Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Cars of Kmart, Part 1: Ford Falcon and Sandblaster exclusive colors...
For those of you who missed Kdays (and considering a huge chunk of our readers live in countries without Kmart, that means a lot of you), we thought we would show some of the models we took home from the event. This is Part 1. Enjoy.
Here's the deal. Kmart Collectors Day is always an interesting experience. The people-watching potential is easily worth the price of admission. (Although no kudos to the group at the Kmart I go to. All of them are really nice, normal folks. Cordial, each making sure the other has models they want. Boo to you nice guys. Will someone please get in a fight or push over a kid or something so I can have something interesting to write about?)
It seems another reason a lot of people are there is to get a Super Treasure Hunt. They figure the odds have evened out, and they have just as good of a shot as the next guy. Pallet-raiding is nullified at Kdays. Too bad most events produce zero to one. I personally have not pulled a Super or equivalent at a Kdays since I pulled yellow Morris Mini TH back in 2005. (Granted, I missed most of the Kdays from 2006 to 2011.)
There is the excitement of opening a case and seeing what is there. Usually what is there is what you expect, but it is still fun.
I guess we can mention the mail-in, but how about we talk about that when we get one to show off.
So lastly, there are the exclusives. I have to admit the exclusives are rarely the reason I go. Mainly because the exclusives are rarely that interesting to me. Recolor a car that I would not pick up anyway, and obviously I'm not that interested. But there is probably someone there that is excited that there is a Sandblaster in brown and Ford Falcon in purple. (Of course in the case of the Falcon, those most interested are an ocean away. That stinks.)
But this event? Things were slightly different. Yeah, Falcons and Sandblasters. Whatev. But a Datsun, in its best color so far? And an E30, in Alpine white for that matter? People watching, mail-ins, a chance at a Super, all be damned. We're going for the exclusives.
So instead of doing a throwaway Lamley post showing all the Kmart colors at once, we will only do that with two, and dedicate separate posts to the Datsun and E30, which surely deserve them (at least here on Lamley).
So, in pure throwaway fashion, your Falcon and your Sandblaster. Enjoy:
Hot Wheels Sandblaster (2014 Kmart Exclusive):
Hot Wheels Ford Falcon Xb (2014 Kmart Exclusive):