Thursday, November 3, 2016
Hype or no hype, the Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Honda S2000 is pretty darn cool...
So this is Suki's car.
Let me give you my Fast & Furious knowledge. I have seen the last three, on opening day. That might mean it is because I am a huge fan. Maybe not in the way you would think. The movies in insanely over the top, with cringeworthy dialogue, and a complete blast to watch. A group of friends look forward to each F&F movie, just for the chance to get together and enjoy how goofy they are.
Of the group that goes, I am the only person that gives one iota of a damn about the cars, but because of the festivities involved, I don't pay attention until later. And it is later I realize how cool so many of the cars are. I didn't notice there was a Hakosuka Skyline in the 5th movie until after the fact.
All that said, I love how the franchise continues to churn out movies, no matter the obstacles. And yeah I have learned to appreciate the formula and characters. (Yes, someone was cutting onions near us during the final scene of the last movie.)
But I have no idea who Suki is. I think she was in the second or third movie, which I don't think I have seen. Obviously her S2K is pink, and after reading comments here it was obviously a convertible.
Since I don't have a connection to the actual car, all I can do is appreciate the replica. And this pink S2K is fantastic. Yes, it stands out because it is pink, and also the only non-repeat model in the batch, so it stands out even more.
Ryu's casting has gotten a ton of attention from Hot Wheels since it was designed, and it will continue to get more. I still prefer the First Edition over all others, but this one is up there.
So hopefully everyone that wants one will get one. I have seen them in several stores now, so those that want them should be able to get them, and hopefully those that bought all from a bin will have people to buy them, because they are not going to be the cash cow you may have hoped for. Awesome to have in the collection though...