Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Hot Wheels "Cool Classics"
This is another premium series that Mattel allows Hot Wheels to market to add additional sales to their bottom line while using existing castings. The best part of this series is that the bases are metal...and they ought to be as they range in price at retail from $2.49 at Target, $3.47 at Walmart and $3.99 at TRU. In any case, even $2.49 is a crazy price for these as they have no front and rear detailing done for the most part. And the paint is just a flat spectraflame but those two additions do not make these worth $1.49 - $3 more than a basic release of the same model sans metal base and paint.
Fortunately, I only collect what I like from Hot Wheels and feel no need to collect the full lineups from any of their releases. I just wish some of this effort and investment would be put toward the Matchbox brand and let the Design team loose with larger budgets to make full use of their talents. I am sure they are as tired of hearing us complain as we are of the lack of investment in the brand.
In any case, I do still pick up a few but I am selective as I already have so many toy cars...that I just need to do a better job of refraining. Drop me a comment and let me lnow which ones you all like to collect.