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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Just Unveiled: Hot Wheels Heritage Real Riders BMW 2002...


There are a lot of models in the Hot Wheels Heritage premium line that I have been looking forward to.  None tops the BMW 2002.  And now we have a first gander at what is coming.

The Heritage line, so far, has been a success.  Most of the first batch doesn't stay on the pegs long, and that is bound to be the same case with the second batch, considering the ever-popular Hakosuka Skyline and '55 Gasser are included.  But it will be interesting to see if the lack of Real Riders in the second batch has any effect.

I personally prefer the Real Riders, so I was very happy to see that the BMW 2002 was included in the RR segment.  And now that I have seen it, my mind hasn't changed at all.

Hot Wheels went with a simple racing livery over silver for the 2002, and most importantly, sat it on perfect wheels.  The colors may not pop, but the model most certainly does.  Now the question is whether or not front and rear tampos are included.  That will be a big factor for how much we ultimately like this model.  But so far, so good.

Your thoughts?




10 comments:

  1. The color way remind me of the Boulevard's skyline

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    1. I didn't like the color of that silver skyline and swapped the body with the white mainline release. Think I will be doing the same with the 2002.

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  2. A little lackluster, but it seems they are keeping it simpler, which is good. Several cars in Garage and Boulevard had over-the-top tampos that hindered them.

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  3. Now THAT is a stonkin' 2002. How much are these, again?

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    1. Depends on the store, but they are supposed to be the same price-point as Cool Classics were. Currently they have only hit Target locally, so they are $2.60-$3 depending on store. But I would expect them to be ~$3.50 at Walmart and Kmart, definitely more at TRU.

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  4. Love it. Hope I am not late to the pegs when these come out as I was with the first release.

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  5. I like it. I'm 2 for 2 on this release so far along w/ the '07 Silverado. Mind you I'll buy one 2002, but every single Silvy that I can get my hands on!
    Stew

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  6. These have been so hard to find and when I find the heritage, all the good cars have been taken. Therefore, I just don't really care for these anymore. Too much of a frustration. Hot Wheels collecting has become a pain.

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  7. The white-racing mainline version remains the best. One of my favourite hot wheels casting.
    The silver color is OK, but the tealish/blueish tampo makes it a bit unrealistic to me.
    I would choose combination of near original colors and styling with the tampos.

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