Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt / T-Hunt

So, assuming you have read the previous post, you very well know what the Treasure Hunt Series is. This post will concentrate on pointing out the differences between the "Super" and "Regular" Treasure Hunts.

First, here's more historical bits on the Treasure Hunt Series. As I have previously mentioned, the initial Treasure Hunt Series was started in 1995, with 12 cars produced in limited numbers that are specially detailed, has rubber wheels and special rims.

In 2007, Mattel decided to expand this series (which in return, makes more money. Brilliant, right?). They divided it into two; the "Super" Treasure Hunts and "Regular" Treasure Hunts. Rumour has it that the production numbers for the "Supers" are significantly less than the production numbers of the previous Treasure Hunts and the production numbers for the "Regulars" are higher.

What are the differences, then between the two?

Take a look at the pictures below. Try and see for yourself the differences between the two.

enzo$
enzo$

Yup, the differences between the two is quite obvious isn't it? The Enzo on top is the "Super" and the Enzo below is the "Regular". Immediately, the most obvious difference will be the paint job. The "Super" has a spectraflame paint job on it, which looks richer and shiner. Its is new in this series on account that the Treasure Hunt Series previously did not have it. It also has rubber wheels (with treads) and chrome rims.

Photobucket
Photobucket

When put together with other Enzos, the "Super" clearly stands out, whereas the "Regular" blends in. So then, it can be safely concluded that the "Regular" has a normal enamel paint job and has normal plastic wheels similiar to the other Enzos from the basic car series. The only difference the "Regular" Enzo from the other Enzos is that it is produced in a more limited number, or a consolation prize since you did not find the "Super".

So, to summarize:

Treasure Hunt$ (Super) has:
- Spectraflame Paint
- Chrome Rims
- Rubber Tyres

Treasure Hunts (Regular) has:
- Enamel Paint
- Standard Rims
- Plastic Tyres

Here are other pictures for you to make comparisons.

enzo$
enzo$
Photobucket
Photobucket
c6r$
c6r$
c6r$
c6r$

4 comments:

mc said...

Hi, some added info...

Not all T-HUNT are rubber wheels. The 2006 CULTR wasnt rubber wheel but a CO-MO wheel, the 2007 HAMMER SLED wasnt a rubber wheel either. There are some T-HUNT pre 2006 which is not rubber wheels too.

cheers - mc -

Eugene T. said...

ah good piece of information. i completely forgot about the hammer sled, and did not know about the co-mo wheels.

thanks for the info! :-)

Rarebnx said...

Take a look at the Enzo STH vs regular & notice that FERRRARI vs FERRARI (EXtra "R" error)

Rarebnx said...

Take a look at the Enzo STH vs regular & notice that FERRRARI vs FERRARI (EXtra "R" error)