The tradition continues...
For the last few years, a good friend and I "assemble the crew" and head out to the movieplex to catch the latest Fast & Furious movie. It is definitely a guilty pleasure. We take great pleasure in Vin Diesel's monosyllabic line readings, the constant references to family, and maybe a car or two.
But damned if I didn't get sucked in and started liking these more than I intended. I am sure I was not alone in that sentiment when the movie ended with a tribute to Paul Walker, and my friend and I enjoyed watching the sea of tough guys trying to hide their macho tears. Not that we didn't have knots in our throats as well.
But back to the models. Furious 7 definitely has enough cars to merit another series of Hot Wheels, and we are sure we will see it. And when it comes out to promote the sure-to-happen Furious 8, we will see some new stuff, and Dom's Charger won't be a part of it.
On one hand, this may be the best version of Dom's Charger yet, outside of the Retro Entertainment version. On the other hand, this is the fifth version of Dom's Charger, there are only so many versions of a black car that you can do. So we will take it, but this is the last time we hope we see it.
But that is our only complaint. We collect these cars more as individual models than representations of the Fast & Furious franchise, so based on the look of these there is no disappointment.
Now bring on that Hakosuka we saw in 5, and the pure white Supra we saw in 7...
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2015 Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Series: