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  1. By Gary Barnum We know you want to get all of the Hot Wheels premium retail series releases from 2020. Just in case you missed them, we’re loading the following into the Shop here on HotWheelsCollectors.com! 2020 HOT WHEELS BOULEVARD MIX 2 Cars you wish you could drive. Executions you love to see. Collectibles you can only get from Hot Wheels! The Hot Wheels Boulevard series cruises with its second mix of 2020. In this mix, you may notice the Silvia (S15) appears on two different blister cards: one features the Formula Drift logo just like the car itself! Each vehicle in the series features optimal classic deco, Real Riders wheels, and die-cast/die-cast construction. This special pack includes ten (10) vehicles as follows: 2018 COPO Camaro® SS™ (x2) Custom ’62 Chevy® Pickup (x2) Koenigsegg Agera R (x2) Nissan Silvia (S15) (x1) Nissan Silvia (S15) ("Formula Drift" variant package) (x1) Porsche 356 Outlaw (x2) 2020 HOT WHEELS BOULEVARD MIX 3 Representing some of the hottest cars to rock down the street, our Hot Wheels Boulevard series consists of vehicles you wish you could get your hands on in 1:1 scale! Dream about them with the third mix of 2020. From the Hoonigan ’55 Chevy® Bel Air® Gasser to the drift champion Ford GT, each vehicle in the series features optimal classic deco, Real Riders wheels, and die-cast/die-cast construction. This special pack includes ten (10) vehicles as follows: ’55 Chevy® Bel Air® Gasser (x2) ’66 Pontiac® GTO® (x2) 1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (x2) ’17 Ford GT (x2) Volkswagen “Baja Bug” (x2) 2020 HOT WHEELS TEAM TRANSPORT MIX 3 The second Team Transport mix for 2020 carries on with remarkable racers from across the decades, and the haulers that love them – including speedsters from as early as the 1960s and as recent as the 2016 Ford GT Race! 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. This special pack includes one (1) of each of the following: ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 / Retro Rig 2016 Ford GT Race / Ford C-800 Mercedes Benz 300SL / Euro Hauler (New casting!) Volkswagen "Classic Bug" / Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup So scoot on over to the Shop for pricing and availability, and purchase your cases! Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  2. By Allen Voivod Last year, the "Desert Rally" mix from our Car Culture series went off the beaten path and found all kinds of new excitement. For our 2020 Car Culture series, we thought a sequel might do well with a little support for all those racers on the roads less traveled. So our third mix, "Wild Terrain," puts some emergency services onto the trails! All five entries in Mix 3 feature authentic deco and details, all-metal castings, and Real Riders wheels. We're also bringing something fresh to the scene with a new casting, the Porsche 959. No matter where you're headed, these castings will keep it wild and come to the rescue when you need it! '88 Mercedes Unimog 1300 '85 Ford Bronco '67 Off Road Camaro® Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top Porsche 959 (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 3 – Wild Terrain Checklist: '67 Off Road Camaro® '85 Ford Bronco '88 Mercedes Unimog 1300 Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top Porsche 959 (New casting!) 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.
  3. By Allen Voivod If you've ever played any iteration of the fantastic Mario Kart™ racing games, you know that each race features multiple laps around the track. Well, we're about to start our second "lap," so to speak, with our Mario Kart™ Item Boxes! Series 2 of our new blind box series (exclusively for Walmart) brings back a few favorites from Series 1, and also adds a few more surprises to the race. You'll have the opportunity to collect seven items you might see in the game, including the coveted Mushroom Cup Trophy! The other six items in this mix are each mounted on their own mini karts, with the Mario Kart™ logo in front, and a Hot Wheels logo in back. Also new to the blind boxes this time are Boo, Cow, and the Red Shell. Which ones will you get – and will you get them all? Note: Some of these items will be gone faster than others! Not all are produced in the same quantities — we just can’t tell you which ones… Bob-omb Boo (New casting!) Bullet Bill Monty Mole Cow (New casting!) Red Shell (New casting!) Mushroom Cup Trophy (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Mario Kart™ Item Boxes Mix 2: Bob-omb Boo (New casting!) Bullet Bill Monty Mole Cow (New casting!) Mushroom Cup Trophy (New casting!) Red Shell (New casting!) 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. TM & © 2020 Nintendo.
  4. By Brad Bannach Hot Wheels releases dozens of New Models every year. In 2020, there are over 50 being introduced in the mainline alone. Have you ever wondered what the story is behind them? Why the licensed models were chosen? How the designers came up with the Hot Wheels original designs? Let’s take a look at the latest creations to come out of El Segundo, and see what the designers who designed them have to say. Big-Air™ Bel-Air™ Hot Wheels Designer: Brendon Vetuskey First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix K Mini Collection: Rod Squad The Big-Air™ Bel-Air™ is a throwback in all sorts of ways. First, that name. It's a throwback to when Hot Wheels were named – not only based on the model of car, but also their presence. This Baja-racing Bel Air is designed to catch some major air as the Baja 5-spoke wheels are orange track compatible. Hot Wheels designer Brendon Vetuskey reimagined the original Hot Wheels ‘56 Chevy® casting design when he pulled inspiration from modern throwback trends for this Baja-racing beast. What makes this brand-new casting super cool is that Brendon decided to forego the standard window piece that most Hot Wheels basics have in favor of an additional “interior” piece that allows for some great color breaks in the casting. Doing this made the exposed shocks, roll cage, light bars, and fuel tank protruding from the casting’s body possible. It's details