF

5 - 2011 BMW M3 - GTR - black - chrome rimmed PR5s (9pack) - na - VHTF

8 - 2012 Boss Mustang Le. Seca - black - 2010 Mustang GT body error (D39) - C - XHTF

8 - 2012 Boss Mustang Le. Seca - tufflake silver - 2010 Mustang GT body error - G - VHTF

8 - 2012 Boss Mustang Le. Seca - grigio titanio silver - incorrect silver color - F - VHTF

8 - 2012 Boss Mustang Le. Seca - grigio titanio silver - incorrect silver & 2010 Mustang GT body - F - XHTF

8 - 2012 Boss Mustang Le. Seca - blue - 2010 Mustang GT body (E12) - L - XHTF

9 - 2012 Camaro ZL-1 (Kroger ex.) - pearl yellow - Camaro Convertible base - K - VHTF

12 - 2012 Camaro ZL-1 - blue - painted grill - E - VHTF

17 - K.I.T.T. Knight Rider - black - chrome rimmed MC5 wheels (D51) - G VHTF

20 - Chevrolet SS - amazon green - skinny back tires (E05) - J VHTF

21 - BMW 2002 - orange - reverse window error - F - VHTF

21 - BMW 2002 - white - chrome rimmed PR5s (E11) - K - VHTF

21 - BMW 2002 - white - reverse window error - K - VHTF

23 - 2012 Corvette Z06 - black - 2011 Corvette GS body error - M - VHTF

25 - Ferrari 458 Spyder - rosso corsa - incorrect interior - L - VHTF

29 - Mad Splash - candy red - OH5s (E04) - H - VHTF

31 - Mazda RX-7 - black - no "NGK" on hood (D45) - E - VHTF

31 - Mazda RX-7 - micro medium blue - chrome MC5s (mulltipacks only) - na VHTF

31 - Mazda RX-7 - micro medium blue - white 10 spoke (ILC card) - na XHTF

37 - 61 Impala SS 409 - micro flame red - chrome rim PR5s (E01) - J VHTF

48 - 71 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda - sublime - AAR Cuda smooth window error - M - HTF

53 - 69 Chevelle SS 396 - TH - polo green - green stripe on back (D31) - A - VHTF

57 - 67 Custom Mustang - TH - black & silver - grigio titanio roof - G - VHTF

82 - 71 Dodge Challenger - aqua pearl - reverse spoiler error - F - VHTF

82 - 71 Dodge Challenger - aqua pearl - OH5s (D48 - F - VHTF

82 - 71 Dodge Challenger - gold afflair orange - reverse spoiler error - K - VHTF

82 - 71 Dodge Challenger - gold afflair orange - 5 spoke (ILC - E16) - K - VHTF

86 - 67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX - rootbeer - 5 spoke wheels (D43) - E - VHTF

87 - 68 Plymouth Hemi Cuda (KM ex) - purple - base & wheels from green Cuda - D46 - F - XHTF

89 - 70 Road Runner - yellow PMS - asw. OH5 (E07) - J - XHTF

91 - 2010 Chevy Impala - micro green - MC5 wheels (multipack) - na - VHTF

91 - 2010 Chevy Impala - orange - trap5 wheels (carded D48) - F - RHTF

92 - Datsun 510 - candy red - OH5 wheels (carded) - ? - VHTF

92 - Datsun 510 - candy red - OH5 wheels (multipack) - na - HTF

92 - Datsun 510 - gunmetal gray - gold chrome J5s (E24) - F XHTF

92 - Datsun 510 - gunmetal gray - gold chrome J5s - F XHTF

94 - Infiniti G-37 - black - trap5s, lt gray pearl int. (multipack) - na - RHTF

94 - Infiniti G37 - pearlescent white - Y5 wheels, gray interior (carded E02) - J XHTF

94 - Infiniti G37 - pearlescent white - Y5 wheels, gray int. (multi pack E02) - na VHTF

94 - Infiniti G37 - pearlescent white - Y5s, lt gray pearl int. (carded - E02) - J - XHTF

94 - Infiniti G37 - pearlescent white - Y5s, lt gray pearl int. (multi-pack - E02) - na - VHTF

94 - Infiniti G37 - pearlescent white - FTE2s, gray int. (carded - E06) - J - XHTF

95 - Shelby GT500 Super Snake - black - trap5 wheels (carded) - F - HTF

95 - Shelby GT500 Super Snake - pearlescent turquoise - trap 5 wheels (multi packs) - K HTF

95 - Shelby GT500 Super Snake - pearlescent turquoise - 10 spoke (multi packs) - K - HTF

98 - Ford GTX-1 - red - OH5s, (Aussie 20packs) - L - VHTF

99 - Astin Martin DBS - polo green - trap 5 wheels (multi packs) - G RHTF

99 - Astin Martin DBS - polo green - 10 spoke wheels (multi-packs) - G VHTF

102 - 68 COPO Camaro - British Racing green - black interior / grill - L - VHTF

102 - 68 COPO Camaro - British Racing green - narrow back wheels - L - VHTF

103 - 62 Chevy Belair - super brass gold - MC5s (E06) - J - VHTF

103 - 62 Chevy Belair - bright metalflake gold - bright metalflake (D52) - J - HTF

