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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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Today I Opened a Hot Wheels '09 Cadillac CTS-V

Sometimes Mattel nails it.  As they did with the Cadillac CTS-V.

The proportions are just right.  The wheels fill the muscular fenders just right.  Nice headlight tampos and black plastic grilles up front.  Love the sunroof.  Amazingly detailed interior; if you look closely you'll see the console and steering wheel are silver and created by the backside of the chassis while the seats, etc. are black.  Nice.

For comparison here's the real deal.

Not a bad angle for either car.  Cadillac has come a long way in returning to the top of the heap of the automotive market.  Kudos to GM.  And kudos to Mattel for nailing its rendition.  By the way this casting is from the 2010 First Edition lineup that I somehow overlooked until now.  If you want the Coupe you can get the standard non-V model by Matchbox.

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