Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

In this series, I’m just gonna post pictures of cars that don’t get enough attention or are hated, in my opinion, for no reason.

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First up is the Porsche Cayman from HW. Everybody’s going gaga over the new one by MBX, but I’ve already covered that. This one still isn’t perfect, but for the blue brand, it’s pretty great. As you can tell by the playwear, the younger me loved it and the older me still does.

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To my knowledge, the only real hype the Fiat 500 got was over the T-Hunt Error card last year. Other than that, for the most part, it’s pretty ignored. Which is a shame, but it is what it is.

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This one is a bit older. It debuted in 2001 and was pretty popular. But after 17 releases (some being rare multi-pack exclusives), it’s faded to the background. I still love it though. It’s Hot Wheel’s bread and butter: muscle cars with big, fat tires.

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I don’t know about you guys, but this is a MASSIVE peg-warmer. I don’t know why the Persh 917 doesn’t fly off the pegs. This is only it’s second release in the past 10 years. The wheel choice could be a little better, but they still look great. The livery is spot on. The color is great. And yet it sits...

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It seems like SN210 and I are the only ones who like these classic, pre-war HW. These two are a couple of the highlights of my small collection. The one on the left is from the Garage series and the one on the right is a regular T-Hunt. The values for this cast with decent graphics are decent (usually over $5), but no one ever seems excited about these.

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Illustration for article titled Forgotten/Unloved Hot Wheels, Part I

This one I really don’t get. The Lamborghini Huracan is a perfect cast. Great tampos, great colors, great stance. No wonky proportions, nothing. It even has pretty good interior and engine detail. So why is it so ignored? My best guess is that people were more distracted by the upsloped chin fiasco to notice this one slip by.

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Now for the most overlooked car of this group: The Audi TT from the Speed Machines series.

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It is perfect. Stunning. Gorgeous. Don’t believe me? Just look:

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Illustration for article titled Forgotten/Unloved Hot Wheels, Part I

Co-mold wheels? Check.

Full tampos and detail? Check.

Great proportions? Check.

Once and done cast? Check.

Huge price tag? Nope. These, while rare, only go for $10-$15 in package. That’s less than the ugly Veyron casting goes for loose.

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If any of you would like to show off cars that you feel are ignored or unjustly unloved, feel free! I love to look at that kind of stuff.

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