like these that are going to make this casting a collector favorite in the years to come. Will it rival the ‘55 Chevy® Bel-Air® Gasser in terms of popularity? Those are big shoes to fill, but this is another design by Brendon that seems destined for stardom, as collectors will certainly be giving him another "Tri-Five Hi-Five" at the next convention. While you’re at it, you might as well give his wife, Coco, one, too. She's listed as the “driver” of the Big-Air™ Bel-Air™, as her name is tampo-printed on the roof in white. Brendon’s name is in the co-pilot spot on the passenger side. To further emphasize that Baja racing is definitely a team sport – and a “marriage” of ideas – their anniversary date (July 18th) is on the side as this car’s official number (718). Erikenstein Rod Hot Wheels Designer: Eric Han First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix J Mini Collection: HW Hot Trucks As the name implies, this rat rod is a melting pot of ideas, “frankenstein’d” by designer Eric Han. He is a huge fan of the Hot Wheels (2019 New Models) design, the Mod Rod. When its designer, Hot Wheels Design Manager Dima Shakhmatov, approached Eric to do another rat rod design for a “family of rats,” he jumped at the idea of designing a unique vehicle. Eric’s love of rat rods extends back to his days in Detroit. In his spare time he watches the TV show Roadkill, which can be found on MotorTrend's streaming service. Earlier this year, we offered a subscription to that service along with a two-car set inspired by a Roadkill project, and Eric went into his design with the Roadkill mentality, that this could literally be anything. Since Eric wanted to make the design something he would actually love to drive, he made a “to-do list” much like you would for an actual 1:1 build. He began to research ‘50s and ‘60s trucks, and immediately knew that the vehicle had to have a super-wide front with bulging fenders. Being from Detroit, Eric said this design had to have a “Detroit drop,” which is essentially the slamming of a 2WD pickup. In addition, the truck couldn’t have a hood, as he wanted to have a specific supercharger on a big blown engine. Eric made sure wheels on the Erikenstein Rod were designed to be the max width a Hot Wheels basic car would allow, while also incorporating a rear-mounted radiator, some nitrous, and a rat – all things to look for in this design! Eric spends the majority of his time designing track and playsets, but when he got his opportunity to design something that didn’t need to be track compatible, he personified his inner spirit by caging the beast known as Erikenstein – a name given to this creation by fellow designer Ryu Asada. This first thing Eric did when he received his first sample? He shot it through a slam launcher and a booster, likening the experience to that of a cannonball. The Erikenstein Rod is the second of three cars in the “family of rats” mentioned earlier. The third is yet to come, but as it stands, this rat pack – which also includes the Mod Rod – is going to be highly collectible, with an ultra-cool, matching matte steel blue and gold motif. Grand Cross Designer: Lindsey Lee First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix K Mini Collection: HW Race Team The brand-new Hot Wheels Grand Cross is a design that Lindsey Lee holds close to her heart, as it was a design that could be traced back to her college days. She actually designed the basis for the Grand Cross as part of her personal thesis project, giving it a name that meant “Little Fiery One.” While meeting with her design manager, fellow Hot Wheels designer Dima Shakhmatov, Dima suggested Lindsey’s Crossover Utility Vehicle be reworked for its inclusion into a specific category the design team had been looking to fill. Lindsey made some updates to her original design that represented “femininity and fire,” and the end result is what we now know as the Grand Cross – a grand touring, crossover utility vehicle. Lindsey is extremely excited to see what the Hot Wheels Graphics Team does with her design in the years to come, while her original 1:5 scale model of the “Little Fiery One” currently is on display in her home. ‘91 GMC Syclone Hot Wheels Designer: Brendon Vetuskey First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline, Mix H Mini Collection: HW Hot Trucks Hot Wheels has always had a deep appreciation for custom cars – and trucks for that matter. That’s why, when you see the release of a stock model, it’s usually because that car is already pretty “syck.” Enter the Hot Wheels ‘91 GMC Syclone. Based off the 1:1 of the same name, the Syclone was the high-performance version of the GMC S15/Sonoma. The first Hot Wheels release comes in the same standard black all 2,995 1:1 Syclones were painted in 1991, and the Hot Wheels RA6 wheels were used to mimic the original pattern of the Syclone’s alloy wheels. Party Wagon Hot Wheels Designer: Manson Cheung First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix H Mini Collection: HW Screen Time Thirty-three years after its debut in the animated TV series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the iconic Party Wagon finally becomes a Hot Wheels vehicle. This pizza-slingin’, mobile party machine is a must-have for any fans of the original TMNT series, as it was the Turtles’ crime-fighting vehicle of choice for much of the 10 seasons the show was on the air. It was always a popular choice of ‘80s/’90s pop culture fanatics to make into a Hot Wheels vehicle. Thankfully, collectors first got their wish fulfilled at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). Hot Wheels designer Chris Colangelo, is a long-time fan of TMNT – since the start of the comic book days, long ago – and it was his idea to make the TMNT Party Wagon for SDCC. The 2019 SDCC release is very different from the Party Wagon that is now appearing in the 2020 HW Screen Time mini collection. With opening and moving features AND all four Turtles sculpted into it, the SDCC release will pretty much be a special one-off. The level of complexity, along with the size, made it impractical for standard retail lines – despite the original plan to remove the figures and seal the door. So, Hot Wheels designer/sculptor Manson Cheung designed this new tool to fit the requirements needed for it to be part of the basic range. So, while the SDCC piece certainly has an absurd amount of detail, it's this mainline release that has a ton of play value – and you don’t need to attend a special event to get one. Manson has long frequented the forums here on HWC so it should come as no surprise that his favorite Turtle is Michaelangelo. Mikey was the cool, goofy jokester that loved pizza – so it's clear Manson sees a little of himself in his favorite Turtle. The Party Wagon is the latest casting in Manson’s portfolio of epic vehicle designs from your favorite TV shows and movies. Which of these are your favorites from 2020 so far? Let us know in the comments! 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.
