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Thursday, March 2, 2017

What is the best Hot Wheels model of 2017 so far?


So we are pretty much halfway through the 2017 Hot Wheels year.  6 months are so to go and the 50th birthday party begins.

2017 has been a good lead-in to be sure.  Car Culture is running strong, the mainline has yielded some gems, there is even a mail-in that sold out Kmart's stock of Hot Wheels.  And there has been a lot of good models scattered throughout.

So out of all of these releases, new or existing castings, which is your favorite?  Could it be the Fairlady and its new wheels?  Or the Mail-in 510 that has everyone in a ruckus?  Or maybe it's the...oh, who are we kidding.  It's the Fiat.  The Fiat is the best model of 2017 so far.

Disagree?  Let me know which is your favorite.

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28 comments:

  1. my vote goes to the GT3 RS in lime green <3

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  2. Obviously it's the mail in that grabs every collector's heart.

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  3. I'm going to have to go with the FORD truck.

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  4. I'm sick of Hotwheels releasing their cars earlier every year
    Shit soon well have the 2021 lot in 2019

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    1. Not sick enough because you still buy them.

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    2. No, it hasn't really been earlier every year. HW year begins in October and it's been that way for some time now.

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  5. For me its a tie between the mail-in Datsun and Fiat. Both are very nicely done and the Fiat's deco is just so right.

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  6. Fiat, Porsche 934.5, Fairlady... its dificult!

    Fiat it is!

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  7. Not got the Fiat yet so can't comment on it...the FuguZ is probably my favourite new casting so far- think they really nailed the 240Z shape, and love the mirrors and rear detail...also the Urban Outlaw 934 Turbo RSR, a great casting already, improved by a sharp deco...

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  8. Fiat. Hands down. It's just one those really unexpected models that makes you say wow! I didn't think they would do that. Also, everything about the execution is perfect. Proportions. Deco. Scale. Wheels. It's just that good! I wanted to like the fugu z more. There's just something I don't like in how wide the rear track is. The fairlady is cool but have not found one yet.

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  9. Ford GT Race and the white Supra.

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  10. There are certainly several i love, but I would have to pick the Fiat as #1. A close second is the Vintage American Muscle 1971 Maverick Grabber.

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  11. For me this is a tie between the FIAT and the 934.5. If we're not counting the deco, the new VW Transporter Pickup puts it in a 3-way tie.

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  12. Mainlines (as that's pretty much all we can get here) would be the Kafer Racer - but I'm biased to all things VW! Haven't had the T2 pickup or any of the Air Cooled series so I can't comment - yet.

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  13. I have all of these except the VW Flatbed and white Supra. My fav has to be a right race with the FIAT and the FugaZ. Both are executed amazingly! Tell them to send me the VW Flatbed asap...LOL!

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  14. Seriously, most of the cars shown have never made it to the Chicago market. Target keeps bringing out new B cases. Walmart hasn't had anything since C bins in December, well except for the Camaro bins and a repeat of Batman from last year. Seriously. The only new cars have shown up in 9 packs. I heard new stuff got sent to TRU, never saw anything but the same sad old crap there. So really, will we finish the 2017 assortments sometime in 2018 or will they ship some stuff?

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    1. When it comes to the mainline here in North Jersey, we have only got to the C case. I can't complain though, my Walmart put out 2 C cases in 2 days and I got 2 Dragon Blasters. We have had several cases of Air Cooled and Vintage American Muscle and I am glad about that.

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  15. Too bad half of those vehicles have not actually made it to a Target or a Walmart. Unless they were in a 9 pack. seriously, they won't be done early they will be done never at the rate they are releasing stuff.

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  16. I've had some of these so long I'd forgotten about them. I don't know why the UK got them so early, but I don't hate that trend.

    My favourite is one I'm unlikely to see, since the only premiums my Asda stocks are the infernal superhero lines. The Fiat from the Air Cooled range. They could've just created it and be done with it, but having the open engine lid was inspired. Turned it from neat to essential.

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