Wednesday, April 23, 2014
First Look: Hot Wheels Retro Entertaimnent '87 Toyota Truck...
We all saw this coming a mile away.
When Hot Wheels started the Retro Entertainment line, and it quickly became apparent that it was not only going to consist of well-known iconic movie/TV cars, but their lesser known co-stars (think not only Ferris's Ferrari, but his sister's Fiero), Marty McFly's dream Toyota quickly came to the mind of many of us.
After all, Hot Wheels had just released the '87 Toyota in the Hot Ones series, and although the movie truck was technically an '83 or '84 model, the '87 still looked an awful lot like Marty's black beauty.
Fast forward to now, and we finally have the happy inevitable. The '87 has been dressed up nicely by Biff to look like Marty's, and it is now out.
When we review the Retro Entertainment models, we rarely refer to the actual piece of entertainment they come from, mainly because we want to focus on the cars themselves. So let's talk about that.
This is such a sharp model. We have already sung the praises of the casting, and we have moved the era-appropriate designs the model has donned so far. But this model in straight black is a stunner. I may be wrong, but it seemed that black as a legit car color was seriously taken on in the 80's, and a truck like this would have been all the rage. So not only does represent an iconic movie, it becomes a signature model of the 80's.
That means it will look great not only next to the Toyota collection, but next to the burgeoning HW vintage pickup collection we are accruing here at Lamley. Methinks another Cool is Cool is Cool post may be in order.
This is surely a can't miss model, and we hope most of you can get one. One easy way is through Wheel Collectors, who is offering the whole batch as this week's Lamley Deal of the Week. Worth checking out...
Hot Wheels '87 Toyota Truck (2014 Retro Entertainment):