As you can most likely tell, I cannot get enough of the 2016 #Target Exclusive #Hot Wheels Retro Style Series. Priced at $1.29 here in the United States, most of the vehicles chosen have been worth it just based on the fact that they have had metal bodies and metal bases — something that appears to be a distant memory in the Hot Wheels mainline but common with releases such as the ’85 Camaro IROC-Z and ’84 Hurst Olds from this series.
Appearing in the second wave of the series is the #Bone Shaker — which is already one of the most iconic Hot Wheels ever made despite being around for only the last 10 years. While this release of the Bone Shaker is the hardtop version and it has a plastic base, the overall execution came out great! Painted in a matte white, which you don’t see too often, this Bone Shaker is white as snow and has a combination of red hot stripes and scallops accompanying the paint. Appearing on the doors is the all-too-familiar #Skull & Crossbones that frequently graces the sides of this casting. Also appearing on the sides is “67-14”. Its unclear at this time what that signifies but hopefully we will find out and let you know. Overall, another great release from Hot Wheels and the #Target Exclusive #Retro Style Series, and another #Bone Shaker to add to the collection!
UPDATE 03/29/2017 — The following explanation of the graphic scheme on this one was given by legendary Hot Wheels customizer, Chris Walker:
The “67-14” is a tribute to Japanese Customizer Chojiro. He designed the graphic on the gold and white Bone Shaker from the Street Show series. So when he died, they changed his design to white and red to match the Japan flag colors and put his birth year and the year he passed on it. Then added the red rising sun behind it as a show of tribute and respect.