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  1. By Allen Voivod It's time to share details about the last mix of Studio Character Cars for 2020, and from a certain point of view, it's a sequel! Earlier this year, the third mix of Studio Character Cars featured iconic heroes, villains, and scoundrels from Star Wars™. For the sixth mix in this series, we return to a galaxy far, far away. Speaking of sequels, many of the castings in this mix honor Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™, the 1980 sequel to the very first movie in the franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope™. The Empire Strikes Back™ is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and you'll see the special anniversary logo on the blister cards of every character in this mix from that movie. Bespin Luke Skywalker™ (New casting!) C-3PO™ Captain Rex™ (New casting!) Darth Vader™ (with swing-out lightsaber action feature!) Lando Calrissian™ (New casting!) R2-D2™ Stormtrooper™ (with blaster action feature!) Yoda™ (Click here for more images!) 2020 Studio Character Cars Mix 6 – Star Wars™ Checklist: Bespin Luke Skywalker™ (New casting!) C-3PO™ Captain Rex™ (New casting!) Darth Vader™ (with swing-out lightsaber action feature!) Lando Calrissian™ (New casting!) R2-D2™ Stormtrooper™ (with blaster action feature!) Yoda™ 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. Product subject to availability. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  2. By Gary Barnum In the late 1960s, Ford found their championship Mustang challenged by a great manufacturing competitor. Nay, said they, and promptly developed the Boss 302. By 1970, they were running out in front again. Catch our RLC Exclusive ’70 Mustang Boss 302 if you can here at HWC on 10/20/20. We’re trotting this special Spectraflame pink edition out in the spirit of a 2020 Hot Wheels Collectors Convention. It features Neo-Classics Redline wheels and a white rear spoiler. Don’t let it run away from you! Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame pink Deco: White stripes on hood and sides; white rear spoiler Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics Redline wheels Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Light blue-tinted Interior Color: White Packaging: RLC blister in Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 10/20/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $25.00 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. Subject to product availability.
  3. By Allen Voivod A race in Mario Kart™ tends to go for three laps, and so does our Walmart-exclusive Mario Kart™ Item Boxes series for 2020! Series 3 features a mix of returning favorites from Series 1 and 2, while adding a few new surprises to the blind boxes. You'll have the opportunity to collect eight items you might find in the game, including the coveted Star Cup Trophy! The other seven 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. New for the series includes the nearly unavoidable Blue Spiny Shell that targets the leader of a race, which you can get from item boxes in a Mario Kart™ game; and a Mechakoopa and a Cheep-Cheep, both of which serve as obstacles to racers on their routes. 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 Blue Spiny Shell (New casting!) Boo Cheep-Cheep (New casting!) Goomba Mechakoopa (New casting!) Red Shell Star Cup Trophy (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Mario Kart Item Boxes Mix 3: Banana Blue Spiny Shell (New casting!) Boo Cheep-Cheep (New casting!) Goomba Mechakoopa (New casting!) Red Shell Star Cup 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. Product subject to availability. TM & © 2020 Nintendo.
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    Fast and Furious Mix 4: Quick Shifters!

    By Allen Voivod The "quick shifter," if you're not familiar, is more commonly seen on motorcycles. It allows for clutchless shifting, so you don't have to manage the clutch and throttle while shifting into higher gears. For motorcycles, it's more about safety. But when you add a quick shifter to a car, it's all about speed! You won't be surprised to learn that the Fast & Furious franchise is filled with cars featuring this performance enhancement, and we're featuring five of them for our fourth mix of 2020, "Quick Shifters"! These premium offerings feature all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels, and each one comes from a different movie in the series. (Can you guess them all by car alone, before you make it down to the checklist?) We're also thrilled to bring you two new castings in this mix, the '65 Corvette® Stingray™ Coupe and the 2003 Honda NSX Type-R. We think your pulse will be quickening along with the shifting when you add them to your collection! Honda S2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) 2003 Honda NSX Type-R '70 Plymouth AAR Cuda '65 Corvette® Stingray™ Coupe (Click here for more images!) 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 4 – Quick Shifters Checklist: '65 Corvette® Stingray™ Coupe (The Fate of the Furious) (New casting!) '70 Plymouth AAR Cuda (Fast & Furious 6) 2003 Honda NSX Type-R (Fast Five) (New casting!) Honda S2000 (2Fast 2Furious) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) 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. Product subject to availability. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Plymouth 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.
