2017-07-13

Exclusive Fandango

At some point the word "Exclusive" starts to lose its meaning. Still, there is value in indicating that a car was not available through "normal" means, that you had to be on the lookout for the casting in unusual circumstances. This is one such circumstance.

Fandango
2002 Blue Book Collectors 3-Pack
In 2002, Mattel made available a "Blue Book Collectors' 3-Pack which featured a small glossy book containing a listing of all the new models and segment series cars that would be part of that model year. Along with the book, you got this "Exclusive" decoration plus two other cars seemingly at random.

This decoration stands out to me, it is blatantly Hot Wheels while still being cohesive, bright, and friendly without being too "look at me!" It is quite probably the car that got me collecting this casting.