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  1. By Gary Barnum Are you game? Win big with our final 20-for-1 mail-in promotion of 2019 – the HW Collector Edition ’70 Chevelle™ Delivery! Get the big prize when you pick up 20 Hot Wheels cars at GameStop stores and/or GameStop.com from 10/26/19 to 12/14/19. Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame hugger orange Deco: Blue and white striping, Hot Wheels logo and “6” on sides Body type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders racing wheels w/ red stripe tampo Base: ZAMAC-plated Window Color: Light yellow-tinted Interior Color: Black Need a head start on delivering yourself the 20 cars you need for this promotion? Grab yourself the GameStop Exclusive mix, available at the GameStop Collector Event on 11/2/19 or at GameStop.com starting 10/26/19. These special cases will feature Exclusive Variations and First-To-Market Hot Wheels releases! To get your Collector Edition ’70 Chevelle™ Delivery, 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 GameStop locations and/or GameStop.com from 10/26/19 to 12/14/19. 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 (promotion has ended), 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: ’70 Chevelle™ Delivery P.O. Box 1229 East Aurora, NY 14052 PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by 12/18/19 and received by 12/26/19. Limit of one Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’70 Chevelle™ Delivery 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 ’70 Chevelle™ Delivery. Allow 8 - 12 weeks for receipt of vehicle. 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.
  2. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum Designed by Ira Gilford, the Custom Volkswagen was one of the Original 16 Hot Wheels releases in 1968. After over 50 years, it seems fitting that HWC issue the casting as one of our traditional RLC Exclusive Hot Wheels Collectors Convention editions sporting a Spectraflame pink finish and Neo-Classics Redline wheels. We’ll make a few available here on 10/22/19. The Volkswagen Beetle was obviously named after a bug. Little Latin lesson for you: the word “insect” is derived from the Latin word “insectum,” meaning notched or divided. Well, this casting features a slide-open sunroof, so… But then there’s the Latin word “insector” meaning “pursue” — which is exactly what we anticipate you’ll be doing for this piece if you miss the offer. So we thought we’d bug you about it now. Specs: Features: Slide-open sunroof Body Color: Spectraflame pink Deco: White fenders Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics Redlines Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Light blue-tinted Interior Color: White Packaging: RLC blister card in Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 10/22/19 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $20.00 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) Rewards Points for RLC Memberships (per purchase): 20 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  3. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum With your help, we picked out an HW Flames Mini Collection for the 2020 Mainline that will burn bright in your collection! Now we can reveal the results of your heated votes from last year. The top ten made the cut. Below are the 2020 HW Flames mini collection vehicles, and this is the order in which they finished: ’67 Camaro® ’68 Shelby GT500™ ’64 Chevy® Nova™ Station Wagon ’69 Dodge Charger 500 ’65 Ford Galaxie ’71 Dodge Charger ’73 Ford Falcon XB Custom Ford Maverick ’57 Plymouth Fury ’49 Merc Convertible How did the rest of the options finish in the poll? We knew you’d want to know, so here’s how the rest of last year’s offerings came in: ’70 Plymouth Barracuda ’81 Ford Fairmont Purple Passion ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT ’07 Ford Mustang ’64 Lincoln Continental Surf Crate 16 Angels Hi-Roller Now we need your help again. Check out our next survey, and help us plan the Muscle Mania Mini Collection for 2021! Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Availability subject to change. 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. © 2019 FCA US LLC
  4. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum We have a strong decision to make. We're planning the 2021 Mainline Muscle Mania Mini Collection now, and we can only use 10 of the 20 options below. That’s where you come in! Use the power of your votes to tell us which of these castings you want to see. You can choose your top 10 from these, right? Make a powerful statement in our Collectors’ Choice poll, and the 10 strongest finishers will appear in the 2021 Mainline Muscle Mania Mini Collection. Don’t hesitate! Voting starts now and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 10/14. To participate: Sign in with your membership here at HWC. Check out the list (and corresponding silhouettes) to decide which of these popular castings you wanna see in the Muscle Mania Mini Collection. When you’re ready to vote, follow the “2021 Collectors’ Choice Poll” link below and choose up to 10 of your favorites. And remember to click the "Submit" button after you’ve made your picks! Here are your 20 options for 2021: ’65 Ford Galaxie ’67 Ford Mustang Coupe ’67 Oldsmobile™ 442™ ’68 Dodge Dart ’68 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S ’69 Mercury Cyclone ’71 Plymouth Road Runner ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport ’74 Brazilian Dodge Charger ’85 Chevrolet® Camaro® IROC-Z ’87 Buick® Regal™ GNX ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT ’18 Camaro® SS™ ’18 Ford Mustang GT AMC Rebel Machine D-Muscle Hot Bird Muscle Speeder Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Ion Motors Thresher (Tony’s Car) ’65 Ford Galaxie ’67 Ford Mustang Coupe ’67 Oldsmobile™ 442™ ’68 Dodge Dart ’68 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S ’69 Mercury Cyclone ’71 Plymouth Road Runner ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport ’74 Brazilian Dodge Charger ’85 Chevrolet® Camaro® IROC-Z ’87 Buick® Regal™ GNX ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT ’18 Camaro® SS™ ’18 Ford Mustang GT AMC Rebel Machine D-Muscle Hot Bird Muscle Speeder Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Ion Motors Thresher (Tony’s Car) Ready to roll? Click below to cast your votes: 2021 Collectors’ Choice Poll Thanks for participating with your votes—we appreciate the help. We look forward to the results of your choices! 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. © 2019 FCA US LLC.
  5. HWC Staff

