Monday, October 2, 2017

Hot Wheels Olds 442 W-30 (DYB56) - 2 of 8 from 2017 Happy Halloween Series

Here is the 2nd car in the 2017 Happy Halloween 8 car series. These are sold exclusively at Kroger's. This is the first licensed car in the bunch - the Olds 442 W-30 (DVB56). I like seeing a licensed model in the series, but would have preferred a car that's not "lifted". But, given the series it appears in, I'm OK with the model over-all, as I like the new wheels, and the tampos look good in this series. The haunted school house is a $1 find from Dollar General. I repainted it to the best of my abilities - the kid knocking at the door isn't great, but still better than the "before".

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hot Wheels Ratical Racer (DYB55) - 1 of 8 from 2017 Happy Halloween Series

October is here, so it's time to showcase Hot Wheels' 2017 Happy Halloween series. This year's offering is an eight-car series with a mix of licensed and original offerings. These are sold exclusively at Kroger Grocery Stores. What is especially nice for this year's collection is the premier of a new series of wheels - the HW Skull.

First off is the Ratical Racer. I'm not a fan of rat rods to begin with, and the purple plastic seems an odd choice for the engine. But, especially from the front, the car presents a sinister profile and seems like an appropriate choice for this series. Not my favorite casting, but the tampos and wheels make it an OK model.