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  1. By Gary Barnum Our rare “naked” Hot Wheels releases – the popular ZAMAC editions – return for 2020 with some exciting vehicles. They’ll be showing off at your local Walmart stores beginning with Mix E in February. Stripped of paint, polished to a shine, these editions have become collector legends. They’re sure to stand out in your collection! Here we expose the first nine releases of the year; there will be nine more for us to reveal at a later date. 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix E Checklist (February 2020): ’64 Chevy® Impala™ ’85 Honda City Turbo II Land Rover Series III Pickup 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix F Checklist (March 2020): ’68 Chevy® Nova™ ’16 Bugatti Chiron Porsche 917 LH 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix J Checklist (April 2020): ’64 Chevy® Nova™ Wagon ’87 Dodge D100 ’98 Subaru Impreza 22B STi-Version 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. By Gary Barnum ¡Planea un viaje todoterreno con este '67 Ford Bronco! edición Collector, del 2019! Compra 20 vehículos Hot Wheels en tiendas Kmart o en Kmart.com desde el 31/03/2019 hasta el 05/06/2019 si quieres obtener esta increíble pieza promocional por correo. Especificaciones: Color de carrocería: Naranja Spectraflame Diseño: Techo blanco, líneas a los lados, guardabarros, logo de Hot Wheels, una franja azul y números "1" a los lados Carrocería: ZAMAC Llantas: Ruedas Real Riders de cinco rayos con neumáticos todoterreno Base: Chasis cromado con ZAMAC hecho completamente de metal Color de ventanas: Polarizadas, color humo Color del interior: Blanco perla ¿Quieres una excelente manera de obtener tus vehículos para esta promoción? Busca nuestras cajas especiales Kmart, disponibles en línea en Kmart.com a partir del 31/03/2019 o en nuestro evento del Día del Coleccionista de Hot Wheels de Kmart el 06/04/2019. Las cajas incluirán Variaciones Especiales con otros colores y lanzamientos de estreno de Hot Wheels. Para obtener la edición Collector del '67 Ford Bronco, clásico, solo tienes que seguir estas instrucciones (pero lee las REGLAS OFICIALES para obtener más información): Compra 20 vehículos básicos Hot Wheels en escala 1:64 seleccionados en tiendas Kmart o Sears participantes o en Kmart.com o Sears.com del 31/03/2019 al 05/06/2019. Los vehículos tienen que ser de los números de surtido indicados en las REGLAS OFICIALES. Envía los recibos originales, 20 blísteres (toda la pieza de cartón sin el vehículo o ventana de plástico) de cada vehículo que estés ordenando (límite de 10 vehículos por domicilio) y un formulario de pedido completo (llena el formulario e imprímelo), junto con un cheque o giro postal a nombre de MATTEL por USD 4,99 de manejo y envío por cada vehículo que ordenes, a: '67 Ford Bronco P.O. Box 1229 East Aurora, NY 14052 ADVERTENCIA: Todas las solicitudes deben tener una fecha postal anterior al 09/06/2019, o el mismo día, y deben ser recibidas antes del 17/06/2019. Límite de un '67 Ford Bronco , edición Collector, de Hot Wheels por cada 20 vehículos básicos que compres dentro del período promocional, sin importar en cuántos recibos estén esos 20 vehículos. La oferta está limitada a diez vehículos por domicilio por período promocional. Recibirás un '67 Ford Bronco, edición Collector, en escala 1:64. El envío del vehículo puede demorarse entre 8 y 12 semanas.
  3. By Allen Voivod Welcome to a new year of Car Culture from Hot Wheels! Our first mix of the year, Door Slammers, features racers like the ones you might have seen in Trans-Am events from back in the early 1970s. All five entries in this mix hug the turns with authentic deco and details. They looked highly customized, but the all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels always come standard on Car Culture castings. And the artwork on the blister cards is exactly that – art! The scenes depicted on each tie together to form a picture of one historic race to the finish! ’71 Porsche 911 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA ’71 Datsun 510 BMW 2002 ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 (Click here for more images!) 2020 Car Culture Mix 1 – Door Slammers Checklist: ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 ’71 Datsun 510 ’71 Porsche 911 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA BMW 2002 Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  4. By Allen Voivod In 2018 – the 50th Anniversary of Hot Wheels! – we released a bevy of cars especially for the celebration. 111, to be exact. We gathered them in a massive HWC 50th Anniversary Master Set, which sold out quickly when it went on sale last year. If you missed your chance to get that set, now you have a special opportunity to add it to your collection through a special charity auction for the Boys & Girls Club of Carson (CA). Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. And you can help! Click here to go to the auction site and place a bid. The auction runs through Wednesday, November 13th, and is scheduled to end between 7:30pm and 8:00pm Pacific Time. Place your bid now and support this worthy cause!
  5. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for March 2020. NOTE: Some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But be ready to start searching! 2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard Mix 2: (Walmart) 2018 COPO Camaro® SS™ (New die-cast chassis!) Custom '62 Chevy® Pickup Koenigsegg Agera R Nissan Silvia (S15) Porsche 356 Outlaw 2020 Hot Wheels Entertainment Mix 2: (Widely available) Back to the Future Time Machine Deadpool Chimichanga Truck Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Lamborghini Aventador Coupé (New die-cast chassis!) TV Series Batmobile™ 2020 Flying Customs Mix 1: (Target) ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) 2020 HW Gaming Character Cars Mix 2 – Minecraft: (Widely available) Creeper Enderman Iron Golem Ocelot (New casting!) Skeleton Spider Zombie 2020 Mario Kart Item Boxes Mix 1: (Walmart) Banana (New casting!) Bob-omb (New casting!) Bullet Bill (New casting!) Goomba (New casting!) Green Shell (New casting!) Shell Trophy (New casting!) Monty Mole (New casting!) 2020 Minions Character Cars: (Widely available) Minion Bob (New casting!) Minion Carl (New casting!) Minion Kevin (New casting!) Minion Otto (New casting!) Minion Stuart Young Gru (New casting!) 2020 SpongeBob Character Cars: (Widely available) Mr. Krabs Patrick Plankton Sandy Cheeks (New casting!) SpongeBob Squidward 2020 HW Studio Character Cars Mix 3 – Star Wars 1: (Widely available) BB-8™ Chewbacca™ (w/ moving Bowcaster) Darth Vader™ (w/ swing-out Lightsaber™) First Order Stormtrooper™ Heavy Infantry Mandalorian™ (New casting!) The Mandalorian™ Nien Nunb™ (New casting!) Rey™ Items and dates subject to change.
  6. By Allen Voivod Muscle cars and rockin' beats – that's music to our ears! It's also a formula for success in the Fast and Furious franchise, and we're celebrating both with the second 2020 mix of this series: Motor City Muscle, sporting some of Detroit's greatest hits! And two of them are new castings: the '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX and the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning. This high-octane series of premium castings features all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And as with the previous mix in the 2020 series, the blister cards each give you a taste of a location from the movie in which the car appeared. Can you guess them all before you make it down to the checklist? We'll give you a hint – four total movies are represented by the five cars in this mix. Ford F-150 SVT Lightning '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX '66 Chevy® Nova™ '61 Impala™ 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 2 – Motor City Muscle Checklist: '61 Impala™ (The Fate of the Furious – new die-cast chassis!) '66 Chevy® Nova™ (Fast Five) '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Fast & Furious – new die-cast chassis!) '87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX (Fast & Furious – new casting!) Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (The Fast and the Furious – new casting!) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  7. By Gary Barnum Does “RWB” stand for “Really Wide Base”? No! It’s RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF, the company that specializes in customizing Porsche cars and founded by Akira Nakai. Nakai is known for his Porsche modifications, and we pay tribute to him with this RLC Exclusive RWB Porsche 930. A figurine of the popular tuner himself is included! Get it here at HWC on 4/14/20. SOLD OUT The Hot Wheels Porsche 930 casting returns with an opening hood and doors for the first time! With Real Riders wheels and Akira Nakai standing by, it seemed only sensible to house this edition in a solid, branded acrylic case. Widen your collection with this beauty! Specs: Features: Opening hood and doors, Akira Nakai figurine Body Color: Spectraflame black Deco: RAUH-Welt logo on windshield and sides; Porsche logo on hood Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels w/ gold hubs Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis w/ painted details Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Black w/ painted details and black roll bar Packaging: Acrylic case in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 4/14/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) RLC Rewards Points: 30 Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  8. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Mainline Posters Offer

    By Allen Voivod Love looking at pictures of Hot Wheels vehicles? Love collecting the cars, too? Then have we ever got just the thing for you! Our 2020 Mainline Poster Set is the definitive guide to the hundreds of castings available in the new year, and even gives you a preview of the decos you'll see when you find them on the pegs. You can only get the first three waves via free digital downloads; posters from previous years are available to order while supplies last. This multi-part set will be available in four waves: Wave 1: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings shown (including six Treasure Hunt castings) – DOWNLOAD NOW! Wave 2: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings listed (including eight Treasure Hunt castings) – DOWNLOAD NOW! Wave 3: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings listed (including one Treasure Hunt casting) – DOWNLOAD NOW! Wave 4: Giving the others a head start… Order Previous Posters!