    Regarding 9/24 Porsche 964 RLC Offer

    We wanted to provide an update regarding the issues that many experienced during the RLC sale this week. In between this sale and the previous one – in other words, during a time when we weren’t expecting significant spikes in web traffic – we took advantage of the opportunity to implement some necessary network updates. The recent notice about updating your account information was related to this update. Though we test these changes behind the scenes as best we can, sometimes there are unforeseen complications when the changes go live. That’s what happened with this most recent update. We apologize for the difficult site experience that many encountered on Tuesday. Thank you so much for your membership and support. Before our next sale is scheduled, we’ll be working hard to ensure that the issues which arose today will not affect that sale or any others going forward.
  6. By Gary Barnum The Hot Wheels Collectors Convention has always been more than a gathering of collectors – it’s also a force for good. Through various events such as the Charity Auction, they continue to benefit revered charities such as Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. And you benefit, too! What: 33rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Charity Auction When: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.) At the Charity Auction, you have a rare opportunity to grab yourself unique Hot Wheels items that no one else can get. (You need to be a Convention ticket holder to participate.) From pre-production pieces to test pieces to unproduced or custom pieces by our Hot Wheels designers, the Hot Wheels items below consist of First Shots, EPs, FEPs, and more. Items which you might have a chance to add to your collection include: ’41 Willys Gasser ’69 Camaro® Convertible ’69 Corvette® Racer ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 ’71 Lamborghini Miura ’71 Porsche 911 ’82 Lamborghini LP500s ’87 Dodge D100 2018 COPO Camaro® Alien Baja Hauler Bone Shaker Cabbin’ Fever Custom Fleetside Dodge Challenger Funny Car Ford C800 Ford Mustang Cobra Head Starter Hotweiler Letter Getter Mercedes-AMG GT Mig Rig Ocelot Porsche RWB Rear Engine Dragster Rescue Ranger Shark Bite Super Volt Willys Gasser Items may vary from the photos shown.
  7. HWC Staff

