Whatever's cool with me...

Whatever's cool with me...

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hot Wheels – Flying DeLorean from Back to the Future II

Hot Wheels Flying DeLorean

I remembered how painful it was to track down the original Hot Wheels DeLorean when it was first released into the wild some time back. Thanks to them darn scalpers I was made to wait for quite some time before finally stumbling into one for my collection. I was bracing for the same when I first heard that the Flying DeLorean was coming our way. True enough, I wasn’t able to find a single one at every Hot Wheel aisle that I visited during my hunt.

That’s when lady luck plays her part. You see, somehow my wife has the gift to find rare items from retail shelves, something that I seldom have luck with. Using her Navajo-like skills she found me two (2) Flying DeLoreans at a nearby TRU. One instantly takes its place beside the original DeLorean on our Hot Wheels display wall and the other was quickly freed from its plastic cell.

Due to its sheer tiny size, any custom work will be rather hard to do although I’ve seen some great custom work on Hot Wheels vehicles before. What I did here was just slapping some white paint onto the unpainted Mr Fusion and I gave it some grey (just a little bit) to add on the little details. And I also dabbed a wee bit of red for the handle part….although it didn’t turn out exactly the way I wanted it to be, but I’m just gonna leave it at that.

I’m betting that Hot Wheel’s gonna do the BTTF:3 version real soon.

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Brian (Cool and Collected) said...

I haven't found this flying version yet, but the hunt is definitely on!

The Rebel said...

Hope you can find one for your shelf soon Brian!