Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Zamacs are back: My favorite Hot Wheels store exclusives return for 2016...
Well we knew they were coming, but it is nice to have them in hand.
Hot Wheels E Cases are hitting, and with them, at least at Walmart, come the Zamacs. This is, what, Year 4? All I can say is I hope it isn't the last.
Zamacs are so much better than exclusive colors. Of course I will grab the exclusive colors of the models I want, at Kmart for example, but the Zamacs are totally unique. It is really the only series I have where I am a completist, no matter what models are released.
Thankfully I haven't had to worry too much about bad models in the series. There have been some duds, but they are few and far between. And 2016 so far is no exception. The first three are great.
Some models were meant to be Zamacs, and the Firebird is one of them. The Corvette didn't really catch my attention, but knowing that its "Mild to Wild" counterpart, the Greenwood, will go Zamac in Batch G, I am totally behind it.
Then there is Heralda's Fiesta. Brilliant. We have learned that Micahel Heralda had a lot up his sleeve before he retired, and it all as to do with this remake of his first design at Mattel, on the Escort Rally. The Hot Wheels Fiesta has it, the Matchbox Quicksander has it, and you have that power too. Oops, got all Star Wars. Sorry.
Anyway, those two are sporting the deco, and now Matchbox has unveiled a third, the Dodge A100:
I have no idea if more are coming, but if not this is a great trio. And going cold steel as a Zamac is a great idea.
Anyway, happy to have these beauties back. We have 15 more coming. Can't wait to see what they are...