    HWC Charity Custom Challenge Returns!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum It’s been a couple years since we held the first HWC Charity Custom Challenge. Due to popular demand, we’ve revived it for the Charity Auction at this October's Convention! What: 33rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention When: Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Where: Marriott LAX – Los Angeles, CA Info: Click here for more information We offered four of our high-end HWC style editions to some of the hottest customizers in the field. A full dozen of them volunteered their time and talents to help Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. Your participation in the Auction will also help. We asked the customizers to take the four cars and remake them into a special 4-car set. Anything goes: new paint, swap wheels, modify, chop, add... In the end, each customizer's 4-car set just has to scream "Hot Wheels" and blow bidders away at the Auction. That's 12 4-car sets, each customized differently! The four cars we provided to each customizer to start with include a little something for everyone. They are as follows: 2018 RLC Membership Datsun Bluebird Holiday Texas Drive 'Em HWC O16 Custom Barracuda HWC Series Pit Crew Car And here are the 12 participating customizers to whom we are grateful for taking the time to make this a special Charity event: Joe Alvarado Doug Austin Albert Avila Matthew Duncan Dino Laspada Tony "EssDee" Monzon Bryan Pope Paul Spradlin Chris "Nightstalker" Walker Dante Walker Jordan Walker Marcia Walker These very special, one-of-a-kind sets can only be had by bidding during the Charity Auction at the Convention. And you help a good cause by helping your collection. Very exclusive! You wanna be part of that, don’t you? Hope to see you there!
  8. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels™ id Mix 4 Launching at Target!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } 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. Now, with Mix 4 on the horizon, we're thrilled to announce that you'll soon be able to get this new generation of vehicles at Target! (And keep your eyes peeled for a related Amazon live event happening in early October, too.) 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. Rodger Dodger (Amazon exclusive!) Oval Drive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (Target exclusive!) Batman™ Arkham Knight™ Batmobile™ Time Attaxi HiWay Hauler 3.0 Rip Rod (Target first-to-market!) Darth Vader™ Character Car (Apple Store first-to-market!) Hot Wheels™ id Mix 4 Checklist: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (Target exclusive!) Batman™ Arkham Knight™ Batmobile™ Darth Vader™ Character Car (Apple Store first-to-market!) HiWay Hauler 3.0 Oval Drive Rip Rod (Target first-to-market!) Rodger Dodger (Amazon exclusive!) Time Attaxi 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. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19) Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile designed by George Barris.
  9. HWC Staff

    RLC Exclusive Honda S2000 on 10/8!

    By Gary Barnum Honda released the S2000 in 1999, celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary. I guess that makes 2019 the Honda S2000’s 20th anniversary? Anniversaries and hot roadsters kinda go together, so here’s what you should do: pick up the RLC Exclusive Honda S2000 here at HWC on 10/8. Technically a roadster, the S2000 is said to perform like a sports car or even a race car. It was a leap in Honda’s reputation, and the manufacturer produced it for 10 years, ending its run in 2009. But you can still get one – from us, of course. The casting makes its HWC debut featuring a Spectraflame dark orange finish — a tribute to the rare Imola orange version of the S2000 — and Real Riders 6-spoke wheels. It’s one slick little ride! Specs: • Body Color: Spectraflame dark orange • Deco: Matte black roof and hood • Body Type: ZAMAC • Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels • Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis • Window Color: Light smoke-tinted • Interior Color: Black Packaging: RLC blister card in Kar Keepers clamshell case Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/10,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 10/8/19 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $19.99 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) Rewards Points for RLC Memberships (per purchase): 20 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. HWC Staff

    Regarding Porsche 964 Sale on 9/24!

    By Gary Barnum In our ongoing efforts to ensure as smooth an experience as possible for the 9/24 Porsche 964 sale, we need those of you who plan to purchase to take the following steps: Log in to your account. Verify that your account info is completely up to date and accurate. If it isn't, please make it so. Should you encounter any issues with this process or with your account, call Customer Service at 1-800-858-0102. Customer Service will close at 6:00 PM ET today (Friday, 9/20), and will not re-open until Monday morning. So if you don't get in touch with them today, you'll have to wait until Monday. Don't wait! Make sure you're ready for the sale!
  11. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels Retail Releases for October 2019

