In life, it is often difficult to resist beautiful things, especially those that men truly desire for. Similarly to beautiful women and supercars, even ascertain Hot Wheels which crosses our path could draw equal desirability. The Hot Wheels Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Toy Fair is one of many few that has such eligibility to allure collectors. What’s worst it isn’t born for the retail scene which makes it even more desirable to attain due to the immense challenges.
Metaphorically speaking, it’s one those beautiful things in life that has gotten away throughout the years; just like a high school sweetheart when you weren’t ready to chase after, and by the time you were confident about it, she’s long gone.
Why It’s In My Collection
Despite these comparisons are worlds apart, the Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Toy Fair is one of a handful of highly sought-after Hot Wheels out there. We are talking about wish list now, since throughout recent years the prices has fluctuated till the point of no return. Especially those in near perfect condition and comes with the complete original acrylic packaging assembly with no missing parts or elements.
When I first restarted collecting Hot Wheels, the Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Toy Fair immediately paint a desirable picture in my mind, it made me want it. Initial thoughts was that I wasn’t going to fork out a staggering $1,000 USD since this was beyond my maximum threshold I would be willing to pay for a toy car. However throughout the course of my collecting journey, my appetite to splurge higher on a rarer Hot Wheels seems to grow one step at time.
It all started with the humble Hot Wheels Porsche 993 Gulf, then came the Hot Wheels TFox R35 Guaczilla 2.0, and later on we’re looking at astronomical figures on the complete Hot Wheels R35 Toy Fair. These new high priced milestones eventually led me to place a bid on the Hot Wheels 934 Toy Fair i’ve always desired for. It was unrivert on the bay and I high in confidence to win it and I did. Coincidenly after the day I’ve won the auction, a local private seller approached me in need of cash desperately and he was finally willing to part with one of this many 934s Toy Fair (he had 3 of those).
Knowing at this time, I was at a very difficult position to spend more but I knew it was the only chance, and also another bad time to purchase another high priced car. Truly to be told, like many men who are unable to control their appetite, I went ahead with my to seal the deal, paid an untold lofty amount for it in fear of losing the chance to attain one in the near distant future.
Fast forward after a couple of weeks, I’ve received both cars in my possession and couldn’t get any more excited. On my very hands were the so-called grailed Hot Wheels that everyone wants. They were absolutely mesmerizing as described by other collectors, one could literally stare at these all day long. I’ve always been a sucker for Porsches and seemly acquiring the Hot Wheels Porsche 934 Toy Fair felt like a wonderful achievement.
Why It Is Worth So Much?
The Hot Wheels Porsche 934 Turbo RSR was introduced and designed by Ryu Asada, the casting features not only a wide body work but came with staggered wheels which are uncommon in Hot Wheels. The detailing on the 934 is absolutely spot on and comparable with the real car itself, it isn’t out of shape or in any way over amplified with aftermarket parts.
Despite being created by a renowned Hot Wheels designer, it was Steve Vandervate who took the base casting to the next level of insanity. Vandervate specializes in Hot Wheels premium models, most of his work is based on hydrochromes. Some of his other iconic production includes the Hot Wheels RLC Gulf Series and the infamous RLC Candy Striper Gasser. Hot Wheels rarely offers hydrochromes on real world cars because they know how desirable it can get, therefore such releases are strictly limited to a few occasions per year.
Besides this, the Porsche 934 Toy Fair was only made available for the New York Toy Fair in 2016. They were given out as a door gift to Hot Wheels vendors who attended the event. It is estimated that they are less than 300 pieces produced per each year, although not numbered in edition it still makes them extremely rare in comparison to RLC releases at an average 5,000 and above per run. Due to the scarcity and the character of the car itself, thus driving up the value and astronomical price tag.
How Special Is It?
The most distinct key feature about the Porsche 934 Toy Fair is the special cognac gold colour, unlike the Hot Wheels Enzo Ferrari from Ferrari Racers in hydrochrome gold, the Porsche 934 Toy Fair has a darker orange gold and was only made available for this version. The car features a black cutout Hot Wheels decal tribute synonymous towards the “Porsche” handwriting decal as found on the original RS cars, a white “16” contrast racer number, finished headlights and single bar taillights with “Porsche” decal, and beautiful Goodyear in scripted Real Riders D7RR staggered wheels.
Many die-cast customizers who attempt to replicate the Porsche 934 Toy Fair often executed the colour incorrectly. The most distinct feature to tell a genuine against a replica is the headlight detailing, on the genuine casting the headlights has micro detailing to follow as closely to the real car; while most replica version are just painted over with a silver brush.
This instantly collectible Porsche 934 Toy Fair offers an entirely different representation from the mainline version which lacks a lot of detailing. It is the pinnacle example of the finest Hot Wheels in making, although they are not as refined compared to other competitor brands such as Tarmac, TLVN, Greenlight and etcetera. Having to own a complete lossless Hot Wheels is certainly a privilege especially one that came finished in hydrochrome.