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  1. By Gary Barnum Blue seas. Warm sands. Cool, fruity drinks. The aroma of coconut in the air. And … the roar of engines! Our second Mystery Models theme of 2020 puts you in a vacation frame of mind. The Tropical Breeze mix features 12 vehicles with exotic décor. What’s your pleasure? Hawaii? Tahiti? Fiji? Where would you take a ride in your Hot Wheels if you could? What paradise would you like to see from the Twin Mill? What land of adventure would you expect to fit in while driving the Bone Shaker? Wherever you imagine going, start your trip with these Walmart exclusives. Note: Some of these cars will be gone faster than others, so be quick to collect the entire set. (Yes, we're saying not all are produced in the same quantities — we just can’t tell you which ones.) ’55 Chevy® 2013 Dodge Viper SRT ’14 Corvette® Stingray® Bone Shaker Carbonic Diesel Boy Monoposto Pharadox Rivited Rocket Box Twin Mill Zotic (Click here for more images!) 2020 Mystery Models Mix 2: Tropical Breeze Checklist: ’55 Chevy® 2013 Dodge Viper SRT ’14 Corvette® Stingray® Bone Shaker Carbonic Diesel Boy Monoposto Pharadox Rivited Rocket Box Twin Mill Zotic Items and dates subject to change. Production items may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, scale, body, and wheel type. Dodge and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2020 FCA US LLC.
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    Custom Otto Is Back by Collector Request!

    By Brad Bannach The “Lost Redline” has found its way back (again). Originally created by Hot Wheels artist Otto Kuhni for use on the original Hot Wheels packaging in 1968, this redline-era car was never meant to join the Original 16. Rather, its all-encompassing design took many styling cues from the muscle cars of the era and served as the backing for the first Hot Wheels vehicles. In 1993, the car’s role as nostalgic packaging superstar was reprised as it was brought back to grace the blister cards in the Hot Wheels Vintage line as part of the 25th Anniversary. The fate of this “Lost Redline” changed in 2008 when -- in honor of the 40th Anniversary -- this design was cast as an actual Hot Wheels vehicle. It was dubbed the “Custom Otto.” The “Custom” portion of the name was reminiscent of the original naming for the custom cars in the Original 16, and the “Otto” portion was in honor of the car’s original creator, who also had a reprised role of sorts. In the early days of HotWheelsCollectors.com, Otto came out of retirement to create much of the art that was featured on the posters, HWC master sets, and even the packaging for the sELECTIONs vehicles. Otto would go on to attend several conventions, signing autographs and letting collectors know that he was thrilled to have his illustration become a Hot Wheels car. The Custom Otto has had a very unconventional run as a Hot Wheels vehicle. Of the 14 total variants, 13 were released in 2008 -- including a very special one-off release that was cast in 18-karat white gold and encrusted with more than 2,700 diamonds. Four years later, the Custom Otto was last released was in Spectraflame bright orange as part of the HWC Series 11 Neo-Classics. The casting was then unofficially retired. Over the last eight years, Hot Wheels has put out several surveys asking for collector input. Collectors just like you have repeatedly asked for the return of the Custom Otto -- oftentimes, even insisting that the Mainline was a great place for it. The good news for those collectors is: They listened! Due to your persistent requests, the Custom Otto has been tooled for Mainline use and will start appearing in the 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline starting in Mix J, in the Muscle Mania mini collection. Due to requirements for all new castings in the Mainline, the hood has been sealed shut, but they did manage to keep that original metal body. The Custom Otto will appear in three different colors for 2020 -- including one that will be a Target-exclusive Red Edition. Also, they know that some of you enjoy racing your Hot Wheels cars. The good news now is that you can leave those collectible Custom Ottos on display -- or even race them, too -- as they have new releases coming your way that you can take to the track. Otto Kuhni, unfortunately, passed away in 2017. Collectors these days celebrate his legacy, as his artwork has touched millions of people over the last 52 years, and even inspired a few Hot Wheels designers. His Custom Otto lives on so a new generation of collectors can embrace this timeless design. Thanks go to you, the collector, for consistent reminders that designs like this make up Hot Wheels lore. Custom Otto Checklist 2008 - Spectraflame Red - New York Toy Fair 2008 - Spectraflame Green - New York Toy Fair 2008 - Diamond-encrusted, White Gold - 40th Anniversary Celebration 2008 - Spectraflame Otto Blue - HWC Exclusive 2008 - Spectraflame Pink - HWC Exclusive 2008 - Chrome - 40th Anniversary Road Trip (El Segundo stop) 2008 - Red/White - 40th Anniversary Road Trip (Bonneville Salt Flats, Wendover, UT stop) 2008 - Spectraflame Brown - 40th Anniversary Road Trip (Speed, KS stop) 2008 - Metalflake Blue - 40th Anniversary Road Trip (Indianapolis stop) 2008 - Spectraflame Black - 40th Anniversary Road Trip (Detroit stop) 2008 - White - 40th Anniversary Road Trip (Watkins Glen stop) 2008 - Spectraflame Gold - 22nd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention (Otto Kuhni Dinner) 2008 - Spectraflame Pink - Employee Exclusive 2012 - Spectraflame Bright Orange - HotWheelsCollectors.com Series 11 / Neo-Classics 2020 - Metalflake Purple - Muscle Mania 2020 – Micro Intense Blue - Muscle Mania 2020 – Micro Apple Red – Target Red Edition
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    SpongeBob SquarePants Character Cars!

