Ever since the 1st 2013 SUPER SECRET/HIDDEN TREASURE HUNT$ came out, which is the #242 '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport, the U.S. card edition has the hidden symbol & wording on center, bottom of the card:
"This symbol lets you know that this vehicle is hard to find and highly collectable."
U.S. CARD EDTION
INTERNATIONAL CARD EDITION
1. Yellow circle with red wording 'NEW FOR 2013' & 4 HW Team members printed on the front card cover.
2. Full descriptions of the origin of the car model.
and INTERNATIONAL CARD will NOT have these privileges even though the car is a new casting/model.
Now, this is new & i try to find out whether this has been news to any blog or forum, but i found non.
Here is the new variants that i found during the comparison. This variant is for 2013 #202 '09 CORVETTE ZR1 between U.S. & INTERNATIONAL CARD edition. Check this out...
I try to capture as close as possible to compare these both car on the windows.
If you look close enough.. the windows on both cars have a huge differences. The left side of the car is U.S. card edition & right side is INTERNATIONAL card. The International card has the dark tinted windows whereas for U.S. card has the lite smoke tinted windows. I don't know if anyone out there have these variant or not, but i'm sure you can find out real soon in any way you can, alright. I haven't really compare the U.S. card with the U.S. card yet, same car, same super thunt. But i will surely update you here once i am done with it.
Let's get to the next super treasure hunt, shall we? :)
The 4th SUPER SECRET/HIDDEN TREASURE HUNT will be the #198 '73 FORD FALCON XB SPECTRAFLAME DARK BROWN.
U.S. CARD EDITION WITH HOT WHEELS FACTORY SEAL STICKER ON CARD
U.S. CARD EDITION
U.S. CARD WITH NO HIDDEN 'TH' SYMBOL & WORDING.
INTERNATIONAL CARD WITH NO HIDDEN SYMBOL & WORDING.
So, i guess that's it .. for now.. One thing for sure is that there's only one U.S. card edition with secret hidden treasure hunt symbol with wording on card and that's '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport! How to explain here eh.. Is it that Hot Wheels think it is ridiculous to put those symbol there or it just cost more just to print those symbol there eh..? No official word on this matter yet though. If you look carefully, the symbol on card was actually seen in the regular treasure hunt in the series as well. So, what i guess is that the new treasure hunt symbol
The 2nd SUPER TH$ '09 CORVETTE ZR1 has the 'TH' logo at the other side of the car near rear tires.
The 3rd SUPER TH$ '73 FORD FALCON XB also has the 'TH' logo on BOTH SIDE at REAR!!
Alright then.. i guess that's all for the time being..
I hope you enjoy the pics and the info, ok.
I will continue more on these updates tomorrow.
Thank you for visiting my blog & your time. See you then.. :D