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    HW Gaming Character Cars: Overwatch!

    By Gary Barnum The world could always use more heroes! In a war-torn future threatened by robotic forces, only you can help Overwatch defend humanity. Just don't forget your Hot Wheels! Inspired by the dynamic heroes in the game, these Character Cars continue the spirit of adventure from a challenging world. Hard to pick a favorite? Don’t worry – you’ll be sure to play your part if you just grab all five! D. Va Soldier: 76 Tracer Reaper Genji (Click here for more images!) HW Gaming Character Cars Mix 4 – Overwatch: D. Va (New casting!) Genji (New casting!) Reaper (New casting!) Soldier: 76 (New casting!) Tracer (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, scale, body, and wheel type. Product subject to availability. © 2020 Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
  6. By Gary Barnum We knew when it came to Muscle Mania, we could count on you to do the heavy lifting. That’s why we turned to you to pick the castings in the Mini Collection for the 2021 Mainline. It’s time to reveal the strong choices you made in last year’s survey. The top ten made the cut. Below are the 2021 Muscle Mania Mini Collection vehicles, and this is the order in which they finished: 1 ) Shelby Cobra 427 S/C 2 ) ’67 Oldsmobile™ 442™ 3 ) ’87 Buick® Regal™ GNX 4 ) ’71 Plymouth Road Runner 5 ) AMC Rebel Machine 6 ) ’65 Ford Galaxie 7 ) 1985 Chevrolet® Camaro™ IROC-Z 8 ) ’68 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 9 ) ’67 Ford Mustang Coupe 10 ) Hot Bird How did the rest of the options finish in the poll? We knew you’d want to know, so here’s how the rest of last year’s offerings came in: 11 ) ’68 Dodge Dart 12 ) ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport 13 ) ’69 Mercury Cyclone 14 ) 2018 Camaro™ SS™ 15 ) 1974 Brazilian Dodge Charger 16 ) ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT 17 ) 2018 Ford Mustang GT 18 ) Ion Motors Thresher (Tony’s Car) 19 ) D-Muscle 20 ) Muscle Speeder Now we need your help again. Check out our next survey, and help us plan the Muscle Mania Mini Collection for 2022! Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Availability subject to change. Product subject to availability. 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.
  7. By Gary Barnum We’re trusting you with the final decision. As we plan the 2022 Mainline Muscle Mania Mini Collection, we’re turning to you to vote for 10 of the 20 options below. What will it be? Tell us which of these castings you want to see. It might be hard to narrow down your choices. Visit our Collectors’ Choice poll to place your votes, and the 10 strongest finishers will appear in the 2022 Mainline Muscle Mania Mini Collection. Don’t hesitate! Voting opens at 9:00 a.m. PT on 10/9/20 and ends at 12:00 p.m. PT on 10/16/20. To participate: Sign in with your membership here at HWC. Check out the list (and corresponding silhouettes) to decide which of these popular castings you wanna see in the Muscle Mania Mini Collection. When you’re ready to vote, follow the “2022 Collectors’ Choice Poll” link below and choose up to 10 of your favorites. And remember to click the “Submit” button after you’ve made your picks! Here are your 20 options for 2022: ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback ’68 Mercury Cougar ’69 Camaro™ Convertible ’69 COPO Camaro™ ’69 Dodge Charger 500 ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport ’84 Mustang SVO ’13 COPO Camaro™ ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT ’15 Dodge Charger SRT Blvd. Bruiser Custom Otto D-Muscle Ford Shelby GT350R Muscle Bound Muscle Tone Rodger Dodger SS Express Street Shaker Twinduction Ready to roll? Click below to cast your votes: 2022 Collectors’ Choice Poll Thanks for participating with your votes—we appreciate the help. We look forward to the results of your choices! Wanna see how all your favorites finished last year? Check out the full results from 2019 (for the 2021 Muscle Mania Mini Collection) here. 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.
