Wednesday, December 4, 2013
The rush on Paul Walker-related Fast & Furious Hot Wheels: What are your thoughts?
You knew it would happen, but we want to see what you think.
With the tragic passing of Paul Walker this last weekend, there has been a rush on anything Paul Walker-related. That includes Hot Wheels, more specifically the models from last year's Fast & Furious line. The R34 Skyline and Toyota Supra from the line have skyrocketed in price, as Paul Walker fans gobble them up on ebay.
So what are your thoughts about this?
On one hand, we totally get it. These Hot Wheels may be the best memento Paul Walker fans can have. He was a petrolhead, and he will always be associated with his F&F character. Demand for these cars is up, and when demand goes up, so do the prices.
On the other hand, it does seem a little weird for anyone to take advantage of such a tragedy. It doesn't feel right. But if I didn't have the Hot Wheels R34 and Supra, I would want them, and these sellers are making them available. And there is nothing wrong with pricing them at market prices.
At the same time, I just saw a commercial for the Blu Ray release of F&F 6, and they mentioned they will donate a portion of the proceeds to Paul Walker's charity, Reach Out WorldWide. Is this the same thing? Hard to say, as everyone benefits. You get the Blu Ray, the studio sells their product, and the charity gets funds.
So what do you think?
If you don't have the models, do you want them? What do you think about the demand skyrocketing, and sellers making them available? If I had extras and wanted to make them available, should I?
Share your thoughts...
Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Models