Friday, March 29, 2013
First Look: Hot Wheels Toyota Supra...
Oh what a feeling!! Toy-yo-ta!!
Anyone jumping in the air yet?
If you look at the last two posts, we went full-on Toyota with a First Look at the 2000GT $uper, combined with yesterday's Model of the Day, the Kyosho AE86. We decided we would stick with that theme here on Friday with two more posts dedicated to Toyotas. Later we will showcase the recolor of the Hot Wheels AE86, as well as let you know of a cool variation to look out for.
But for now lets take a gander at the brand new Hot Wheels Toyota Supra. I would say it is pretty obvious that this model was made specifically for the upcoming Fast and Furious set. The most telling feature is the spoiler, which resembles the Fast and Furious version instead of the stock spoiler. So the next question might be why are they doing two versions of the Supra, one for the F&F line, and one for the basic range? And why make them look exactly the same save for some more detailing on the F&F version?
My guess is that this basic range version we are showing today is one of many entertainment cars Hot Wheels has been releasing lately. This Supra sits next to the A-Team Van, the Ecto-1, KITT and others as movie cars that have made their debut in the basic range, only to appear again in far more detail in a more specialized line.
So while the more detailed version, with more appropriate wheels, makes its way to us, we will take a look at the basic range Supra. All in all, the model is great. All the right lines are there, except for that spoiler. It does detract, but not enough to make me like this model a lot less. I am still trying to figure out why they chose to go with the 5-spoke wheels instead of 10sp or even MC5's. But alas, is it was it is, and we are thrilled to have a more current Supra in the lineup. I am sure we will see some splendid versions in the future, including that F&F version that cannot come soon enough...
(Find the Toyota Supra for sale here...)
Hot Wheels Toyota Supra (2013 New Models):