Retro Style Series: COMBAT MEDIC

You have to give it up to the person who came up with the #Target Exclusive #Retro Style Series, as this series has been full of classic castings (mixed with modern ones) complete with some retro style graphics. Although the series retails for $1.29 at Target stores here in the U.S., the extra 30 cents or so has been worth it to have a couple metal/metal castings, as well as some classic castings brought back like the #Combat Medic.

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Hot Wheels Combat Medic (Delivery Van/Truck) from the 2017 Target Exclusive, Retro Style Series (rear view)

This #Retro Style Series release of the collector-favorite, #Combat Medic, is Evel Knievel meets Larry’s Garage. The red and blue graphics on pearl white body are reminiscent of the late iconic stunt man’s attire, whereas the graphics almost look like they could be from one of the 1980s Hot Wheels lines — back when #Larry Wood Designed this casting. The Retro Style Series graphics adhere to the brand’s standard of “Speed, Power, Performance and Fun” and these graphics do not fall short … especially with “For Speed, Power & Performance” on the sides, right next to “Larry’s Mobile Tune-Up”.

This #Combat Medic comes are part of the second wave of #Target Exclusive, #Retro Style Series vehicles for 2017. The wave also included the ’70 Pontiac GTO & ’63 Chevy II among several repeated vehicles from 2016. The third mix of Retro Style Series vehicles (for 2017) should be hitting your local Target stores any day now so be on the lookout for those.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Pearl White Body (metal). Light Blue Tinted Windows. White Interior. Chrome 5-Spoke (5SP) Wheels. Chrome Base (plastic). Made in Malaysia. Toy# FJP12. Released in 2017 as part of the Target Exclusive Retro Style Series.

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  1. That’s a great version and nice story, Brad! I’ll be on the lookout for this one.

    Kenny Harrelson

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