Keep your eyes peeled at all times! …lesson for even the most experienced of diecast hunters! We have all been to the pegs at a retail store, got overly-excited for hitting the jackpot or got antsy and left due to the lack of new inventory. Chances are, you’ve skipped over various products that don’t contain the usual chase pieces. One of those products I often pass over are the Hot Wheels 9-Packs. Well, the other day, I was at Toys R Us and had some extra time so I proceeded to skim through the 9-Packs even though the front facing one was nothing special. Hidden near the back of the shelf was a strikingly different 9-Pack full of vehicles I haven’t seen before. The Blue 2017 HW Flames ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser stood out at first, it was next to this little gem.
#Multi-Pack Exclusives are great for casting collectors as you can usually find some more limited variations of some of your favorite castings. Often, these are variations existing releases — even if they are revived from the past. This yellow #’70 Ford Escort RS1600 is a #2017 Hot Wheels car which is a colorway of a 2015 release. Released in the 2015 HW Workshop / Garage series, the #First Edition of this casting featured this same design in blue. The cool part was that release was a licensed #Fast & Furious replica. While that release was incredible popular with collectors given its replica status, this yellow/black colorway seems like a pretty cool find.