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Miniature Motoring: Hotwheels Honda Civic and Porsche 993 GT2

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, so here’s some of the cars we’ve purchased recently:

Hotwheels Porsche 911 GT2 (993)

I’ve always been more of a fan of the standard cars, not so much the GT Porsches, but the detail on this little GT2 is really quite remarkable. The spoiler itself isn’t a plastic afterthought, but a metal moulding, and the louvres in the rear deck and details on the bonnet are all top quality. It’s amazing to see how good 1/64 scale models are these days, and Hotwheels really do lead the way.

Hotwheels Porsche 911 993 GT2 2

Hotwheels Honda Civic DOHC VTEC

I try to limit myself to just one purchase per shop… But in this case I was just so torn between the Civic and the Porsche that I found myself at the cash till with two Hotwheels, breaking my own rule. Anyway, who cares when they look this good? The Civic is an excellent little diecast model, the detail is fantastic and the ride height is just spot on. The JDM modified look really suits the Civic in any guise, and this has instantly become one of the favourites in my growing collection of diecast vehicles.

Hotwheels Honda Civic JDM VTEC4

 

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Miniature Motoring: The Porsche Range, in miniature

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Porches

Matchbox Porsche Boxster, Hotwheels Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Hotwheels Porsche Cayman, Realtoy Porsche Panamera Turbo

Although I’d normally be a Hotwheels or Matchbox only kinda person, the Realtoy Panamera s actually very good. Overall the shape of it is fantastic, though it needs some bigger profile wheels to really compete with the Hotwheels and Matchbox versions of Porsche cars.

The GT3 and Cayman are fantastic little replicas, and the Matchbox is also a good replication of the real thing.

Hotwheels Porsche 911 964 GT2

Hotwheels Porsche 911 964 GT2

The GT2 is fantastically detailed and sits at the right height, it’s in proportion and we really can’t pick many faults with this incarnation of the 911 from Hotwheels

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 Turbo

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 Turbo

The 911 Turbo (996) from Matchbox is looking a little tired and chipped… I never liked these wheels that Matchbox came out with, and the roofline seems to have taken a knock at some point in it’s life. Not exactly ‘One Careful Owner’!

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 GT3

Matchbox Porsche 911 996 GT3

Matchbox really made up for the 996 with this GT3, it looks accurate in the black and white and the metal spoiler is a neat touch. They got the wheels right this time, too – an area that so many diecast manufacturers screw up on!

Corgi Porsche 911 SC Targa

Corgi Porsche 911 SC Targa

I believe this Corgi Porsche 911 SC Targa actually came in a McDonalds Happy Meal more than 20 years ago, but can’t really remember. All I know is that it’s been knocking around with my various posessions for a very, very long time, hence the missing windscreen and general wear and tear… It’s been trodden on a few times as well, the frame for the rear glass is bent and the rear glass is almost popping out. Still, I’m not throwing it out, because I’ve owned it so long. I kinda like it that way!

Miniature Motoring: Hotwheels Ferrari 250GTO

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Hotwheels Ferrari 250GTO

Hotwheels Ferrari 250 GTO

Jibes about worlds most expensive cars aside, the Ferrari 250GTO is really quite the looker. Hotwheels have done pretty well in capturing the details of this exquisite design, and the black paintwork emulates the 250 GTO used by Tom Cruise’s character in the film Vanilla Sky… Which incidentally wasn’t a real GTO, it was a replica. So this little Hotwheels is a diecast replica of a replica of a Ferrari 250GTO? Inception eat your heart out. (Although we should note that the replica in the film was Blue, not Black. So this whole inception point is moot. Sorry)

Tom Cruis Vanilla Sky Ferrari 250 GTO

Miniature Motoring: Ford Escort Cosworth

You’re never too old for diecast cars. You can call them toys, or models, or collectibles, or a hobby, but either way – we still think they’re awesome. We always sneak a cheeky look at the Hotwheels or Matchbox cars in supermarkets or whilst out and about, and have a particular preference for anything Porsche. Here’s a few we’ve rounded up so far:

Matchbox Ford Escort Cosworth

Matchbox Ford Escort RS Cosworth Union Jack 2

Eurgh, that paint scheme is hideous… The Escort Cosworth has never been a popular one for ‘proper’ models, and the ones that do look half decent are always let down by the spoiler. No one seems to be able to get it right, adding a plastic stick on item instead of a properly moulded unit like on some of the Porsches we’ve seen. Design wise, this Matchbox diecast isn’t bad, the shape is right, but it’s let down by the colour scheme, the tinted windows and that spoiler. If they’d just done it all one body colour, Mallard green maybe?? If anyone knows of a one-colour Matchbox Cosworth, or any half-decent 1/64 scale Cosworth then we’d be interested to hear from you.