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  1. By Gary Barnum It’s hard enough to snag an edition of the Custom Camaro—but imagine having a prototype of this favorite in your collection! Be at HWC on 6/19 for your chance at a 3D Printed Prototype. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand, our dedicated employees went to work on something really special. Built in the U.S. by hand, this light-blue resin prototype features an opening hood and Redline wheels. It comes carefully packed in a wooden crate, which was also made here at Hot Wheels headquarters. Want to know more? Click here. Be on the lookout for another Mattel Model Sho
  2. By Allen Voivod Most auto repair shops and garages have their own shop trucks that help mechanics get the work done. They're not afraid to get dirty, but as you'll see in the latest Car Culture mix for 2018, they clean up quite nicely! "Shop Trucks" is the concept for Mix #4, featuring some of our picks for the best working trucks on the job today. The set also includes another level of real-world inspiration: the Econoline Pickup is based on the actual truck owned by iconic skateboarder Steve Caballero! Look for all of them on the pegs by the end of August. [attachment=6773:na
  3. NOTE: ALL Convention tickets and Special Event tickets are now SOLD OUT. By Gary Barnum Since it's our 50th Anniversary year, expect the 32nd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention in L.A. to be the ultimate celebration! The show dates are 10/3 to 10/7, and you won't even want to miss a minute. What: 32nd Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention When: Wednesday, Oct. 3 – Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 Where: Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel – Los Angeles, CA Info: Click here to purchase tickets
  4. By Gary Barnum The Custom '72 Datsun 240Z is a new twist on an old favorite. In 2018, Red Line Club members voted to see what an RLC sELECTIONs edition would yield. There's no stopping this one! Pre-order yours beginning June 11, 2018. The final results also called for a Spectraflame race team blue finish and Real Riders 6-spoke wheels. Clean and mean, this release will be a classic—just like the original. Make sure you get yours! [attachment=5317:name] [attachment=5318:name] [attachment=5319:name] [attachment=5320:name]
  5. By Gary Barnum Focus on the next collector event: it's at Target on 6/16! Our Mix L cases for the event will introduce three first-to-market cars as well as the Target Red Editions in Mix L. Get your Target version of Mix L at the in-store Collector Experience on Saturday, 6/16 at 11:00 a.m. local times (click here to find participating locations). You don't want to "miss" these! (Target's 50th Celebration begins with a kids event at 10:00 a.m.) The cases will include the Mix L Target Red Editions as previewed here. Cases will be opened starting at 11:00 a.m. (local times), and collector
  6. By Gary Barnum You may have missed the recent HW Collectors Nationals in Dallas—but RLC members don’t have to miss out on the RLC Exclusive Nationals car! Get yours at HWC on 4/24. The RLC Exclusive Collectors Nationals Datsun Bluebird 510 features an opening hood, time-honored Spectraflame pink finish, and Neo-Classics Redline wheels. It may not make up for missing all the fun of the show, but it will sure help! (Please note: Quantities are limited, so it's possible that not everyone who wants one will get one.) [attachment=5345:name] [attachment=5346:name]
  7. By Allen Voivod Ready for the green light on Forza Motorsport 7? The tenth installment in the high-octane competitive racing series is coming in October, and you can get revved up for it with a new series of Hot Wheels racers inspired by the best-selling games. In Forza Motorsport, “Chase Car” is an achievement. For the Forza Motorsport collection roaring onto the pegs at Walmart starting in September, your achievement will be to find the Ford Falcon Chase Car. It’s the lucky seventh car in the set! [attachment=5551:name] [attachment=5552:name] [at
  8. By Allen Voivod The first stage is complete! For maximum performance, we’ll keep working under the hood, but we couldn’t wait to show off the progress we’ve made so far. Update: Order History Thanks for your continued feedback on our new HWC site experience; your input is VERY valuable to us. The site has had some hiccups migrating to our new platform, and some data transfer has been delayed. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but please note we're working to update user accounts as quickly as possible. We're aware of the ‘Order History’ issue and will be rolling out a fix over the we
