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Thursday, February 9, 2017

From Japan Historics to Air-Cooled, here is every Hot Wheels Car Culture model released so far (with an emphasis on that cute little Fiat)...


Should we just get to it?

We are now six assortments in to Car Culture, and let's be honest, we've been a bit spoiled.  A premium series that is able to cater to all kinds of tastes.  One that could even adjust to collector tastes.  One that can go any direction it wants, from geography to era to events to scenes.  The possibilities are truly endless.


And the great thing?  These models are selling.  You don't like one batch, a lot of others will, and there is a good chance you will like the next one.  Because it won't be like the last.  And that direction hopefully means this series can keep going.

Sure, some of these could really use some front and rear tampos.  And there is always hope that can happen.  But the assortments more than make up for it.  At least that is my view.

So before the next batch hits (Race Day it is called), let's take a look back at the 30 models released so far, including the four new castings introduced in the line.  And at the end, because I haven't taken photos of it before, that tremendous and tremendously tiny Fiat.

Japan Historics:






Euro Style:






Trucks:






Track Day:






Redliners:






Air-Cooled:






And that Fiat:






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    1. Says who? The original one certainly was, not the current generation.

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    2. Seriously!? Research before you say that fool....you mentioned the modern one

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    3. Yes it is. Modern ones, no. But original ones from the 60s are.

      http://classicfiat500.co.uk/fiat-500-history-2

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  2. Thanks for the awesome pictures of the Fiat! You made my day. I fear I won't see these at the targets near me because the shelves are full of redliner peg warmers.

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  3. Redliners was definitely my favorite.

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    1. (Redliners)They are well done. Just not my genre (except the gasser) and no one seems to buy them around here. Hoping they are not refusing to stock air cooled until the red liners sell.

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  4. Lack of front & rear tampos is a shame, but honestly Hot Wheels has hit it out of the park with this series. I pre-ordered the Japan Historics, which in hindsight was a good call, because I never saw a SINGLE ONE on the pegs ANYWHERE, but I didn't order any others...I've been consistently pleasantly surprised at my ability to find almost all the others on the pegs...including a quite a few at my local Giant supermarket, of all places.

    I have attempted to be a completist with Car Culture, but unfortunately I've yet to snag the Porsche 964, the Ford F-250, and the M3 Polizei. Otherwise I've been incredibly lucky.

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    1. I never saw any cars from Japan Historics either. There wasn't even any empty pegs for them; the stores seemed to all start with Euro Style.

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    2. Same here. For a little while there I was really afraid it'd be like that through and through, but thankfully the rest trickled in over time.

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    3. If you have Kmarts in your area, then it may be a good idea to check there for the Ford. The Kmarts around here at least are just getting to the trucks series

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  5. I like Car Culture but it has too much of a "Racing" theme so far. Time to think about some other stuff like 50's, Street Rods, Muscle Cars or along those lines.

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  6. The SP2 is amazing! And the Abarth is fantastic too.

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  7. I found the fiat and 356, my 2 favorite air cooled while on a trip to Burbank.

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