Monday, March 10, 2014
Anyone finding the Hot Wheels Tomb Up?
Normally this is not a model that would get the feature treatment here on Lamley.
But here we are, and not because of what the model is. Rather, we are here because of where the model isn't. G cases are hitting, and all the models slated are there, except for the fish-mummy hybrid Tomb Up.
Of course we are only speaking from what we see, and G cases around here have none. Dealers got them, but appears stores haven't, unless someone can tell us otherwise.
So what happened? Maybe it is just a delay, and later cases will have them. Case closed. But we wonder if that little blue metal piece you can see on the top has something to do with the delay:
We have no idea what the blue metal piece is supposed to represent, but we can tell you that part on the end is SHARP. Cut-your-finger sharp. Cut-kids-finger-and-make-mom-very-mad sharp. We took the one we got from Wheel Collectors out of the blister, and that is easily the first think we noticed (besides its mummy/fish face).
So is that the reason for the delay? It could very well be. And if it is not, it might need to be. Considering this is clearly a kid-aimed model, a problem could most certainly arise. I guess we wait and see if a model modification is in the works before it gets a mass release.
(And for those of you into possible pre-modification versions of a casting, ebay has a few from dealers.)