Collecting Hot Wheels by casting is fun. When you assemble a “family” — comprising of multiple releases of one casting — its a cool feeling as there is a sense of accomplishment that goes along with it. Also, its fun to see how many ways one 3D object can be decorated. You have some casting releases you dislike, and some you are ultimately infatuated with. Since I collect many castings, I often look for themes, or trends, as to what and why I collect a certain model. Most of the time, its because I was turned onto the casting through one specific release.
For the Hot Wheels #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, the first release in the 2016 Night Burnerz caught my eye. The metalflake dark gray is a great color for this car, and thats highlighted by some subtle graphics — as far as racing schemes are concerned.
Several months later, the Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo had its first variant: the 2017 HW Speed Graphics release in yellow. The first colorway (yellow) produced our first variation for this casting. The standard release came with Gray #PR5 Wheels, whereas the harder to find variation came with Gray #10SP Wheels. I never did find the 10SP wheels variation on the card, but I was able to find it thanks to some online hints from other collectors: the 10SP wheel variation was appearing in multi-packs at Toys R Us. The lime green colorway came later in the year, and while its cool, the one negative thing I have to say about it is that the color looks too close to the yellow from the first release.
Thankfully, more colors of the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo came out in 2018 as part of the HW Exotics. Orange is always a cool color for a Lambo, but its the matte white release that was my favorite of the two. The graphics are tastefully done, and its especially cool that the graphic designer worked in the Italian flag colors of red, white and green on the matte white colorway.
Within the last couple weeks, 2019 Hot Wheels Mystery Models Series 2 started showing up at Walmart. These “pillow packs” have netted another one of these Huracáns, this time in matte black. The fun didn’t stop there, though. The Huracán is the Gold Chase piece in this Mystery Models series, meaning it comes one to a case (of two boxes).
The casting is nice and the deco is pretty awesome too. Add in the fact that it is a “gold chase” and it should make this car increasingly sought after.
The #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo casting family is a young one since the car has been out for only 3 years. However, because of those 3 years, we are now up to 7 variants for this casting. Being that this is an active casting, you can bet we will see more “bodies” in the family photo, over the next 3 years. For now, thats a pretty good start!
What is your favorite of the bunch? Mine is still the original Night Burnerz release in metalflake dark gray because, well… IT JUST LOOKS COOL! Its probably the paint more than anything, but it is the release that started my casting collection for the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.
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