  9. By Gary Barnum This sweet edition of the ’66 Super Nova™ will have you drooling! For over 100 years, the Tootsie Roll has delighted kids of all ages. We pay tribute to this treat with an RLC Exclusive edition! Grab one at HWC on 2/18/20. SOLD OUT Not only does it feature deco reminiscent of the iconic candy, but this release comes in a tubular case, complete with an authentic-looking Tootsie Roll wrapper! A Spectraflame brown finish and Real Riders wheels finish off this delight. Pop one into your collection! Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame brown Deco: White roof w/ Tootsie Roll'r and authentic manufacturer logos on sides and painted engine details Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Front - Real Riders 5-spoke wheels; Rear - Real Riders slick drag wheels w/ Firestone tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Red w/ white roll bar Packaging: Cylindrical Tootsie Roll® case with Tootsie Roll® wrapper in white box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,500) Availability: Available Only to 2019 RLC Members (until item is sold out): 2/18/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $29.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per 2019 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.
  10. By Gary Barnum Nothing says “Hot Wheels collecting” quite like Super Treasure Hunts. If you’ve come up empty on your hunt, here’s one last chance to get the 2019 Super Treasure Hunt set. SOLD OUT A cornerstone of the hobby since they were introduced in 1995, Treasure Hunts have become a driving passion for collectors. And with Super Treasure Hunts, the stakes are only higher. These 15 thrilling editions are always hard to find, but here they are in one place. Bring home a set if you can! Each set contains one each of the following 2019 Super Treasure Hunt editions: ’68 Mercury Cougar ’69 Corvette® Racer ’90 Honda Civic EF ’92 Ford Mustang ’18 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Back to the Future Time Machine - Hover Mode Corvette® Grand Sport Roadster Lamborghini Aventador J Mazda REPU Morris Mini Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) Porsche 911 GT3 RS Street Creeper Tesla Model S Volkswagen T2 Pickup Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Packaging: Each car is on a blister card, divided into two display cases within a decorative outer box Each set features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/1,300) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 3/17/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $199.99 plus shipping and processing each; this item will include a $13.99 surcharge for U.S. shipping; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) NOTE: You MUST be a 2020 RLC member to purchase the 2019 Super T-Hunt set (you can't purchase the set if you were a 2019 member and aren't a 2020 member). Also, if you purchased one at the original sale, you won't be able to purchase another at this time. We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership (if quantities remain, limits may be increased or lifted at our sole discretion) Refunds only, no exchanges © Universal City Studios LLC and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  11. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels id Mix 7 Races Into Stores!

    By Allen Voivod Physical cars you can play with and collect in both the real world and the virtual world, Hot Wheels™ id is taking the racing world by storm. Mix 7 combines castings inspired by real-world cars, our own Hot Wheels original designs, and even a design from the silver screen. Are you ready for the next level of competition? As with previous mixes, Hot Wheels™ id collectible cars have limited production runs and will be packaged in a new, premium box configuration designed with collectors in mind. These packages allow you to remove the car, then put your car back in for storage. See the full list below, as well as the very important app compatibility requirements. '15 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT Fiat 500e (Target first-to-market!) Jurassic Park Jeep Mach Speeder Night Burner Hot Wheels™ id Mix 7 Checklist: '15 Dodge Charger Hellcat SRT Fiat 500e (Target first-to-market!) Jurassic Park Jeep Mach Speeder Night Burner For more information and details, check out the special Hot Wheels™ id website at hotwheels.com/id. APP COMPATIBILITY: Before purchasing Hot Wheels™ id, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements below: Apple: iOS 11 or newer iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th Generation (2017), iPad 6th Generation (2018), iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (2016 and newer devices recommended) Android on Google Play: Android OS 8.0 or higher, 64 bit. RAM 3GB or higher Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+ Tab S4, Google Pixel (2016 and newer devices recommended) NOTE: The list of compatible devices may change at any time and without any notice. Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Back to the Future is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20) Dodge and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2020 FCA US LLC.
  12. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Team Transport Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod A third year of Team Transport mixes – an extension of the collector-beloved Car Culture series – is already hauling some remarkable racers to the pegs this year! Represented in 2020's Team Transport Mix 1? Muscle from the '70s, endurance from the '90s, and tuners from the '10s. As with previous entries in these perfectly paired mixes, the cars and their transporters feature coordinated decos and premium detailing, with all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And the three car castings you see here aren't commonly produced ones by us, so you won’t want to miss them this time around! Mazda 787B / Sakura Sprinter RWB Porsche 930 / Aero Lift '70 Plymouth Superbird / Wide Open (Click here for more images!) 2020 Team Transport Mix 1 Checklist: '70 Plymouth Superbird / Wide Open Mazda 787B / Sakura Sprinter RWB Porsche 930 / Aero Lift Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  13. By Gary Barnum The first mass-produced cars in America began to roll out of Detroit right about the turn of the century (1900, not 2000). But it appears the automobile production really accelerated in the mid-century with heavy-duty steel vehicles. Today, estimates put the number of cars produced in Michigan close to two million! We pay homage to some of the many classics with our American Steel series at Walmart. These editions really highlight some of the muscle behind American Steel, and it seems like everyone has a favorite or, most likely, favorites. If you’re strong enough, you can pull these favorites out of your local Walmart beginning in December. Custom ’64 Galaxie ’66 Ford 427 Fairlane ’70 Pontiac® GTO™ Judge ’69 Shelby GT 500 ’61 Chevy® Impala™ SS™ ’72 Ford Torino ’69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® ’70 Camaro® ’70 Buick® GSX™ 2020 Walmart American Steel Checklist: ’61 Chevy® Impala™ SS™ ’66 Ford 427 Fairlane ’69 Mercury Cougar Eliminator ’69 Shelby GT 500 ’70 Buick® GSX™ ’70 Camaro® ’70 Pontiac® GTO™ Judge ’72 Ford Torino Custom ’64 Galaxie Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® 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. By Allen Voivod Very few people ever get to set foot inside the Nissan DNA Garage in Zama, a city in the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan. For the launch of our Hot Wheels 2020 Walmart Premium Sets, we're giving you the feel of it with our first mix, "Nissan Garage" – featuring our own Aero Lift and three iconic castings from the innovative automaker! The diorama packaging images are inspired by the inside of the Nissan DNA Garage itself, and the deco on the Datsun 510 Wagon is inspired by Hot Wheels designer Jun Imai's own 1:1 version of the car. We wouldn't be surprised if you wanted to get two of each, so you can open one and display the other. Which means you should probably get to your local Walmart at least as fast as the real-life versions of these castings can go! (Click here for more images!) 