With a heritage rooted within the James Bond lore, the Aston Martin DBS is one sexy car.
It's a good thing that the Hot Wheels' version lives up to the old inverse adage that art imitates life. With no fuss, no weird nor unnecessary additions, this casting is purely faithful which probably made the British company's designers shriek in school girl delight when they saw the first prototype from Mattel... although I could be wrong.
Why the title? Well, its color reminds me of the shiny blue balls hanging on Christmas trees during the Yuletide season, which incidentally, starts oh so very early in my part of the woods.
The view from the side is this model's most photogenic, in my opinion. Just look at those curves! Have I mentioned that this car is sexy?
Of course a few licks of paint was needed to bring out the details that Hot Wheels is famously notorious for omitting, like tampos for the window trim, tail lamps, side garnishes, and rear emblems to name a few, but such a process is just a minor setback (two hours, tops) in order to make the casting look good when photographed.
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