I found a Honda City Turbo II at Target today and my wife didn’t understand why I was so excited to find a boxy little Hot Wheels. Then again, she never understands why i’m excited to find a Hot Wheels anyway.

For whatever reason, this thing has always spoken to me. It’s chunky. It’s oddly proportioned. It’s an antithesis to slinky supercars.

And I really like this casting. It’s fairly detailed, especially around the front fascia, and so even though it doesn’t have any headlamp paint definition, it’s not hard seeing those little bits.

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The interior is fairly well fleshed out as well, but I can’t help but a nice red would have been a better contrast to the blue exterior. Whatever is occupying the rear seat area is a mystery though — it looks something large and engine-y.

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I don’t mind diecasts with graphics as long as they look somewhat purposeful and to-scale. Too many Hot Wheels re-releases have garish graphics on them that make a toy look... well, like a toy.

Given that these things were a 1980's gem, I thought about Photoshopping some pastel triangles or lasers into my pictures, but the pink speaks for itself, I think.

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