By Gary Barnum
There are Hot Wheels based on vehicles that roll, float, or fly. It doesn't matter which modes of transportation you collect or use, but you want to be at the 19th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Lombard, IL. From April 3 to April 7, the sold-out event offers a variety of fun!
|What:||19th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals|
|When:||Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 7, 2019|
|Where:||Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL|
|Info:||Click here for more information|
Hit the souvenir room when you get to the show — you'll want to pick up the commemorative edition Hot Wheels vehicles made especially for the Nationals. There will be more at the show, but here are the ones we can show you now:
Your Nationals ticket includes a lot of fun: buy, sell, and swap Hot Wheels — both rare and common from all eras — with plenty of other collectors. And don't miss the following activities:
- Room-to-room selling and trading
- Autograph sessions (Mattel Hot Wheels staff, both former and current)
- Custom Car Contest
- Seminars (Customizing, Redlines Collecting, Variations)
- Downhill & Sizzlers Racing
- Children’s Activities (Scavenger Hunt, Custom Car Design, Coloring Contest, and more)
- Saturday Finale (Guest speaker and Q&A with Mattel, plus Finale car)
- Sunday Hot Wheels Toy Show (Open to the public – over 75 vendor tables, autographs, raffles, and more)
Here are the optional special events you don’t want to miss (tickets for these events are sold separately in advance):
- “Evening with Manson Cheung” Dinner – Thursday, April 4: Is he back from the future? Manson Cheung designed the DeLorean casting for Hot Wheels, among other popular pieces. Dinner guests will receive a souvenir dinner car (produced by Mattel, limited to no more than 4,000 pieces), T-shirt, patch, and more.
- HWC Vending Machine: Pulling for some great Hot Wheels merchandise? It's exciting to see what comes out of this magical machine!
Help others when you help yourself to more Hot Wheels activities. Advance tickets are required; visit the Nationals website for availability as these may not be sold out. And there's always a winner; your generous participation benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
- Button Bingo
- No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament
- Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game
And every show attendee is welcome to bid on special Hot Wheels items at the Charity Auction during the show (no advance tickets required for this).
It might be cold or windy, but don't worry — Hot Wheels will warm you up!
Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel.
All Trademarks not owned by Mattel are the property of their respective owners, and are used with permission.