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  1. 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 5 is filled with new challengers to the speed records you established with the cars you've already got. 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. '70 Ford Escort RS1600 The Dark Knight™ Batmobile™ GT Hunter Justice League™ Batmobile™ Knight Rider K.I.T.T. The Mystery Machine™ Night Shifter Solid Muscle Twin Mill Volkswagen T1 GT-R (Target first-to-market!) Hot Wheels™ id Mix 5 Checklist: '70 Ford Escort RS1600 The Dark Knight™ Batmobile™ GT Hunter Justice League™ Batmobile™ Knight Rider K.I.T.T. The Mystery Machine™ Night Shifter Solid Muscle Twin Mill Volkswagen T1 GT-R (Target first-to-market!) 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. THE DARK KNIGHT, JUSTICE LEAGUE, and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19) ™ & © UNI SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s19)
  2. By Gary Barnum There were a lot of great Hot Wheels releases to track down in 2019. We’re sure you don’t want to miss any of them, so we’ve packed them into one enormous set! The 2019 Hot Wheels Mainline Factory-Sealed Set is fully filled with 455 vehicles, which includes the 6 mail-in promotional Collector Editions and lots more. Bring home the big one! SOLD OUT Including all 30 Mainline Mini Collections, you’ll find the following in this humongous set: 50 New Models 15 Treasure Hunts 15 Super Treasure Hunts 6 Hot Wheels Collectors Editions Walmart ZAMAC Editions Target Red Editions Kmart Exclusive color variations Kroger Exclusive color variations GameStop Exclusive color variations Walgreens Exclusive color variations Mainline color variations Packaging: Packaged in a decorative display box with smaller cartons inside Each set features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/1,000) Availability: RLC Members (36-hour Priority Window): 1/28/20 at 9 a.m. PT until 1/29/20 at 9 p.m. PT HWC Account Holders (if not sold out): 1/30/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $549.99 plus shipping and processing each; this item will include a $24.99 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) 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 during the 36-hour RLC Priority Window On 1/30/20, unless sold out, there is a limit of ONE (1) per HWC Account, and RLC Members may purchase their limit of ONE (1) if they did not do so during the Priority Window (purchase limits subject to change after RLC Priority Window) Rewards Points for RLC Members: 0 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. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels Boulevard Series Returns

    By Gary Barnum Imagine nothing but the best and coolest cars driving down your streets. Putting the “jam” in traffic jam, our Hot Wheels Boulevard series returns featuring nothing but collector-favorite castings. Each vehicle in the series features optimal classic deco, Real Riders wheels, and die-cast/die-cast construction. There are four mixes planned for 2020, and every one is a favorite. You’d be proud to drive any one of these around town! Here’s a look at the first mix, expected to arrive on Walmart shelves in December. Bone Shaker (Also a Hot Wheels life-sized car) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) (Nismo livery) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Urban Outlaw livery) ’67 Camaro® (Featured in TV commercials) ’83 Chevy® Silverado™ 4x4 (Lifted) 2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard Mix 1 Checklist: ’67 Camaro® (Featured in TV commercials) ’83 Chevy® Silverado™ 4x4 (Lifted) Bone Shaker (Also a Hot Wheels life-sized car) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) (Nismo livery) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Urban Outlaw livery) 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 Gary Barnum What’s red hot and belongs in your collection? The Target-exclusive Hot Wheels Red Edition mini collection vehicles! Start the smolder for 2020 now with Mainline Mix C at your local Target store. Look for a total of 12 Red Edition releases throughout the year, with three vehicles in four different mixes. We figure you’ll be burning for this information, so here’s what to look for in the first two mixes. The first three editions should begin to appear in December. 2020 Target Red Editions Mix C Checklist (December 2019): Indy 500 Oval Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Gotta Go 2020 Target Red Editions Mix H Checklist (April 2020): Bone Shaker Aston Martin Vulcan Tooligan 2020 Target Red Editions Mix C Checklist (December 2019): Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Gotta Go Indy 500 Oval 2020 Target Red Editions Mix H Checklist (April 2020): Aston Martin Vulcan Bone Shaker Tooligan 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.
  5. By Gary Barnum Customizers started lowering their cars and trucks as early as the late ’40s by using sandbags in their trunks, cutting their spring coils, etc. By the late ’50s, the practice was outlawed. But in 1959, a hydraulic system was developed so riders could raise or lower their cars and beat the law. Our RLC Exclusive 1969 Chevy® C-10 pays tribute to the lowrider—with a new Hot Wheels feature allowing you to raise or lower it! SOLD OUT With a twist of the switch on the C-10’s chassis, you can raise the car to “Street” mode, or lower it to “Slam’d” mode. You can run it “low and slow,” or you can run it raised. Take a little trip and see… Make sure you’re not too slow when this edition is offered at HWC on 1/21/20. Besides the new special feature, this release sports a Spectraflame root beer finish, cream side and rear panels, and Real Riders 5-spoke wheels. It rests in a felt-lined blister frame within a decorative outer box. Specs: Features: Switch to raise or lower truck suspension Body Color: Spectraflame root beer Deco: Authentic manufacturer logos Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 5-spoke wheels Base: Full-metal, matte-black-painted chassis Window Color: Medium smoke-tinted Interior Color: Brown Packaging: Felt-lined blister frame in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,500) Availability: Available Only to 2019 RLC Members (until item is sold out): 1/21/20 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $24.99 plus shipping and processing each; extra charges may apply for express shipping or special handling (customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay additional shipping charges or taxes) We do offer international shipping to other countries – please see shipping costs and details here (international shipping availability subject to change) Limit of ONE (1) per 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.
  6. HWC Staff

    Fast & Furious Mix 5 Rewinds Time!

    By Allen Voivod Our last Fast & Furious Premium Assortment mix for 2019 is a bit of a high-concept idea. It started like this: What if we took some of the freewheeling cars you know from the global blockbuster franchise, looked at previous generations of those cars, and made them look like their modern-day movie counterparts? That's how you get "Fast Rewind," the fifth and final mix of the year! All-metal castings and Real Riders wheels come standard, as does the level of detail any car aficionado would deeply appreciate. As for the extras, look carefully at the blister cards. You'll see each of the five racing against the backdrop of a nighttime cityscape. But if you look at each one's reflection in the asphalt, you'll see the newer-generation version of the car that appears onscreen! FXD52 Mazda RX-3 Nissan Skyline (C210) Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Silvia (CSP311) Fast & Furious Mix 5 – Fast Rewind Checklist: Mazda RX-3 Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Silvia (CSP311) Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X Nissan Skyline (C210) 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. HWC Staff

    Team Transport Mix 4 Hauling for Home!

    By Allen Voivod Time to pack it up and call it a year! Team Transport, the extension of the Car Culture brand of premium detailed Hot Wheels castings, heads for home with Mix 4, the last one for 2019. Get ready to have twice as much collecting fun on this latest run to the pegs! As with previous entries in this doubled-up series, the cars and their transporters feature coordinated decos, with all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. And we saved some new tools to cap it off, including the Ford C-800 hauler and the Jaguar E-Type Lightweight coupe. Complete your own "haul" and get them all! Custom '64 Galaxie 500/Ford C-800 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type /Carry On Nissan Fairlady Z/Sakura Sprinter . . . Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34)/Aero Lift Team Transport Mix 4 Checklist: Custom '64 Galaxie 500/Ford C-800 Jaguar Lightweight E-Type /Carry On Nissan Fairlady Z/Sakura Sprinter Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  8. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for January 2020. 2020 Hot Wheels Entertainment Mix 1: (Widely available) Ghost Rider Dodge Charger K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode Lotus Esprit S1 Masters of the Universe™ Wind Raider™ (New casting!) Thundercats™ Thunder Tank (New casting!) 2020 Team Transport Mix 1: (Widely available) Aero Lift w/ RWB Porsche 930 Sakura Sprinter w/ Mazda 787B Wide Open w/ ’70 Plymouth Superbird 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.
  9. HWC Staff

    HW Studio Character Cars: Marvel!

    By Gary Barnum Leaping from the pages of colorful comic books to the big screen, Marvel’s characters have found new adventures in their Cinematic Universe. Keeping the action rolling, these studio stars become Hot Wheels Character Cars! Marvel is featured as the first Studio Character Cars mix of 2020, including three new castings! The adventure never ends when you pit your favorite characters against each other on wheels. (I wonder who casts stronger lightning bolts—Thor or Storm?) Better suit up and be prepared; look for this mix now. Captain America (New Casting!) Cyclops (New Casting!) Iron Man Mark XXXVIII Magneto (New Casting!) Hulk Storm (New Casting!) Thor (Moving hammer!) Deadpool HW Studio Character Cars Mix 1 – Marvel (December 2019): Captain America (New Casting!) Cyclops (New Casting!) Deadpool Iron Man Mark XXXVIII Magneto (New Casting!) Hulk Storm (New Casting!) Thor (Moving hammer!) Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © 2020 MARVEL
  10. HWC Staff

    Cruisin' to See and Be Seen!

    By Allen Voivod With a name like "Cruisin'," our final Car Culture Premium Assortment for 2019 sounds like it's going to take things leisurely. And you'd be right! These cars were made to be admired as they glide down the boulevard on a sultry Friday night. Now it's your turn to collect them and show off your new rides! Each of the five entries in this mix rolls along with the authentic details, all-metal castings, and Real Riders wheels you've come to expect. That would be more than enough to get any Car Culture fan to the pegs, but adding two new tools on top of that? Well, that's just the icing on the cake, my friend. Toyota Supra '69 Chevelle SS 396 2014 Custom Mustang Custom '93 Nissan Hardbody (D21) (new tool!) Volkswagen "Classic Bug" (new tool!) Car Culture Mix 6 – Cruisin' Checklist: '69 Chevelle SS 396 2014 Custom Mustang Custom '93 Nissan Hardbody (D21) (new tool!) Toyota Supra Volkswagen "Classic 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.
  11. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for November 2019. 2019 Car Culture Mix 6 – Cruise Boulevard: (Widely available) ’69 Chevelle SS 396 2014 Custom Mustang Custom ’93 Nissan Hardbody (D21) (New tool!) Toyota Supra Volkswagen “Classic Bug” (New tool!) 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.
  12. HWC Staff

    These Wheels Are a Scream: Halloween Series!

    By Gary Barnum If you’re doing it right, you probably plan your costume in advance. Not that you’d dress up as a Hot Wheels car – but you could. Prepare now for the scary season with our Halloween series! Six frightening rides feature foreboding deco with a fearsome jack-o’-lantern emblem. Entombed on a dark blister card, they will make for chilling races if you unleash them. But don’t worry – since they’re Hot Wheels, we’re sure you’ll come out ahead. Rigor Motor Torque Screw Covelight Rocket Box Altered Ego Power Rocket Look for these editions exclusively at select retailers including grocery, drug stores, and hobby stores beginning as early as July. Checklist: Altered Ego Covelight Power Rocket Rigor Motor Rocket Box Torque Screw 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 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.
  14. HWC Staff

    Walmart Entertainment Mix 5: SpongeBob!

    By Allen Voivod Hail, hail, the gang's all here! For our final Walmart-exclusive Entertainment mix of 2019, we've gathered many of the stars of the long-running series SpongeBob SquarePants. And by long-running, we're calling attention the fact that the show is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! You don't get to broadcast more than 250 episodes (and counting!) without a memorable cast of characters, and for this mix, you'll find six of them depicted on the sides of cars designed by the Hot Wheels team. After all, an original show like SpongeBob SquarePants deserves a set of equally original castings! Combat Medic (SpongeBob) Carbonic (Gary) Circle Trucker (Plankton) Bedlam (Squidward) Monster Dairy Delivery (Patrick) Ultra Rage (Mr. Krabs) Walmart Entertainment Mix 5 – SpongeBob Checklist: Bedlam (Squidward) Carbonic (Gary) Circle Trucker (Plankton) Combat Medic (SpongeBob) Monster Dairy Delivery (Patrick) Ultra Rage (Mr. Krabs) 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. © 2019 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Created by Stephen Hillenburg.
  15. 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.
  16. By Gary Barnum The holidays are great for bringing out a feeling of warm nostalgia. We think of past holidays and pleasant memories. This holiday season, we’ve got a little nostalgia for you – a long-standing collector favorite comes back to help us celebrate. The Volkswagen Drag Bus makes an appearance! Invite this sweet RLC Exclusive Holiday edition to your collection. Once almost an annual mainstay, the Volkswagen Drag Bus hasn’t seen a release at HWC since our Series 14 edition back in 2016. It’s a welcome tradition, perfect for a holiday edition! Featuring festive candy cane holiday décor and Neo-Classics whitewall wheels with gold hubs, this is the present you want to bring home for the holidays. Sold Out Specs: Features: Opening body Body Color: Spectraflame steel blue Deco: Hot Wheels logo, candy canes, and snow on sides; "Happy Holidays" message on top Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics whitewall wheels w/ gold hubs Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Gold Packaging: RLC blister card w/ representational art Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/10,000) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 12/17/19 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) Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  17. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for December 2019. 2020 Hot Wheels Boulevard Mix 1: (Walmart) ’67 Camaro® ’83 Chevy® Silverado 4x4 Bone Shaker Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus 2020 Car Culture Mix 1 – Door Slammers: (Widely available) ’70 Ford Escort RS1600 ’71 Datsun 510 ’71 Porsche 911 (New die-cast chassis!) Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA BMW 2002 2020 Fast & Furious Mix 1 – Fast Tuners: (Widely available) 2016 Subaru WRX STI (New casting!) Honda Civic EG (New casting!) Mazda RX-7 FD Nissan 240SX (S14) Nissan Silvia (S15) 2020 Pop Culture Mix 1 – Led Zeppelin: (Widely available) ’67 Austin Mini Van Combat Medic Haulin' Gas Hiway Hauler Super Van 2020 Star Wars™ Starships Mix 1: (Widely available) AT-AT™ Boba Fett's Slave 1™ Millennium Falcon™ Rebel Snowspeeder™ Super Star Destroyer™ (New casting!) X-wing Fighter™ – Red Five 2020 Target Red Editions Mix 1 (Hot Wheels Mainline Mix C): (Target) Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Gotta Go Indy 500 Oval 2020 Walmart American Steel: (Walmart) ’61 Impala ’64 Galaxie 500 ’66 Ford 427 Fairlane ’67 Pontiac® Firebird™ ’69 Mercury Cougar ’69 Shelby GT 500 ’70 Buick® GSX™ ’70 Camaro® ’70 Pontiac® GTO™ Judge ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport 2020 Walmart Premium Sets Mix 1: (Walmart) Aero Lift with: Datsun 510 Wagon Nissan Fairlady Z Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX 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.
  18. By Gary Barnum With its wedge shape and scissor doors, it would become an exotic car icon after first appearing in the early 1970s. By the time we reached the ’82 Lamborghini Countach LP500 S, it featured a power upgrade courtesy of a 4.8-liter engine. Upgrade your collection with our RLC Exclusive release on 12/10/19! Just over 300 of the original 1:1 scale LP500 S were released. For the first release of this casting for Hot Wheels, our tooling features the opening scissor doors. This edition also features Real Riders aero wheels with gold hubs. Keeping it classy, it’s encased in acrylic. It will be an astonishing addition to your collection. SOLD OUT Specs: Features: Opening scissor doors Body Color: Spectraflame red Deco: Authentic manufacturer logos Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders aero wheels w/ light micro gold hubs Base: Full-metal, matte black-painted chassis w/ painted details Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Tan w/ painted details Packaging: Acrylic case in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,500) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 12/10/19 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.
  19. By Gary Barnum Did you miss the Red Line Club membership sale earlier this year? Well, we’ve got good news for you! We’re making more 2019 Red Line Club memberships available. So if you’ve been missing out on HWC and RLC editions, this is a good place to get in; membership includes the RLC Exclusive Custom Camaro®! The Membership Kit: For this year’s membership car, we’ve chosen a favorite of many collectors: the classic Custom Camaro® with opening hood and Neo-Classics Redline wheels. Specs: Features: Opening hood Body Color: Spectraflame black Deco: Thin red stripe across front Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics Redline wheels Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis and engine Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Red w/ black-painted steering wheel Also included with your membership kit is a vintage-style 2019 RLC metal button featuring an image of the car. Plus you’ll receive a cool 2019 RLC membership patch, designed by our own Steve “HWC Van” Vandervate. The Membership: You can start to enjoy the membership benefits outlined below when you become a member of the 2019 Red Line Club. The membership is a great value at $24.99—the same price as when it began in 2002! RLC Priority Window: RLC members get an exclusive Priority Window on most of our online sales. Only RLC members can place orders during this Priority Window. The length of the Priority Window will be announced for each sale, but it will not be less than 24 hours. Our cars frequently don’t last past the Priority Window, so don’t miss the best chance you’ll have of getting your favorites. RLC Exclusive Cars: We’ll continue our innovative and exciting RLC sELECTIONs series this year. It means we’ll add another scorching hot release chosen with direct input from you — our RLC members! It’s your chance to help us with the creation process of an edition you want to see — and you help us choose color and wheels, too. Only club members get to vote for these, and we only offer them to club members when they become available. You may also notice other RLC Exclusive releases. Whenever this happens, you’ll definitely want to make sure your membership is up to date—if you’re not a member, you won’t be able to get these RLC Exclusive releases. RLC Rewards Program: As a Red Line Club member, you will earn one Rewards Point per dollar spent on most HWC items in the shop* — not just on HWC Series editions, as in previous years. You’ll also be able to earn Rewards Points on orders you place outside of the Priority Window! Some exceptions may apply, and will be noted on the individual product pages where that’s the case. Later in the year, you will be given Rewards Codes to redeem for special merchandise and other various items. We’ll have more Rewards details for you in a separate article later, but the thing to remember is that you can’t get any Rewards if you don’t join the club and order merchandise. Free Shipping: As an RLC member, you will receive free Standard Shipping on any order totaling $49 or more**! The more you purchase, the more you save. Also, certain HWC site content is only for RLC eyes – you don’t want to miss that kind of information. So if you missed your first chance at the 2019 RLC Membership and that Custom Camaro®, this is your chance to jump in the Club! *Rewards Points are earned on product purchase price after any coupons and discounts are applied, and exclude dollars spent on shipping, tax, and membership fees. Points are earned on specified items throughout the earning period for use on site during the Redemption Period late in 2019. **Valid after discounts and before shipping, handling, and/or taxes are added and applies automatically at checkout. Must select Standard Shipping to qualify. Not applicable to initial RLC membership purchase; will apply to purchases made thereafter. Excludes shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico, international, P.O. Box, and APO/FPO addresses. Expires at 11:59 p.m. ET on 12/31/2019. Packaging and Quantities: Each membership vehicle is packaged on a blister card with a collectible button in a Kar Keepers clamshell case Availability: Available to HWC account holders beginning 5/21/19 at 9 a.m. PT (Signing up for HWC is quick and easy… click here to get started!) Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $24.99 plus shipping and processing; customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay an additional shipping charge We do offer international shipping to additional countries; for the list of available countries and more shipping options and information, click here (international shipping availability subject to change) Membership is limited to one per person/email address Refunds only, no exchanges Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  20. 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.
  21. By Allen Voivod If you love pictures of Hot Wheels vehicles, we bet you'll be in asphalt heaven with pictures of hundreds of them on one poster! And if you love collecting Hot Wheels, then you need a guide to help you get 'em all in your garage. Either way, our 2019 Mainline Poster Set is just the thing to satisfy your driving desires! This multi-part set was available in four waves: Wave 1: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings shown (including three Treasure Hunt castings) – SOLD OUT Wave 2: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings shown (including seven Treasure Hunt castings) – SOLD OUT Wave 3: Featuring 10 mini collections with all castings shown (including five Treasure Hunt castings) – SOLD OUT Wave 4: Featuring all 30 mini collections with all castings shown (including 15 Treasure Hunt castings) – SOLD OUT View All Posters! Wave 1 (Sold Out) Wave 2 (Sold Out) Wave 3 (Sold Out) Wave 4 (Sold Out)
  22. By Gary Barnum The Skyline can trace its roots to royalty. The first Skyline was produced by the Prince Motor Company in 1957. It eventually made its way to Nissan, of course, and became the legend we know and love. Make it the jewel in the crown of your collection with the RLC Exclusive ’01 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) on 11/12/19! The original Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) was not released in North America. This edition gives you a chance to get a pristine edition with opening hood (a first for this casting), Real Riders 6-spoke wheels, and lots of detailing at a more affordable price. Make a noble effort to get yours! Specs: Features: Opening hood (First time for this casting!) Body Color: Spectraflame Race Team blue Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 6-spoke wheels Base: Full-metal, matte black-painted chassis w/ painted details and engine w/painted details Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Black w/ painted details Packaging: RLC blister card in Kar Keepers clamshell case Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,500) Availability: Available Only to RLC Members (until item is sold out): 11/12/19 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) Refunds only, no exchanges Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  23. 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.
  24. HWC Staff

