Friday, November 15, 2013
Lamley News: Porsche 993 GT2 in the 2014 Hot Wheels Mainline, the latest HW regular TH, and the Matchbox BMW 1M at Dollar Trees...
Not a ton of news to report.
Well, that could change. HWC member nickjames87 discovered that the Hot Wheels 2014 Batch C Treasure Hunt is the Fangster, which means we may be reporting the death of many HW collectors by heart attack or riot. Run for the hills, folks. There is nothing more dangerous than 57-year-old collector in an ill-fitted Hot Wheels t-shirt complaining out a TH. Hide your families! We will make it through this together...
For your info, the monstrosity:
Yeah, we are not fans, but then again Hot Wheels can choose whatever they want. We will always be about the cars, whether they are TH's or not. Let the Beanie Babie types complain, and then you sit back and laugh as they still buy them all.
Back to the cars. We are sure many of you were as excited as we were about the news that the Porsche 993 GT2 was making its way to the Hot Wheels mainline. The yellow Boulevard version is one of our favorite models of 2013, and we have been curious to know where it will appear next. The mainline it is. Based on the initial photos, it was hard to get any details on the deco, but now we know. We came across this beautiful pic of the mainline version:
It looks great in red, the J5's work, and it appears that the tampo design pays homage to the classic 911 Carrera design:
Not exact, just a tribute. And we love it. We cannot wait to get this model in hand and do some comparison pics. And for those of you interested, the mainline version sports a plastic base.
Lastly, the hunt is on for many of you for the Matchbox BMW 1M. Word has come of several Lamley friends that these are appearing a US Dollar Tree stores. It might be a great way to avoid the large Walmart collector crowds and get your hands on this hot little Matchbox. We are looking ourselves...