Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Hot Wheels Target Red Edition Exclusives: Wave 1!
US department store chain, Target, is offering a series of 12 red, exclusive-to-Target Hot Wheels mainline vehicles throughout 2016. Here is wave 1 of the 12-car mainline subset 'red edition'. Complaints? I have no complaints about the cars. Red always looks good, especially on sports cars and muscle cars. Hot Wheels did a good job mixing up the different reds used on each car and casting choice is spot on. The '55 Bel Air Gasser is probably the hottest thing in diecast right now, the '14 Corvette Stingray is a real gem of a casting and one I collect, and when was a 2nd generation Pontiac Firebird ever a bad thing? Especially covered in flames.
While I have no complaints about the cars, I do have one major complaint about the Red Edition series. None of these 12 cars will be available outside of the US. Like most other promotions, including mail-ins and zamacs, these are a US only promotion. That's a bummer for us international folks. Hopefully one day Mattel includes more countries in its promotions. For now, enjoy the photos, and get out to Target if you're in the US, I've heard the 2nd wave is hitting soon!