    Fast & Furious Mix 4 Goes Off-Road!

    .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 Fast & Furious Premium Assortment for 2019 is about to do something you might not expect. But then again, you should be ready for surprise turns from this franchise! "Furious Off-Road," our fourth mix in this series, features castings that perform just fine without asphalt under their tires, thank you very much. And four of the five are new tools! Like the previous mixes in this assortment, these latest entries feature all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. As for the blister cards, if you look carefully, you'll see another car from the mix driving behind the featured car. And is that airplane moving? Yup, you'll see its progress across the sky as you look from 1 to 5. Keep an eye on your local pegs, you should be seeing these soon! Subaru WRX STI (new diecast chassis!) 1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (new tool!) Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top (new tool!) 1967 Off Road Camaro™ (new tool!) Hummer® H1 (new tool!) Fast & Furious Mix 4 – Furious Off-Road Checklist: 1967 Off Road Camaro™ (new tool!) 1991 Mercedes-Benz G-Class (new tool!) Hummer® H1 (new tool!) Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top (new tool!) Subaru WRX STI (new diecast chassis!) © Universal City Studios LLC. 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.
  25. .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 August 2019. 2019 Car Culture Mix 5 – Street Tuners: (Widely available) ’95 Mazda RX-7 ’96 Nissan 180 SX Type X Honda S2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) Pandem Subaru BRZ (New Tool!) 2019 Pop Culture Mix 3 – The Beatles: (Widely available) Combat Medic Custom GMC Panel Van Deco Delivery Quick D-Livery Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus 2019 Target Throwback Mix 2: (Target) ’55 Corvette® ’64 Impala™ ’70 Camaro® ’73 Pontiac® Firebird® ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT Cockney Cab II Corvette® C6 Humvee® 2019 Team Transport Mix 3: (Widely available) Aero Lift w/ Nissan Skyline GT-R (BNR34) Sakura Sprinter w/ Nissan Skyline HT 2000GT-X Volkswagen T1 Transporter Pickup w/ Porsche 356A Outlaw 2019 Walmart Entertainment Mix 4 – Fast & Furious: (Walmart) ’61 Chevrolet® Impala™ (The Fate of The Furious) ’70 Monte Carlo™ (The Fast and The Furious) ’95 Mazda RX-7 (The Fast and The Furious) Buick® Grand National™ (Fast & Furious) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (The Fast and The Furious) Nissan 370Z (Fast Five) 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.
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