You read that correctly. A 2009 H Case.
I know there are quite a few of you - actually most of you - that wish you could jump in Doc Brown's Delorean and go back just a few years to raid the Hot Wheels pegs. It seems preposterous now, but there was a time when models like the Datsun 510, Nissan GT-R, and Nissan Skyline hung and hung and hung. In fact, 6 years ago the Datsun 510 Bluebird First Edition was considered the king of pegwarmers.
How times have changed.
Today, anything Hot Wheels-related called Datsun is insanely hot, and hardly hangs on the pegs. The same goes for Skylines. But alas, no one has invented a time machine.
But thanks to our friends at Wheel Collectors, we can at least get an idea of things looked like back then. Some of you may know that Wheel Collectors recently purchased the entire inventory from the Milezone hobby store, which recently closed its diecast business. The amount of items is mind-blowing, only surpassed by their variety. Brands from Hot Wheels to Matchbox to Greenlight to a million other things. Some models are recently released, some years old. And many of the goodies are still in sealed cases.
So Matt & Matt and the rest of the folks at Wheel Collectors have taken on the overwhelming task of going through everything and getting it listed for you and I to purchase. Many items are already up, including several Lamley Deals, but there is a ton to go through.
As fun as it is to see these older items, I thought it would be especially cool to do Case Reports on some of the older cases, especially Hot Wheels Basic, Hot Wheels Premium, and Matchbox. And Wheel Collectors has obliged. Today is the first of many that we will show over the coming weeks. Some of the Case Reports I will actually do myself, and others, like today's, will be done over at the Wheel Collectors warehouse.
And I thought doing a Case Report on this 2009 Hot Wheels H Case would be a great place to start. We are not that far removed from 2009, but in diecast years it is an eternity. Designers, brand direction, and trends can change a lot over six years. So let's see if that is the case with this.
Go through the report and let us know what you would surely grab from this case now, and I am willing to bet that it is much different than what collectors were snagging back then. It should be interesting to see.
Look for these models at the Wheel Collectors store soon, and in the meantime I highly encourage you to check out the current crop of Lamley Deals.
Here we go. A sealed 2009 Hot Wheels H Case, opened and pulled 3-by-3. Enjoy...
Which models would you grab?
How does the assortment in this case compare to cases today?
Lots more to come...