    By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for October 2019. 2019 Fast & Furious Mix 5 – Fast Rewind: (Widely available) ’66 Nissan Silvia Mazda RX3 Nissan Fairlady 240Z Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R Nissan Skyline C210 2019 Hot Wheels Holiday: (Grocery, drug, and hobby stores; Walmart) Audacious Carbonator Muscle Tone Rockster Scorcher Screamliner 2019 Mystery Mix 3 – Stunt City: (Walmart) ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon Cruise Bruiser Formula Flashback Formula Street La Fasta Loop Coupe Mazda Furai Sky Dome Torque Twister Twinduction Volkswagen Caddy 2019 Pop Culture Mix 4 – Star Wars: (Widely available) 1985 Chevy® Astro Van ’88 Mercedes Unimog U1300 Dream Van XGW Ford Transit Super Van Super Van 2019 Team Transport Mix 4: (Widely available) Aero Lift w/ Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) Carry On w/ Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Ford C800 w/ Custom ’64 Galaxie 500 Sakura Sprinter w/ Nissan Fairlady Z 2019 Walmart Auto Mix 5 – Exotics: (Walmart) ’14 Corvette® Stingray™ ’17 Ford GT Bentley Continental Supersports Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo McLaren P1™ Porsche 934 Turbo RSR 2019 WALMART ENTERTAINMENT MIX 5 – SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 20th ANNIVERSARY: (Walmart) Bedlam (Squidward) Carbonic (Gary) Circle Trucker (Plankton) Combat Medic (Spongebob) Monster Dairy Delivery (Patrick) Ultra Rage (Mr. Krabs) NOTE: These are probable dates; some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But you know you don’t want to wait – be on the lookout! Items and dates subject to change. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; }
  12. HWC Staff

    33rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention

    By Gary Barnum You’re all set for the 33rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention in Los Angeles, right? It’s usually fun-in-the-sun at the West Coast gathering. Plenty of opportunity for those Hot Wheels to shine from October 2 to October 6. What: 33rd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention When: Wednesday, October 2 – Sunday, October 6, 2019 Where: Marriott LAX – Los Angeles, CA Info: Click here for more information Make sure you hit the souvenir room when you get to the show. You’ll want to pick up all the commemorative edition Hot Wheels vehicles made especially for the Convention. We can’t show them all to you, but here are a couple of examples of what you do not want to miss: Custom ’62 Chevy® Pickup Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) Your Convention ticket offers you plenty of perks. Meet and greet other collectors – make new friends and visit old ones! Buy, sell, and swap Hot Wheels both rare and common from all eras. Other activities your ticket provides you access to include: Saturday Finale (Guest speaker and Q&A with Mattel, plus Finale car) Children’s Activities (Scavenger Hunt, Custom Car Design, Coloring Contest, and more) Downhill & Sizzlers Racing Seminars (Customizing, Redlines Collecting, Variations) Custom Car Contest Autograph sessions (Mattel Hot Wheels staff, both former and current) Room-to-room selling and trading Sunday Hot Wheels Toy Show (Open to the public - over 75 vendor tables, autographs, raffles, and more) There are also optional special events you’d hate to miss, but remember that you had to buy tickets separately for each of these sold-out events in advance: “50 Years of Hot Wheels Design with Larry Wood” Dinner – Thursday, October 3: He’s designed more beloved Hot Wheels vehicles than anyone else! Celebrate 50 years of his talent with Larry Wood. Dinner guests will receive a souvenir dinner car (produced by Mattel), T-shirt, pin, and more. HWC Vending Machine: Packed with prizes, this machine yields treasures with every pull. There are also additional events at the show (advance tickets required; visit Convention website for availability) which benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles. Win or lose, you’re a winner just for generously participating: Button Bingo No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game You can help even more when you help yourself to special Hot Wheels items at the Charity Auction during the show (no advance tickets required for this). Bring your sunglasses, and be prepared for overwhelming fun! This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  13. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum Seems like every year, the holiday season comes at us like … well … like a Hot Wheels car rushing at us down an orange track. The sooner you start planning what’s going under the tree or in the stocking, the better. Our Hot Wheels Holiday series is here to help! These editions of collector favorites feature festive colors and decorations. And don’t miss the one with a variant “2020” blister card… It’s the Carbonator. I wonder what carbonated beverage goes best with New Year’s Eve? They’ll be arriving at select retailers including grocery, drug stores, and hobby stores soon, and you’ll be able to find this series at Walmart, too. Rockster Screamliner Audacious Scorcher Muscle Tone Carbonator Hot Wheels Holiday Checklist: Audacious Carbonator Muscle Tone Rockster Scorcher Screamliner 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.
  14. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum Generally considered beyond budget for the likes of most of us, these are all cars you usually only dream of having in your garage. But with the Exotics mix of the Walmart Auto series, you can add all six to your collection – at prices you can afford! Who doesn’t fantasize about climbing behind the wheel of a Lamborghini? Ripping around the track in a McLaren? Crossing the finish line in a Porsche? Okay, you can’t do that with these. Remember they’re only 1:64 scale. But you can imagine while you admire them! ’14 Corvette® Stingray™ ’17 Ford GT Bentley Continental Supersports McLaren P1™ Porsche 934 Turbo RSR Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo Auto Mix 5 – Exotics Checklist: ’14 Corvette® Stingray™ ’17 Ford GT Bentley Continental Supersports Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo McLaren P1™ Porsche 934 Turbo RSR 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.
  15. HWC Staff

    Collector Edition 64 Dodge 330 From Kroger!

