2013 Bad to the Blade

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bttbcfl I originally had no intention of buying this Hot Wheels Hot Box but I noted that one of the two free scale models included with it has a nice circle flame logo: a 2013 Bad to the Blade. At the current price of 130 pesos per scale model, bttb2013 the box cost me around 240 pesos, which is a bit expensive. After I bought it, I discovered that the plastic box had a large crack (around 3.5 inches long) near the handle, and was missing a plastic piece with a size of around a square inch. The container has space for 15 scale models, with each compartment having a size of 3.25″ x 1.25″ x 1.3″, which is too small for some of my scale models.

Cruise Bruiser

cruisebr When I was quite young, we only had around five television channels. One of the very few shows I would watch was ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and my favorite sport to watch was demolition derby. (Yes, I pretended some of my scale models were in demolition derbies.) One version involved teams of two cars, one pulling the other using chains, both traveling around a figure-eight track, if I’m not mistaken.

This Cruise Bruiser is a new casting. When it first came out in orange, I was tempted to buy it but decided it didn’t look “cool” enough. It looks much, much “cooler” in matte blue.

Hot Wheels Tanks

invader This Invader is from 2006 and has 5-spoke (5SP) rear wheels. (It seems that another version from the same year has Phil Riehlman 5-Spoke (PR5) rear wheels.) I bought it when the price of a mainline Hot Wheels was PhP 89.75. (The price tag is at the back of the card.) According to the Hot Wheels Wikia site:

The Invader made its first run in the 2006 mainline release. It features a plastic rocket that launches from the turret when pressed in the rear. In 2010 the casting lost its missile. And as of 2015 the model lost its double front axles.

tanknato This Tanknator is a recent purchase and seems to be the first casting. (It’s so new that, at the time of this writing, there doesn’t seem to be an entry for it in my usual sources.) Although it belongs to the HW Daredevils series (and not the HW Ride-Ons series), it seems that it can hold a LEGO Minifigure in its turret.

2016 Leap Year Car

leapyear I’m not a big fan of muscle cars, but I got this Hot Wheels ’67 Chevelle SS 396 because it is a leap year model. (It seems that this is the second Hot Wheels leap year model—the first was a ’52 Chevy Truck made in 2008.) It has a manufacturing defect, though; the right rear fender has a piece of metal pushing the wheel out of alignment.

When I made my most recent Hot Wheels blog post last January 2016, mainline models cost around 100 pesos each. Now each mainline model costs around 130 pesos each.