For most 20-something-year-old car buffs, one of the earliest memories of cars on the big screen that we hold is our first viewing of the ironically iconic, The Fast & The Furious. The name Brian O'Connor became synonymous with the "Danger to Manifold" scene and worked its way around the car community as a widespread joke. But, the movie made an entire generation of kids interested in cars, and for that, 18 years later, the original cast of cars will be immortalized in a new diecast collection by Hot Wheels.
Hot Wheels calls the collection the "Original Fast" series and is part of the collectible company's Premium line of diecast models. In all, five iconic rides that any enthusiast will remember are featured in the set:
- Brian's 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse
- Dom's 1993 Mazda RX-7
- Jesse's 1995 Volkswagen Jetta
- Letty's 1997 Nissan 240SX
- Leon's 1995 Nissan Skyline GT-R
This isn't the first time that Hot Wheels has released a Fast & Furious collection. In fact, the company has been producing models every year since 2013. In all, the Original Fast series will bring the total number of models produced from the series to 51. Two additional packs are said to be released later this year, "1/4 Mile Muscle" and "Furious Off-Road,", bringing 10 additional vehicles to the table.
The collection is out for purchase now. Die-hard fans of the series will surely miss a few other key cars from the movie, but here's hoping that we'll see Brian's MK4 Toyota Supra or Dom's 1970 Dodge Charger in a later pack.