    By Allen Voivod If we sang, "Who lives in pineapple under the sea?" and you automatically yell "SpongeBob SquarePants!" then this is clearly the series for you. We're heading back to Bikini Bottom to test out the roads with these Character Cars based on your favorite denizens of the deep. And this time, we're adding Sandy Cheeks to the mix with a new casting! After more than two decades on television, successful movies, and worldwide acclaim, SpongeBob and his friends have become part of the fabric of our everyday lives and culture. With this set of castings, Hot Wheels joins the fun in its own special way. Now, if you're ready for some nautical nonsense, then get these cars for your collection! SpongeBob Patrick Squidward Plankton Mr. Krabs Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 SpongeBob SquarePants Character Cars Checklist: Mr. Krabs Patrick Plankton Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) SpongeBob Squidward Items and dates subject to change. Production items may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, and wheel type. © 2020 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.
  4. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels Boulevard Series Mix 2!

    By Gary Barnum 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 into its second mix of the year. 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. You’ll only find this mix at Walmart. Porsche 356 Outlaw Nissan Silvia (S15) Nissan Silvia (S15) ("Formula Drift" variant package) Custom ’62 Chevy® Pickup 2018 COPO Camaro® SS™ Koenigsegg Agera R (Click here for more images!) 2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard Mix 2 Checklist: 2018 COPO Camaro® SS™ Custom ’62 Chevy® Pickup Koenigsegg Agera R Nissan Silvia (S15) Nissan Silvia (S15) ("Formula Drift" variant package) Porsche 356 Outlaw Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
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    Star Wars 2020 Starships Mix 2!

    By Allen Voivod Sometimes, the second installment in a Star Wars™ trilogy can have a darker tone. And for the second mix of our 2020 Star Wars™ Starships series, we're leaning toward the dark side, with four of the six castings representing bad guys from the blockbuster franchise. In this next mix, you'll find castings that span the saga. The Super Star Destroyer™, a brand-new Starships casting for 2020, is back for a second appearance. And joining the ranks of our Starships for the very first time is Darth Maul's Speeder™, the one he rode in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace on Tatooine™. (Darth Maul™ is molded into the casting, too!) In Star Wars™, there's always a push for balance, so we've sent the heroic Millennium Falcon™ and awesome B-wing Fighter™ flying into this mix for the Rebel Alliance. These additions will make even the most cynical of space smugglers say, "I've got a good feeling about this..." B-wing Fighter™ Darth Maul's Speeder™ (New casting!) Millennium Falcon™ Sith Infiltrator™ Super Star Destroyer™ TIE Fighter™ (Click here for more images!) 2020 Star Wars™ Starships Mix 2: B-wing Fighter™ Darth Maul's Speeder™ (New casting!) Millennium Falcon™ Sith Infiltrator™ Super Star Destroyer™ TIE Fighter™ Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.
