Sunday, October 9, 2016
Mercedes is back! Mattel sneaks 2017 Hot Wheels Basics, Car Culture, RLC and more at the 2017 HW Convention...
It has been a busy few days here at the Convention. Sleep seems to be low on the list of things to do, and I definitely feel it. But when I finally arrive home today, I will hit that front door with a mind full of memories, and a body that wants its own bed. The Convention has been fantastic.
My suitcase is definitely a little heavier than when it arrived, and much of what I am bringing home will hit the blog in the coming week. The Convention models, a few finds, and even some RLC and, yes, Matchbox previews.
This is about the place where the proverbial "it's not just about the models" portion of this post is included. I am supposed to say it is more about the people, and the friendships, and the experience, not just going away with cool shit. That is obviously true - at least for most here - but I know you don't want to push through three paragraphs about that when you live on the other side of the world and know you will never attend the convention.
"Promote it all you want, Lambert, I'm never coming. Just show the damn Mattel Sneaks Presentation already."
Lots to talk about, and definitely a lot to like, and I will let you do that in the comments section. In the meantime here are a couple of photos I was able to take, thanks to Mattel. Clear pics of the preview slides coming later.
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16, coming to Car Culture Modern Classics in 2017, designed by Mark Jones. (This is a prepro. The casting will obviously be in another color with deco and Real Riders.)
'55 Chevy Gasser, coming to Car Culture Redliners (not Redlines) later this year. Package and art designed by Julian Koiles, who does all the Car Culture card art.
A load of RLC coming soon. Decos and colors by Steve Vandervate.