  8. By Allen Voivod All-metal castings. Real Riders wheels. Mixes designed especially with collectors in mind. That's the deal with our Car Culture series, and the fourth mix for 2020 is going vertical! "Thrill Climbers" celebrates one of the oldest forms of car racing – going up an inclined road course as fast as you can. If there's one other awesome thing for which Car Culture is known – it's known for a lot of awesome things, actually, but ride with us on this – it's known for premium authentic styling and details. In the case of this mix, the deco is inspired by the liveries of real-life hill-climbing racers. And this mix features two new castings, and two other cars sporting die-cast chassis for the first time. This hill-climbing business is a big deal! '84 Audi Sport Quattro Porsche 934.5 Ford RS 200 Lancia 037 Volkswagen ID R (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 4 – Thrill Climbers Checklist: '84 Audi Sport Quattro (New die-cast chassis!) Ford RS 200 Lancia 037 (New casting!) Porsche 934.5 (New die-cast chassis!) Volkswagen ID R (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.
  9. By Gary Barnum Are you a fan of our alternately colored editions commonly known as variations? We love them, too! Chosen from your favorite Hot Wheels of the year, four of them have been packed into special cases on their way to the Kroger Family of Stores. You can look for these cases at your local Kroger stores. The mix will feature the following Kroger Exclusive variations: ’67 Camaro® – HW Flames (Black) Datsun Bluebird Wagon (510) – HW Speed Graphics (Yellow) ’90 Acura NSX – HW Exotics (White) Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ – BATMAN™ (Dark Red) (Click here for more images!) Kroger Exclusive variations: ’67 Camaro® – HW Flames (Black) ’90 Acura NSX – HW Exotics (White) Datsun Bluebird Wagon (510) – HW Speed Graphics (Yellow) Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ – BATMAN™ (Dark Red) Have you nabbed your 20 Hot Wheels for the current Kroger mail-in promotion? Picking up these cases can help you get your Hot Wheels 2020 Collector Edition Custom ’77 Dodge Van! BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20) Batmobile designed by George Barris. 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. Product subject to availability.
  10. By Allen Voivod Once more, with feeling! The fourth and final Hot Wheels Walmart Premium Set for 2020 brings the heat with a set of iconic racers from the Car Culture collection! All-metal castings and Real Riders wheels come standard in this diorama set, and the three vehicles appearing alongside our Carry On come from three distinct racing eras. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL features a livery you might have seen during a Mille Miglia in the 1950s. The Jaguar Lightweight E-Type is a classic 1960s car you may have seen going the distance in endurance events. And the Porsche 917KH short-tailed racer features the beloved Gulf livery it sported in the 1970s. No matter what era of racing you love best, you'll undoubtedly appreciate all the castings in this set. You may even want two sets, so you can unbox one of them! 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 4 – Iconic Race Cars: Carry On with: Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Porsche 917KH 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. Product subject to availability.
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    Star Wars 2020 Starships Mix 3!

    By Allen Voivod Ready for our third mix of Star Wars™ Starships for 2020? We've got good news for you – no hyperspace travel will be required to add these six vehicles to your collection! Good, evil, and the scoundrels in between are all represented in this mini-fleet. The classic Millennium Falcon™ is returning for another exciting run, alongside castings from the hit Lucasfilm series Star Wars: The Mandalorian™ on Disney+ and from the final movie in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker™. The intimidating TIE Dagger™, a starfighter designed to strike fear in the hearts of the Resistance™ and all who would oppose the Sith Eternal™, makes its first appearance in this mix. AT-ST Raider™ First Order Treadspeeder™ Millennium Falcon™ Razor Crest™ Resistance Y-wing Fighter™ TIE Dagger™ (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Star Wars™ Starships Mix 3: AT-ST Raider™ First Order Treadspeeder™ Millennium Falcon™ Razor Crest™ Resistance Y-wing Fighter™ TIE Dagger™ (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, scale, body, and wheel type. Products subject to availability. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  12. By Allen Voivod How can something be both "modern" and "classic"? We can feel the conflict welling up inside of you, but don't fret! We know how to resolve it – by showing you all five cool castings from the fifth mix of our 2020 Car Culture series! The "Modern Classics" mix features newer cars that may not have been around for as long as some of the "older" classics, but have still been around long enough to own well-earned places in the hearts of car lovers and collectors. They're already standing the test of time! Naturally, you'll find all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels on these, as well as one new casting and one more with a die-cast chassis for the very first time. Will you expand your definition of "classic" thanks to this mix? We'd bet our deco on it! Honda Civic EG '98 Subaru Impreza 22B STi-Version (New die-cast chassis!) Nissan Silvia (S14) Volkswagen Jetta MK3 '72 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5 (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 5 – Modern Classics Checklist: '72 Mercedes-Benz 280 SEL 4.5 (New casting!) '98 Subaru Impreza 22B STi-Version (New die-cast chassis!) Honda Civic EG Nissan Silvia (S14) Volkswagen Jetta MK3 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. Products subject to availability. ©1976, 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD.
  13. 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. Hot Wheels Designer Ryu Asada has his fingerprints all over the Hot Wheels mainline for 2020. The five designs below are all his creations. Ryu is known by collectors as one of the best scale-model replicators the Hot Wheels design team has ever had. Collectors are also getting to know Ryu for his Hot Wheels originals designs with kid-centric details that are both interesting and fun. Below are five new castings Ryu designed that will debut in mixes “H” through “K” in the 2020 mainline. ‘19 Corvette® ZR1™ Convertible Hot Wheels Designer: Ryu Asada First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix H Mini Collection: Factory Fresh Corvette® and Hot Wheels go back to 1968 with the introduction of the Custom Corvette®. 52 years and nearly as many Hot Wheels Corvette® castings later, Hot Wheels Boulevard and Corvette® Street intersect once again. Corvette® castings have always been a part of the Hot Wheels lineup. Ryu likens Corvette® DNA to that of the Hot Wheels brand, as they are both synonymous with speed, performance, and attitude. Hot Wheels Corvette® castings have been introduced in a wide array of colors over the years, but not many have been orange. So why was orange chosen for its debut color? Ryu states that the Hot Wheels design team looked at a good majority of the factory colors and ultimately decided on the orange that most closely represented the Chevy® Sebring Orange. He said it immediately caught everyone’s attention as it is, “fun and flashy,” and that the color will also stand out at the pegs. ‘20 Jeep® Gladiator Hot Wheels Designer: Ryu Asada First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix J Mini Collection: Baja Blazers Back in November of 2018, Jeep® unveiled the Jeep® Gladiator – their long-awaited pickup. It was the talk of the internet, as images of it spread like wildfire. Concurrently, the Hot Wheels team was looking for a cool and unique pickup truck for the 2020 Hot Wheels mainline. Ryu said the design team knew this truck was going to be a hit based on the immediate buzz surrounding it. The decision was made. Then the team found images of the truck with the two dirt bikes in the back, and the decision was made to include those as well, since they tend to add character to the toy. He added that “kids can also use their imagination and come up with [a] story” because of the bikes. It's the same concept we explored in the “Six Decades of Hot Wheels with Bikes!” article, where we initially previewed the Hot Wheels ‘20 Jeep® Gladiator for Red Line Club members. ‘98 Honda Prelude Hot Wheels Designer: Ryu Asada First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix J Mini Collection: Honda Some New Models hit closer to home than others. The Hot Wheels ‘98 Honda Prelude is a great example of this. Ryu designed it after the 1997 Honda Prelude SiR (1998 in the US) his parents owned in Japan. The car had a 2.2L VTEC engine in it, and Ryu had fun driving it whenever he went home to visit them. Replicating those memories didn’t stop at the casting level for Ryu, as he had the graphics team release the car in silver -- just like his parents’ car -- and even had them include the matching license plates. Will we ever see his parents’ ‘82 and ‘92 Preludes, too? Maybe one day. Ryu stated that Prelude fans have been asking for Hot Wheels to release one for years. He had many great memories in his parents’ Preludes, and it’s likely that the large following of Prelude fanatics had similar experiences. After the already highly-positive response to this new model, you can bet other model years are now on the radar. Veloci-Racer Hot Wheels Designer: Ryu Asada First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix K Mini Collection: Street Beasts Since the Hot Wheels Speed Demons hit shelves in 1986, all types of creatures have become Hot Wheels -- including dinosaurs. Ryu doesn’t recall ever designing one in the past, so before he designed what would ultimately become the Veloci-Racer, he solicited the help of his nephew. Since Ryu’s nephew is your typical kid who plays with dinosaurs, his input made him a key contributor to the design, and he even had a hand in the naming. The end result is a velociraptor straddling a giant engine, a true street beast screaming down the orange track -- especially through the loops. With all the licensed replicas Ryu has designed at Hot Wheels (and Matchbox) over the years, he has carved out a soft spot in collectors’ hearts with his attention to detail. That carries over to Ryu’s design of Hot Wheels originals as well, where his skill of replicating specific aspects in replicas is transferred to innovation through the flexibility of creating for kids by virtue of introducing interesting and fun ideas. ‘19 Audi R8 Spyder Hot Wheels Designer: Ryu Asada First Appearance: 2020 Hot Wheels mainline, Mix K Mini Collection: Factory Fresh One of the coolest exotics out there is the new ‘19 Audi R8 Spyder. It's sleek, it's cool and it evokes memories of Tony Stark driving his 2010 R8 Spyder down Pacific Coast Highway in Iron Man 2 (2010). In fact, it was that scene that inspired the design team to launch this latest Audi in white. Ten years have passed since the previous release of an Audi R8 in the Hot Wheels basic lines. The 2008 casting is no longer in production, and the LMS casting has only been used in Hot Wheels Premium and in Hot Wheels™ id. So, it may come as a surprise that the spyder was chosen over the hardtop. Choosing any roadster over its hardtop counterpart is always a controversial choice. Leave it to Ryu, though, to accentuate the positives of having the roadster. He is a convertible guy who fancies driving on PCH with the top down on his S2000, like many other people who own convertibles in Southern California. He stated that not only does the silhouette of a roadster add variety in the line, but it also allows for the designer to show off the great interior details while letting kids (and collectors) imagine themselves in the driver’s seat. Which of Ryu's 2020 designs is your favorite? 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. Jeep, the Jeep grille 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.