  6. By Allen Voivod Cowabunga! Your favorite pizza-loving, ninja-fighting, sewer-dwelling heroes have conquered comic books, animation, movies, video games, and a host of other media. But there's one thing they've never done until now – become Hot Wheels Character Cars! For our second HW Studio Character Cars mix of 2020, we're thrilled to welcome this totally tubular team, along with their archenemy, Shredder. The designs are inspired by the 1987 TMNT series, and you'll notice that signature elements like their weapons have been integrated into the final castings. So, let’s do this! These Turtles are ready to rev up and roll right into your Character Cars collection. Leonardo (New casting!) Donatello (New casting!) Michelangelo (New casting!) Raphael (New casting!) Shredder (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) HW Studio Character Cars Mix 2 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Donatello (New casting!) Leonardo (New casting!) Michelangelo (New casting!) Raphael (New casting!) Shredder (New casting!) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. 2020 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
  7. By Gary Barnum One of the most exciting things about Hot Wheels each year is seeing all the new editions on the pegs … everything from the new castings to familiar ones we already love with new deco. The hard part is trying to decide which ones are your favorites! We’ll give your tough decision a start with our list of the 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline list. This year’s Mainline is comprised of 250 castings, and — when you add variations and more — will add as many as 400 editions to your collection! Beginning with 30 thrilling Mini Collections, you can also expect the following: 50 New Models 15 Treasure Hunts 15 Super Treasure Hunts Check out the list, and note that the Treasure Hunts are highlighted in green (you’ll have to discover the Super Treasure Hunts for yourself, though)! You can print it out and start checking ’em all off! View the 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline List (COMPLETE) Download the 2020 Hot Wheels Mainline List (COMPLETE) 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.
  8. By Allen Voivod Mobs, mobs, and more mobs! When you play Minecraft, you may encounter some dangerous groups of creatures – and some comparatively mild ones, too. For our second mix of Gaming Character Cars for 2020, we've gone to the overworld and brought back designs inspired by hostile, neutral, and passive mobs you may encounter. New to our Minecraft Character Cars is the Ocelot, rare in the game and found in jungles. We have to warn you, though – offering our version raw cod or raw salmon won't get it to trust you, or to breed more ocelots. But that's a good thing, right? No smelly fish mess, no wild kittens running around, and no sweaty jungle to endure – just awesome castings to remind you why Minecraft is one of the best-selling video games of all time! Creeper Enderman Skeleton Iron Golem Spider Zombie Ocelot (New casting!) (Click here for more images!) 2020 Gaming Character Cars Mix 2 – Minecraft Checklist: Creeper Enderman Iron Golem Ocelot (New casting!) Skeleton Spider Zombie Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © 2020 Mojang AB and Mojang Synergies AB. MINECRAFT and MOJANG are trademarks or registered trademarks of Mojang Synergies AB.
  9. By Gary Barnum Being the top-end cars that they are, a Lamborghini will set you back at least six figures. Makes it pretty hard to get your hands on one, but Hot Wheels is here to help you out! Our RLC Exclusive Lamborghini Countach LP500 S is not only a classic, but far more affordable. You can pick up your 1:64 edition at HWC on 5/5/20. SOLD OUT Featuring iconic opening scissor doors and a slick Spectraflame black finish, this release includes Real Riders Baja wheels with aero tires. It’s set into a sturdy acrylic case to help hold its value — and raise the value of your collection! Specs: Features: Opening scissor doors Body Color: Spectraflame black Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders Baja wheels w/ aero tires Base: Full-metal, Spectraflame black chassis w/ painted details Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Tan w/ painted details Packaging: Acrylic case w/ decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,000) Availability: Available Only to 2020 RLC Members (until item is sold out): 5/5/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership; limit five (5) per household (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) RLC Rewards Points: 30 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  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! This is the time of year when we'd normally make the Wave 2 Poster available, but 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 Wave 2 Poster, we're making it available here as a free high-resolution PDF download for you. We've also added a downloadable version of the Wave 1 Poster for you here. The Wave 3 Poster will also be a digital download this year, but we still hope to print the final poster – Wave 4 – which will feature all 30 mini collections and all Treasure Hunt castings from the 2020 Mainline. 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: Giving the others a head start… Download My Wave 1 Poster! Download My Wave 2 Poster! Download My Wave 3 Poster!