    By Gary Barnum Some of our most popular pieces each year, our mail-in HW Collector Editions are solid. This ’64 Dodge 330 features an opening hood! Join this promotion when you pick up 20 Hot Wheels cars at Kroger Family of Stores (Kroger, Ralph’s, Food4Less, Fred Meyer, Dillon, King Soopers, Fry’s) and/or Kroger.com from 10/16/19 to 12/14/19. Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame hugger orange Deco: Blue and white striping, Hot Wheels logo and “5” on sides Body type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders deep-dish wheels w/ red stripe tampo Base: ZAMAC-plated Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black Take an exciting lead when it comes to your 20 cars – check your local Kroger Family of Stores for the Kroger Exclusive mix! ! (Click here for a list of Kroger Family of Stores locations to look for these mixes. NOTE: This list denotes Kroger Family of Stores locations which are expected to have the Kroger Exclusive Mixes with the variations and first-to-market editions. The promotion is NOT limited to editions from this mix or only from these Kroger locations, but these are the best stores to look for the Exclusive Mixes.) Available only in stores, the mix will feature the following Kroger Exclusive variations and first-to-market releases: Kroger Exclusive variations: ’64 Buick® Riviera™ Custom ’56 Ford Truck Electro Silhouette Range Rover Velar First-To-Market: ’69 Chevelle™ ’85 Honda City Turbo II Tooligan To get your Collector Edition ’64 Dodge 330, 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 Kroger locations and/or Kroger.com from 10/16/19 to 12/14/19. 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: ’64 Dodge 330 P.O. Box 1229 East Aurora, NY 14052 PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by 12/18/19 and received by 12/26/19. Limit of one Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’64 Dodge 330 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 ’64 Dodge 330. Allow 8 - 12 weeks for receipt of vehicle. Dodge and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2019 FCA US LLC. 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.
  16. HWC Staff

    Walmart Entertainment Mix 4: Fast & Furious!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Allen Voivod It's time to talk about Mix 4 in our Walmart-exclusive Entertainment Series … or better yet, we can let these high-octane castings do the talking for us! For this latest mix, we're bringing you a set of cars from across the Fast & Furious franchise. Selecting a crew like this is no easy task, especially with so many worthy candidates from which to choose. So we picked one speedster each from six of the blockbuster movies that were vehicles – pun intended! – for bringing adrenaline-fueled street racing to mainstream attention. Buick® Grand National™ (Fast & Furious) '95 Mazda RX-7 (The Fast and the Furious) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (2 Fast 2 Furious) '70 Monte Carlo™ (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) Nissan 370Z (Fast Five) '61 Chevrolet® Impala™ (The Fate of the Furious) Walmart Entertainment Mix 4 – Fast & Furious Checklist: Buick® Grand National™ (Fast & Furious) '61 Chevrolet® Impala™ (The Fate of the Furious) '70 Monte Carlo™ (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) '95 Mazda RX-7 (The Fast and the Furious) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (2 Fast 2 Furious) Nissan 370Z (Fast Five) Fast & Furious is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. 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.
  17. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum When Mattel began issuing Hot Wheels cars, wild orange track was being laid right behind them. This iconic accessory allows you to use your Hot Wheels for mystifying stunts. We dedicate the last Mystery Models mix of 2019 to these performances! Pull into Walmart if you wanna find ’em. 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're just not telling you which ones.) ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Cruise Bruiser Formula Flashback Formula Street La Fasta Loop Coupe Mazda Furai Sky Dome Torque Twister Twinduction Volkswagen Caddy Mystery Mix 3 Checklist: ’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Cruise Bruiser Formula Flashback Formula Street La Fasta Loop Coupe Mazda Furai Sky Dome Torque Twister Twinduction Volkswagen Caddy 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. HWC Staff

    Coming Soon: A New HWC/RLC Forum Platform!

