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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for August 2020. NOTE: Some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But be ready to start searching! 2020 Car Culture Mix 5 – New Classics: (Widely available) ’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 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 4 – Quick Shifters: (Widely available) ’65 Corvette® Stingray™ Coupe (New casting!) ’70 Plymouth AAR Cuda 2003 Honda NSX Type-R (New casting!) Honda S2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) Items and dates subject to change.
  5. By Allen Voivod Comic-Con@Home is arriving soon! You can order this Star Wars™ Hot Wheels collectible online at Mattel Creations, starting on 7/23/20! The scoop about 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. 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. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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).
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
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    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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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