  11. By Gary Barnum Are you ready for the next mail-in HW Collector Edition of 2020? We’re excited to announce the ’76 Chevy® Monza™ is making an appearance! Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame purple Deco: Red and white striping, Hot Wheels logo and “3” 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 To get your Collector Edition ’76 Chevy® Monza™, just follow these instructions (but please read the Official Rules for full details): Buy 20 selected 1:64 scale Hot Wheels Mainline (basic) cars at participating locations in the Kroger Family of Stores and/or Kroger.com from 4/19/20 to 6/20/20. Cars must be from the assortment numbers listed on the OFFICIAL RULES. Mail the original cash register receipt(s), 20 blister cards (the entire cardboard piece, but not the car or plastic window) for each vehicle you order (limit of ten vehicles per household), and the completed order form (fill out the form and print it), along with $4.99 US shipping and processing for each vehicle you order – check or money order only (unless you pay online via credit card) – made payable to MATTEL to: ’76 Chevy® Monza™ P.O. Box 1229 East Aurora, NY 14052 PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by 6/24/20 and received by 7/2/20. Limit of one Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’76 Chevy® Monza™ for every 20 basic cars you purchase within the promotional period, regardless of how many receipts those 20 cars are on. Offer is limited to ten vehicles per household per promotional period. Receive a 1:64 Collector Edition ’76 Chevy® Monza™. Allow 8 - 12 weeks for receipt of vehicle after July 2, 2020. NOTE: Our usual specially packed cases with exclusive variations will not be currently available, but we plan to make them available at a later date. We'll be sure to let you know when to start looking for them!
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    Hot Wheels 2020 Entertainment Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod Some heroes can fly, and others can run really fast, but most of them need some kind of vehicle to chase down and defeat the bad guys! That's where the castings in Mix 1 of our 2020 HW Entertainment series come into play. For this introductory mix, you'll find two new castings that are close to our hearts – the Wind Raider™ from Masters of the Universe™, and the Thunder Tank from Thundercats™! Joining these animation arrivals are castings from film, TV, and comic books. However you like your heroics, you'll find something to get your heart racing in this mix! Ghost Rider Dodge Charger K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode Lotus Espirit S1 Masters of the Universe™ Wind Raider™ Thundercats™ Thunder Tank (Click here for more images!) 2020 Entertainment Mix 1 Checklist: Ghost Rider Dodge Charger K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode Lotus Espirit S1 Masters of the Universe™ Wind Raider™ (New casting!) Thundercats™ Thunder Tank (New casting!) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © 2020 MARVEL. ™ & © UNI The Spy Who Loved Me © 1977 Danjaq, MGM, CPII. The Spy Who Loved Me, , and related James Bond Trademarks, TM Danjaq. All rights reserved. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, MOPAR, Plymouth, RAM, SRT, HEMI and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2020 FCA US LLC. THUNDERCATS and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc and Ted Wolf. WB SHIELD: © & ™ WEBI. (s19)
  13. By Gary Barnum Does “RWB” stand for “Really Wide Base”? No! It’s RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF, the company that specializes in customizing Porsche cars and founded by Akira Nakai. Nakai is known for his Porsche modifications, and we pay tribute to him with this RLC Exclusive RWB Porsche 930. A figurine of the popular tuner himself is included! Get it here at HWC on 4/14/20. SOLD OUT The Hot Wheels Porsche 930 casting returns with an opening hood and doors for the first time! With Real Riders wheels and Akira Nakai standing by, it seemed only sensible to house this edition in a solid, branded acrylic case. Widen your collection with this beauty! Specs: Features: Opening hood and doors, Akira Nakai figurine Body Color: Spectraflame black Deco: RAUH-Welt logo on windshield and sides; Porsche logo on hood Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels w/ gold hubs Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis w/ painted details Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Black w/ painted details and black roll bar Packaging: Acrylic case in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 4/14/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) RLC Rewards Points: 30 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  14. By Allen Voivod Roadkill, one of MotorTrend's exclusive hit shows, "shows you how to do the wrong thing the right way!" And one of their most popular moving violations is the "Rotsun," a rusted-out 1971 Datsun 240Z. This project car has appeared in multiple episodes, and now it could make multiple appearances in your collection! Hot Wheels has partnered with MotorTrend to bring you both a "Before" and an "After" edition of the Rotsun, along with a one-year subscription to MotorTrend’s streaming service! MotorTrend is the world’s premier destination for automotive entertainment, featuring more than 7,000 episodes of original shows, subscriber exclusives, and live events. You can stream it anywhere, anytime, ad free. Need another reason to take the leap? Hot Wheels Life Size is a new show on MotorTrend’s streaming service, hosted by professional driver and car builder Nicole Lyons! She introduces you to life-size versions of Hot Wheels’ most beloved cars, and brings you along on a test drive in each episode. To get the two-car set and your one-year subscription to MotorTrend’s streaming service, click the "Buy Now!" button below when it becomes active starting Friday, 4/3 at 9 a.m. PT. (This will take you to our product page to start the subscription process – see more details in the "Availability" section below.) Please note: When you place your order, your MotorTrend subscription will be activated immediately. Current shipments may be delayed. You will be notified directly by Mattel via email as soon as these items will be shipped to you. Please see the Official Rules for more details. Hot Wheels Roadkill Datsun 240Z Hot Wheels Roadkill Rotsun (product not final) See additional images here Specs (Hot Wheels Roadkill Datsun 240Z): Body Color: Matte black Deco: Realistic rust stain patterning Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Steelie Wheels Base: Black (ABS) Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black Specs (Hot Wheels Roadkill Rotsun): Body Color: Matte black Deco: Realistic rust stain patterning, with Roadkill and Rotsun logo deco Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders GT wheels (front); Real Riders 5-hole wheels (rear) Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black Packaging: Each car arrives separately on its own blister card with protective clamshell Availability: RLC Members (4-day Priority Window): 04/03/20 at 9 a.m. PT until 04/06/20 at 9 p.m. PT HWC Account Holders (if not sold out): 04/07/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $49.99 total US collectors only (international shipping not available) For questions about your MotorTrend subscription, contact MotorTrend customer service For questions about fulfillment of either car in the 2-car set, contact Hot Wheels customer service For full details, including shipping, processing, order limits, and other rules for this promotion, click here MOTOR TREND GROUP, LLC, trademarks, designs, copyrights and/or intellectual property rights are used under license. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
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    Hot Wheels id Mix 7 Races Into Stores!

    By Allen Voivod Physical cars you can play with and collect in both the real world and the virtual world, Hot Wheels™ id is taking the racing world by storm. Mix 7 combines castings inspired by real-world cars, our own Hot Wheels original designs, and even a design from the silver screen. Are you ready for the next level of competition? As with previous mixes, Hot Wheels™ id collectible cars have limited production runs and will be packaged in a new, premium box configuration designed with collectors in mind. These packages allow you to remove the car, then put your car back in for storage. See the full list below, as well as the very important app compatibility requirements. '15 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT Fiat 500e (Target first-to-market!) Jurassic Park Jeep Mach Speeder Night Burner Hot Wheels™ id Mix 7 Checklist: '15 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT Fiat 500e (Target first-to-market!) Jurassic Park Jeep Mach Speeder Night Burner For more information and details, check out the special Hot Wheels™ id website at hotwheels.com/id. APP COMPATIBILITY: Before purchasing Hot Wheels™ id, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements below: Apple: iOS 11 or newer iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th Generation (2017), iPad 6th Generation (2018), iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (2016 and newer devices recommended) Android on Google Play: Android OS 8.0 or higher, 64 bit. RAM 3GB or higher Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+ Tab S4, Google Pixel (2016 and newer devices recommended) NOTE: The list of compatible devices may change at any time and without any notice. 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 is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20) 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 Allen Voivod Muscle cars and rockin' beats – that's music to our ears! It's also a formula for success in the Fast and Furious franchise, and we're celebrating both with the second 2020 mix of this series: Motor City Muscle, sporting some of Detroit's greatest hits! And two of them are new castings: the '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX and the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning. This high-octane series of premium castings features all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And as with the previous mix in the 2020 series, the blister cards each give you a taste of a location from the movie in which the car appeared. Can you guess them all before you make it down to the checklist? We'll give you a hint – four total movies are represented by the five cars in this mix. Ford F-150 SVT Lightning '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX '66 Chevy® Nova™ '61 Impala™ 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 2 – Motor City Muscle Checklist: '61 Impala™ (The Fate of the Furious – new die-cast chassis!) '66 Chevy® Nova™ (Fast Five) '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Fast & Furious – new die-cast chassis!) '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX (Fast & Furious – new casting!) Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (The Fast and the Furious – new casting!) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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    Hot Wheels 2020 Team Transport Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod A third year of Team Transport mixes – an extension of the collector-beloved Car Culture series – is already hauling some remarkable racers to the pegs this year! Represented in 2020's Team Transport Mix 1? Muscle from the '70s, endurance from the '90s, and tuners from the '10s. As with previous entries in these perfectly paired mixes, the cars and their transporters feature coordinated decos and premium detailing, with all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And the three car castings you see here aren't commonly produced ones by us, so you won’t want to miss them this time around! Mazda 787B / Sakura Sprinter RWB Porsche 930 / Aero Lift '70 Plymouth Superbird / Wide Open (Click here for more images!) 2020 Team Transport Mix 1 Checklist: '70 Plymouth Superbird / Wide Open Mazda 787B / Sakura Sprinter RWB Porsche 930 / Aero Lift Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  18. By Gary Barnum Nothing says “Hot Wheels collecting” quite like Super Treasure Hunts. If you’ve come up empty on your hunt, here’s one last chance to get the 2019 Super Treasure Hunt set. SOLD OUT A cornerstone of the hobby since they were introduced in 1995, Treasure Hunts have become a driving passion for collectors. And with Super Treasure Hunts, the stakes are only higher. These 15 thrilling editions are always hard to find, but here they are in one place. Bring home a set if you can! Each set contains one each of the following 2019 Super Treasure Hunt editions: ’68 Mercury Cougar ’69 Corvette® Racer ’90 Honda Civic EF ’92 Ford Mustang ’18 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Back to the Future Time Machine - Hover Mode Corvette® Grand Sport Roadster Lamborghini Aventador J Mazda REPU Morris Mini Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Porsche 911 GT3 RS Street Creeper Tesla Model S Volkswagen T2 Pickup Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Packaging: Each car is on a blister card, divided into two display cases within a decorative outer box Each set features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/1,300) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 3/17/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $199.99 plus shipping and processing each; this item will include a $13.99 surcharge for U.S. shipping; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) NOTE: You MUST be a 2020 RLC member to purchase the 2019 Super T-Hunt set (you can't purchase the set if you were a 2019 member and aren't a 2020 member). Also, if you purchased one at the original sale, you won't be able to purchase another at this time. We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) Refunds only, no exchanges © Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  19. By Allen Voivod Physical cars you can play with and collect in both the real world and the virtual world, Hot Wheels™ id is taking the racing world by storm! Mix 6 brings a combination of real-world speedsters and silver-screen rides to the competition. Which one will win out? That's all up to you and your skills! As with previous mixes, Hot Wheels™ id collectible cars have limited production runs and will be packaged in a new, premium box configuration designed with collectors in mind. These packages allow you to remove the car, then put your car back in for storage. To complete your collection, be sure to note which castings are available exclusively at Amazon or Target. Audi R8 LMS (2018 Premium Model) (Target exclusive!) Back To The Future Time Machine Batmobile™ (1989 Batman™) BMW i8 Roadster Custom '15 Ford Mustang DJ-Xpress HW50 Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy (Amazon exclusive!) Hot Wheels™ id Mix 6 Checklist: Audi R8 LMS (2018 Premium Model) (Target exclusive!) Back To The Future Time Machine Batmobile™ (1989 Batman™) BMW i8 Roadster Custom '15 Ford Mustang DJ-Xpress HW50 Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy (Amazon exclusive!) For more information and details, check out the special Hot Wheels™ id website at hotwheels.com/id. APP COMPATIBILITY: Before purchasing Hot Wheels™ id, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements below: Apple: iOS 11 or newer iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th Generation (2017), iPad 6th Generation (2018), iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (2016 and newer devices recommended) Android on Google Play: Android OS 8.0 or higher, 64 bit. RAM 3GB or higher Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+ Tab S4, Google Pixel (2016 and newer devices recommended) NOTE: The list of compatible devices may change at any time and without any notice. 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 is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20)
  20. By Allen Voivod Welcome to a new year of Car Culture from Hot Wheels! Our first mix of the year, Door Slammers, features racers like the ones you might have seen in Trans-Am events from back in the early 1970s. All five entries in this mix hug the turns with authentic deco and details. They looked highly customized, but the all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels always come standard on Car Culture castings. And the artwork on the blister cards is exactly that – art! The scenes depicted on each tie together to form a picture of one historic race to the finish! ’71 Porsche 911 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA ’71 Datsun 510 BMW 2002 ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 1 – Door Slammers Checklist: ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 ’71 Datsun 510 ’71 Porsche 911 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA BMW 2002 Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  21. By Gary Barnum Hot Wheels caught the eyes of collectors in a new, colorful way in the mid-1970s — with the “Flying Colors” releases. With a nostalgic eye, we present the 2020 Flying Customs! These editions recall the spirit of another time and place. Transformed with retro deco, each of these eight castings becomes like comfort food to the collector. Each blister card features classic representational art of the vehicle within. Take a trip to your local Target, or these will be gone like the past. (And watch for a second mix later this year, too!) Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ ’13 COPO Camaro® ’57 T-Bird Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Audacious ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 Target Flying Customs Mix 1 Checklist: ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  22. By Gary Barnum We know how much you want to be in the Red Line Club, and we want you to know we appreciate it. Our recent offer sold out faster than a Hot Wheels car reaches the end of the orange track, so we’re going to open more memberships for you! Be ready to join the 2020 Red Line Club on March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT. We’re going to offer members from 2019 a 36-hour Priority Window for renewal. After that, we’ll open any remaining memberships to everyone. You should note: there is a purchase limit of five memberships per household, and we take this very seriously. We will be auditing purchases to ensure that the first orders placed are renewals, and we’ll be watching for anyone who breaks the purchase limits. Our Agreement states that your membership may be revoked at our sole discretion if you are suspected of such behavior without refund. Don’t risk it. PLEASE NOTE: Memberships are limited, and you are not guaranteed one will be available for you to purchase. The Membership Kit: The annual membership car is always special. For 2020, we present the Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34). The GT-R just celebrated its 50th anniversary, while the R34 just celebrated its 20th. So when you join the RLC in 2020, you’re joining at least two celebrations! Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame purple Deco: Authentic manufacturer logos Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis and engine w/ painted details Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black w/ painted details Also included with your membership kit is a shiny 2020 RLC metal button featuring an image of the car in vintage Hot Wheels style, plus you’ll receive the 2020 RLC membership patch designed by our own Steve “HWC Van” Vandervate. The Membership: All the benefits below become part of your collecting experience when you join the 2020 RLC. You’ll get plenty of mileage from these! HWC Cars Priority Window: RLC members get an exclusive Priority Window on most of our online sales. Only RLC members can place orders during this Priority Window. The length of the Priority Window will be announced for each sale, but it will not be less than 24 hours. Our cars frequently don't last past the Priority Window, so this is your best chance to pick up your favorites. RLC Exclusive Cars: Many of the vehicles we release will only be offered to Red Line Club members, so make sure you join if want the exclusive opportunity to purchase certain items. RLC sELECTIONs: We’ll add another edition to the thrilling and innovative series this year. Our sELECTIONs editions are chosen with direct input from RLC members! It's your chance to help us with the creation process — vehicle, color, and wheels. Only club members get to vote for these, and we only offer them to club members when they become available. RLC Rewards Program: As a Red Line Club member, you will earn one Rewards Point per dollar spent on specified items in the Shop*. Watch for more details on this year’s Rewards program soon, but make sure you join now and start ordering merchandise to earn those Rewards Points. Free Shipping: As an RLC member, you will receive free Standard Shipping on any order totaling $49 or more**! The more you purchase, the more you save. Also, certain HWC site content is only for RLC eyes — you don't want to miss that kind of information. So are you ready to step up your collecting game? Pick up your Red Line Club membership, and start getting serious about having fun with Hot Wheels! Packaging: Each membership vehicle is packaged on a blister card with a collectible button in a Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: Available only to 2019 RLC members for a 36-hour Priority Window beginning 3/10/20 at 9 a.m. PT Available to anyone beginning 3/12/20 at 9 a.m. PT (if not sold out) Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries; Please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) 1 membership per individual email address; limit five (5) per household Refunds only, no exchanges Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. *Rewards Points are earned on product purchase price after any coupons and discounts are applied, and exclude dollars spent on shipping, tax, and membership fees. Points are earned on specified items throughout the earning period for use on site during the Redemption Period late in 2020. **Valid after discounts and before shipping, handling, and/or taxes are added and applies automatically at checkout. Must select Standard Shipping to qualify. Not applicable to initial RLC membership purchase; will apply to purchases made thereafter. Excludes shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico, international, P.O. Box, and APO/FPO addresses. Expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/31/2020. Please note: RLC Membership only entitles you to receive the membership kit, the free shipping offer, and the exclusive content described here. RLC Membership also provides the opportunity to purchase RLC-exclusive items; the opportunity to purchase HWC items during announced RLC priority sales windows; and the opportunity to redeem Rewards Points for various items. Memberships are limited, and you are not guaranteed one will be available for you to purchase.