    By Allen Voivod Thank you so much for being part of the Hot Wheels collecting community! Your support is greatly appreciated, and we're always looking for opportunities to improve your experiences with us. We're thrilled to announce a coming change – to a newer, more modern, and fully supported forum experience. Soon, the forums will migrate to a new provider, and with the migration comes a number of significant upgrades, including (but not limited to): The forums will be mobile-optimized, for a better experience on phones and tablets. The ability to follow conversations and get updates on new replies has been revamped and improved. Private messaging between forum members will feature a new and easier-to-use interface. Before September 15th, we recommend that you do the following: Save a copy (on your own computer or device) of any messages in your inbox that you want to keep. Messages in your forum mailboxes will not be migrated to the new platform. Download copies of any images from your photo gallery, as a precaution against the unexpected. The plan is for all photos to be preserved, though the photo gallery functionality will be returning at a later date. But we recommend downloading copies of them just in case. Please note: Once the migration begins, there will be a few days during which the forums won't be available. Rest assured, they'll be back online soon, and better than ever! We'll provide another update as soon as we know when the migration will take place, and how long it may take before you can access the new and improved version of the HWC/RLC forums.
  19. HWC Staff

    It's a "Desert Rally" for Car Culture Mix 4!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Allen Voivod Our Car Culture Premium Assortment for 2019 is about to do something it's never done before! Never before have these all-metal castings been created in honor of off-road racing, but now it's time to add that to the mix. Mix #4, in specific – the "Desert Rally" set of five. Turns out that Real Riders wheels are a perfect fit here, too, and we're thrilled to debut a new tool – the Volkswagen "Baja Bug"! It features a removable roof rack, and a spare tire as well. All five castings feature decos from our designers' adrenaline-fueled imaginations and inspired by authentic racing liveries. They look so real, you'll want to take them out to the dunes immediately, but don't! Use your own imagination instead, and keep these clean and safe in your collection at home. '70 Oldsmobile 442 '80 Dodge Macho Power Wagon '88 Jeep® Wagoneer '17 Ford F-150 Raptor Volkswagen "Baja Bug" (new tool!) Car Culture Mix 4 – Desert Rally Checklist: '70 Oldsmobile 442 '80 Dodge Macho Power Wagon '88 Jeep® Wagoneer '17 Ford F-150 Raptor Volkswagen "Baja Bug" (new tool!) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  20. HWC Staff

    2019 Pop Culture Mix 4: Star Wars™!

    By Gary Barnum Tired of the Rebel scum in your galaxy? Feel like the Empire is being unfairly maligned? This Pop Culture Star Wars™ mix was made for you! Show your support for the Imperial forces by picking up these five propaganda editions. Imperial forces and their allies are nobly portrayed in the deco and on the blister cards for these five releases, inspired by the artwork by Brian Miller. With the quality you’d expect from your Empire, each edition features full-metal construction and Real Riders wheels. Get to them before the Rebel scum do! Super Van ’88 Mercedes Unimog U1300 Ford Transit Supervan 1985 Chevy® Astro Van Dream Van XGW Pop Culture Mix 4 – Star Wars™ Checklist: 1985 Chevy® Astro Van ’88 Mercedes Unimog U1300 Dream Van XGW Ford Transit Supervan Super Van © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. 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. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Allen Voivod Our Team Transport Premium Assortment has more hauling to do, and more surprises in store for you! Mix 3 for 2019 is hitting the pegs, and you'll be pleased to see a new tool joining the fun – the Aero Lift flatbed hauler! It's carrying a Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34), with deco based on the iconic Nismo livery. The MOMO-deco Porsche 356A Outlaw is also new to the series, with a race-inspired livery of our own design. As with all the Team Transport duos, both the car and the rig hauling it feature coordinated deco. And, befitting the Car Culture badge they carry, the quality and level of detail on these castings is beyond superb. Go get 'em before they hit the road! Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X/Sakura Sprinter Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34)/Aero Lift (new tool!) Porsche 356A Outlaw/Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup Team Transport Mix 3 Checklist: Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34)/Aero Lift (new tool!) Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X/Sakura Sprinter Porsche 356A Outlaw/Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup 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. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for September 2019. 2019 Car Culture Mix 4 – Desert: (Widely available) ’70 Oldsmobile 442 ’80 Dodge Macho Power Wagon ’88 Jeep® Wagoneer ’17 Ford F-150 Raptor Volkswagen “Baja Bug” (New Tool!) 2019 Fast & Furious Mix 4 – Off Road: (Widely available) ’67 Off Road Camaro '91 Mercedes-Benz G-Class Hummer H1 Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top Impreza WRX STI 2019 Replica Entertainment Mix 4: (Widely available) ’17 Ford F-150 Raptor The Mystery Machine Punisher Van The Beatles Yellow Submarine Toy Story RC NOTE: These are probable dates; some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But you know you don’t want to wait – be on the lookout! Items and dates subject to change.
  23. HWC Staff

