A couple of days ago, while traveling, I happened upon a cute little Hot Wheels side kick shipper while visiting Walgreens:
Actually, I happened upon two, but forgot to photograph the other one. The first thing I noticed was a pair of black BMW CSL Race Cars. The second was that supercool Ford GT on the top shelf. It was a bit of a surprise to see such new stuff at Walgreens, and of course I dug in. R34 Skylines, Focus RS's, Ford GTs, and a plethora of other N Case models. There was even a Dodge Ram I didn't remember seeing before.
Ultimately I left with nothing, but it was cool to look through such fresh stuff. Of course I was a little bummed there was no Ford GT Super for me to snag, but I also left racking my brain trying to remember if I had pulled that Dodge Ram in any case unboxings.
Well I hadn't. I thought this might be a Walgreens exclusive, especially since there is no case code on the back of the card. Dan Pardo from the Hot Wheels Newsletter noticed the same thing, and messaged me asking the same question:
Well, a quick inquiry with someone in the know, and sure enough, the Dodge Ram 1500 in blue is a Walgreens exclusive. Cool, eh? I do enjoy store exclusives, so I had to go find one.
Sure enough, after returning home, I decided to go hit my local Walgreens, and looks what was waiting for me:
Sure enough, N Case models, and three Dodge Rams.
After a quick look-through with a very amused Walgreens employee, I grabbed a Dodge - and left the Beatles Sub for a very curious lady looking on - and went home. No Super, but I do have an example of the N Case Super, and it is in the photo at the top of this post. Maybe someone will get lucky and fine one.
So go hit your Walgreens. Sure, visions of $uperplums will be dancing in your heads, but the Walgreens exclusive is a decent consolation prize if you aren't lucky.
Let us know how you do...