Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Lamley News: 2013 Hot Wheels Boulevard is showing up at TJ Maxx and Marshall's, and that includes the elusive Datsun 510 Wagon...
It is not everyday we do this, but we thought this bit of news merited a mention here on the blog.
I have been asked by more than a few collectors on Instagram and Facebook how I got so lucky to find so many Hot Wheels Boulevard Datsun 510 Wagons while traveling in California this weekend. Well, it is time to divulge my secret.
As most of us are aware, just as Boulevard got really good, the big box stores didn't want them, and only a few have shown at Walmart, Toys R Us, and others. So since January collectors have searched high and low for the Datsun 510 Wagon, Hakosuka Skyline, Porsche 993, Jeep Wagoneer, and many others. As as result, prices of some of the 2013 Boulevard, especially the Datsun, skyrocketed on ebay, and they have been hard to find no matter where you are.
We always figured that some had to show somewhere, and we finally have an answer. It appears that the excess cases of 2013 Hot Wheels Boulevard have been shipped to TJ Maxx and Marshall's stores.
I have no idea if this chain is in other countries, but if you live near one, it might be the right time to drop by and see what they have.
Keep in mind, it might be different depending on where you live. I have heard from collectors in the east that are finding the batch with the Porsche 993, Ford Bronco, and Jeep Wagoneer. Out here in the west it appears to be the first batch of 2013, which contains the Datsun Wagon, Skyline 2000GT-X, and Renault, among others.
And the icing on the cake? They are are $2.99 each. That is cheaper than what they would be at Walmart.
So head out let us know what you find. We would love to report our friend's finds here on the blog, as well as what is being distributed where. Share what you come across with us on our Facebook or Instagram pages. We would love to see.
And I hope you have some of the same luck I was able to have over the last few days: