Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Porsche Series has come and gone. What should be the next carmaker set from Hot Wheels?
These photos have been sitting in my queue for awhile now, and it is about time I show them.
Almost everyone that wants the Porsche set has been able to get it, and it is now starting to vanish from stores. We got our set, and as the pictures attest, this was a real winner.
These small subsets appear to be a mainstay with Hot Wheels. We see movie-themed sets hitting the stores - mainly Walmart - all the time, as well as special carmaker sets like the Porsche set. Before that it was Mustang, and Corvette prior to that. Considering that, while we post our Porsche pics for everyone to enjoy, let's take this post in another direction.
What should be the next carmaker set?
Ok, besides Nissan/Datsun. I know you all thought it. And yes, the components are all there. Datsun 240Z, Datsun 510, Datsun 510 Wagon, Datsun 620, Hakosuka, Kenmeri, R32, R34. 8 even without the Titan. So yes, it is an obvious choice. But let's get a little more creative.
No, no, no, that doesn't mean Toyota. That is too easy as well. We can move past JDM can't we? But yes, start with the AE86, Supra, MKIV Supra, 2000GT, 2000GT Convertible, 87 Truck, Tundra, Daruma Celica, and on and on. That is 8 right there.
Camaro!?! Yeah, we don't even need to list those. There are ample opportunities to come with 8 or 8000.
VW? It hurts my brain to figure out where to start.
How about classic non-Mustang Ford? Make it Torino heavy.
Chevy trucks? That 4x4 Silverado would look good next to its lowered counterpart.
Or just trucks?
And no Mopar guys, we didn't forget about you. It is just that those Challengers and Cudas start meshing together a little too much.
We can go on and on. Share your ideas. Maybe it doesn't have to be a carmaker at all. Maybe a theme. Keep it at 8. We would love to see your thoughts.
While you think about it, enjoy the Porsches: