Sometimes, it can look perfect, and then you notice there's a casting inside that you have no desire to own. But if you're not keen on having it on display at home, you can always gift it to a younger diecast enthusiast. Most kids will be happy to add one more Hot Wheels to their collection, regardless of the origin story.
All 10 of these cars are based on castings we've seen before, although some are older than others. The 2016 Ford GT Race first came along in 2017, and we also happen to have that initial edition on display.
A premium version was introduced in 2017 as part of the Replica Entertainment: Forza Motorsport Series. And we're now looking at the casting's 11th iteration after just six years, which goes to show how much success it's enjoying in stores across the world.
The Lamborghini Countach Pace Car is reminiscent of the early '80s when the Italian supercar was on duty during Formula 1 Grand Prix weekends. The yellow paint job suits it nicely, and you can't help but notice that the Aerodisc wheels are Mattel's preferred model for this casting.
The Aston Martin One-77 replica has been around for over a decade now, so you might say it's the most common collectible in this pack. There's a nice shine to it, but it's a shame that it's missing a few touches here and there.
Perhaps we'll see in a Car Culture collection for 2023 that might spice things up a bit. If you ignore the fact that the second pack includes not one but two fantasy cars, it might be slightly more interesting overall.
Open-top Hot Wheels might be rarer overall, but you'll never run out of trucks to hunt for if that's what gets you going. There is no doubt that the highlight of this 5-pack is the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T with its purple paint job and flames.
This isn't as exciting as the 2020 Fast & Furious: Collector Set item, but it won't set you back as much, either. That set also contains Jesse's Jetta, Brian's Supra, and a hauler and can fetch as much as $140 these days.
Meanwhile, this 5-pack goes for $15 or less. There are over 20 variations of this casting released in the past decade. But the most exciting one might just be the 2014 Hot Wheels Collectors Convention variant, a diecast model that will end up costing you at least $170. Time to add this one to the wishlist too.