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.
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.
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.