    RLC Exclusive '17 Ford Raptor!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum If you’ve ever owned a pickup, you know how it goes: you’re everyone’s best friend when it’s time for them to move. Speaking of pickups and moving, our ’17 Ford Raptor features a lot of moving parts! But you better move quick if you want to get one when we offer our RLC Exclusive edition at HWC on 11/5. This version of the ’17 Ford Raptor debuted on HWC in 2018. It features both an opening hood and an opening tailgate! And if that isn’t enough to move you, this release features the ever-popular Gulf Racing deco. Add Real Riders Baja wheels with off-road tires, and you’ve got a pickup that not only moves, but can move over a lot of terrain. This piece also features a sturdy acrylic case. That way it’s easy to display no matter where you move. Just remember it’s an RLC car (exclusive for RLC members). Specs: Features: Opening hood and tailgate Body Color: Gulf powder blue Deco: Marigold orange striping w/ authentic logos Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders Baja wheels w/ off-road tires Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Gray w/ painted details Packaging: Acrylic case in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/10,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 11/5/19 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 (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  24. HWC Staff

    HWC Special Edition Porsche 964 on 9/24

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum All you had to do is take one look at the Porsche 964 as customized by Magnus Walker, and you wanted one of your own. You don’t have to be an Urban Outlaw to get our 1:64 edition – you just have to be a Red Line Club member! And you have to be on HWC for the 9/24/19 offer. This renegade collectible features an opening rear hood and signature Real Riders fifteen52 Outlaw wheels. Differing from our edition of the Porsche 964 (with Magnus Walker figurine) offered earlier this year, this piece will rock beside it. And even if you missed that offer, this one’s still a must-have addition to your collection. Specs: Features: Opening rear hood Body Color: Gray Deco: Urban Outlaw and fifteen52 logos on sides Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders fifteen52 Outlaw wheels Base: Full-metal, matte black-painted chassis Engine: Full-metal, chrome-plated engine w/ matte-black-painted details Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Black w/ red-painted details Packaging: RLC blister card in Kar Keepers clamshell case Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/10,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 9/24/19 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $19.99 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) Rewards Points for RLC Memberships (per purchase): 20 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  25. HWC Staff

    Pop Culture Fab Five: The Beatles!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum By far the most powerful of the 1960s pop music British Invasion, The Beatles soared to unparalleled heights of fame and admiration. Dubbed the “Fab Four,” the band has had an honored few unofficial “fifth Beatle” members. Our third Pop Culture mix of 2019 officially features five fabulous Hot Wheels castings! The deco and blister cards for these five editions each pay tribute to one of The Beatles’ stellar albums. Each edition features full-metal construction and Real Riders wheels. Getting your hands on all five is your ticket to ride! Quick D-Livery (With The Beatles) Custom GMC® Panel Van (Help!) Combat Medic (Revolver) Deco Delivery (Yellow Submarine) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Abbey Road) Pop Culture Mix 3 - The Beatles Checklist: Combat Medic (Revolver) Custom GMC® Panel Van (Help!) Deco Delivery (Yellow Submarine) Quick D-Livery (With The Beatles) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Abbey Road) © 2019 Apple Corps Ltd. A Beatles™ Product. 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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