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Hi all,

These just showed up in town, and although not my style of car, I thought I'd grab a couple to give you guys a little look at them. There were a few of these in the store, and I chose a Hot Import Nights Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII and a HIN D Force Nissan Silvia S15.



The cars have nice graphics and are quite large. Mid Scale as Mattel calls them. Quite a bit larger than a normal 1:64th. Although no real scale size is listed on the packaging, these are about 1:50th. The 57 Chevy in the center is a Hot Wheels 1:64th.



As is the tuner/drift car style, graphics are bold and bright, and the little extra painted details are a nice addition. The cars were 3.66 each.





One feature I expected was an opening hood or door or even both. I was a little disappointed at the lack of these features.



All in all, great little cars with lots of color and graphics, nice rims (a couple I saw had nice chrome wheels) and a slightly larger-than-normal size makes these a good collectible for the the Tuner car fans. One last note to Mattel, about the rear wings. They kept falling off!! I understand they are added parts, but perhaps small nibs to hold them a little tighter in the rear deck slots would work to help keep them in place.





Joe
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You got me at HIN in your thread title. :happy

I do like the Silvia a lot in real life. This one's windows looks a little low (or maybe it's my eyes??) Anyway, Hot Wheels did a nice job with the paint and the carbon fibre texture on the wing. A little supeglue should convince it to stay in place. :wink
 
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Not a big fan of (dare I say it ) kids toys , but those are pretty good.
Are they the only 2 available?
 
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Gary, from memory, the intial release includes:

Mazda RX-7
Nissan Silvia S15
Mitsubishi Evo VIII
Scion XB

Each in two or three different paint/wheel schemes. Later releases include a VW Golf, Dodge Neon, Honda S2000, and a 350Z.

The cars above are pre-production plans, not sure how many will make it into production.

Joe
 
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Thanks Joe :cheers
My son likes the smaller 64th Hot Wheels cars so no doubt he`ll have me looking for these too if he see`s the pics
 
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