A mystery is brewing...
We have been watching Instagram and other Hot Wheels find forums for the last few days, and have noticed quite a few collectors finding F case bins at their local Walmarts. In fact, we came across a couple ourselves today.
And that seems about right. It is March, and that is the time for F cases. So there is nothing abnormal about that, except for the fact that we haven't seen very many E cases, and most notably, no Walmart E cases with the Zamac exclusives.
And we don't want that. The Walmart Zamacs have been a treat for many collectors the last couple of years, including us. We don't collect many complete lines, but we are up-to-date on the Zamacs:
Based on previous years, the first batch of Zamacs debuted about now, and we know they are slated to come because we have seen them:
There they are - #1 El Camino, #2 Lamborghini Veneno, and #3 Ford Shelby GT500, all clearly marked 2015 Zamac. And what makes it even more clear is the code on the very top of the card:
The last letter of that codes denotes the batch, and the case of these Zamacs, the letter "E" means these are part of the E batch.
So with Batch E already out for a few weeks, and Batch F hitting some stores, where are the Zamac bins?
We have no idea. It could be several reasons:
- They are part of large dump bins, and we haven't seen many released lately. Walmart may have them and are holding them for whatever reason.
- There has been a problem with production, packing, or shipping.
- The Zamacs are not Walmart exclusives, and will show up as Kroger or Target exclusives.
We highly doubt the third option, but the other two could definitely be a legit reason. Only time will tell. We hope whatever happened gets resolved soon. We need a Zamac fix, especially with the models coming (which includes a Civic EF in the third batch):