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2008 Treasure Hunts: ’70 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER

One of my favorite #Treasure Hunt / Super Treasure Hunt combos would have to be the #’70 Plymouth Roadrunner from 2008. A quick look at the regular and the super, and it doesn’t feel like you are necessarily getting a consolation prize with the regular — but man, the super sure makes it feel like you won something.

Since the Hot Wheels #’70 Plymouth Roadrunner made its debut in 1998, this #Phil Riehlman Designed #Muscle Car has been a collector favorite. The casting is proportioned great, the stance is great and those little details like side scoops, door handles and a partially covered rear tire are exceptional.

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Hot Wheels ’70 Plymouth Roadrunner from the 2008 Treasure Hunts Series (Super TH, side close-up)

On both regular and super #Variations of the #2008 Treasure Hunts release, the subtle differences are in the paint finish and the wheels. Sure, the super has the edge in both those categories — that’s what makes it super after all — but its the common aspects that really have me loving on this pair.

Both #Variations have this sort of anti-freeze color of paint, which is just killer when paired with the solid, enamel white sides. Both carry the “road runner” and “Plymouth” badges on the sides, along with the special “TH08” tampo on both, right behind the front wheels.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Spectraflame Anti-Freeze Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Chrome Deep-Dish Real Riders Wheels. Unpainted Metal Base. Made in Malaysia. Toy# M6968S. Released in 2008 as #2 of 12 in the 2008 Treasure Hunts Series (Super Treasure Hunt Variation).

Since this #2008 Treasure Hunts release is almost 10 years old now, both #Variations have the metal body/base combo and have this added silver trim detail around the windows. These are details you just don’t find in the mainline anymore.

I would be remiss to not mention the “painted-base” variations of this release of the #’70 Plymouth Roadrunner which can be quite hard to find. I am not sure the exact story as to why those unplanned variations occurred, but they are highly sought after by Hot Wheels variations collectors.

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RELEASE DETAILS: Metalflake Anti-Freeze Body (metal). Clear Windows. Black Interior. Chrome 5-Spoke (5SP) Wheels. Unpainted Metal Base. Made in Malaysia. Toy# M6968. Released in 2008 as #2 of 12 in the 2008 Treasure Hunts Series (Regular Treasure Hunt Variation).
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