Aston Martin Vulcans are hitting the Hot Wheels pegs
I finally found one of the most anticipated Hot Wheels castings of the year. The Hot Wheels Dream Team teased a photo of the Vulcan months ago, and I have been keeping an eye out on the pegs ever since. I finally found one last week as this case is finally hitting my area.
Apple Tree Green is also my favorite paint for the Vulcan to wear. You may have heard on the LaLD Podcast that I recently acquired AutoArt's 1:18 scale Vulcan as well, same color. The Hot Wheels version is surprisingly detailed, and not very detailed at the same time. We get headlight tampos, but the track monster doesn't have intricate lights to begin with. Mattel absolutely nailed the flowing shape of the Aston though, and the two piece design works out perfectly.
I knew we weren't going to see any crazy needle taillights on a Hot Wheels car, but I didn't expect to see nothing at all. A sea of black plastic, although perfectly shaped, is pretty boring to look at. The wheel choice is satisfactory, nothing too gaudy or too large. All in all, a great execution from Hot Wheels. I can't wait to see more color variations of this car!