Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Lamley reports that Hot Wheels has usurped my idea.

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With the next run of Hot Wheels Retro Entertainment Series... there will be a Toyota 2000 GT roadster from James Bond 007: You Only Live Twice.…

I was keeping this on the down-low until it is finished, but I commissioned one of these already, from Philipiliph, based on the HW 2000GT Coupe, and some wire real-riders from a Hart to Hart Ferrari 246GT Dino. It is still in progress.


I am still looking forward to Philip's custom work, unless he deems it too problematic to accomplish, in light of it being otherwise available, as announced.

Other next-run Retro Entertainment, according to Lamley:

And looking at 2015, there are a few that qualify, but maybe not enough. Here is what to look forward to:

Mix 1 (June 2015):

'58 Plymouth – Christine

'83 Chevy Silverado – Friday Night Lights

Ford F–250 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind (New Casting)

Rapid Responder – Emergency!

Mix 2 (August 2015):

'67 Camaro – Christine

'70 Dodge Charger R/T – The Fast & The Furious

BTTF Time Machine – Hover Mode – Back to the Future II (New Casting)

BTTF Time Machine – Mr. Fusion – Back to the Future

Toyota 2000GT Roadster – James Bond "You Only Live Twice" (New Casting)

Mix 3 (October 2015):

'56 Chevy – The Brady Bunch (New Casting)

'74 Checker Taxi Cab/Checker Marathon Cab – Taxi (New Casting)

'80s Corvette – James Bond "A View To A Kill"

The Dark Knight Batmobile – The Dark Knight trilogy (New Die-cast Chassis)

Kawasaki GPZ 900R – Top Gun (New Casting)

Mix 4 (October 2015 – available only at select hobby retailers):

'76 Ford Grand Torino – Starsky & Hutch (New Casting)

Back To The Future – 1955 – Back to the Future III

The Bat – The Dark Knight Rises (New Die-cast Chassis)

Ghostbusters Ecto–1 Cartoon Car – The Real Ghostbusters (animated) (New Casting)

Lotus Esprit S1 – James Bond "The Spy Who Loved Me" (New Die-cast Chassis)

I imagine that the "View to a Kill" Corvette will be the same as the A-Team Corvette, just silver, rather than white/red, and the Retro Entertainment Esprit S1 will simply be a metal-base version of the mainline car that is already out... it will be interesting to see if it wears Cool Classics style slotted mags, or some other real-riders with a less-accurate wheel design, like Real Rider Cobras (Halibrand replicas) on the James Bond Casino Royale Aston Martin DBS.


I still need to find the Goldfinger DB5 RE version, too. I probably should have picked up the 71 Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever... but it didn't really make that much of an impression on me... but it is a nice 71 Mustang casting.

I hope they also update the Lotus Esprit S1 casting to an Esprit Turbo, for "For Your Eyes Only", really all it needs is a bit of a duck-tail spoiler above the tail lights, deeper side skirts, and an updated interior casting with louvers as the engine cover, perhaps also incorporating the ski carrier brackets.

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