Once again, Walmart will be stocking Hobby dealers will be carrying another exclusive Hot Wheels series — Gran Turismo! This sure to be popular series is awesome on so many levels and you can bet we will feature a good majority of the cars here at Diecast Motorsports. The first great thing about this series that it carries all licensed vehicles with licensed Gran Turismo graphics straight from the Playstation video game. In addition to this, the Nissan Skyline R32 and the Jaguar XJ220, which were thought to have been #Discontinued Castings are apparently still in production after having not appeared since 2011. Below is the list of 8 cars included in the Walmart Hobby Dealer Exclusive series:
Hot Wheels Gran Turismo Series
- Nissan Skyline R32
- Jaguar XJ220
- Ford GT LM
- Pagani Huayra
- ’06 Dodge Viper Coupe
- Aston Martin One-77
- Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
- Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
UPDATE 04/11/2016: Apparently these have already started to show up at retail. Below is a picture of the series from a collector in the United Kingdom who found them at a Walmart subsidiary.
UPDATE 04/21/2016: According to Fred Blood at 1StopDiecast.com, this is a hobby dealer exclusive series meaning it won’t show up at your big box stores such as Walmart, Target, Kmart & Toys R Us.
UPDATE 04/22/2016: Per HWC Jimmy at HotWheelsCollectors.com, each case of 12 will contain one full set of 8 and duplicates of the Skyline, GT LM, Huayra and the Gallardo.
HATED that game on the PlayStation. For a game that was supposed to be “realistic”, it omitted one big realistic feature: Crash damage.
I haven’t played the Gran Turismo game since one of the PS2 versions? Do you know if its gotten any better?
It’s “real driving simulation” not real crash simulation.