The Hot Wheels 5-Pack binge continues as I’ve bought yet another. Just like how I bought the HW City Works 5-Pack for the Turbine Time, I bought the #Muscle Mania 5-Pack (2017) because I collect one of the vehicles in it, the #’69 Dodge Charger Daytona. I’ll be the first to admit that I miss the lowered-stance of the #’70 Dodge Charger Daytona casting that was final run’d in 2003, as this 2013 casting is very similar looking to the #’70 Plymouth Superbird casting that was introduced in 2006.
Given this “electric light blue” color is a tad more vibrant that the traditional Petty Racing Blue, its easy to see why I (and a few other collectors out there) first mistook this release of the Charger Daytona for the Superbird when images first surfaced of this #5-Pack Exclusive online.
This marks the first time this casting has shown up as a #5-Pack Exclusive. Since it was included in one of the latest 5-Packs, it also marks the first time it was produced in Indonesia — at the new Hot Wheels plant just like the Surf’s Up 5-Pack: ’64 Chevy Nova Station Wagon. Paint is great, tampos are great, and the “DODGE”, “DAYTONA” and Hot Wheels badges all look crisp. Overall, just a great execution for this release and one that I am excited to now add to my #’69 Dodge Charger Daytona collection.
Below are the other cars that are part of the 2017 Muscle Mania 5-Pack.