  9. By Allen Voivod What, us worry? Not when the jokes are in the hands of MAD Magazine’s “Usual Gang of Idiots.” But when it comes to the cars, Hot Wheels always gets the last laugh! ALFRED E. NEUMAN leads the parade in this collection, gap-toothed grin and all. Two other cars pay tribute to the classic sight gags and odd sound-effect noises that have been a staple of the mag, and the last two cars depict the BLACK SPY and the WHITE SPY in their never-ending battle. But let’s get serious for a moment. The collection is hitting the pegs in August, and you’re bound to crack a smile when you s
  10. By Allen Voivod Going to SDCC? Get to the Hot Wheels booth for your shot at our 2017 Star Wars™ exclusive! With Hot Wheels and Star Wars™, you know it’s going to go fast… For now, all we can tell you is that the 2017 Hot Wheels Star Wars™ SDCC Exclusive will be sold at the show in limited quantities, and it will NOT be sold on HotWheelsCollectors.com after the show. The world will learn exactly what it is when the blast doors open for San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 20. And the best news is, you don’t need to use a tractor beam, harpoons and tow cables, or a weapon set for stun to
  11. By Allen Voivod Going to San Diego Comic-Con? Get the Hot Wheels 2017 Exclusive Marvel Spider-Man™ Spider-Mobile™ (or variant Deadpool™ Dead Buggy™) at the show! The Spider-Mobile™ vehicle made its first appearance way back in Amazing Spider Man #130 in 1974. Essentially a Spidey-themed dune buggy, it featured a hood-mounted web shooter. Now Hot Wheels recreates this classic vehicle in 1:64 scale with a full die-cast edition featuring Real Riders wheels (and note the hubs on this baby!). BREAKING NEWS: Apparently, Spider-Man’s self-proclaimed #1 fan, Deadpool™, broke into the Mattel f
  12. When we offered the Hot Wheels Atari Beach Bomb Pickup at Comic-Con last year, we found a few error versions. So… April Fools — this version comes packaged without the surfboards! A stellar creation, this edition of the Beach Bomb Pickup features a Spectraflame-over-chrome finish (one of the last such editions) with Atari’s Asteroids deco! With Real Riders wheels and full-metal chassis, this should make a landing in your collection. There are only a very few of these, and we’ve discounted them to $19.99. You can find them in the Hot Wheels Shop April 1, 2014. Production car may vary from the p
  13. By Allen Voivod The third Hot Wheels Red Edition mini collection is pulling in to your local Target store now! Catch these exclusive colors of Mainline releases before they roar off the pegs! There will be three Red Edition releases in four of the 2017 Mainline mixes sent to Target stores. That’s a mini collection of 12 vehicles in all! The third set of three cars from the Red Edition mini collection can be found in Mix L, appearing in June: Night Shifter
  14. By Gary Barnum Phillips Petroleum was incorporated on June 13, 1917 – exactly 100 years prior to our release of this HWC Special Edition Blown Delivery featuring the company’s original logo. Already a casting favored by Hot Wheels fans, this edition features beautiful and authentic graphics commemorative of the era by our own Steve “HWC Van” Vandervate. Fuel up on this big beauty on June 13, 2017. Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame dark orange Deco: "Roadside Refueling and Repair" on sides w/ cream lower half & "Phillips 66" logo on doors Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Ri
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    2015 Hot Wheels Mainline Preview

    It's time to start making your annual checklist! We've got the Hot Wheels mainline releases for 2015 in our listing of segments and cars—a total of 250 editions. There are four categories and 34 segments for the 2015 line: • HW City (blue color code) – 11 segments/75 editions • HW Off-Road (yellow color code) – 9 segments/50 editions • HW Race (red color code) – 6 segments/60 editions • HW Workshop (green color code) – 8 segments/65 editions Scattered throughout the 34 segments, there will be 50 New Models, plus 15 Treasure Hunts and 15 Super Treasure Hunts. (The New Models are noted
  16. It’s silent, transparent, and moves at supersonic speeds! This is your chance to own the Hot Wheels Collector Edition WONDER WOMAN INVISIBLE JET™. Spend just $20 on select Hot Wheels at Walmart from 5/28/17 to 7/08/17, and get your own slice of super hero history. Specs: Body Color: Invisible Deco: Invisible Body type: Invisible Base: Invisible Window Color: Invisible Interior: Invisible To get this special mail-in Collector Edition, do the following (but please read the Official Rules for full details.) Buy any Hot Wheels 1:64 basic cars or multipacks totaling $2
  17. By Gary Barnum Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ’67 Camaro! Our HW version became one of the most popular castings of all time, so this Neo-Classics edition seems fitting. Joining HWC Series 14 with the opening hood, a Spectraflame bright orange finish and Neo-Classics Redline wheels, this release feels authentic in every way. Pounce on it when we offer it on 4/18, or you’ll miss it! Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame bright orange Deco: White roof and stripes on hood, sides, and rear Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics Redline wheels Base