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 1 – Nissan Garage: Aero Lift with: Datsun 510 Wagon Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  15. By Gary Barnum Hot Wheels caught the eyes of collectors in a new, colorful way in the mid-1970s — with the “Flying Colors” releases. With a nostalgic eye, we present the 2020 Flying Customs! These editions recall the spirit of another time and place. Transformed with retro deco, each of these eight castings becomes like comfort food to the collector. Each blister card features classic representational art of the vehicle within. Take a trip to your local Target, or these will be gone like the past. (And watch for a second mix later this year, too!) Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ ’13 COPO Camaro® ’57 T-Bird Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Audacious ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 Target Flying Customs Mix 1 Checklist: ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  16. By Allen Voivod Physical cars you can play with and collect in both the real world and the virtual world, Hot Wheels™ id is taking the racing world by storm! Mix 6 brings a combination of real-world speedsters and silver-screen rides to the competition. Which one will win out? That's all up to you and your skills! As with previous mixes, Hot Wheels™ id collectible cars have limited production runs and will be packaged in a new, premium box configuration designed with collectors in mind. These packages allow you to remove the car, then put your car back in for storage. To complete your collection, be sure to note which castings are available exclusively at Amazon or Target. Audi R8 LMS (2018 Premium Model) (Target exclusive!) Back To The Future Time Machine Batmobile™ (1989 Batman™) BMW i8 Roadster Custom '15 Ford Mustang DJ-Xpress HW50 Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy (Amazon exclusive!) Hot Wheels™ id Mix 6 Checklist: Audi R8 LMS (2018 Premium Model) (Target exclusive!) Back To The Future Time Machine Batmobile™ (1989 Batman™) BMW i8 Roadster Custom '15 Ford Mustang DJ-Xpress HW50 Jaguar i-Pace eTrophy (Amazon exclusive!) For more information and details, check out the special Hot Wheels™ id website at hotwheels.com/id. APP COMPATIBILITY: Before purchasing Hot Wheels™ id, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements below: Apple: iOS 11 or newer iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th Generation (2017), iPad 6th Generation (2018), iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (2016 and newer devices recommended) Android on Google Play: Android OS 8.0 or higher, 64 bit. RAM 3GB or higher Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+ Tab S4, Google Pixel (2016 and newer devices recommended) NOTE: The list of compatible devices may change at any time and without any notice. Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Back to the Future is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and U-Drive Joint Venture. Licensed by Universal Studios. All rights reserved. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20)
  17. By Allen Voivod Our premium line of Fast & Furious cars proved so popular in 2019, we brought the series back for a sequel in 2020! The first mix of the year, "Fast Tuners," features cars from across the franchise that have been modified for maximum performance! Just like last year, this series features all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And the blister cards each give you a taste of a location from the movie in which the car appeared. Test your knowledge and see if you can guess them all before you make it down to the checklist! 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 1 – Fast Tuners Checklist: 2016 Subaru WRX STI (The Fate of the Furious – new casting!) Honda Civic EG (Fast & Furious – new casting!) Mazda RX-7 FD (2 Fast 2 Furious) Nissan 240SX (S14) (Fast & Furious) Nissan Silvia (S15) (Fast & Furious) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  18. By Gary Barnum Get ready to rock & roll! Our Pop Culture series will ramble on into 2020 with the first mix dedicated to Led Zeppelin, among the greatest rock bands of all time. The near-mythical band released its first album 50 years ago (yes, just the year after Hot Wheels debuted). They followed with a string of hit records that showcased their talent and versatility and made them one of the most successful rock acts of all time. These editions pay tribute to the covers of their first four albums, plus the iconic Swan Song logo which became their label. Our premium Pop Culture series vehicles feature top-notch deco, Real Riders wheels, and die-cast/die-cast construction. If you listen for them rocking in stores now, finding them might not be as hard, hard, hard as it seems. Haulin’ Gas (Led Zeppelin I) Super Van (Led Zeppelin II) Combat Medic (Led Zeppelin III) ’67 Austin Mini Van (Led Zeppelin IV) Hiway Hauler (Swan Song logo) 2020 Pop Culture Mix 1 – Led Zeppelin Checklist: ’67 Austin Mini Van (Led Zeppelin IV) Combat Medic (Led Zeppelin III) Haulin’ Gas (Led Zeppelin I) Hiway Hauler (Swan Song logo) Super Van (Led Zeppelin II) 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.
  19. HWC Staff

    Star Wars 2020 Starships Mix 1!

    By Allen Voivod We've got a good feeling about this! Our Star Wars Starships series will take you to all corners of the galaxy in 2020, with iconic vehicles from the light side and the dark side of this blockbuster franchise. Mix 1 includes six castings that can all be seen onscreen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. Pay special attention to the Super Star Destroyer™, a brand-new Starships casting. Just imagine Darth Vader™ on the bridge, order the launch of probe droids to find Luke Skywalker™ and the hidden Rebel base … it never fails to excite! Look for these on the pegs now. AT-AT™ Boba Fett's Slave 1™ Millennium Falcon™ Rebel Snowspeeder™ Super Star Destroyer™ X-wing Fighter™ – Red Five 2020 Star Wars Starships Mix 1: AT-AT™ Boba Fett's Slave 1™ Millennium Falcon™ Rebel Snowspeeder™ Super Star Destroyer™ (New casting!) X-wing Fighter™ - Red Five 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.
  20. By Gary Barnum Our first Mystery Models theme of 2020 will have your pulse pounding as it tears out of the starting gate at top speed! The World of Racing mix features 12 vehicles that not only match the theme in style, but also in décor. You won’t know what you’ve got until you open them, and you need to visit your local Walmart to get them. Watch for three mysterious mixes in 2020, with the first one available beginning in February. Note: Some of these cars will be gone faster than others, so be quick to collect the entire set. (Yes, we're saying not all are produced in the same quantities — we just can’t tell you which ones.) ’71 Mustang Funny Car 24 Ours Acura NSX Drift Rod Driftsta F1 Racer Ford GT Ford Mustang GT Concept Futurismo Mach Speeder Monteracer Track Ripper (Click here for full gallery images!) 2020 Mystery Models Mix 1: World of Racing Checklist (February 2020): ’71 Mustang Funny Car 24 Ours Acura NSX Drift Rod Driftsta F1 Racer Ford GT Ford Mustang GT Concept Futurismo Mach Speeder Monteracer Track Ripper Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  21. By Allen Voivod We're excited to announce a new series of Character Cars for 2020, dedicated exclusively to video games! Mix 1 of our Gaming Character Cars features five popular brawlers from Street Fighter V. After thirty years and more than a dozen titles – not to mention animation, manga, and more – the exploits of these five fighters have far outgrown their humble martial arts tournament origins. Our Character Cars were inspired by their appearances in this martial arts fighting game. You don't have to be player one to choose between them. You can just side scroll your way to the pegs and get them all! Ryu Chun-Li Blanka M. Bison Vega 2020 Gaming Character Cars Mix 1 – Street Fighter V Checklist (January 2020): Blanka Chun-Li M. Bison Ryu Vega 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. ©CAPCOM. Licensed for use by Mattel.
  22. By Gary Barnum For nearly a century, Disney and Pixar have been producing entertainment fun for the whole family. And for about half that time, Hot Wheels has been producing fun ways to entertain kids of all ages. When you bring them together, you get wonderful results! For 2020, we’ve got five Disney and Pixar Character Cars mixes that will bring a warm smile to every face in the house. And we’ve included numerous new castings, too! From lovable heroes to laughable villains, you’ll find these characters evocative of some unbelievable Hot Wheels designs. Start searching now! Here are the first three mixes for 2020: Anna (Click here for more images!) Elsa (Click here for more images!) Jafar (Click here for more images!) Olaf (Click here for more images!) Pluto (Click here for more images!) Pumbaa (Click here for more images!) Wall-E (Click here for more images!) Mix 1 (November 2019): Anna (New Casting!) Elsa Jafar (New Casting!) Olaf (New Casting!) Pluto (New Casting!) Pumbaa (New Casting!) Wall-E (New Casting!) Baymax (Click here for more images!) Belle (Click here for more images!) Dumbo (Click here for more images!) Jack Skellington (Click here for more images!) Mickey Mouse (Click here for more images!) Minnie Mouse (Click here for more images!) Olaf (Click here for more images!) Stitch (Click here for more images!) Mix 2 (January 2020): Baymax Belle Dumbo Jack Skellington Mickey Mouse Minnie Mouse Olaf Stitch Ariel Captain Hook Jiminy Cricket Mr. Incredible Steamboat Willie Timon Mix 3 (March 2020): Ariel (New Casting!) Captain Hook (New Casting!) Jiminy Cricket (New Casting!) Mr. Incredible (New Casting!) Steamboat Willie (New Casting!) Timon (New Casting!) ©Disney ©Disney/Pixar 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.