  5. 2020 SDCC is SOLD OUT By Allen Voivod The 2020 San Diego Comic-Con won't happen in person this year, but you can still pre-order your choice of these different convention collectibles at Mattel Creations, starting on 7/23/20! (Follow us: @mattelcreations on Instagram for access to all Comic-Con drops.) The details about pre-ordering are below, but first, check out the Hot Wheels items you can score from Mattel! Hot Wheels® Marvel Land Rover Defender 110 Pickup Truck with Hulk and Rocket Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ 40th Anniversary X-wing Fighter (Dagobah™) Additionally, you'll be able to pre-order these other SDCC convention collectibles from Mattel Creations: Jurassic Park Barbasol Dennis Nedry MEGA + Halo Master Chief Collection Pixar Alien Remix Pizza Planet Delivery Driver WWE® Mr. T™ Elite Collection Action Figure In past years, you had to be an SDCC ticket holder in order to be eligible to order and receive any of these items. However, for the 2020 SDCC items, that requirement has been removed. So mark your calendar for 7/23/20 at 9:00 a.m. PT, and get these remarkable collectibles! Please note: Purchase limits may apply, and limits may differ per item and per customer. Pre-sale order shipping available in all locations serviced by Mattel Creations. Orders made by the same customer in excess of the limit will not be honored. Discounts, offers, and promotions cannot be applied to San Diego Comic-Con items.
  6. By Allen Voivod For our third mix of Studio Character Cars in 2020, we're heading to a galaxy far, far away! Star Wars™ inspires us with timeless tales, epic special effects, and iconic characters. Here, that inspiration is translated into eight unique designs inspired by some of the franchise's most memorable main and supporting players. If you missed out on some of these castings the last time around – especially the ones with action features, like Darth Vader™ and Chewbacca™ – now's your chance, go get 'em! This mix also features the first appearances of vehicles influenced by Rebel Alliance and Resistance hero Nien Nunb™ and the Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™ inspired by the character Paz Vizla™ from the hit series The Mandalorian™. BB-8™ Chewbacca™ (with moving bowcaster action feature!) Darth Vader™ (with swing-out lightsaber action feature!) First Order Stormtrooper™ Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™ (New casting!) The Mandalorian™ Nien Nunb™ (New casting!) Rey™ (Click here for more images!) 2020 Studio Character Cars Mix 3 – Star Wars™ Checklist: BB-8™ Chewbacca™ (with moving bowcaster action feature!) Darth Vader™ (with swing-out lightsaber action feature!) First Order Stormtrooper™ Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™ (New casting!) The Mandalorian™ Nien Nunb™ (New casting!) Rey™ 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. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  7. By Allen Voivod San Diego Comic-Con is happening virtually this year, and you can pre-order the Marvel Truck with Hulk and Rocket created to celebrate the excitement of this annual event – at Mattel Creations, starting on 7/23/20! (Follow us: @mattelcreations on Instagram for access to all Comic-Con drops.) The scoop about pre-ordering is below, but first, get the details and see the photos of this convention edition collectible from Mattel… Hot Wheels® Marvel Land Rover Defender 110 Pickup Truck with Hulk and Rocket Pre-Order Details! – $25 As the Avengers work to reverse the devastation caused by Thanos, Rocket and Hulk embark to recruit a more shapely Thor. Hitching a ride in the back of a Land Rover Defender 110 Pickup Truck, these two superheroes enjoy the scenic views before coming back to reality and battle to make the world right again. In past years, you had to be an SDCC ticket holder in order to be eligible to order and receive this item. However, for all 2020 SDCC items, that requirement has been removed. So mark your calendar for 7/23/20 at 9:00 a.m. PT, and get this remarkable collectible! Please note: Purchase limits may apply, and limits may differ per SDCC item and per customer. Pre-sale order shipping available in all locations serviced by Mattel Creations. Orders made by the same customer in excess of the limit will not be honored. Discounts, offers, and promotions cannot be applied to San Diego Comic-Con items. 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. © 2020 MARVEL.
  8. By Gary Barnum You’ll be seeing red if you don’t see these in your collection! These are the remaining 2020 Target-exclusive Hot Wheels Red Edition mini collection vehicles. You’ll find three of each in our mixes L and P as outlined in the Checklist below. Once you add these six red-hot editions, you should complete all 12 Red Edition releases for the year. Don’t miss them, or you’ll be … well … very disappointed. 2020 Target Red Editions Mix L ’68 Shelby GT500™ Custom Otto McLaren P1™ 2020 Target Red Editions Mix P Custom ’18 Ford Mustang GT Sandblaster ’91 Mazda MX-5 Miata (Click here for more images!) 2020 Target Red Editions Mix L Checklist: ’68 Shelby GT500™ Custom Otto McLaren P1™ 2020 Target Red Editions Mix P Checklist: ’91 Mazda MX-5 Miata Custom ’18 Ford Mustang GT Sandblaster Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  9. HWC Staff

