Beautiful car, shame about the wheels
- by SecretCatPolicy,
One advantage of Hot Wheels over Tomica is the variety of wheels that the company puts on the cars. Tomica only have a few designs, mostly just normal or sports car wheels, but taking both style and colour into account, HW have dozens. Yet they still have this insistence on often making rear wheels larger than front wheels in many cases when they really shouldn't be. In some designs this fits, but while the proportions, iconic colour scheme and devastating elegance of the Miura are otherwise well reproduced, this element is really not suitable. I do love this model for the most part, but it's really spoiled by both the oversized rear wheels and the choice of wheel on this specific model. Given their recent collaboration with Liberty Walk I feel like this aesthetic would have fitted a model of the LBWK Miura, and this one should have been closer to the original car.