Welcome to HTBomb's Magical Hot Wheels. I played with Mattel Hot Wheels when I was a kid and began collecting them as an adult in 1996 shortly after leaving a 79 cent limited edition Treasure Hunt Passion on the pegs at KMart. That car is now worth $100! Several months later I found and bought three Treasure Hunts at Target. I was hooked.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Hot Wheels Ferrari FF

Today I opened a Ferrari FF.  There's something oddly appealing about that roof-line.  The real car seats four so the extended tall roof provides headroom for rear seat passengers.  Porsche's Panamera suddenly looks normal.  Is it a coupe?  Is it a wagon?  Is it a hatchback?  What the heck, it's a Ferrari FF.

I like the classic Ferrari red paint/tan interior (very detailed at that) and photo-realistic headlight tampos.  The air outlet behind the front wheels is an opening in the diecast body with the gray plastic from the chassis behind the hole.  Too bad the same attention wasn't paid to the front grille as its Cheshire Cat grin is a big part of the car's personality.  At least it's deeply regressed like the real deal.  Overall, a fine looking casting.

Below is the upcoming Hot Wheels Elite 1/18 scale FF for comparison.  I first thought this was a photo of the actual car.  Amazing.

 FF = Ferrari Four = Four seater = Four wheel drive (a first for Ferrari)

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