Brand Comparison: Porsche 918 Spyder : Hot Wheels v Majorette

Porsche 918 Spyder brand comparison
In their blisters

The Porsche 918 Spyder is a fantastic looking car. The Hot Wheels model was on my Wants’ List from when I first saw it on an unboxing video. I wasn’t aware Majorette also made a model of the Spyder until I saw it on the pegs at XS Toys.

The two models are the same size and weight, with metal bodies and plastic bases. The Majorette is made in Thailand and the Hot Wheels model is made in Malaysia.

Hot Wheels packaging has attractive card art, I remove the blister carefully so I can keep the card art, the Majorette packaging is generic, all the models in the “Street Cars” series have the same packaging. I won’t be keeping the Majorette card.

Porsche 918 Spyder brand comparison 2
Majorette v Hot Wheels

The Majorette model is in a metallic blue, the Hot Wheels in a matt black with red stripes and a #4 racing number. I like the decor of both models. The Majorette model has plastic inserts for the headlights, the Hot Wheels model has just printed on lights. The windscreen of the Majorette model has a barely noticeable windscreen wiper. I think the wheels of the Majorette model look more realistic than the 10-spoked chrome wheels of the Hot Wheels model. Both cars have a Porsche badge incorporated in the tampo.

Porsche 918 Spyder brand comparison 4
from above

The steering wheel of the Majorette model is more realistic, not being completely closed like the Hot Wheels model. The Majorette model has some red back lights, the Hot Wheels model has no rear tampo.

Here the two models are priced the same at 7.90 lari, there is little to choose between the two, I’m happy to have both, if I were to just choose one it would be the Majorette by a whisker or a subtle windscreen wiper.

 

One thought on “Brand Comparison: Porsche 918 Spyder : Hot Wheels v Majorette”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s