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Thursday, January 17, 2013

First Look: Hot Wheels Flying Customs Sheriff Patrol and '73 Ford Gran Torino...

Before we jump into Basic Batch F tomorrow, I thought I would throw up these two gems from Flying Customs Batch B.

Those of us who are old enough remember the Sheriff Patrol have to be VERY happy to see this one in the lineup.  It is strange how much I remember this car from childhood.  I must have had three or four of them.  All destroyed in high speed chases.  To me this is the best of this batch, and so far the best of what we have seen of Flying Customs.  I just hope we see it on the pegs, as it appears Batch A is not selling very well.

I also wanted to show the '73 Ford Gran Torino together with its Hot Ones counterpart from last year.  Another winner that I hope collectors can find.

If you want them now, find them at Wheel Collectors...

Hot Wheels Sheriff Patrol (2013 Flying Customs):

Hot Wheels '73 Ford Gran Torino (2013 Flying Customs):


  1. A mix flew off the shelf when they first appeared, then wally restocked with A mix and they are now peg warming. I bought my Sheriff Patrol through an online retailer so that I don't have to depend on the stores getting them. I'm doing the same with Boulevard and other series.

  2. Hell yeah, i still have all my sherrif patrols. When I got them I was too young to know they had a name, though

  3. The first mix is scarce around here, most stores that got it only have maybe one or two left.

    I'm still trying to figure out what's up with the hood scoop on the Torino...


  4. One question, do all of you who buy these series take the cars out of the blister? I have my mainlines cars out of them and would love to build a display case for them, but what about cars from series like this one, speed machines, cars of the decades, garage, etc?

  5. I'm a bit late on this post, but I search for this model for years, I have the metallic blue one that came with a sto & go police station, also the Firetruck, Ambulance and Mini Truck that came with each set, and they are quite damaged so I wanted new ones, it's nice to see that they are in line, even with different paintjobs, but as I have seen in some sites,it's quite expensive(around $5) and not only it would be costly to have them due I want few units of each, but I'm also not from USA, so I would have to pay a lot of money... :(

  6. A major correction in regards to the Torino
    IT IS A '74-'76 GENERATION TORINO and NOT A '73.