What is that old saying? A picture is worth 1,000 words? I will not be hitting 1,000 words on this article today, but I did have a few thoughts based on the image you see below.
Occasionally while I am shooting various Hot Wheels to be featured in articles here on OTD — and at HotWheelsCollectors.com — I come across a setting that I have an ideal car for. That happened last night as I immediately began to think how this bright spectraflame orange #’19 Acura NSX would look in the setting. The result was pure fire, as I was delighted with the photo and had to share.
It got me thinking though. Is this the hottest #Spectraflame Paint color there is? I mean, the spectraflame orange on RLC cars is pretty nice, and if you compared the two side-by-side, obviously the hand-polished RLC piece would win in terms of overall smoothness. There is just something about this spectraflame orange though that is being used in the #Hot Wheels iD line. Maybe its the lighting, but tell me this doesn’t look hot.
That also had me thinking — I know, don’t over-exert yourself, Brad…
Some of you were very vocal on how you didn’t want to buy #Hot Wheels iD from online distributors and from eBay — I know, you let me have it in the comments of the iD article I wrote back in April. I was simply the messenger however, as I was told that mixes “P” and “Q” would not make it to retail. Well, with all that has gone on in the world, the Hot Wheels iD team at Mattel has apparently heard you and decided that retail — Target and Walmart specifically — will get the first two waves of iD for 2020. Great news for collectors that enjoy the in-store hunting experience. The bad news? It won’t be until this fall. Good news again? With the fall product arrival, the speculated $5 price-point for iD will be in effect by then. Bad news again? No news if Amazon will carry iD for 2020. Boooo.
So, you have two options if you are still looking to get caught up on #Hot Wheels iD for 2020: wait until this fall and try to find at retail, or hit up eBay as prices are coming down on the 2020 vehicles.
If you grab this ’19 Acura NSX — or have it already — let me know what you think of the color below. Is “hot” the right word? Is “fire” more appropriate?
Categories: Collection Reflection