  23. By Allen Voivod Very few people ever get to set foot inside the Nissan DNA Garage in Zama, a city in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. For the launch of our Hot Wheels 2020 Walmart Premium Sets, we're giving you the feel of it with our first mix, "Nissan Garage" – featuring our own Aero Lift and three iconic castings from the innovative automaker! The diorama packaging images are inspired by the inside of the Nissan DNA Garage itself, and the deco on the Datsun 510 Wagon is inspired by Hot Wheels designer Jun Imai's own 1:1 version of the car. We wouldn't be surprised if you wanted to get two of each, so you can open one and display the other. Which means you should probably get to your local Walmart at least as fast as the real-life versions of these castings can go! (Click here for more images!) 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 1 – Nissan Garage: Aero Lift with: Datsun 510 Wagon Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  24. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for March 2020. NOTE: Some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But be ready to start searching! 2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard Mix 2: (Walmart) 2018 COPO Camaro® SS™ (New die-cast chassis!) Custom '62 Chevy® Pickup Koenigsegg Agera R Nissan Silvia (S15) Porsche 356 Outlaw 2020 Hot Wheels Entertainment Mix 2: (Widely available) Back to the Future Time Machine Deadpool Chimichanga Truck Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Lamborghini Aventador Coupé (New die-cast chassis!) TV Series Batmobile™ 2020 Flying Customs Mix 1: (Target) ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) 2020 HW Gaming Character Cars Mix 2 – Minecraft: (Widely available) Creeper Enderman Iron Golem Ocelot (New casting!) Skeleton Spider Zombie 2020 Mario Kart Item Boxes Mix 1: (Walmart) Banana (New casting!) Bob-omb (New casting!) Bullet Bill (New casting!) Goomba (New casting!) Green Shell (New casting!) Shell Trophy (New casting!) Monty Mole (New casting!) 2020 Minions Character Cars: (Widely available) Minion Bob (New casting!) Minion Carl (New casting!) Minion Kevin (New casting!) Minion Otto (New casting!) Minion Stuart Young Gru (New casting!) 2020 SpongeBob Character Cars: (Widely available) Mr. Krabs Patrick Plankton Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) SpongeBob Squidward 2020 HW Studio Character Cars Mix 3 – Star Wars 1: (Widely available) BB-8™ Chewbacca™ (w/ moving Bowcaster) Darth Vader™ (w/ swing-out Lightsaber™) First Order Stormtrooper™ Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™ (New casting!) The Mandalorian™ Nien Nunb™ (New casting!) Rey™ Items and dates subject to change.
  25. By Gary Barnum Our first Mystery Models theme of 2020 will have your pulse pounding as it tears out of the starting gate at top speed! The World of Racing mix features 12 vehicles that not only match the theme in style, but also in décor. You won’t know what you’ve got until you open them, and you need to visit your local Walmart to get them. Watch for three mysterious mixes in 2020, with the first one available beginning in February. 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.) ’71 Mustang Funny Car 24 Ours Acura NSX Drift Rod Driftsta F1 Racer Ford GT Ford Mustang GT Concept Futurismo Mach Speeder Monteracer Track Ripper (Click here for full gallery images!) 2020 Mystery Models Mix 1: World of Racing Checklist (February 2020): ’71 Mustang Funny Car 24 Ours Acura NSX Drift Rod Driftsta F1 Racer Ford GT Ford Mustang GT Concept Futurismo Mach Speeder Monteracer Track Ripper Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
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