    Mario Kart Item Boxes at Walmart!

    By Allen Voivod If you've ever played any iteration of the fantastic Mario Kart™ racing games, you're familiar with the item boxes – in-game objects you can pick up and use to defend your kart and to attack the karts of other racers. Well, that inspired us to create our new blind box series exclusively for Walmart! The first mix of Mario Kart™ Item Boxes features seven items you might see in the game, including the coveted Shell Trophy! The other six items in this mix are each mounted on their own little karts, with the Mario Kart™ logo in front, and a Hot Wheels logo on the back. Which ones will you get? We'll keep our hands on the racing controller while we cross our fingers in hopes that you can collect them all. Note: Some of these items will be gone faster than others! Not all are produced in the same quantities — we just can’t tell you which ones… Banana (New casting!) Bob-omb (New casting!) Bullet Bill (New casting!) Goomba (New casting!) Green Shell (New casting!) Monty Mole (New casting!) Shell Trophy (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Mario Kart™ Item Boxes Mix 1: Banana (New casting!) Bob-omb (New casting!) Bullet Bill (New casting!) Goomba (New casting!) Green Shell (New casting!) Monty Mole (New casting!) Shell Trophy (New casting!) 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. TM & © 2020 Nintendo.
  10. By Allen Voivod Our 2020 Mainline Poster Set is the definitive guide to the hundreds of castings available in the new year. And we love making them for you! Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we're unable to print and ship them to you. We're grateful for your support and loyalty as we all navigate these challenging times. So, in place of the printed posters, we're making them all available here as FREE high-resolution PDF downloads for you. On behalf of the entire HotWheelsCollectors.com team, we wish the best for you, your family, and your community. Please collect safely! 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: Featuring all 30 mini collections and all Treasure Hunt castings – DOWNLOAD NOW! Download My Wave 1 Poster! Download My Wave 2 Poster! Download My Wave 3 Poster! Download My Wave 4 Poster!
  11. HWC Staff