108 - 69 Camaro Convertible - black - MC5s (E09) - K VHTF

109 - 70 Buick GSX - midnight red tint - wide back wheels (E16) - M - XHTF

110 - 67 Chevelle SS 396 - micro apple red - gray interior - B - HTF

110 - 67 Chevelle SS 396 - $TH - spectraflame red - gray interior - B - VHTF

117 - Ford Gran Torino Sport - light orange - yellow rim MC5 wheels (carded) - G - VHTF

117 - Ford Gran Torino Sport - light orange - yellow rim MC5 wheels - 10pk - HTF

119 - 68 Cougar - micro medium blue - 5 spoke wheels (D43) - C - RHTF

119 - 68 Cougar - yellow orange - chrome rimmed MC5s - H - VHTF

120 - 73 Ford Falcon XB - $TH - spectraflame purple - painted grill (D38) - D - XHTF

120 - 73 Ford Falcon XB - $TH - purple - metallic purple error - D - XHTF

121 - Lamborghini Reventon - pearl yellow - black base - J HTF

125 - Ferrari 599XX - rosso corsa - OH5s (E10) - M - HTF

127 - Ferrari California - pearlscent white - 5 spoke (E02) - J - HTF

131 - 2010 Camaro (w / light bar) - micro medium blue - black interior - F - VHTF

140 - 69 Custom Chevy Pickup - anodized green - small front wheels error - G - HTF

140 - 69 Custom Chevy Pickup - anodized green - narrow back wheels (D51) - G - VHTF

141 - Honda S2000 - $TH - spectraflame blue - RR, 5 spoke mag - J XHTF

145 - Olds 442 - gold afflair white - red door handle - K - XHTF

146 - Dodge Viper GTS - gold afflair white - narrow back wheels - H - VHTF

146 - Dodge Viper GTS - dark pearl blue - OH5s (E11) - M - VHTF

149 - 86 Monte Carlo SS - metallic teal - OH5 front wheels error - ? - HTF

153 - Dodge Challenger Concept - micro green - PR5s - Challenger SRT8 body - N - VHTF

154 - Custom 62 Chevy - micro medium blue - wide front tires (E26) - Q - VHTF

155 - Volkswagen Brazilia - sublime - yellow rimmed J5s - - VHTF

155 - Volkswagen Brazilia - micro apple red - chrome rimmed MC5s - D - VHTF

160 - Honda Civic Si - dark blue - orange OH5s - M - VHTF

167 - 2010 Mustang GT - black - #8 Boss Mustang body error (D43) - D - XHTF

167 - 2010 Mustang GT - micro ultramarine blue - #8 Boss Mustang body error - L - VHTF

169 - Amazoom - candy red - asw error - J - HTF

170 - 64 Lincoln Continental - black - MC5 wheels - ? - VHTF

170 - 64 Lincoln Continental - black - chrome rimmed MC5 wheels - ? - VHTF

171 - 1968 Chevy Nova - micro medium blue - black interior - B - XHTF

171 - 1968 Chevy Nova - micro medium blue - wrong 68 Nova base error - B - XHTF

195 - Spector - micro flame red - red chrome OH5 (D51) - H - VHTF

198 - Citroen C4 WRC - medium turquoise - chrome rimmed PR5s, (E05) - 9pk - XHTF

219 - Fast Fortress - red tint - chrome 5 spokes (E11 USLC) - K - RHTF

219 - Fast Fortress - red tint - chrome 5 spokes (E13 - ISC) - K - RHTF

240 - Fangula - midnight blue - small J5 rear wheel error - H HTF

6 comments:

  1. 1. Mazda RX-7 - micro medium blue - chrome MC5s (mulltipacks only) - na VHTF
    2. 70 Buick GSX - midnight red tint - wide back wheels (E16) - M - XHTF
    3. Datsun 510 - candy red - OH5 wheels (carded) - ? - VHTF

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  2. There's one missing:
    87 - 68 Plymouth Hemi Cuda - light blue - reversed hood colors ('HEMI' in white and stripes in yellow, supposed to be the opposite) - XHTF

    A few have been reported.

    I'll vote later

    -doomus

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  3. 1 Amazoom - candy red - asw error - J - HTF
    2 Honda S2000 - $TH - spectraflame blue - RR, 5 spoke mag - J XHTF
    3 Datsun 510 - candy red - OH5 wheels (carded) - ? - VHTF

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  4. 1- Honda S2000 - $TH - spectraflame blue - RR, 5 spoke mag - J XHTF
    2- Volkswagen Brazilia - sublime - yellow rimmed J5s - - VHTF
    3- K.I.T.T. Knight Rider - black - chrome rimmed MC5 wheels (D51) - G VHTF

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  5. 1. Honda S2000 $uper TH
    2. Painted Lights Falcon XB $uper TH
    3. OH5 Ferrari 599XX

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  6. 1st Place for the honda the Find of my Life ;)

    1. Honda S2000 - $TH - spectraflame blue - RR, 5 spoke mag - J XHTF
    2. 2012 Boss Mustang Le. Seca - blue - 2010 Mustang GT body (E12) - L - XHTF
    3. Ford GTX-1 - red - OH5s, (Aussie 20packs) - L - VHTF

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