Friday, February 19, 2021

Cars 3: Fabulous Hudson Hornet with Tire

From last year's "Funny Flashbacks" sub-series by Mattel, here we have 2020's 1:55 scale diecast of Fabulous Hudson Hornet with Tire! This version of the Hudson Hornet (Doc Hudson) is a scene-specific diecast taken directly from Cars 3 (see the exact moment in the screen shot above).

Even though this is just yet another variation of the Fabulous Hudson Hornet, so some may think it's boring, I love that this diecast exists and think it was a clever idea—mainly because that scene in the film (when Smokey is telling McQueen how much coaching him really meant to Doc) is one of my top favorites across all three Cars films.

The only thing I would have changed here is I would have made Doc's expression a bit more inspired by the film (like maybe have his eyes looking down at the tire—almost cross-eyed). This seems to be just the standard Fabulous Hudson Hornet diecast with a tire added to it. Mattel could have used this opportunity to make this one a little more unique with a new sculpt (or at the very least a new eye expression), but unfortunately took the easy way out. I still do love the idea of it though and love that we have this cute moment in diecast form, I just think it could have been executed a little better. 

I never ended up finding this one in stores in my area, so I had to resort to Amazon recently. You can purchase him there as well using the direct affiliate link below or on eBay HERE

Let me know your thoughts down in the comments and good luck on the hunt out there to all my fellow Pixar Cars diecast collectors! 

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