Friday, April 25, 2014
First Look: Hot Wheels Zamac '69 Camaro Walmart Mail-In Exclusive...
I had a good day at the mailbox yesterday.
Four packages. Three containing '83 Silverados I have been after (more on that next week), and one containing two Zamac '69 Camaros, courtesy of Walmart.
The Hot Wheels Rewards site is, in theory, a fabulous idea. And for the most part, it has worked like a charm. If you haven't joined, and you live in the US, you should. All you do is photograph your Walmart receipt, upload the photo to the website, and it calculates the points you earned and adds them to your account. Once you have enough points, you can order special items, including last year's Zamac School Busted and this year's Zamac '69 Camaro. No mailing in cardbacks, receipts, or a check for shipping and handling. You select what you want, and it is sent to you.
Of course, there are some issues. First, this should be a smartphone app. Why it isn't yet is strange, but it is bound to happen, I think. Second, the reader sometimes has trouble with large receipts. If you buy, for example, 50 models at a time, you surely want those points. Expect the reader to reject your photo, but you can at least contact customer service and they are good about awarding the points you deserve.
So with all that, join, and go get one of these Camaros. If you want, of course. We can show you the pics, and you decide. And in case you are wondering, it has a plastic base (not a surprise after the Kmart mail-in Chevelle), and it doesn't roll. The rolling thing is a bummer, but not a surprise. The Boulevard version of the 69 had the same problem. So, because of that, the all-black multipack version remains my favorite.
But, if you want to display one, it is worth it. So check out the pics and let us know what you decide...
Hot Wheels '69 Camaro (2014 Walmart Mail-in Exclusive):
Some of the other 69's in the Lamley collection:
The two mail-ins for 2014 so far: