Wednesday, June 12, 2013
First Look: Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Magnum PI Ferrari 308 (with some comparison pics) and Miami Vice Ferrari F512 M...
I am continuing my week in Dallas. It is hot. It is humid. And not that I know because I have been trapped in a hotel all day every day in meetings. Tuesday was a 12-hour marathon.
So under the circumstances, a little escape by daydreaming about a drive in a fast car along a beautiful beach is a good idea. Not to mention, doing so with a Selleck mustache or Don Johnson linen suit makes it even better. So no better time to show Hot Wheels' latest Retro Entertainment Ferraris.
I am too tired to write too much, but there are two interesting points on both of these models.
First, a few have asked if there is anything different between the Magnum 308 and the HW Garage model issued a couple of years ago. Well, yes there is. The wheels might be the same. The color too. But other than that they could not be more different. (Sense the sarcasm?) A little bit more trim on the Magnum Ferrari, plus a different interior. Check out the pics and I will leave it up to you as to whether you will buy it or not.
Second, there have been a few comments on the Lamley Facebook Page about the fact that Hot Wheels used the F512 M instead of the Testarossa for Crockett and Tubbs cop car. My guess is because they have no Testarossa tool to use. The F512 M has never been a casting I have liked. It seems a little clunky, but then again so does the real car. And I would not complain at all if Hot Wheels decided to do a refreshed Testarossa. It is after all an iconic car for us Gen Xer's, even if it is ugly.
Want both? Find them at Wheel Collectors...
Hot Wheels Ferrari 308 & Ferrari F512 M (2013 Retro Entertainment):
And the other red 308's:
And with the elusive OH5 basic: