By Allen Voivod
The ’70 Dodge HEMI Challenger. The ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback. The ’70 Camaro®. These are the muscle cars that represent each of the three great American automakers in what we’re affectionately calling “Pony Rides”!
Okay, more precisely, that’s our tongue-in-cheek way of thinking about the first Hot Wheels Walmart Premium Diorama Set for 2021. You’ll notice that “branding,” if you will, on the doors of the Retro Rig, a Hot Wheels original design that serves as the transporter in this set.
This also signals the continuation of a series that generated a lot of heat during its first year, last year. Considering that they’re all made with all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels, their popularity is no surprise! In this set, we’re thrilled to include the Dodge with its powerful 426 HEMI engine; the Mustang that dominated sports car and endurance races; and the Camaro®, a star of the Trans-Am road racing series.
Which one do we think will win in a race? Well, there’s no way we’re taking sides on that one. But we can certainly suggest that you consider getting two sets, so you can unbox one of them and put these ponies on some orange track, like in the good old days!
2021 Walmart Premium Diorama Set #1:
Retro Rig with:
- ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback
- ’70 Camaro®
- ’70 Dodge HEMI Challenger
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