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Friday, January 11, 2013

First Look: Hot Wheels Boulevard '55 Corvette & Pontiac Fiero...


Well, you probably haven't seen the iconic and beautiful '55 Corvette paired too often with a quirky 80's-mobile, the Pontiac Fiero (an icon for completely different reasons).  But why not?

Both of these were featured in last year's Boulevard series, and both...uh...have four wheels.  We will stop the comparisons there.  At least these two span the expansive spectrum that Hot Wheels is giving us lately.  The '55 Vette is a no-brainer.  It is a beautiful car, and should be a Hot Wheels car.  I am surprised it took this long to be made.

The Fiero comes from a completely different time and while it doesn't share the classy heritage of a 1950's Vette, has a strong following of its own.  It is another perfect Hot Wheels car.  I am really glad they brought this casting back, as well as released more and more 80's and even '90's era cars, like the DeLorean, IROC Camaro, '92 E30, Honda CR-X, '87 Toyota Truck, and even KITT.

So with all this, what do you want to see next? 

Well, let's see...

How about an updated whale-tail 911 Turbo?
An updated Ford RS Cosworth?

An early '80's Civic (or Accord)?

A "more" stock NSX? (Get those lace wheels ready...)

Late-90's era Prelude?  (One of my favorite 90's Japanese cars, along with the next one...)

Updated 300ZX?

Yes, I know I jump mainly across the Pacific with my choices.  Anyone want help me with some US ideas?  My brain keeps getting clouded with bad Buicks and Oldsmobiles.

Back to the task at hand.  While it can't top the first version in red, this whitewall Vette with gold flames is great, and I actually prefer this new two-toned Fiero to last year's version in red.  Go figure...

(2013 Boulevard for sale...)

Hot Wheels '55 Corvette (2013 Boulevard):







Pontiac Fiero (2013 Boulevard):





5 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to see that Ford Cosworth! And a new 300ZX.

    This white '55 Corvette does indeed look great. Love the color combination and the wire RR wheels fit it perfectly.

    -doomus

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  2. Very '50s design on the Corvette. Looks good.
    '80s American cars I'd like to see are a Mercury Capri 5.0, and Jeep Wagoneer.
    '90s American, uhhhhh...

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  3. I would have liked to see that Vette without the flames, personally, although they ain't too shabby. I would have preferred either a gold pinstripe design on the white, or just the straight white with no graphics. But I'm still gonna buy it.

    As for '90s cars, what about an R33 Skyline? Or a '96 Impala SS? Or even a proper Supra and FD RX-7?

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  4. Personally, I'd like to see an updated 68-72 Nova, lower, leaner and without the oversized stinger scoop. There is one without the scoop already, but the lines on that car couldn't be more wrong. Also, a Porsche 993 Turbo and a bone stock 1990 Skyline GT-R would complete my dream trio.

    I'd also like to see a MkV Golf R32 or a MkVII Golf GTi, plus 1971 and 1975 Chevelles.

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