On a recent trip through Wal-Mart I was disappointed (as usual) with the stock in their diecast aisle. The mainline Hotwheels were all from older cases and were the same peg warmers they’ve had forever. The Matchbox cars were sad, and the M2 and Maisto stuff was all the same things they’ve had forever. Then I saw something interesting in one of the “gift pack” sets that I usually overlook...
Here’s a 2015 gift pack with the Gulf Livery Corvette, the white 240Z, and a pair of interesting Dodge Chargers. It was an interesting enough assortment that I was willing to hawl it home.
First the “Exclusive Decoration” Dodge Charger! The tampos aren’t overdone. The wheel choice is good, and the cast is pretty nice. 1971 was a decent year for this car.
Then I found the other Dodge in the pack to be interesting too. Most of the modern Dodge Chargers that Hotwheels puts out have some obnoxious wing on the back and are “set up for the track”. This one is just nice and a good “then and now” compliment for the 1971.
Of course the cars that caught my eye at all were the Gulf Corvette and the 240z. Getting them in the same pack was kind of nice.
The rest of the set aren’t bad either, though I’m not a fan of the plastic bodied cars.
This one they call “Jaded” is a nice little Studebaker drag car. It’s got some character for a fantasy line car trying to dodge trademark issues.
I’ve got two of these Corvettes now.
The Circle Trucker is ok, though they could have actually made it a Tacoma or something.
And this is almost a Lambo...