Price Check

OTD Price Check: VALUE of 2019 Hot Wheels RLC Exclusive, Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) almost TRIPLES in last 90 days

Remember this guy? This spectraflame blue #Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) was released less than 6 months ago on exclusively to Red Line Club (RLC) members. The one-time run of 12,500 pieces cost RLC members $19.99 (plus shipping & tax) on sale day. The car sold out that day (November 12) as demand outweighed the quantity, as collectors had been feasting on images of this #Opening Hood Godzilla for months.

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Hot Wheels Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) in spectraflame blue, a 2019 RLC Exclusive

Six months later, despite being in the middle of a global pandemic where economies are crashing and jobs are being lost, the value of this 2019 RLC Exclusive continues to rise at a staggering rate. It has nearly TRIPLED in the last 90 days!

Why? I haven’t the slightest clue. Could it be a result of collectors cashing those $1,200 economic stimulus checks the United States government sent out? Possibly. Maybe it’s the outside world — like collectors of real Skylines — finally realizing this car exists? We’ve seen similar instances of that in the past. Or maybe it’s just a sign of this car becoming the next Hot Wheels beast.

OTD has compiled some data for you. In the scatter plot below, you’ll see every completed eBay auction for this specific release of the #Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) in the last 90 days. Shipping was calculated into the final price which is noted in United States dollars (USD).

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Scatter Plot Graph of the Prices (In Dollars) for Completed eBay Auctions for the 2019 RLC Skyline R34 in the last 90 days.

90-Day LOW:
$65.20 (2/17/2020)
90-Day HIGH: $166.39 (5/3/2020)

With prices on the rise, it might be time to grab this one if you have been waiting for prices to come down; OR vice-versa, and wait if you think prices will come back down. Either way, the sudden rise in the value of a car that was released no more than six months ago is pretty buzzworthy and it will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

Want the latest prices on the 2019 RLC Exclusive: NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R34)? Head to eBay and check out the completed listings to see for yourself!

22 replies »

  1. Hey Brad! I really like this article and information, I’d for sure like to see you do more of these. Some collectors complain about the secondary market but the reality is anything that’s worth collecting has the same instances. From sports cards, funkos, to comic books and even Legos. I was luckily enough to snag a few of these at just $55. Just like the stock market, no telling where this one will be in 2 months!

    • Thanks Aaron! Regardless of how you collect, price does weigh a factor if you are actively buying/selling/trading. I am mostly buying these days so I am glad I got this one when I did.

  2. I think this kind of article is really cool. Between the normal RLC, rewards, and scratch and dent sales last year, I picked up 3 of these. Looks like I let 2 of them go too soon for way too cheap ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Thanks! Not sure I would have predicted these kinds of returns (especially so soon!) on a car with a quantity of 12,500.

      • I agree with you on that BRAD. I was lucky to buy one. That is why I am surprised it is re-selling for so much. All the members that said 12,500 was too many are scratching their heads now. The Purple RLC Membership BRN-34 is not during too badly also.Plus that one has no sticker number. I plan on holding onto mines for now ๐Ÿค—. Thanks for the Headsup. Please keep up the great posts like this one. Again BRAD thanks.

  3. I would also like to see more articles like this. I find this stuff very interesting. Its part of the fun of the hobby!

  4. Hi Brad,
    I was also wondering the same thing
    It’s just not this car, if you check ebay-almost all the premium cars(RLC/Convention/Mailins)are going for at least 30% more compared to prices sold out during Feb this year

    May be many are stuck at home,have lots of free time and time spent in ebay might have increased proportionally

    • Great observation! I noticed the same thing. I mean, if you’re not spending money on entertainment and dining out, you have more Hot Wheels money, huh?

  5. Brad, this is a great article and I hope there will be more like it to follow. I was just remarking the other day about the meteoric rise in price on this casting. I’m guessing the stimulus checks are certainly helping the price action a pinch. Who doesn’t love some good old-fashioned fiat money printing induced inflation? Also, I believe the collector base is growing at a healthy clip…Viva la hot wheels.

  6. I have one in my “opening party” stash- I may have to re-think that if it gets any higher… but I REALLY dig the blue. It’s a well executed model.

  7. Great article and info, I have one currently being shipped to me in Aus, $60 US to ship here, but am happy to pay since reading this article and findings in this thread.
    Thanks Brad and members.

  8. All cars have been jumping up in price it seems, since the lockdown more than a few cars have doubled, including the purple version of the blue one in this article. Hot, hot, hot!

  9. For those who got the RWB Porsche, I didn’t~ But if you did get the RWB Porsche & didn’t get the Skyline.. I got the Skyline…
    Just sayin.. especially for those who plastered comments or bragged they got the Porsche, but I laugh last! ๐Ÿคฃ

    • Not so fast. On the auction sites the cheapest price for the RWB Porsche is $95. That is a Buy Now. It has not been 30 days yet and I have noticed it going up. The middle of May will be 30 days. So I would holdup a little. Either way I am ok. I have them both.

  10. Iโ€™ve also noted a big jump in price in RLC models โ€“ but not on the older runs. Just the newer ones. That, coupled with the mad rush on the JDM piece highlighted here, suggests to me that itโ€™s the huge influx of new RLC members that are playing โ€œcatch upโ€ with their collections and driving demand and pricing in the market. Weโ€™ve seen about 50k? new members in the last 2 years. Thatโ€™s an indicator of a huge shift: based on the hot RLC items, (newer releases, JDM), itโ€™s gotta be in large part to new and younger members. Full credit to Hot Wheels for identifying this demographic and absolutely knocking it out of the park for them. The new castings are amazing, and with the growth in the RLC in interest and member numbers, they will have the resources and reasons to keep making bigger and better stuff.

  11. Hi Brad nice to hit a homerun once in a while great job on this one. I also noticed a big increse in value on my commemorative Shelby Cobra 427 S/C

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