    Fast & Furious Amazon Box Set!

    By Allen Voivod Last year, we took the standard we set for our premium Car Culture series, and applied it to cars from the adrenaline-infused Fast & Furious franchise! They all featured super detailed deco, all-metal castings, and Real Riders wheels. The blister card art was pretty impressive, too. The first mix to debut was "Fast Imports," which collected five of the fiercest speedsters from four different movies. Now, we've collected all five into an exclusive Amazon box set! They come on their original blister cards, and though all five are depicted on the sides of the box, the Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) takes the prize as our cover model. If you missed them before, now's your chance to get them in one fell swoop! Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) (2 Fast 2 Furious) Nissan Silvia (S15) (The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift) 1970 Ford Escort RS 1600 (Fast & Furious 6) Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera (Fast & Furious 6) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32) (Furious 7) 2020 Fast & Furious Box Set – Fast Imports Checklist: 1970 Ford Escort RS 1600 (Fast & Furious 6) Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera (Fast & Furious 6) Nissan Silvia (S15) (The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR32) (Furious 7) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) (2 Fast 2 Furious) 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. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  12. By Allen Voivod Comic-Con@Home is arriving soon! You can pre-order this Star Wars™ Hot Wheels collectible online at Mattel Creations, starting on 7/23/20! (Follow us: @mattelcreations on Instagram for access to all Comic-Con drops.) The scoop about pre-ordering is below, but first, get the details and see the photos of this convention edition collectible from Mattel… Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ 40th Anniversary X-Wing Fighter (Dagobah™) – $25 Luke Skywalker™ is marooned after crash-landing in a swamp on Dagobah™. He came in search of a legendary Jedi Master. Upon their first meeting, Yoda™ did not reveal that he was indeed the Jedi Master Luke was seeking. Instead, he tried to get a sense of who Luke was as a person, and found that the young Rebel was impatient and angry. Yoda™ agreed to instruct Luke, teaching him to be calm and developing his Jedi abilities. Yet the student was still reckless. He left Dagobah™ – without completing his training. Hot Wheels is giving homage to the cinematic masterpiece with this authentic highly-detailed die-cast starship. Re-create this iconic scene with a lever on the side of the packaging that lets you lift the X-wing Fighter™ out of the Dagobah™ swamp! In past years, you had to be an SDCC ticket holder in order to be eligible to order and receive this item. However, for all 2020 SDCC items, that requirement has been removed. So mark your calendar for 7/23/20 at 9:00 a.m. PT, and get this remarkable collectible! Please note: Purchase limits may apply, and limits may differ per SDCC item and per customer. Order shipping available in all locations serviced by Mattel Creations. Orders made by the same customer in excess of the limit will not be honored. Discounts, offers, and promotions cannot be applied to San Diego Comic-Con items. 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. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  13. By Gary Barnum This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals shows. In 2020, things may not have played out as expected, but you can still rock your collection with this commemorative Volkswagen T1 Rockster! Our RLC Exclusive 2020 Collectors Nationals edition will be offered at HWC on 7/14/20. SOLD OUT If you were unable to purchase this item, please CLICK HERE to let us know. Please understand that, due to limited production quantities, it's not possible for every member to get every item we offer. We welcome your feedback to help us with planning future offers. #needMoreRLD{ padding:.5em; margin:1em 0 .5em; background:#000; color:#fff; font-size:100%; text-align:center; } #needMoreRLD a{ color: #fe0; font-weight: bold; } So as not to break with convention, this features a Spectraflame pink finish. It is contrasted nicely with sharp pearl white deco. And, for outdoor fun, we’ve mounted it up on Real Riders exotic wheels with off-road tires. Keep on rockin’! Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame pink Deco: Pearl white front and top Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders exotic wheels w/ off-road tires and red-stripe tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black Packaging: RLC blister card w/ Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: Available ONLY to RLC members (until item is sold out): 7/14/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $24.99 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: 25 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  14. HWC Staff

    Old Glory in New Series at Walmart!

    By Gary Barnum The flag of the United States has a complex history. Did you know there have been more than 25 designs of the “Stars and Stripes” version used since it first unfurled in 1777? And did you also know historians can’t definitively credit Betsy Ross with its first design? Let’s celebrate this interesting emblem of liberty with a Hot Wheels Stars & Stripes series at Walmart! While generally credited with the design of the first Stars and Stripes flag, Betsy Ross was likely part of a small group of individuals who had input into its development. Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, claimed credit for its initial design — and he was a naval flag designer! As for what the colors mean, it is said that red represents valor and hardiness, white represents purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice. Paying tribute to the Star-Spangled Banner (a term courtesy of Francis Scott Key), these Hot Wheels editions take the elements of our flag to new heights. Wave them proudly in your collection! Find them at Walmart. One last tidbit for you. Do you know where the “Old Glory” nickname came from? It was first uttered by Captain William Driver in 1831, a shipmaster out of Salem, Massachusetts. AMC Javelin AMX ’71 Plymouth HEMI® ’Cuda ’64 Pontiac® GTO® ’68 HEMI® Barracuda Chevy® Blazer™ 4x4 ’68 El Camino™ ’70 Chevy® Camaro™ RS™ Plymouth Duster Thruster ’68 Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock HEMI® ’68 Mercury Cougar (Click here for more images!) 2020 Walmart Stars & Stripes Checklist: ’64 Pontiac® GTO® ’68 El Camino™ ’68 HEMI® Barracuda ’68 Mercury Cougar ’68 Plymouth Barracuda Super Stock HEMI® ’70 Chevy® Camaro™ RS™ ’71 Plymouth HEMI® ’Cuda AMC Javelin AMX Chevy® Blazer™ 4x4 Plymouth Duster Thruster Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type. 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.
  15. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 5-Packs Part 2