  14. By Gary Barnum Rick is a kooky mad scientist, and Morty is his (understandably) apprehensive grandson. The reluctant Morty is dragged by the reckless Rick through various adventures across bizarre dimensions where just about anything can happen. In our dimension, the award-winning Rick and Morty animated show is celebrated by Hot Wheels in our third Pop Culture mix of 2020. Get your interdimensional fix with these premium releases, each featuring optimum deco, Real Riders wheels, and die-cast/die-cast construction. Get the whole set. I mean, you never know what could happen. ’66 Dodge A100 Ford Transit Super Van Super Van Volkswagen Drag Bus Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus 2020 Pop Culture Mix 3 – Rick and Morty Checklist: ’66 Dodge A100 Ford Transit Super Van Super Van Volkswagen Drag Bus Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus 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. RICK AND MORTY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Cartoon Network. (s20)
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    Fast and Furious Mix 3: Full Force!

    By Allen Voivod If there's one awesome thing we can say about the cars from the Fast and Furious franchise – and we can say a lot of awesome things about them – it's that they never do things halfway. Wherever they're going, whatever they're doing, you can bet they're doing it Full Force! Our third mix in this year's series of premium castings features the all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels you've come to expect. Two of the castings feature a die-cast chassis for the first time ever, which means you're sure to want them for your collection. But you can't get those two without getting the other three to complete your collection, right? Of course not! And besides, who are you kidding, anyway? You'll want all five of them the moment you lay eyes on them… '95 Mazda RX-7 '17 Acura NSX (New die-cast chassis!) '71 Plymouth GTX Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (New die-cast chassis!) '70 Dodge Charger R/T (Click here for more images!) 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 3 – Full Force Checklist: '70 Dodge Charger R/T '71 Plymouth GTX '95 Mazda RX-7 '17 Acura NSX (New die-cast chassis!) Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (New die-cast chassis!) 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. Chrysler, 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.
  16. By Gary Barnum With an amazing adjustable suspension feature, the 1969 Chevy® C-10 debuted earlier this year as an RLC Exclusive release. We couldn’t wait to put this tool to further use, so it pops back up with this exciting edition! Prepare to pick it up at HWC on 9/15/20. Aside from the “Street” and “Slam’d” suspension options, you’ll find Real Riders five-spoke wheels on this release. Finished in Spectraflame aqua, the roof is white for that authentic ’60s pickup truck style. Check out more about this amazing casting in our Behind the Designs feature. And don’t let yourself down when the time comes to pick this up! Specs: Features: Adjustable suspension Body Color: Spectraflame aqua Deco: White roof, white side stripes Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 5-spoke wheels Base: Full-metal, gloss-black-painted chassis Window Color: Smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black Packaging: Felt-lined blister frame in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/15,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 9/15/20 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, scale, body, and wheel type. Subject to product availability.
