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[PSEUDO-REVIEW] Hot Wheels Flying Customs - Hare Splitter

I found this little lady at a Big Lots last weekend. A little pricey at $2.50 :)

I also wanted to try out a different picture-taking strategy, so here we go!

From the retro Flying Customs series from 2013, the Hare Splitter - otherwise known as a mid-70's Volkswagen Golf Mk.1. This casting was used originally from '79-'84, and has since made periodic appearances in retro-themed re-issues. Figured I'd take some pics and post 'em up.

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First thing I noticed after opening her up is how HEAVY it is. Compared to more "modern" castings, this thing weighs a ton. Obviously with this being a re-issue, the attempt to make this version as period-accurate (beefy) as possible shows up.

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I just love the paint quality here. Great metalflake blue with some really vibrant tampos.

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This thing would be great on a Hot Wheels track. Nice and heavy, good rolling heavy-duty wheels.

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The hood even opens, like the original, but I failed to take a pic with it opened up. Cool VW logo on the hood.

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This is a really great re-issue of a classic model. If I run into any more of these Flying Customs retro cars I'll have to pick them up. I am impressed by the quality of the paint, the casting and details are nice as well.

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