Pontiac's ad agency released a second commercial this weekend for their new rear-wheel drive muscular muscle sedan, the 2008 Pontiac G8 GT. While we've got to say it's not nearly as cool as the "Spy Hunter" G8 commercial we saw in the wee hours of Friday morning, the "Hot Wheels" theme ain't too shabby. Although we'd have found the commercial more convincing had it shot off the end of the track and into the back of our younger brother's head. Still, we're wondering what pubescent fantasy they'll use to market the newly-revealed 2009 Pontiac G8 GXP, the G8 with a stick. Wait, don't answer that question.
@slantsick: You can't play with those, those are just for lookin'. I've got boxes of the playin' ones too though. I keep them around for kids that get riveted to the cabinet.
@smokyburnout: I don't think the wife thinks it's so "classy" but she wants to go to Europe for a third time so what does she know?
I played with all of them. Matchbox made realistic versions of weird foreign cars and Hot Wheels made the custom hot rods. Superfast was a pale imitation of Hot Wheels and Johnny Lightning was just crap. I'm talking 1969-1970 - not last week. Johnny Lightning makes some cool looking stuff now but they didn't then. Husky made a couple decent looking cars but they broke easy.
Corgi's were bigger (at the time) and didn't really count. They were out of scale with the others and were more of a toybox toy like stamped metal friction cars and Tonka trucks. I made the mistake of letting my daughter play with one of mine from my childhood and she tore it up pretty bad. Lesson learned and I got some spares.