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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First Look: Hot Wheels Exotics 5-pack...


I have no idea if this is a 2014 or 2015 5-pack.  I assume a 2014, but it really doesn't matter.

What probably matters is many of you like a few or all of these models.  Two Lambos, two Astons, and a Porsche.  We definitely like packs with licensed models, but the casting choices in this pack leave a little to be desired.  Deco-wise, this pack looks great, so we will focus on that instead of the fact that four of the five castings were disappointments when they were first released.  Outside of the Aventador, they all could have been better.

But we won't complain too much, because this really is a nice-looking pack, and we know many of you are after one.  The Aventador and 918 in particular make this a set very much worth picking up.  I would write more but a drive from LA to Salt Lake City today is taking precedent.  So we hope you like the pics...

Hot Wheels Exotics 5-pack:

























Monday, September 29, 2014

First Look: Hot Wheels Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & the rest of the 2014 Kroger Halloween Exclusives...


Yes, there are four other models in this set, but you don't care if we write about them or not, do you?  You don't?  Ok, good, because we really have nothing to say about them.  At least we took some photos of them.

Actually, we have little to say about the Ecto-1 as well, but we know many of you would like to take a look at some closeup photos.  The Ecto-1 is a perfect choice for a Halloween model, and clearly Mattel agrees, as this is the second time it has appeared as a Halloween exclusive.

The first time was in 2012, and it make an excellent pair with the purple Batmobile:



The Ecto-1 was taken over by Slimer for Halloween, and the result was fantastic.  This year's isn't on par, but it does look nice, and like the 2012 version carries a fantastic hood design:



There are only so many uses you can get out of a model like this, but Hot Wheels seems to be finding more and more ways.  For you Ecto collectors, we are sure that is a good thing...

(Find the Ecto-1 on ebay...)


Hot Wheels 2014 Halloween Kroger Exclusives: