Hot Wheels collectors have assembled casting collection “rainbows” since the redline days. It was one of the first levels of Hot Wheels collecting — collecting every color of a particular casting. To this day, collectors still collect this way. Collecting a rainbow of a particular casting isn’t as easy as it sounds, however. There are so many castings that don’t even receive six variants — let alone ones that come in every color of the rainbow — so being able to put one together does not apply to every casting collection. On a personal level, I collect dozens of castings. Through my years of collecting, I don’t remember putting together a rainbow of a casting that is so clean — so clean that it seems almost intentional!
When the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 debuted in 2015, the casting wasn’t even on my radar. My favorite exotic brand at the time was Ferarri and I didn’t pay much attention to anything else. Then, Hot Wheels and Ferrari separated, and I honestly haven’t paid much attention to the Ferrari brand since. With the absence of Ferrari in the Hot Wheels lineup, I have come to appreciate the other exotics out there including Lamborghini. One can argue how truly “exotic” #Lamborghini is, as I see at least one a day. I am fortunate to live in an area where that is possible and I realize that isn’t the case for most people, but I can’t say the same for Ferrari, Bugatti, Koenigsegg, etc.
Since Lamborghini is a little more prevalent in my area, I have come to appreciate the Huracán. I have seen enough of them driving around, and more importantly, heard them driving around above the sound of my quiet, electric-powered Tesla. The Huracán has this very modern look to it while maintaining the profound styling cues engrained in Lamborghini’s DNA. I actually collect all three Huracán castings that Hot Wheels has put out: this #Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, and the new LB-WORKS Lamborghini Huracán Coupé.
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In this collection of the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4, there haven’t been a ton of special releases (ie. store exclusives, Treasure Hunts, promotions, convention, etc.). Instead, our rainbow is essentially compiled of basic-level releases (ie. mainline, 5-pack, multi-pack). What is nice about collecting this casting is the fact that both a basic-level and premium-level version of the casting exists, meaning there are tons of opportunities for special releases to happen in the future.
The casting has had three premium releases thus far, and among them, a truly underrated piece exists. The 2019 #Replica Entertainment release in metalflake gray was a welcome addition to a line that is known for recreating some of the more whimsical #TV & Movie Cars. Some outside-the-box thinking went on at Mattel to produce a car that wasn’t a major part of the 2016 movie, Dr. Strange. As a result, it appealed to two different segments of collectors: those that collect movie cars, and those that collect realistic cars.
For me, it was the Exotic Envy release in Car Culture that made me commit to collecting this casting. You can go back HERE and read my words that I wrote a little less than a year ago. I wrote:
Now I find myself a fan, and wanting to go back and get all the brightly-colored earlier releases. I already collect the #Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo so adding these as an extension of that collection should be fun.Hot Wheels Exotic Envy 2021; Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 a late bloomer? by BRAD BANNACH
Over the last year, I have added the missing pieces when it made sense financially. I found that no color is duplicated in the slightest in terms of basic-level releases. I mean, that is pretty cool! The latest edition in metalflake purple (a 2022 #Multi-Pack Exclusive) joins the pack of very colorful Huracáns and completes one heck of a casting collection rainbow!
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Absolutely excellent piece & I agree with you completely. I thought it was just me who liked making “rainbows” with the collections. Perhaps Mattel should consider a dark “redcurrant” (like the Sesto had). Truly great colour and suits so many cars. Other options should include a champagne/gold or perhaps a rose gold/copper or metallic orange. I would love to see a “Gulf” livery for it, but maybe that would be more suitable for the new LB or the 620-2 SuperTrofeo.
Anyway, thank you for covering one of my favourite ever castings. Truly is a modern gem and future classic….