  23. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for February 2020. NOTE: Some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. But be ready to start searching! 2020 Car Culture Mix 2 – Japan Historics 3: (Widely available) ’68 Mazda Cosmo Sport (New casting!) ’75 Datsun Sunny Truck (B120) (New casting!) ’85 Honda City Turbo II (New die-cast chassis!) Nissan Silvia (CSP311) Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) (New die-cast chassis!) 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 2 – Motor City Muscle: (Widely available) ’61 Impala™ (New die-cast chassis!) ’66 Chevy® Nova™ ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport (New die-cast chassis!) ’87 Buick® Grand National™ GNX (New casting!) Ford F-150 SVT Lightning (New casting!) 2020 Flying Customs Mix 1: (Target) ’57 T-Bird ’68 Nova™ ’71 Datsun 510 ’13 COPO Camaro® Audacious Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback Custom ’72 Chevy® LUV™ Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) 2020 Mystery Models Mix 1 – World of Racing: (Walmart) 24 Ours ’71 Mustang Funny Car Acura NSX Driftsta Drift Rod F1 Racer Ford GT Ford Mustang GT Concept Futurismo Mach Speeder Monteracer Track Ripper 2020 HW Studio Character Cars Mix 2 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: (Widely available) Donatello Leonardo Michelangelo Raphael Shredder 2020 ZAMAC Editions Mix 1 (Hot Wheels Mainline Mix E): (Walmart) ’64 Chevy® Impala™ ’85 Honda City Turbo II Land Rover Series III Pickup Items and dates subject to change.
  24. By HWC Staff 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. Last year, we told you about the migration to a new forum platform. Well, that migration is now complete! If you haven't yet checked out the new and improved forums, here are some of the features you'll find: Navigation: Navigation bar at the top of forums gives direct access to Forums, Galleries, Calendar, etc. Topic navigation appears at both the top and bottom of each discussion "Latest News" module on Forums landing page gives you access to most recent posts Search: Robust search tools added for Forums, News, Galleries, etc. "Activity Streams" allows you to create and save custom search filters Social: View and reply counts show which topics have the most engagement "Like" option (similar to other social platforms) added for all posts, to supplement sharing options "Online Users" option in the top nav lets you see who’s online "Follow" function and other forum notifications have been improved; you can now be notified via email of updates by specific users and updates to specific topics, and determine your personal preference for how often to receive those notifications We hope you enjoy the new and improved HWC forum experience! Be sure to contact us if you're having any problems accessing the new forums. Thank you for your patience while we performed the upgrade – we think the results are pretty awesome, and hope you do, too.
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    Hot Wheels 2020 5-Packs Part 1

    By Gary Barnum You’ll find our annual Hot Wheels 5-packs are an excellent—and exponential—way to increase your collection. Each 5-pack features an exciting theme with appropriate and colorful decorations. Stock up! We've got a total of 17 spectacular 5-packs lined up for 2020. Following are the first eight themes and the vehicles you'll find in each. HW Fun Park: Boom Car Pedal Driver Loopster Bump Around Bread Box HW Exotics: Cadillac® Elmiraj ’15 Jaguar F-Type Project 7 Porsche 911 GT3 RS McLaren F1 GTR Aston Martin V8 Vantage HW Hot Trucks: ’17 Ford F-150 Raptor ’17 Jeep® Wrangler Custom ’62 Chevy® Pickup Dawgzilla Off Track Car Meet: ’12 Corvette® Z06 ’10 Camaro® SS™ 2010 Ford Mustang GT BMW 2002 ’71 Datsun 510 Track builder: Bye Focal II Burl-Esque Hypertruck RD-10 What-4-2 BATMAN™: ’11 Dodge Charger RT Silhouette II THE BAT™ Sooo Fast Batmobile™ Fast and Furious™: ’67 Custom Mustang ’70 Monte Carlo™ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) ’69 Camaro® City: Bassline Brit Speed Dieselboy Scoopa Di Fuego Two Timer 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. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s20) Fast & Furious is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
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