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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

First Look: All the Hot Wheels First-to-Market & Exclusive Colors from last week's Kdays...

I want one of those mail-in Drag Buses (maybe two).  Which means I have to open some cars in order to have some card backs to mail in.  Which means I have a lot of loose models.  Which means a few of those models are new.  Which means I can easily photograph them.

Which means I did.

The First-to-Markets:

Kool Kombi

Toyota AE86

The Exclusives:

Ford Galaxie

Dodge Challenger

Nissan Titan

Cadillac CTS-V

Yes, we forgot to get the First-to-Market Chevy Silverado.  Oops.  Instead enjoy pics of the reg and Super Sandblaster...


  1. So, did anyone else notice that the casting is totally different between the mainline Sandblaster and the TREASURE HUNT Sandblaster?

    1. Yep, the TH Sandblaster is actually the same casting as all the regular Sandblaster variants that came before it; with a separate plastic roll cage, however it was commonly loose in the blister which clearly Hot Wheels was aware of given the additional 'small parts' warning on the Sandblaster card; the 2 TH Sandblasters at the Collector Day Event that were found at the store I visited had it loose atop the truck too. I imagine they integrated it to make the model 'safer' for kids?

  2. I'm personally mailing in for 2 of the VW Drag Bus myself and I rarely find the mail-in models and their paint jobs interesting enough to do so. Opening 40 models was a lot of work the other day! This included 3 Kool Kombi's, 8 Curiosity/Mars Rovers, and just about 1 of every other model at the event, I was unimpressed by the Kmart exclusives as most have been lately but grabbed 2 CTS-V sedans and 1 Challenger.

    I also opened 5 Corolla AE-86's and will be looking for a home for 3-4 of them! Interesting that the AE-86 card back says it's part of the 'Then & Now' series. I am very curious what the 'Now' will be?

    1. I'm pretty sure the ''now'' is going to be the scion fr-s, I hope I'm wrong tough.

    2. No, you're right. There will be a Scion FR-S.

  3. Dude, the green on the regular Sandblaster is way better than the super.

  4. I don't know what the fascination is with the Drag Bus. Personally I think it's kinda ugly, I'm only getting it so I have all four mail-ins. I really didn't care for the exclusives either, I grabbed a couple Nissans, the Kombis were all snatched up by the time my ticket number was called.