So I was cruising through Instagram on Christmas day looking at Hot Wheels photos when I saw a special 2005 Hot Wheels Kalifornia Kustoms release of a 1994 Camaro race car I had never seen before. It looked very, very detailed and was different from other 1994 Camaro castings I had seen before — so I hopped online and found one. It was the only one at the time for sale, so I quickly bought it. After a week of anxious waiting time, it finally arrived in the mail.......and it did not disappoint.
From the packaging to the plastic display, down to the lift off hood and detailed tires — I was immediately blown away. Seriously one of the best looking and finest detailed Hot Wheels cars made. I knew I had to bust it out of the package and get a closer look.
It came in a cylinder style, trophy case-like packaging that is vastly different from what the similarly detailed 100% Hot Wheels releases came in.
It was sitting on a raised platform held in by two screws. The cool part was that both sides of the cylinder were “mirrored”, so you could check out more details without opening it — which I’m sure many collectors appreciated. BUT HOW COULD YOU NOT OPEN SUCH A MASTERPIECE?!
It was just too good looking...I HAD to open it.
It was very well packaged. The case was nearly a dozen pieces and was held together with screws, tabs, and different locking joints.
The car itself was also attached to the acrylic base with two rivet screws.
Free at last! (it only took 12 years)
After carefully removing the dreaded hood rubber band (the older the car the bigger chance the rubber band is stiff and can/will take paint off with them when removed), I was able to see it in all of it’s glory.
Seriously....is this not one of the best looking Camaros out there!?
The painted wheels, iconic Hot Wheels livery, those Goodyears - this thing keep getting better and better.
The little details on the car, such as the side exit exhaust and window net, along with the detailed interior, including the faux rivets and a rear hatch gas filler spout, just add to the level of badassery that is the Jack Baldwin Camaro.
ALL OF THE AEROS
The spoiler decals/tampos are so rad and perfect too.
And another top and bottom shot for good measure....
And we’re not even to the best feature! The lift off hood. It’s amazing. Why don’t more 1/64ths have lift off hoods?!
The detailed front ram-air box and air cleaner just make it so much better.
and more photos because LIFT OFF HOOD
This has quickly become one of my favorite Hot Wheels models to date, and I urge you to post a finer example of a Hot Wheels 1/64th scale Camaro. Go ahead and post them up while I enjoy this thing some more hahaha!