  17. By Allen Voivod In December 2019, we described the last premium Fast & Furious mix of that year as a high-concept idea: "What if we took some of the freewheeling cars you know from the global blockbuster franchise, looked at previous generations of those cars, and made them look like their modern-day movie counterparts?" That was how "Fast Rewind" began, and now the saga continues with this special Amazon-exclusive box set! They come on their original blister cards, which are especially notable. See how the cars are reflected in the nighttime asphalt? The reflections depict the newer generations of the cars that appeared onscreen! That artwork appears on the box cover as well, which features the Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X. Whether you missed them before or you're looking for more, now's your chance to get them in one convenient set! (Click here for more images!) 2020 Fast & Furious Box Set – Fast Rewind Checklist: Mazda RX-3 Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Silvia (CSP311) Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X Nissan Skyline (C210) 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.
  18. By Allen Voivod Our Walmart Premium Sets for 2020 are inspired by notable "garages" – auto shops where you'll find the most amazing cars you've ever seen! For our second set of the year, we're getting our drive from the silver screen – specifically, the movie that kicked off the Fast & Furious franchise, The Fast and the Furious! The diorama packaging images are inspired by the neighborhood where you'd find D•T Precision Auto Shop, the name of Dominic Toretto's garage from that inaugural movie. In the set, you'll find all-metal versions of three street-racing castings, as well as an exclusive variant of the Hot Wheels original Carry On transporter casting. It's tough enough to catch any of these when they're out on the road, but at your local Walmart, you might want to catch two – one for display in the box, and one to open just for the thrill of it! 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 2 – Fast & Furious Garage: Carry On with: '70 Dodge Charger R/T Toyota Supra Volkswagen Jetta Mk3 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. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  19. By Allen Voivod Casting your mind back to 2019 – "casting," get it? – we launched the Team Transport series that year with a '66 Super Nova riding a Retro Rig, featuring a punny "Black Hole Racing" deco. It was so much fun, and had so much pull, you might say, that a couple other castings fell into its gravity well! For our third Hot Wheels 2020 Walmart Premium Set, the Black Hole Racing Team has expanded, with the addition of two other cosmically named cars. It's unlikely that our solar system will ever be swallowed into a singularity, so you can enjoy the all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels in this "Garage" diorama set without fear of "spaghettification." Yup, that's really what it's called when you fall into a black hole and get all stretched out. 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 3 – Black Hole Racing: Retro Rig with: '55 Chevy® Bel Air® Gasser '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone '66 Super Nova 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.
  20. By Allen Voivod Here we go! You can practically hear the classic soundtrack in your head right now, can't you? That's the sound of pure joy, and it goes right along with the feeling of pure joy that comes with getting your hands on these Super Mario™ themed character cars. It's our third mix of Gaming Character Cars for 2020, and even though you'll have to take your hands off the gaming controller to take control of these castings, we know you'll have tons of fun with them. You'll have to collect a few coins to get them, but we doubt you'll have to face the kinds of enemies Mario does to succeed in your quest! Mario Luigi Princess Peach Yoshi Toad Bowser Donkey Kong Bullet Bill (Click here for more images!) 2020 Gaming Character Cars Mix 3 – Super Mario™ Checklist: Bowser Bullet Bill Donkey Kong Luigi Mario Princess Peach Toad Yoshi 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.
  21. By Gary Barnum Get off the highway and onto the backroads! The racers in our third and final Mystery Models mix of 2020 are daring enough to accept the challenge of any terrain. These 12 bold vehicles feature an Into the Wild deco theme. Be it mud, ice, rocks, or open fields, take your best shot with these. The handling and speed are up to you! Just remember these are Walmart exclusives before you tackle new territories. 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.) Carbide Corvette® C7.R Datsun 240Z Dune Crusher Ettorium Fast 4WD Fast Master Flight ’03 Formul8r RD-02 RD-03 Volkswagen Golf MK2 (Click here for more images!) 2020 Mystery Models Mix 3: Into the Wild Checklist: Carbide Corvette® C7.R Datsun 240Z Dune Crusher Ettorium Fast 4WD Fast Master Flight ’03 Formul8r RD-02 RD-03 Volkswagen Golf MK2 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. Products subject to availability.
  22. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Entertainment Mix 2!

