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Monday, April 20, 2015

First Look: Hot Wheels HWC Special Edition 2014 Corvette Stingray...


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:

















13 comments:

  1. Moving does suck. I'm in that process as well.
    I wish I was part of the RLC cause that Vette is absolutely gorgeous. Just kills it. Even the card art looks good.

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    1. RLC is free to join. I joined just last week. Don't know if I'm in on this one but looking foward to 55 Gasser

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    2. HWC is free, RLC is NOT free. RLC memberships sold out a month or two ago. If you are not RLC, you will not have first crack at these cars and have to wait until Wednesday to purchase them from Mattel, assuming they last until Wednesday. Most of what is known will likely sellout within minutes when initially on sale Tuesday.

      -doomus

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  2. I was on the fence for this one until I saw the card art.Will be going 2.

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  3. Humm. I am not to sure about this model. It is a beautiful model, but it has a downfall. Like any other '14 corvette hardtop hot wheels has ever made. That hideous plastic roof piece. No matter how much carbon fiber accents you add in, I just cant get over the fact that the paint is discolored. I just wish they had done the convertible, which in my mind is the best corvette hot wheels has ever done. I may get this, or wait for the '55. Or get both!

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    1. I have to agree. If it was the convertible, I would be more likely to get one. But even if the convertible was $20, I still would not get one.

      It does not help I am not the biggest fan of this generation of Corvette to begin with.

      -doomus

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    2. Yea, I just don't like this model in 1:1 or 1:64(ish) scale. I will leave it for some other collector. For the price of a TLV, I at least expect a metal roof piece with matching paint. Although, I would most certainly snatch up this model if it were the amazing hot wheels '62 vette, or '69 stingray with that stellar paint job.

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  4. Im getting this one, It looks stellar!

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  5. Hello! Does anyone know where i can buy storage boxes like these: http://www.hotcases.com/hotcases.html I am asking because Hotcases does not ship to Europe, where I live.

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  6. Love it but I do wish the modern corvette in general had a more retro look. It's a much nicer car as a convertible.

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  7. Showcase the sElections 64 Ford Falcon Sprint!

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  8. I paid $1 for the blue standard issue of this casting. I'm perfectly happy with it.

    I like everything about this specific RLC issue, but I don't see why they would want more than $5 for the RLC issue.

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  9. I wouldn't mind seeing the RLC Red Baron... If you have it.

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