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Dumbest Hot Wheel?

*UPDATE*
So it has been brought to my attention that Mattel did in fact make a mainline version of the Then car. So my specific rant is null and void at this point and will find a dumber car for my entry. And hopefully the Mustang. But overall, it sounds like excessive, ugly tampos and goofy looking mods to facilitate tracks are tops on your minds. I do have to remind mysef at times that these are toys made to attract children who, I’m sure, see the wild graphics on the cars and wonder why they don’t have them on real cars (F&F cars aside). So the toy maker’s audiences probably have exactly the opposite feelings on the graphics. Carry on.**

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So I was looking at my two 2015 Mustang GTs, the proper red New For 2015 version, and the dark blue one with the yellow line wheels and goofy yellow graphics:

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And then it hit me. THIS IS THE DUMBEST HOT WHEEL!

Now you may be asking yourselves, why? Well for those who do not know, this is the Now car in the Then & Now series. Now you say, so what? Well, the Then car is this:

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The Then car is not only a Treasure Hunt, but a Super Treasure Hunt! So not only is it a needle in a pile of needles, but that pile’s in a bigger pile of needles. There is such a slim chance of finding a TH let alone a STH that it doesn’t make sense. I’ve got the T&N series Copo Camaro set because I’m a Mustang fan but I’m not blind to good looking cars. But the point is I can get both off the pegs at the same time. If I want the Mustang, I’ve got to shell out huge money.

That’s great for scalpers, though so who is Mattel’s audience really? They don’t make another dime off the $1.00 peg price, so why would they do something like this? So the 2015 Mustang sits in a series with other Then & Now cars alone for many collectors, including myself. Why bother?

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Rant over. But it begs the question, what do you think is the dumbest HW car Mattel has put out and why? And please don’t take it out on fantasy cars. I think those inspire new generations of kids to dream bigger.

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