    By Gary Barnum Looking for a way to fill out your collection a little faster? Hot Wheels 5-packs serve up a handful of fun all in one go. Each 5-pack features an exciting theme with appropriate and colorful decorations. Bulk up! There are 17 fantastic 5-packs for 2020. Following are the last nine themes and the vehicles you'll find in each. Street Beasts: Arachnorod Piranha Terror Eevil Weevil Skull Crusher Buzz Bomb Nightburnerz: Renault Sport R.S. 01 Dodge Challenger Drift Car Ford Focus RS Track Manga Custom ’12 Ford Mustang X-Raycers: X-Steam Crescendo Rising Heat Dirty Outlaw Salt Shaker HW Flames: Pass'n Gasser ’71 El Camino™ ’70 Plymouth Superbird ’71 Maverick Grabber ’70 Road Runner HW Rescue: Rogue Hog Speed Trap Rescue Duty Nitro Tailgater 5 Alarm Lamborghini: Lamborghini Veneno Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo Murciélago SV Aventador J Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera HW City Vs. Robo Beasts: Blitzspeeder Duel Fueler Symbolic HW Pursuit Voltage Spike Action: Chicane High Voltage Fast Fish Carbonic Wattzup HW Glow Wheels: Street Shaker Dune-A-Soar Aristo Rat Maximum Leeway Gazella R Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type. 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.
  16. By Gary Barnum When the Original 16 Hot Wheels cars were released, they sported plastic wheels which made them fast. Years later, Hot Wheels introduced Real Riders wheels which made our die-cast “look and feel like the real thing.” Collectors have loved that upgraded look since 1983. Our Custom Mustang has worn them before, but rarely. This RLC Exclusive edition with Real Riders will be offered at HWC on 6/30/20. SOLD OUT If you were unable to purchase this item, please CLICK HERE to let us know. Please understand that, due to limited production quantities, it's not possible for every member to get every item we offer. We welcome your feedback to help us with planning future offers. #needMoreRLD{ padding:.5em; margin:1em 0 .5em; background:#000; color:#fff; font-size:100%; text-align:center; } #needMoreRLD a{ color: #fe0; font-weight: bold; } Featuring an opening hood, this release is coated in Spectraflame Otto blue (named for artist Otto Kuhni, responsible for the art on so much of the early Hot Wheels packaging). And, of course, it rides on Real Riders 5-spoke wheels for that authentic appearance. Add this sweet pony car to your stable! Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame Otto blue Deco: Dual light blue racing stripes Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 5-spoke wheels w/ red stripe tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: White w/ black-painted steering wheel Packaging: RLC blister in Kar Keepers clamshell case Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,500) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 6/30/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $24.99 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: 25 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  17. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Team Transport Mix 2!

    By Allen Voivod Team Transport carries on for 2020! The first mix for 2020 featured remarkable racers from across the decades, and the haulers that love them. For Mix 2, we've expanded the range, including speedsters from as early as the 1960s and as recent as the 2016 Ford GT Race, seen in this livery just last year! 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 we're thrilled to introduce you to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and the Euro Hauler, both of which are new castings! '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 / Retro Rig 2016 Ford GT Race / Ford C-800 Mercedes-Benz 300SL / Euro Hauler (New castings!) Volkswagen "Classic Bug" / Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup (Click here for more images!) 2020 Team Transport Mix 2 Checklist: '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 / Retro Rig 2016 Ford GT Race / Ford C-800 Mercedes-Benz 300SL / Euro Hauler (New castings!) Volkswagen "Classic Bug" / Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup 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.
  18. HWC Staff

