BMW Series: BMW 2002

The BMW Series was released earlier this month at Walmart stores worldwide. In this 8-Car Set — which is not to be confused with the 5-Car mainline series of the same name — each of the eight BMW vehicles came on a black blister card with unique illustrations of each vehicle. They appeared as part of a dump bin promotion exclusively at Walmart.

In this set of 8, the one that stood out most to me was the compact #BMW 2002. The metalflake dark green paint job with yellow stripes typically does not look good on many cars but for some reason, fits the BMW 2002 well.

The Hot Wheels #BMW 2002 casting has been around since its introduction in the 2012 New Models and has certainly ramped up in terms of popularity in recent years — which comes as no surprise as it is one of several #Jun Imai Designs to appeal to a niche group of foreign car collectors. Its first premium release came in 2015 when it received a metal base (to match its metal body) to be part of the Heritage / Real Riders series. Below is the list of 8 vehicles that appeared in the 2016 #Walmart Exclusive BMW Series.

Orange Track Diecast

RELEASE DETAILS: Metalflake Dark Green Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Yellow-Rim, Black Muscle-Car 5-Spoke (MC5) Wheels. Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Thailand. Toy# DJM83. Released in 2016 as #4 of 8 in the Walmart Exclusive BMW Series.

BMW Series (2016)

  1. BMW M1
  2. ’92 BMW M3
  3. BMW E36 M3 Race
  4. BMW 2002 (shown above)
  5. BMW M3 GT2
  6. BMW M3
  7. BMW Z4 M
  8. BMW K 1300 R

UPDATE 12/27/2016 — New Picture w/ OTD logo added. Links added.

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