Thursday, April 6, 2017
What will be the next precious pink RLC Party at this year's Hot Wheels Nationals?
What is it with Hot Wheels and pink?
Well, for one it is history. Pink started as the the most neglected spectraflame color back in the redline days of Hot Wheels. The pink cars were the first pegwarmers. So as time went on, there were less pink cars circulating, making them more and more desirable for collectors later.
That runt history of the pink cars was of course embraced my collectors and in turn Hot Wheels, and now pink Hot Wheels are truly significant.
And for the other thing, spectra flame pink cars just plain cool-looking.
So that combination of good looks and history make the spectraflame pink cars highly desirable. Redlines of course, but new models too. Candy Striper Gasser anyone?
And yes, the RLC Party cars. Every year at Nationals in the spring, and the HW Convention in the fall, Hot Wheels holds an RLC party. Only RLC members can attend, and there is an opening party (bring your RLC cars to DLM), some treats, and a drawing. There are a lot more details to share, plus a fashion show (trust me on that one), and a "who can be the quietest" contest during the drawing. Oh, and of course a party model.
The model is always pink. It sometimes has Real Riders, other times Neo wheels. And it is always a significant casting. Maybe a nostalgic casting, maybe a current popular model. Another great detail, they aren't burdened with the convention logo, which can really take away from the looks of the model. The four I have showcased here run the gamut. Nostalgic, Real Riders, Neos, popular, pretty, pink. And they are really fun models to collect. And photograph like a boss.
And they always come in baggies. That makes them totally worth opening.
So what will the RLC Party car be at Nationals? We will know soon, and the rumbles I hear are that it will be a very popular one. Another rumble I hear is that one of those "always" I mentioned above - RR or Neos, specraflame pink, popular casting, baggie - will change with this Nationals model. Stay tuned.
So here are the four I have. Looking forward to adding a fifth.