    An Update to Our HWC/RLC Sale Day Process

    Thank you for your continued support of Hot Wheels Collectors, and your love of the fastest metal cars in the world! For the sale of the RLC Exclusive '71 Datsun 510 on 6/23, HotWheelsCollectors.com will be working with a new ecommerce platform. This change means your shopping experience will be a bit different from what you've experienced on our previous platform. Please read this post in full, so you know what to expect... Please note: this page has been updated with additional information since the previous sale on 6/9. If you were able to purchase a Datsun 510 during the sale on 6/9, you will not be able to purchase another one on 6/23. Orders that exceed more than one Datsun 510 per RLC membership, whether in the same order or across multiple orders, will be canceled. 1. On the morning of the sale, be sure to log into your RLC account first, shortly before the sale begins. If you click/tap either the yellow sale bar or the large sale banner on our homepage while you're NOT logged into your account, you'll be taken to the RLC login page. 2. Once you are logged into your RLC account, click/tap either the yellow banner link or the large sale banner on our homepage, and you'll be taken to a product lobby with a countdown timer our new platform, like the one pictured below. RLC accounts have already been imported into the new platform. If for some reason it does not recognize your RLC account, you may be referred back to https://forums.hotwheelscollectors.mattel.com/red-line-club/ (see below): If this happens, please clear your browser cache and cookies, close and restart your browser, login to your RLC account again, and click/tap either the yellow banner link or the large sale banner on our homepage to go to the product page. If this still does not resolve the issue, contact Customer Service. Please have your credit card information ready before the sale begins. Because your credit card information is encrypted separately by our current payment processor for security purposes, your credit card information has NOT been imported to the new platform. 3. When the sale begins, the countdown clock will disappear and a "View Details" button will appear. Click/tap that button to be taken to the product page. On that page, click/tap the "Add to Cart" button to add the product to your shopping cart. You'll be taken directly to the Shopping Cart page. On the Shopping Cart page, once you are ready to check out, click/tap the "Checkout" button to move into the checkout process. When you click/tap the "Checkout" button, you may be presented with a message that says you're in line to check out. You do not need to do anything at this point; the system will move you into the checkout process automatically. 4. Captcha has been added to the checkout process to help combat bots. (That's the thing where you have to check a box that says, "I'm not a robot.") You'll be required to do that during the checkout process to complete your order. 5. When you complete the checkout process by clicking/tapping the "Pay Now" button, you'll reach an order confirmation screen and receive an initial order confirmation email. The initial order confirmation will NOT include an order number, and the order will not immediately appear in the "Order History" section of your RLC account. You will receive a separate order confirmation from Mattel within 12 hours, which will include your order number. At that time, your order will also appear in the "Order History" section of your RLC account. 6. The Rewards Points you earn from your order will not appear in your RLC account until you receive your shipment confirmation email from Mattel. As a reminder, Customer Service can NOT help you purchase items which are sold out. If you feel there is a problem with your account, Customer Service will only be able to assist with confirming your membership is active and assisting with preparation for future offers. To learn more, check out our "How to Purchase" guide. Thank you for your support as we make this transition, and we hope it continues to improve your experience as an RLC member! 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.
  19. By Gary Barnum This offer may have been postponed earlier this month, but there’s no way to keep a great edition down! Get revved up for this honey of an RLC Exclusive here at HWC on 6/23/20. SOLD OUT If you were unable to purchase this item, please CLICK HERE to let us know. Please understand that, due to limited production quantities, it's not possible for every member to get every item we offer. We welcome your feedback to help us with planning future offers. #needMoreRLD{ padding:.5em; margin:1em 0 .5em; background:#000; color:#fff; font-size:100%; text-align:center; } #needMoreRLD a{ color: #fe0; font-weight: bold; } It may not look like a typical racing vehicle, but the ’71 Datsun 510 won many championships when it hit the market – and motor enthusiasts are still buzzing about it, and racing it, to this day. Collectors have been stung by the appeal of our Hot Wheels editions, too. With an opening hood, this edition features black and yellow racing deco … reminiscent of a bumblebee, which might be one explanation for the “BZZZZ” license plate. Make sure you add this RLC exclusive honey to your hive of Hot Wheels! Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame bright yellow Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 5-spoke wheels w/ red stripe tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black w/ red roll bar Packaging: RLC blister in Kar Keepers clamshell case Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/15,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 6/23/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $24.99 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: 25 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  20. HWC Staff

    2020 Flying Customs Mix 2 at Target

    By Gary Barnum Sometimes what was old becomes new again! A sweet old-school styling makes these Hot Wheels editions stand out in the world of today. Our 2020 Flying Customs mix 2 releases are exclusive to Target stores. Leaning into a retro deco, these eight castings burst onto the modern scene. We know you won’t overlook the slick representational illustration specific to each vehicle on the blister cards. Don’t let them slip into your past! ’67 Chevy® C10 ’70 Ford Torino ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X 2015 Ford Mustang GT Blvd. Bruiser Custom V-8 Vega Mini Cooper S Challenge Volkswagen Caddy Target Flying Customs Mix 2 Checklist ’67 Chevy® C10 ’70 Ford Torino ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X 2015 Ford Mustang GT Blvd. Bruiser Custom V-8 Vega Mini Cooper S Challenge Volkswagen Caddy _____________________________________________ Target Flying Customs Mix 1 Checklist (RELEASED EARLIER) ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) The MINI logo and the MINI wordmark are trademarks of BMW AG and are used under License. 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.
  21. HWC Staff

    6/9 HWC Flash Sale Updates

    Thank you for your continued support of Hot Wheels Collectors, and your love of the fastest metal cars in the world. Our June 9 sale at HotWheelsCollectors.com of the RLC Exclusive '71 Datsun 510 clearly did not go the way we would have liked. We don’t want to make excuses for that; we just want to provide an explanation and keep you informed of what we’re working on toward improving that experience. In our efforts to improve the sale experience, we recently transitioned to a new platform called Shopify. This was our first use of the new system, and – despite testing for what we could anticipate – there were still unforeseen technical nuances with the platform. We are updating the system and running additional rounds of validation to ensure the next sale is a better, more seamless experience. Despite the difficulties we encountered during the sale, we're optimistic and strongly believe that our continued work behind the scenes will lead to the results we intended all along – to improve your experience with our sales. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of HWC while we work hard behind the scenes to make this right.
  22. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels Kar Keepers and Track