    By Allen Voivod You know what this is? It's entertainment, is what this is. Specifically, Hot Wheels Entertainment! Our annual series continues its tributes to the vehicular stars on screens and pages, in live action and animation. Mix 2 for 2020 draws inspiration from all across that spectrum. For your additional enjoyment, all of our premium Entertainment series castings look like they're jumping off the screen or page, as the case may be. They also feature Real Riders wheels and all-metal construction. And speaking of that all-metal construction, we're thrilled to bring the Lamborghini Aventador Coupé into this mix, because that meant we got to give it a diecast chassis for the first time! Back to the Future Time Machine (Back to the Future) Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters) Lamborghini Aventador Coupé (The Dark Knight Rises – new diecast chassis!) Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ (Batman™) Deadpool Chimichanga Truck (Deadpool) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Entertainment Mix 2 Checklist: Back to the Future Time Machine (Back to the Future) Deadpool Chimichanga Truck (Deadpool) Ghostbusters Ecto-1 (Ghostbusters) Lamborghini Aventador Coupé (The Dark Knight Rises – new diecast chassis!) Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile™ (Batman™) 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. Back to the Future © Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20) Batmobile designed by George Barris. Ghostbusters © 2020 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. © 2020 MARVEL.
  23. By Gary Barnum Where did it come from? Released for the first time only last year, the ’41 Willys Gasser became the edition of choice by RLC members for our RLC sELECTIONs series. Pre-order yours beginning August 25, 2020, and remember – there are no purchase limits on this item. Besides the opening hood casting, members voted for a few details. You chose Spectraflame ice blue, a vintage drag racing deco theme, and Real Riders 5-spoke mag wheels for the front with Real Riders 5-spoke mag cheater wheels on the rear. HWC Van took your details and created this masterpiece! Better hang it in your collection. Please note: Orders will be taken for approximately one week, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive – every RLC member should have the opportunity to order and receive one. This means the item is made-to-order; made-to-order items may not reach you for approximately one (1) year after placing your order. Your method of payment will be charged on the date you make your made-to-order purchase. Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame ice blue Deco: "WILD BLUE" and authentic sponsor logos in flame deco on sides; "Red Line" and pinstriping on rear Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Front: Real Riders 5-spoke mag wheels; Rear: Real Riders 5-spoke mag cheater wheels with Hoosier tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Blue with painted details Packaging: RLC blister in Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: RLC One-week Priority Window opens: 8/25/20 at 9 a.m. PT Offer closes: 8/31/20 at 9 p.m. PT Available only to RLC members 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) No purchase limits 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.
  24. HWC Staff

    HW Studio Character Cars: DC!

    By Gary Barnum With Wonder Woman 1984 set to release, Hot Wheels rolls out some new Character Car castings in this DC mix! The core trio of the Justice League™ – Superman™, Batman™, and Wonder Woman™ – all appear in this mix. Adding additional wonder are the new Golden Armor (Wonder Woman™) and The Cheetah™ (Wonder Woman™ villain) vehicles. There’s no slowing down this kind of action! Batman™ Rebirth The Joker™ Hot Rod Robin™ 2.0T Superman™ (Action feature!) WW84 The Cheetah™ (First appearance!) WW84 Golden Armor (First appearance!) WW84 Wonder Woman™ (New deco!) (Click here for more images!) HW Studio Character Cars Mix 4 – DC: Batman™ Rebirth The Joker™ Hot Rod Robin™ 2.0T Superman™ (Action feature!) WW84 The Cheetah™ (First appearance!) WW84 Golden Armor (First appearance!) WW84 Wonder Woman™ (New deco!) 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. WONDER WOMAN 1984 and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics & Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20) All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s20)
  25. By Gary Barnum From places like the Hundred Acre Wood to Wonderland, from the internet to the deep blue sea, fanciful characters from Disney and Pixar have captured our imaginations. Hot Wheels continues to honor these legendary figures with Character Cars. There are several first appearances in the last two mixes for 2020. With a twist that only Hot Wheels can provide, your favorite characters are ready to roll. One place you’re sure to find them all is in your heart! Here are the last two mixes for 2020: Cheshire Cat (First appearance!) Jack-Jack (First appearance!) Mulan (First appearance!) Sebastian (First appearance!) Tigger (First appearance!) Wreck-It Ralph (First appearance!) Mix 4: Cheshire Cat (First appearance!) Jack-Jack (First appearance!) Mulan (First appearance!) Sebastian (First appearance!) Tigger (First appearance!) Wreck-It Ralph (First appearance!) Buzz Lightyear Dory Mike Wazowski Mr. Incredible Nemo Sulley Wall-E Woody Mix 5: Buzz Lightyear Dory Mike Wazowski Mr. Incredible Nemo Sulley Wall-E Woody (Click here for more images!) 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. ©Disney ©Disney/Pixar
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