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Friday, March 15, 2013

DLMer's view of the Hot Wheels Easter Ford Focus RS, '65 Chevy Malibu, and '65 Ford Ranchero...


We buy a lot of models here at Lamley, but not all the models.  The Hot Wheels Easter models are a great example of this.  We like things to be about the models, not the sets, so when I encountered the Easter models at Walmart, only three came home with me.

One model, the Focus RS, I will always buy.  The Ranchero has slowly grown on me, and that Malibu, with its metal base and low profile, is hard to pass up.  So here they are, in all their Easter glory.  Hallelujah.

These holiday models keep getting better.  A few years ago they might just have a big basket of eggs on the side.  Now you might see a subtle bunny somewhere, or a baby blue car with a purple interior (like the Malibu, which I really like), and maybe even an egg behind a logo.  But they still pass as cool-looking cars.  These are not Spongebob cars, thank goodness.

A few observations on these three:

While the Focus is my favorite casting of the three, the best model of this batch is the Malibu.  The purple interior is great, as is the color and design.

Was the Ranchero meant for Halloween?  Call this car a Halloween exclusive and no one would question it.  Even the eggs behind the logo look like a jack-o-lantern.

The Focus must love the Christian holidays.  It was a Christmas model a couple of years ago, and now celebrates Easter.  Mazel tov.

(Find the Hot Wheels Easter cars for sale here...)


Hot Wheels Easter 2013:


Ford Focus RS:







The holiday duo:





'65 Ford Ranchero






'65 Chevy Malibu:






4 comments:

  1. Hoooooo these look way nicer than last year's line up.

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  2. You need the '68 Nova from a couple years ago w/ the metal/metal construction and opening hood :D It was actually the tooling that was used in 2005 for the RLC sElections release; the tooling has only been used the two times.

    A lil surprised you didn't grab the Olds 442 that was in the batch, but at the same time I'm not. It was the most "subtle" of the bunch as far as the Easter theme goes.

    -doomus

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  3. Like them but the blue Focus the colored wheels turn me off.

    Swifty's Philly Wheels

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  4. You have to love how heavy that Malibu is with m/m construction. I've found all but the 442 and '68 Nova - the two castings muscle collectors here appear to be hoarding.

    The Malibu is my favorite from this year's run.

    --TheAfghanTwilight

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