Well when it rains, it poors.
We don't think Matt and the gang over at Wheel Collectors woke up this morning knowing they would be fishing through two large pallets, but that is what happened. Not only did Greenlight send over a pallet full of the highly anticipated Hitch & Tow Series 2 plus many others, but Mattel did the same, sending Hot Wheels Basic Batch E (more on that in a bit), Matchbox Batch B, and the most exciting of all, Cool Classics Batch K.
Why are we so excited about Cool Classics? We have been more than vocal about the fact that we think the Cool Classics are rather drab. But in true Mattel fashion, they have saved the best for last. Between the VW Fastback, Honda S2K, Ford GT, Hurst Olds, and '69 Mustang 302, there isn't a weak model in the bunch. And that goes for Batch L as well, out in March, with two Datsuns and a slew of others.
So here is the question, and it is is the same question we seem to ask with every Hot Wheels premium line: With the pegwarming tendencies of the previous Cool Classics, will Batch K and L even make it to the stores? We have no idea, but we could be facing yet another HW Racing, Boulevard, and Flying Customs situation. And that is too bad.
Thankfully Wheel Collectors has it, and you can buy the whole set if you would like.
But as nice as those Cool Classics are, we don't want them to overshadow the Greenlight Hitch & Tow. Series 2 is just as fabulous as Series 1, if not better. The Monaco/Airstream is a total treat, as is the C10 and Bronco. We anticipate this series being very popular, so grab what you want now. Greenlights seem to be more of a dealer product outside of Toys R Us, and Wheel Collectors has made sure the prices are affordable.
So while our friends continue to filter through all of today's goodies, here are links to what they have posted so far. Grab them while you can:
Hot Wheels Cool Classics Case K
Greenlight Hitch & Tow Series 2
Greenlight Country Roads Series 12
Greenlight Hollywood Series 8
Matchbox 2015 Case B