    By Gary Barnum Because you demanded it! What’s the way to keep your collection in pristine shape when you want to keep them on the blister cards? Our Kar Keepers clamshell cases, of course! Plus, in this kit we've included a length of exclusive Hot Wheels Collectors Track with two connectors! These Kar Keepers are your best bets to avoid bent corners, scratching, ripping, and warping of our standard sized blister cards. Those things are works of art, so you want to protect them, right? The kit includes 10 Kar Keepers. And what’s more fun than hitting the track with the cars you do open? Slip this length of logo-emblazoned track into your next configuration to proudly show off your status as a Hot Wheels collector! The contains one length of track and two connectors. BUY NOW Availability: Anyone (until sold out) Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $14.99 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) No purchase limits Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type.
  23. By Gary Barnum For our next mail-in HW Collector Edition of 2020, we’ve used the ’65 Volkswagen Fastback to add a little extra fun! To participate in this promotion, purchase $20 worth of Hot Wheels cars and/or multipacks from designated assortments at Target stores and/or Target.com between 6/14/20 and 8/7/20. Specs: Features: Opening body Body Color: Spectraflame purple Deco: Red and white striping, Hot Wheels logo and “4” on sides Body type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 4-spoke wheels w/ red stripe tampo Base: ZAMAC-plated Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black Get a head start on your promotion! There will be a special mix available only in stores (find a store here) with the following Target Exclusive variations (Red Editions) and First-to-Market releases (availability subject to change): Target Exclusive variations: ’68 Shelby GT500™ – HW Flames (White) Custom Otto – Muscle Mania (Red) McLaren P1™ – HW Exotics (White) First-to-Market releases: ’84 Pontiac® Firebird™ – Muscle Mania Custom ’18 Ford Mustang GT – HW Race Team Dodge Charger Drift – HW Rescue To get your Collector Edition ’65 Volkswagen Fastback, just follow these instructions (but please read the Official Rules for full details): Buy $20 worth (before taxes) of selected 1:64 scale Hot Wheels Mainline (basic) cars or multipacks at participating Target stores and/or Target.com from 6/14/20 to 8/7/20. Cars must be from the assortment numbers listed on the OFFICIAL RULES. We've heard your feedback on prior mail-in programs this year, and given that some people are shopping more online, we wanted to be sure to be inclusive to everyone. Though some of our materials were printed prior to the decision being made, both sets of rules will be honored to the benefit of the collector. Therefore whether you buy 20 cars or you buy $20 worth, you can redeem for the ’65 Volkswagen Fastback. Mail a) your original (no photocopies) cash register and/or online receipt(s) dated from June 14, 2020 to August 7, 2020, b) blister cards (the entire cardboard piece, but not the car or plastic window) or UPC codes from multipacks for each Promotional Vehicle you are requesting (limit of 10 (ten) Promotional Vehicles per person, household and/or address), c) the completed order form (fill out the form and print it), and d) a check or money order (unless you pay online via credit card) payable to Mattel, Inc. for $4.99 US shipping and processing for each vehicle you order: ’65 Volkswagen Fastback Vehicle P.O. Box 1229 East Aurora, NY 14052 PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by 8/11/20 and received by 8/18/20. The completed mail-in order form must accompany your request. NOTE: Packing slips for Target.com orders will not be accepted as proof of purchase; you must send the online receipt you received when the order was processed. Although you may purchase your qualifying basic cars on separate receipts within the Promotional Period, there is a limit of 1 (one) Promotional Vehicle for every $20 of basic cars or multipacks within the Promotional Period, regardless of how many receipts those cars are on. Offer is limited to 10 (ten) ’65 Volkswagen Fastback vehicles per person, household, and/or address. Receive a 1:64 Collector Edition ’65 Volkswagen Fastback Vehicle in 8-12 weeks after August 18, 2020. 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.
  24. By Gary Barnum Peel back the paint on a Hot Wheels car, and you’ll see more of the polished metal we like to call ZAMAC. These popular editions can be hard to find, but here’s a hint: they are Walmart exclusives. These are the last nine ZAMAC releases for 2020. They will appear in Mainline mixes K, N, and Q respectively. We all love Hot Wheels colors but — for these — we took them off, and you can take ’em home. Custom ’71 El Camino™ ’92 Ford Mustang ’70 Dodge Power Wagon 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix K Checklist: ’70 Dodge Power Wagon ’92 Ford Mustang Custom ’71 El Camino™ 2018 Honda Civic Type R Shelby Cobra 427 S/C ’92 BMW M3 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix N Checklist: ’92 BMW M3 2018 Honda Civic Type R Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix Q Checklist: ’52 Hudson Hornet ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 McLaren Senna 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. The BMW logo and the BMW wordmark are Trademarks of BMW AG and are used under license. Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to Mattel, Inc. General Motors Trademarks used under license to Mattel, Inc. Honda Official Licensed Product. Designed, manufactured and distributed by Mattel, Inc. Honda®, the “H” logo®, Honda vehicles and their trade dress, and all associated vehicle emblems, logos, marks and names are trademarks and intellectual property of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Manufactured under licence from McLaren Automotive Limited. The McLaren name and logo are registered trademarks of McLaren. Senna is the registered trademark of Ayrton Senna Empreendimentos Ltda. SHELBY and 427 S/C are registered trademarks of Carroll Shelby and Carroll Shelby Licensing, Inc. (Shelby).
  25. 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.
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