  18. By Allen Voivod The galaxy won’t save itself, so it’s a good thing the Guardians of the Galaxy are back in full force for this Walmart-exclusive series. The most unlikely superhero team – Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Baby Groot – returns to the big screen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, debuting May 5, 2017. In anticipation of another fresh, fast-paced and hilarious sci-fi blockbuster, we’re launching this eight-car series featuring decos inspired by the fan favorite-characters and more. No need to thank us. Just collect them all at Walmart in May before the Mad Titan
  19. By Gary Barnum Starting as an April Fools’ gag, Mattel actually released Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet as a Comic-Con piece. Now Walmart’s next Collector Edition promotion is no joke! The April Fools’ joke we posted online in 2010 caught the imagination of collectors everywhere. By Comic-Con that year, due to popular demand, we released “the real thing.” It was a beautiful package containing just what you’d expect: an invisible product. Consider this your moment of truth: the next Walmart mail-in promo, beginning at the end of May, will be a Collector Edition version of Wonder Woman’s Inv
  20. By Gary Barnum The 17th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals takes the show to a new town for the first time: Pittsburgh, PA! You can get your tickets now for the April 5-9, 2017 show. When: Wednesday, Apr. 5 - Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 Where: Doubletree by Hilton*, Pittsburgh-Greentree, PA Info: Click here to purchase tickets or for more information. What better place to celebrate the world's greatest die-cast with friends old and new than Steel City? Included with your Nationals ticket are autograph sessions, room-to-r
  21. By Gary Barnum The ultimate Hot Wheels collection piece is a pre-production item. Hard to get, but you might score one if you go to the HW Collectors Nationals Charity Auction! Just remember you’ll need to be a Nationals ticket holder to participate. What: Charity Auction When: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) Where: 17th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals Doubletree by Hilton, Pittsburgh-Greentree, PA From pre-production pieces to test pieces to unproduced or custom pieces by our Hot Whe
  22. By Gary Barnum At a time when mid-size car sales were waning, Ford redesigned the Gran Torino for 1972 with a sleeker look and a distinguishing oval egg-crate grille – and it sold like mad. With an opening hood and Neo-Classics Redline wheels, our HWC Series 14 Neo-Classics edition of the '72 Ford Gran Torino Sport is the perfect homage to this remarkable design. Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame olive Deco: Light green stripes on top and sides Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics Redline wheels Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine
  23. By Gary Barnum Those famous, funny little fellows on wheels – the FARBs – are making a comeback. It's been 45 years, but they're looking as fine as ever! You couldn't go anywhere in the early '70s without seeing or hearing about the "FARB four." Stars of the race track, the FARBs also made appearances on television, films … and even cut a hit folk music single before disbanding, citing "creative differences." Hot Wheels gets the band back together this year for the reunion tour absolutely no one has been clamoring for! Their outfits may have changed color for variety, but they can still
  24. By Gary Barnum One of three “Spoilers” from the original Hot Wheels Club Kit in 1970, this modified Plymouth Barracuda reigned supreme. The King Kuda returns on 3/14. This HWC release features a hand-polished Spectraflame finish, Neo-Classics Redline wheels, and a collector's button and decal sheet – just like the originals! Priced at $19.99 each, the King Kuda has a production quantity of no more than 5,000 pieces. Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame aqua
  25. By Gary Barnum The rugged 1987 Toyota Pickup breaks out as an HW Collector Edition! Just spend $20 on select Hot Wheels at Walmart from 2/26/17 to 4/22/17. Specs: Body Color: ZAMAC Deco: Gloss black w/chartreuse stripes on hood and roof; HW logo and “1” on sides Body type: Metal Wheels: Real Riders exotic wheels & off-road tires w/red stripe tampo Base: Zinc-plated chassis Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior: Black To get this special mail-in Collector Edition, do the following (but please read the Official Rules for full details.) Buy any
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