Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2016 Lamley Awards: What is the 2016 Hot Wheels Model of the Year?
It's the last poll of the year, and then we celebrate the winners.
We've voted on Best & Worst Super TH, Best and Most Disappointing HW New Model, Best Matchbox New Model, and now the Hot Wheels Model of the Year.
Why just Hot Wheels? Probably because it is easy. There are several lines, a lot of models to choose from, and Hot Wheels always gets more attention among Lamley Readers. I thought about mixing Matchbox in, and I probably should. Maybe next year I will just include the models that got the most attention among Lamley Readers, no matter the brand. I think a certain M2 VW and F&F Supra might already be starting the list.
But since I have done it this way the last couple of years, let's do it this way one more time. Next year will be something different.
I collaborated with a few friends who follow Hot Wheels from several angles, and we came up with the 15 models we thought were the best contenders for Model of the Year. Sure, everyone has faves, but we judged these 15 on the attention and impact they had on the hobby. Folks were talking about these.
There are 15 nominees. Some have multiples, meaning different colors, or a Super TH version, etc.
You may disagree with the 15, and that is obviously completely cool, but these are the models we thought were the most talked about, whether we liked them or not. Pick one, and we will see what model - or models - comes out on top.
The List (in order of the poll):