Man it is nice to be back...
I am sitting here submitting my first Lamley post from the new digs. I am sitting on temporary furniture, the Lamley Studio is what you might call "makeshift", my entire collection and extras are sitting in a storage unit, and I have have no idea where half my stuff is. Oh, and moving sucks. SUCKS. Even with movers, it sucks.
Nonetheless, we are here, ready to move forward. And to start the next chapter, why not start with an absolute stunner.
The RLC is on an absolute roll. After pretty much everything went wrong, and collectors were, for lack of a better term, aggravated, they have returned with a bang. It seems the production issues have been resolved, and most importantly, Mattel has learned that they should not sell something they don't have in stock. "Backorder" is a very much a bad word among the RLC set.
So models are rolling off the line, and sales are occurring, and the models are fantastic. It does without saying that the BRE 240Z was a major highlight, but it seems everything has been selling out since the RLC got going again. And there are many guaranteed 5-minute sellouts coming, namely the 4x4 Silverado and Candy Striper '55 Gasser.
But the 2014 Corvette Stingray will be interesting. It seems castings of current cars don't generate as much excitement as classic cars, especially with a $20 price point. We have heard from many that they might skip this one.
Well, we will say this. If you were thinking of passing, you may want to rethink. This model is beautiful. It is all about the paint. It seems paint was a big issue in the RLC delays, and maybe it was because they wanted to perfect the mirrored spectraflame we see here. It it spectraflame on steroids.
Add to it the real riders, the metal base, and a boatload of details, and you have a model that, at least to us, is a no-brainer at $20.
Only 3000 will be available. Who is in? Do you think it will sell out?
And by the way, we are enjoying showing the RLC models. More previews will appear in the coming weeks. In the meantime, any older RLC models you would like to see here on Lamley?
Hot Wheels HWC Special Edition 2014 Corvette Stingray: