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  1. By Allen Voivod It's becoming a bit of a tradition, this Japan Historics thing! The very first Car Culture mix, in its very first year (2016), was a Japan Historics mix. Two years later, a new mix of Japan Historics was included in the line. Now, it's 2020, and it's time for Japan Historics to make another appearance in this premium series of vehicles! All five entries in Mix 2 celebrate JDM stars with authentic deco and details, all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And just because it's our third time around the block, that doesn't mean this mix is without surprises. We've added two brand-new castings to the line, the '68 Mazda Cosmo Sport and the '75 Datsun Sunny Truck (B120). Looks like another must-own set to us! Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) '85 Honda City Turbo II Nissan Silvia (CSP311) '75 Datsun Sunny Truck (B120) (New casting!) '68 Mazda Cosmo Sport (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 2 – Japan Historics 3 Checklist: '68 Mazda Cosmo Sport (New casting!) '75 Datsun Sunny Truck (B120) (New casting!) '85 Honda City Turbo II Nissan Silvia (CSP311) Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Items and dates subject to change. Production items may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  2. By Gary Barnum Blue seas. Warm sands. Cool, fruity drinks. The aroma of coconut in the air. And … the roar of engines! Our second Mystery Models theme of 2020 puts you in a vacation frame of mind. The Tropical Breeze mix features 12 vehicles with exotic décor. What’s your pleasure? Hawaii? Tahiti? Fiji? Where would you take a ride in your Hot Wheels if you could? What paradise would you like to see from the Twin Mill? What land of adventure would you expect to fit in while driving the Bone Shaker? Wherever you imagine going, start your trip with these Walmart exclusives. Note: Some of these cars will be gone faster than others, so be quick to collect the entire set. (Yes, we're saying not all are produced in the same quantities — we just can’t tell you which ones.) ’55 Chevy® 2013 Dodge Viper SRT ’14 Corvette® Stingray® Bone Shaker Carbonic Diesel Boy Monoposto Pharadox Rivited Rocket Box Twin Mill Zotic (Click here for more images!) 2020 Mystery Models Mix 2: Tropical Breeze Checklist: ’55 Chevy® 2013 Dodge Viper SRT ’14 Corvette® Stingray® Bone Shaker Carbonic Diesel Boy Monoposto Pharadox Rivited Rocket Box Twin Mill Zotic Items and dates subject to change. Production items may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type. Dodge and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2020 FCA US LLC.
  3. By Gary Barnum We know how much you want to be in the Red Line Club, and we want you to know we appreciate it. Our recent offer sold out faster than a Hot Wheels car reaches the end of the orange track, so we’re going to open more memberships for you! Be ready to join the 2020 Red Line Club on March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT. We’re going to offer members from 2019 a 36-hour Priority Window for renewal. After that, we’ll open any remaining memberships to everyone. You should note: there is a purchase limit of five memberships per household, and we take this very seriously. We will be auditing purchases to ensure that the first orders placed are renewals, and we’ll be watching for anyone who breaks the purchase limits. Our Agreement states that your membership may be revoked at our sole discretion if you are suspected of such behavior without refund. Don’t risk it. PLEASE NOTE: Memberships are limited, and you are not guaranteed one will be available for you to purchase. The Membership Kit: The annual membership car is always special. For 2020, we present the Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34). The GT-R just celebrated its 50th anniversary, while the R34 just celebrated its 20th. So when you join the RLC in 2020, you’re joining at least two celebrations! Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame purple Deco: Authentic manufacturer logos Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis and engine w/ painted details Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black w/ painted details Also included with your membership kit is a shiny 2020 RLC metal button featuring an image of the car in vintage Hot Wheels style, plus you’ll receive the 2020 RLC membership patch designed by our own Steve “HWC Van” Vandervate. The Membership: All the benefits below become part of your collecting experience when you join the 2020 RLC. You’ll get plenty of mileage from these! HWC Cars Priority Window: RLC members get an exclusive Priority Window on most of our online sales. Only RLC members can place orders during this Priority Window. The length of the Priority Window will be announced for each sale, but it will not be less than 24 hours. Our cars frequently don't last past the Priority Window, so this is your best chance to pick up your favorites. RLC Exclusive Cars: Many of the vehicles we release will only be offered to Red Line Club members, so make sure you join if want the exclusive opportunity to purchase certain items. RLC sELECTIONs: We’ll add another edition to the thrilling and innovative series this year. Our sELECTIONs editions are chosen with direct input from RLC members! It's your chance to help us with the creation process — vehicle, color, and wheels. Only club members get to vote for these, and we only offer them to club members when they become available. RLC Rewards Program: As a Red Line Club member, you will earn one Rewards Point per dollar spent on specified items in the Shop*. Watch for more details on this year’s Rewards program soon, but make sure you join now and start ordering merchandise to earn those Rewards Points. Free Shipping: As an RLC member, you will receive free Standard Shipping on any order totaling $49 or more**! The more you purchase, the more you save. Also, certain HWC site content is only for RLC eyes — you don't want to miss that kind of information. So are you ready to step up your collecting game? Pick up your Red Line Club membership, and start getting serious about having fun with Hot Wheels! Packaging: Each membership vehicle is packaged on a blister card with a collectible button in a Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: Available only to 2019 RLC members for a 36-hour Priority Window beginning 3/10/20 at 9 a.m. PT Available to anyone beginning 3/12/20 at 9 a.m. PT (if not sold out) Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries; Please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) 1 membership per individual email address; limit five (5) per household Refunds only, no exchanges 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. *Rewards Points are earned on product purchase price after any coupons and discounts are applied, and exclude dollars spent on shipping, tax, and membership fees. Points are earned on specified items throughout the earning period for use on site during the Redemption Period late in 2020. **Valid after discounts and before shipping, handling, and/or taxes are added and applies automatically at checkout. Must select Standard Shipping to qualify. Not applicable to initial RLC membership purchase; will apply to purchases made thereafter. Excludes shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico, international, P.O. Box, and APO/FPO addresses. Expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/31/2020. Please note: RLC Membership only entitles you to receive the membership kit, the free shipping offer, and the exclusive content described here. RLC Membership also provides the opportunity to purchase RLC-exclusive items; the opportunity to purchase HWC items during announced RLC priority sales windows; and the opportunity to redeem Rewards Points for various items. Memberships are limited, and you are not guaranteed one will be available for you to purchase.
  4. By Allen Voivod Mobs, mobs, and more mobs! When you play Minecraft, you may encounter some dangerous groups of creatures – and some comparatively mild ones, too. For our second mix of Gaming Character Cars for 2020, we've gone to the overworld and brought back designs inspired by hostile, neutral, and passive mobs you may encounter. New to our Minecraft Character Cars is the Ocelot, rare in the game and found in jungles. We have to warn you, though – offering our version raw cod or raw salmon won't get it to trust you, or to breed more ocelots. But that's a good thing, right? No smelly fish mess, no wild kittens running around, and no sweaty jungle to endure – just awesome castings to remind you why Minecraft is one of the best-selling video games of all time! Creeper Enderman Skeleton Iron Golem Spider Zombie Ocelot (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Gaming Character Cars Mix 2 – Minecraft Checklist: Creeper Enderman Iron Golem Ocelot (New casting!) Skeleton Spider Zombie 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. © 2020 Mojang AB and Mojang Synergies AB. MINECRAFT and MOJANG are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mojang Synergies AB.
  5. HWC Staff

    Star Wars 2020 Starships Mix 2!

    By Allen Voivod Sometimes, the second installment in a Star Wars™ trilogy can have a darker tone. And for the second mix of our 2020 Star Wars™ Starships series, we're leaning toward the dark side, with four of the six castings representing bad guys from the blockbuster franchise. In this next mix, you'll find castings that span the saga. The Super Star Destroyer™, a brand-new Starships casting for 2020, is back for a second appearance. And joining the ranks of our Starships for the very first time is Darth Maul's Speeder™, the one he rode in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace on Tatooine™. (Darth Maul™ is molded into the casting, too!) In Star Wars™, there's always a push for balance, so we've sent the heroic Millennium Falcon™ and awesome B-wing Fighter™ flying into this mix for the Rebel Alliance. These additions will make even the most cynical of space smugglers say, "I've got a good feeling about this..." B-wing Fighter™ Darth Maul's Speeder™ (New casting!) Millennium Falcon™ Sith Infiltrator™ Super Star Destroyer™ TIE Fighter™ (Click here for more images!) 2020 Star Wars™ Starships Mix 2: B-wing Fighter™ Darth Maul's Speeder™ (New casting!) Millennium Falcon™ Sith Infiltrator™ Super Star Destroyer™ TIE Fighter™ 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. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  6. HWC Staff

    SpongeBob SquarePants Character Cars!

    By Allen Voivod If we sang, "Who lives in pineapple under the sea?" and you automatically yell "SpongeBob SquarePants!" then this is clearly the series for you. We're heading back to Bikini Bottom to test out the roads with these Character Cars based on your favorite denizens of the deep. And this time, we're adding Sandy Cheeks to the mix with a new casting! After more than two decades on television, successful movies, and worldwide acclaim, SpongeBob and his friends have become part of the fabric of our everyday lives and culture. With this set of castings, Hot Wheels joins the fun in its own special way. Now, if you're ready for some nautical nonsense, then get these cars for your collection! SpongeBob Patrick Squidward Plankton Mr. Krabs Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 SpongeBob SquarePants Character Cars Checklist: Mr. Krabs Patrick Plankton Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) SpongeBob Squidward Items and dates subject to change. Production items may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, and wheel type. © 2020 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.
  7. By Allen Voivod Cowabunga! Your favorite pizza-loving, ninja-fighting, sewer-dwelling heroes have conquered comic books, animation, movies, video games, and a host of other media. But there's one thing they've never done until now – become Hot Wheels Character Cars! For our second HW Studio Character Cars mix of 2020, we're thrilled to welcome this totally tubular team, along with their archenemy, Shredder. The designs are inspired by the 1987 TMNT series, and you'll notice that signature elements like their weapons have been integrated into the final castings. So, let’s do this! These Turtles are ready to rev up and roll right into your Character Cars collection. Leonardo (New casting!) Donatello (New casting!) Michelangelo (New casting!) Raphael (New casting!) Shredder (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) HW Studio Character Cars Mix 2 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello (New casting!) Leonardo (New casting!) Michelangelo (New casting!) Raphael (New casting!) Shredder (New casting!) 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. 2020 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
  8. By Gary Barnum Being the top-end cars that they are, a Lamborghini will set you back at least six figures. Makes it pretty hard to get your hands on one, but Hot Wheels is here to help you out! Our RLC Exclusive Lamborghini Countach LP500 S is not only a classic, but far more affordable. You can pick up your 1:64 edition at HWC on 5/5/20. SOLD OUT Featuring iconic opening scissor doors and a slick Spectraflame black finish, this release includes Real Riders Baja wheels with aero tires. It’s set into a sturdy acrylic case to help hold its value — and raise the value of your collection! Specs: Features: Opening scissor doors Body Color: Spectraflame black Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders Baja wheels w/ aero tires Base: Full-metal, Spectraflame black chassis w/ painted details Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Tan w/ painted details Packaging: Acrylic case w/ decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,000) Availability: Available Only to 2020 RLC Members (until item is sold out): 5/5/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership; limit five (5) per household (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) RLC Rewards Points: 30 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  9. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Entertainment Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod Some heroes can fly, and others can run really fast, but most of them need some kind of vehicle to chase down and defeat the bad guys! That's where the castings in Mix 1 of our 2020 HW Entertainment series come into play. For this introductory mix, you'll find two new castings that are close to our hearts – the Wind Raider™ from Masters of the Universe™, and the Thunder Tank from Thundercats™! Joining these animation arrivals are castings from film, TV, and comic books. However you like your heroics, you'll find something to get your heart racing in this mix! Ghost Rider Dodge Charger K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode Lotus Espirit S1 Masters of the Universe™ Wind Raider™ Thundercats™ Thunder Tank (Click here for more images!) 2020 Entertainment Mix 1 Checklist: Ghost Rider Dodge Charger K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode Lotus Espirit S1 Masters of the Universe™ Wind Raider™ (New casting!) Thundercats™ Thunder Tank (New casting!) 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. © 2020 MARVEL. ™ & © UNI The Spy Who Loved Me © 1977 Danjaq, MGM, CPII. The Spy Who Loved Me, , and related James Bond Trademarks, TM Danjaq. All rights reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, MOPAR, Plymouth, RAM, SRT, HEMI and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2020 FCA US LLC. THUNDERCATS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc and Ted Wolf. WB SHIELD: © & ™ WEBI. (s19)
  10. By Gary Barnum ¡Planea un viaje todoterreno con este '67 Ford Bronco! edición Collector, del 2019! Compra 20 vehículos Hot Wheels en tiendas Kmart o en Kmart.com desde el 31/03/2019 hasta el 05/06/2019 si quieres obtener esta increíble pieza promocional por correo. Especificaciones: Color de carrocería: Naranja Spectraflame Diseño: Techo blanco, líneas a los lados, guardabarros, logo de Hot Wheels, una franja azul y números "1" a los lados Carrocería: ZAMAC Llantas: Ruedas Real Riders de cinco rayos con neumáticos todoterreno Base: Chasis cromado con ZAMAC hecho completamente de metal Color de ventanas: Polarizadas, color humo Color del interior: Blanco perla ¿Quieres una excelente manera de obtener tus vehículos para esta promoción? Busca nuestras cajas especiales Kmart, disponibles en línea en Kmart.com a partir del 31/03/2019 o en nuestro evento del Día del Coleccionista de Hot Wheels de Kmart el 06/04/2019. Las cajas incluirán Variaciones Especiales con otros colores y lanzamientos de estreno de Hot Wheels. Para obtener la edición Collector del '67 Ford Bronco, clásico, solo tienes que seguir estas instrucciones (pero lee las REGLAS OFICIALES para obtener más información): Compra 20 vehículos básicos Hot Wheels en escala 1:64 seleccionados en tiendas Kmart o Sears participantes o en Kmart.com o Sears.com del 31/03/2019 al 05/06/2019. Los vehículos tienen que ser de los números de surtido indicados en las REGLAS OFICIALES. Envía los recibos originales, 20 blísteres (toda la pieza de cartón sin el vehículo o ventana de plástico) de cada vehículo que estés ordenando (límite de 10 vehículos por domicilio) y un formulario de pedido completo (llena el formulario e imprímelo), junto con un cheque o giro postal a nombre de MATTEL por USD 4,99 de manejo y envío por cada vehículo que ordenes, a: '67 Ford Bronco P.O. Box 1229 East Aurora, NY 14052 ADVERTENCIA: Todas las solicitudes deben tener una fecha postal anterior al 09/06/2019, o el mismo día, y deben ser recibidas antes del 17/06/2019. Límite de un '67 Ford Bronco , edición Collector, de Hot Wheels por cada 20 vehículos básicos que compres dentro del período promocional, sin importar en cuántos recibos estén esos 20 vehículos. La oferta está limitada a diez vehículos por domicilio por período promocional. Recibirás un '67 Ford Bronco, edición Collector, en escala 1:64. El envío del vehículo puede demorarse entre 8 y 12 semanas.
  11. By Allen Voivod Welcome to a new year of Car Culture from Hot Wheels! Our first mix of the year, Door Slammers, features racers like the ones you might have seen in Trans-Am events from back in the early 1970s. All five entries in this mix hug the turns with authentic deco and details. They looked highly customized, but the all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels always come standard on Car Culture castings. And the artwork on the blister cards is exactly that – art! The scenes depicted on each tie together to form a picture of one historic race to the finish! ’71 Porsche 911 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA ’71 Datsun 510 BMW 2002 ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 1 – Door Slammers Checklist: ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 ’71 Datsun 510 ’71 Porsche 911 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA BMW 2002 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.
  12. By Allen Voivod In 2018 – the 50th Anniversary of Hot Wheels! – we released a bevy of cars especially for the celebration. 111, to be exact. We gathered them in a massive HWC 50th Anniversary Master Set, which sold out quickly when it went on sale last year. If you missed your chance to get that set, now you have a special opportunity to add it to your collection through a special charity auction for the Boys & Girls Club of Carson (CA). Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. And you can help! Click here to go to the auction site and place a bid. The auction runs through Wednesday, November 13th, and is scheduled to end between 7:30pm and 8:00pm Pacific Time. Place your bid now and support this worthy cause!
  13. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for March 2020. NOTE: Some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But be ready to start searching! 2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard Mix 2: (Walmart) 2018 COPO Camaro® SS™ (New die-cast chassis!) Custom '62 Chevy® Pickup Koenigsegg Agera R Nissan Silvia (S15) Porsche 356 Outlaw 2020 Hot Wheels Entertainment Mix 2: (Widely available) Back to the Future Time Machine Deadpool Chimichanga Truck Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Lamborghini Aventador Coupé (New die-cast chassis!) TV Series Batmobile™ 2020 Flying Customs Mix 1: (Target) ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) 2020 HW Gaming Character Cars Mix 2 – Minecraft: (Widely available) Creeper Enderman Iron Golem Ocelot (New casting!) Skeleton Spider Zombie 2020 Mario Kart Item Boxes Mix 1: (Walmart) Banana (New casting!) Bob-omb (New casting!) Bullet Bill (New casting!) Goomba (New casting!) Green Shell (New casting!) Shell Trophy (New casting!) Monty Mole (New casting!) 2020 Minions Character Cars: (Widely available) Minion Bob (New casting!) Minion Carl (New casting!) Minion Kevin (New casting!) Minion Otto (New casting!) Minion Stuart Young Gru (New casting!) 2020 SpongeBob Character Cars: (Widely available) Mr. Krabs Patrick Plankton Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) SpongeBob Squidward 2020 HW Studio Character Cars Mix 3 – Star Wars 1: (Widely available) BB-8™ Chewbacca™ (w/ moving Bowcaster) Darth Vader™ (w/ swing-out Lightsaber™) First Order Stormtrooper™ Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™ (New casting!) The Mandalorian™ Nien Nunb™ (New casting!) Rey™ Items and dates subject to change.
  14. By Allen Voivod Muscle cars and rockin' beats – that's music to our ears! It's also a formula for success in the Fast and Furious franchise, and we're celebrating both with the second 2020 mix of this series: Motor City Muscle, sporting some of Detroit's greatest hits! And two of them are new castings: the '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX and the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning. This high-octane series of premium castings features all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And as with the previous mix in the 2020 series, the blister cards each give you a taste of a location from the movie in which the car appeared. Can you guess them all before you make it down to the checklist? We'll give you a hint – four total movies are represented by the five cars in this mix. Ford F-150 SVT Lightning '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX '66 Chevy® Nova™ '61 Impala™ 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 2 – Motor City Muscle Checklist: '61 Impala™ (The Fate of the Furious – new die-cast chassis!) '66 Chevy® Nova™ (Fast Five) '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Fast & Furious – new die-cast chassis!) '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX (Fast & Furious – new casting!) Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (The Fast and the Furious – new casting!) 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. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  15. By HWC Staff Thank you so much for being part of the Hot Wheels collecting community! Your support is greatly appreciated, and we're always looking for opportunities to improve your experiences with us. Last year, we told you about the migration to a new forum platform. Well, that migration is now complete! If you haven't yet checked out the new and improved forums, here are some of the features you'll find: Navigation: Navigation bar at the top of forums gives direct access to Forums, Galleries, Calendar, etc. Topic navigation appears at both the top and bottom of each discussion "Latest News" module on Forums landing page gives you access to most recent posts Search: Robust search tools added for Forums, News, Galleries, etc. "Activity Streams" allows you to create and save custom search filters Social: View and reply counts show which topics have the most engagement "Like" option (similar to other social platforms) added for all posts, to supplement sharing options "Online Users" option in the top nav lets you see who’s online "Follow" function and other forum notifications have been improved; you can now be notified via email of updates by specific users and updates to specific topics, and determine your personal preference for how often to receive those notifications We hope you enjoy the new and improved HWC forum experience! Be sure to contact us if you're having any problems accessing the new forums. Thank you for your patience while we performed the upgrade – we think the results are pretty awesome, and hope you do, too.
  16. By Gary Barnum Does “RWB” stand for “Really Wide Base”? No! It’s RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF, the company that specializes in customizing Porsche cars and founded by Akira Nakai. Nakai is known for his Porsche modifications, and we pay tribute to him with this RLC Exclusive RWB Porsche 930. A figurine of the popular tuner himself is included! Get it here at HWC on 4/14/20. SOLD OUT The Hot Wheels Porsche 930 casting returns with an opening hood and doors for the first time! With Real Riders wheels and Akira Nakai standing by, it seemed only sensible to house this edition in a solid, branded acrylic case. Widen your collection with this beauty! Specs: Features: Opening hood and doors, Akira Nakai figurine Body Color: Spectraflame black Deco: RAUH-Welt logo on windshield and sides; Porsche logo on hood Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels w/ gold hubs Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis w/ painted details Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Black w/ painted details and black roll bar Packaging: Acrylic case in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 4/14/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) RLC Rewards Points: 30 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  17. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Mainline Posters Offer

    By Allen Voivod Love looking at pictures of Hot Wheels vehicles? Love collecting the cars, too? Then have we ever got just the thing for you! Our 2020 Mainline Poster Set is the definitive guide to the hundreds of castings available in the new year, and even gives you a preview of the decos you'll see when you find them on the pegs. You can only get the first three waves via free digital downloads; posters from previous years are available to order while supplies last. This multi-part set will be available in four waves: Wave 1: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings shown (including six Treasure Hunt castings) – DOWNLOAD NOW! Wave 2: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings listed (including eight Treasure Hunt castings) – DOWNLOAD NOW! Wave 3: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings listed (including one Treasure Hunt casting) – DOWNLOAD NOW! Wave 4: Giving the others a head start… Order Previous Posters!
  18. By Gary Barnum This sweet edition of the ’66 Super Nova™ will have you drooling! For over 100 years, the Tootsie Roll has delighted kids of all ages. We pay tribute to this treat with an RLC Exclusive edition! Grab one at HWC on 2/18/20. SOLD OUT Not only does it feature deco reminiscent of the iconic candy, but this release comes in a tubular case, complete with an authentic-looking Tootsie Roll wrapper! A Spectraflame brown finish and Real Riders wheels finish off this delight. Pop one into your collection! Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame brown Deco: White roof w/ Tootsie Roll'r and authentic manufacturer logos on sides and painted engine details Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Front - Real Riders 5-spoke wheels; Rear - Real Riders slick drag wheels w/ Firestone tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Red w/ white roll bar Packaging: Cylindrical Tootsie Roll® case with Tootsie Roll® wrapper in white box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,500) Availability: Available Only to 2019 RLC Members (until item is sold out): 2/18/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per 2019 RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  19. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Team Transport Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod A third year of Team Transport mixes – an extension of the collector-beloved Car Culture series – is already hauling some remarkable racers to the pegs this year! Represented in 2020's Team Transport Mix 1? Muscle from the '70s, endurance from the '90s, and tuners from the '10s. As with previous entries in these perfectly paired mixes, the cars and their transporters feature coordinated decos and premium detailing, with all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And the three car castings you see here aren't commonly produced ones by us, so you won’t want to miss them this time around! Mazda 787B / Sakura Sprinter RWB Porsche 930 / Aero Lift '70 Plymouth Superbird / Wide Open (Click here for more images!) 2020 Team Transport Mix 1 Checklist: '70 Plymouth Superbird / Wide Open Mazda 787B / Sakura Sprinter RWB Porsche 930 / Aero Lift 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.
  20. By Gary Barnum The first mass-produced cars in America began to roll out of Detroit right about the turn of the century (1900, not 2000). But it appears the automobile production really accelerated in the mid-century with heavy-duty steel vehicles. Today, estimates put the number of cars produced in Michigan close to two million! We pay homage to some of the many classics with our American Steel series at Walmart. These editions really highlight some of the muscle behind American Steel, and it seems like everyone has a favorite or, most likely, favorites. If you’re strong enough, you can pull these favorites out of your local Walmart beginning in December. Custom ’64 Galaxie ’66 Ford 427 Fairlane ’70 Pontiac® GTO™ Judge ’69 Shelby GT 500 ’61 Chevy® Impala™ SS™ ’72 Ford Torino ’69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® ’70 Camaro® ’70 Buick® GSX™ 2020 Walmart American Steel Checklist: ’61 Chevy® Impala™ SS™ ’66 Ford 427 Fairlane ’69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator ’69 Shelby GT 500 ’70 Buick® GSX™ ’70 Camaro® ’70 Pontiac® GTO™ Judge ’72 Ford Torino Custom ’64 Galaxie Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® 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.
  21. By Allen Voivod Very few people ever get to set foot inside the Nissan DNA Garage in Zama, a city in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. For the launch of our Hot Wheels 2020 Walmart Premium Sets, we're giving you the feel of it with our first mix, "Nissan Garage" – featuring our own Aero Lift and three iconic castings from the innovative automaker! The diorama packaging images are inspired by the inside of the Nissan DNA Garage itself, and the deco on the Datsun 510 Wagon is inspired by Hot Wheels designer Jun Imai's own 1:1 version of the car. We wouldn't be surprised if you wanted to get two of each, so you can open one and display the other. Which means you should probably get to your local Walmart at least as fast as the real-life versions of these castings can go! (Click here for more images!) 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 1 – Nissan Garage: Aero Lift with: Datsun 510 Wagon Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX 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.
  22. By Gary Barnum Hot Wheels caught the eyes of collectors in a new, colorful way in the mid-1970s — with the “Flying Colors” releases. With a nostalgic eye, we present the 2020 Flying Customs! These editions recall the spirit of another time and place. Transformed with retro deco, each of these eight castings becomes like comfort food to the collector. Each blister card features classic representational art of the vehicle within. Take a trip to your local Target, or these will be gone like the past. (And watch for a second mix later this year, too!) Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ ’13 COPO Camaro® ’57 T-Bird Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Audacious ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 Target Flying Customs Mix 1 Checklist: ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) 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.
  23. By Allen Voivod Our premium line of Fast & Furious cars proved so popular in 2019, we brought the series back for a sequel in 2020! The first mix of the year, "Fast Tuners," features cars from across the franchise that have been modified for maximum performance! Just like last year, this series features all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And the blister cards each give you a taste of a location from the movie in which the car appeared. Test your knowledge and see if you can guess them all before you make it down to the checklist! 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 1 – Fast Tuners Checklist: 2016 Subaru WRX STI (The Fate of the Furious – new casting!) Honda Civic EG (Fast & Furious – new casting!) Mazda RX-7 FD (2 Fast 2 Furious) Nissan 240SX (S14) (Fast & Furious) Nissan Silvia (S15) (Fast & Furious) 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. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  24. By Gary Barnum Get ready to rock & roll! Our Pop Culture series will ramble on into 2020 with the first mix dedicated to Led Zeppelin, among the greatest rock bands of all time. The near-mythical band released its first album 50 years ago (yes, just the year after Hot Wheels debuted). They followed with a string of hit records that showcased their talent and versatility and made them one of the most successful rock acts of all time. These editions pay tribute to the covers of their first four albums, plus the iconic Swan Song logo which became their label. Our premium Pop Culture series vehicles feature top-notch deco, Real Riders wheels, and die-cast/die-cast construction. If you listen for them rocking in stores now, finding them might not be as hard, hard, hard as it seems. Haulin’ Gas (Led Zeppelin I) Super Van (Led Zeppelin II) Combat Medic (Led Zeppelin III) ’67 Austin Mini Van (Led Zeppelin IV) Hiway Hauler (Swan Song logo) 2020 Pop Culture Mix 1 – Led Zeppelin Checklist: ’67 Austin Mini Van (Led Zeppelin IV) Combat Medic (Led Zeppelin III) Haulin’ Gas (Led Zeppelin I) Hiway Hauler (Swan Song logo) Super Van (Led Zeppelin II) 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.
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    Star Wars 2020 Starships Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod We've got a good feeling about this! Our Star Wars Starships series will take you to all corners of the galaxy in 2020, with iconic vehicles from the light side and the dark side of this blockbuster franchise. Mix 1 includes six castings that can all be seen onscreen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. Pay special attention to the Super Star Destroyer™, a brand-new Starships casting. Just imagine Darth Vader™ on the bridge, order the launch of probe droids to find Luke Skywalker™ and the hidden Rebel base … it never fails to excite! Look for these on the pegs now. AT-AT™ Boba Fett's Slave 1™ Millennium Falcon™ Rebel Snowspeeder™ Super Star Destroyer™ X-wing Fighter™ – Red Five 2020 Star Wars Starships Mix 1: AT-AT™ Boba Fett's Slave 1™ Millennium Falcon™ Rebel Snowspeeder™ Super Star Destroyer™ (New casting!) X-wing Fighter™ - Red Five 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. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
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