Most of the time when there is convention held in U.S. for exclusive HOT WHEELS car models, there always have special re-colors as well as special body tampos & special rubber wheels for unique models in it. In 2013 INDIANAPOLIS CONVENTION, i did wrote a post about this awesome convention here and today, i'm gonna show you a little bit more details about 2 of my most favorites car models - ROCKET OIL & VOLKSWAGEN DRAG BUS.
There are few various kind of cards out there like have special stickers, autographed by the designers and some don't. For the one that i have:
1. ROCKET OIL (NO SIGNATURE BUT WITH STICKER 'AN EVENING WITH STEVE VANDERVATE APRIL 11, 2013')
2. VOLKSWAGEN DRAG BUS with add-on SIREN (NO SIGNATURE, NO STICKER)
ROCKET OIL (BLACK+RED)
This model really is something.. i've got to say that this is one of the most interesting model i have seen so far.. when you really get to see up close with this model, it will definitely blow you away.. i mean.. it is very very detailed! Let the pictures talks, shall we..:)
The sticker on the top right side corner..
The back cover with '00221/01200' which indicates only 1200 units were produced.
The wheels has red wave around the black tyre's wall. Awesome..
INDIANAPOLIS CONVENTION VW DRAG BUS WITH SIREN
2013 VOLKSWAGEN DRAG BUS (WITHOUT SIREN)
2013 POP CULTURE - VOLKSWAGEN T1 DRAG BUS (21 WINDOWS)
'12 TOYOTA TUNDRA (SPECTRAFLAME DARK RED)
CUSTOM CONVOY (SPECTRAFLAME BLUE)
2010 OLD NUMBER 5.5 (SUPER THUNT-SPECTRAFLAME DARK RED)
2013 BOULEVARD LONG GONE
2008 SEMI FAST II
2013 BOULEVARD '85 CHEVY ASTRO VAN
2012 NOSTALGIA DC COMIC - HIWAY HAULER
UNKNOWN SERIES - DAIRY DELIVERY (THAILAND METAL BASE)
2010 DODGE RAM 1500
2012 SEMI PSYCHO (6-WHEELERS)
2012 CHEVY SILVERADO
2013 SURF'S UP BUS
Well, that's pretty much about the length & width for some of my favourite cars here for comparison. Of course, there are some cars that haven't been put to the test yet.. but it is interesting to see them together. :D
Now for the 2013 INDIANAPOLIS CONVENTION VW DRAG BUS WITH SIREN, this is one model that is definitely not to be miss out for any hw fans out there.. it is AWESOME.. Let's have a closer look at it. :)
The length for this model is 7.9CM. Not easy to take on the picture for a precise measurement though..hehe.. :D
The weight is awesome too .. very heavy.. just that VW T1 Drag Bus still can't compare to this version as VW T1 Drag Bus (105g - without card & blister) got too much windows which makes it less heavy.
Without card & blister, the Drag Bus alone will have 129g! I used the 2013 COLLECTOR EDITION VW DRAG BUS to do a comparison.
The base is made of diecast/metal material and stamped with 'made in Thailand'. Base code is printed in black 'F12'.
The back cover.. the number is '00728/03000' indicates only 3000 units were produced!
If you are into custom cars, VW DRAG BUS will be highly recommended as there are more space for you to add in your custom decal or using air brush alike.
For those who are interested in these 2 models, you can always check on eBay as there are still some sellers selling it with reasonable prices. Click here to view all the availability.
Thanks for viewing my blog and good luck to all of you of owning this wonderful castings, ok.
Thank you for all your time & do take care, alright. See you all soon. :D