Thursday, September 22, 2016
Case Report: Opening a 2017 Hot Wheels A Case...
3......2......1.....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Find that significant other and give them a smooch, because 2017 is here. It may not involve Ryan Seacrest, a lit apple, and a ton of lit folks, but Hot Wheels 2017 is here. (Of course, if you talk to the folks who actually WORK at Hot Wheels, they will tell you 2018 has already arrived.)
Nonetheless, here we are. Wheel Collectors just unloaded a pallet of 2017 Batch A and has just listed it:
Hot Wheels 2017 Batch A at Wheel Collectors
And as always, they grabbed a case randomly and gave us a case report, 3-by-3. Cases don't have a theme, but if this one did, it would be entertainment. KITT returns, and Batch A is the debut of a Halo car and the Charger from the last Fast & Furious movie. Lots of other neato models as well.
(Oh, and as occasionally happens, we get to play "Spot the Error"! Can you spot the error?)
There is some good stuff in this case. Some very interesting new models - Mustang for me, Entertainment for many of you - and a lot of nice recolors. A few holdovers from the 2016 Q Case as well.
The Regular TH is not a surprise:
The Super is the Chevy II, although it wasn't found in this case.
Matt at WC did let me know they did find two other models in other cases, the white Cadillac Elmiraj and VW Golf MK7, which marks its basic debut after showing first in Car Culture.
What do you think?