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  1. .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.
  2. 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.
  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 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.
  4. HWC Staff

    Exclusive Fast & Furious Box Set on Amazon!

    .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 The Fast and the Furious launched a franchise that has kept our hearts racing as fast as the cars in the films. Hot Wheels has captured that level of excitement with our Fast & Furious series this year—especially with this Amazon-exclusive boxed set of racers which appeared in the first film! With authentic deco and logos, these street racers feature full-metal castings with Real Riders wheels. Fixed on blister cards that convey a feeling of night speed, these form a panoramic view when laid side-by-side. Now packed in a decorative collector box! Race over to Amazon.com to catch your rides! Nissan 240SX (S14) '95 Mitsubishi Eclipse '95 Mazda RX7 Volkswagen Jetta Mk3 Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) Checklist: '95 Mazda RX7 '95 Mitsubishi Eclipse Nissan 240SX (S14) Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) Volkswagen Jetta Mk3 © 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.
  5. .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 San Diego Comic-Con kicks off July 17th, and pre-orders for the Armored Batmobile™ at the Mattel Shop ended June 23rd. The details about pre-ordering, and for buying it at Mattel’s SDCC booth, are below. But first, have a look at the convention edition collectible you can score from Mattel! Armored Batmobile ™ ($25) Hot Wheels joins the BATMAN™ 80th Anniversary celebration with this show-stopping tribute to the BATMOBILE™ featured in 1989’s hit film, Batman™. Poised for action in a dark GOTHAM CITY™ alley with BATMAN™ himself standing guard, this crime-fighting machine is ready for anything. When trouble comes, a protective armored shell is magically revealed and lowered onto the BATMOBILE™, cocooning it from evil in all its forms! Now, we need you to take note of the following: You MUST be an SDCC ticket holder. If you are not, then you will not be able to purchase this item. We’ll have a limited supply on hand for purchase at SDCC, too, so if you’ve got a ticket to the show, you’ll have a shot at getting this item. Good luck, and have a great time at SDCC! Purchase limits per item and per customer may apply. Attendee must visit the Mattel booth (#2945) at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con: San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101, for the opportunity to purchase this item. Items and dates subject to change. Production items may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations, and wheel type. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19)
  6. HWC Staff

    Change to Saved Credit Card Information

    We're posting today to let you know we've performed a shop update related to the encryption of stored credit card information. All of your information is safe! No data breach or vulnerability of any kind has occurred. This was simply a routine system procedure. However, when we performed this update, all saved credit card information was purged from our system. If you had a saved credit card on file, you will need to add it back to your profile, now that our update is complete. Please log in to your account and re-enter your credit card details and billing information. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding as we continue to provide a safe and secure shopping experience at HotWheelsCollectors.com.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. On Monday, 10/28 at 12:01am, the forums will shut down and begin the migration to a new provider. 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 October 28th, 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: We expect to go live by 11/8. So it won’t be too long before you can access the new and improved version of the HWC/RLC forums.
  9. .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.
  10. 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!
  11. .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 July 2019. 2019 Halloween: (Select retailers including grocery, drug stores, and hobby stores) Altered Ego Covelight Power Rocket Rigor Motor Rocket Box Torque Screw 2019 Larry Wood 50th Anniversary: (Walmart) ’68 Dodge Dart ’69 Ford Mustang Bone Shaker Custom ’53 Chevy® Pass’n Gasser Purple Passion Rodger Dodger Shelby Cobra Daytona Street Rodder Wild Thing 2019 Satin & Chrome: (Select retailers including grocery, drug stores, and hobby stores) ’63 Chevy® II ’70 Plymouth Superbird ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Aristo Rat Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® Custom ’71 El Camino® Gotta Go 2019 Walmart Auto Mix 4 – Forza Horizon 4: (Walmart) ’92 BMW M3 ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X Aston Martin 1963 DB5 Lamborghini Veneno Porsche 911 GT2 (993) Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 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 – get hunting! Items and dates subject to change.
  12. .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 HWC Staff Mario Kart™ is a fast-paced, fun-filled, powered-up video game phenomenon! Whether your go-to pick is Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or another character, you’ll have a tough time deciding between these fantastic, colorful, and addictingly collectible die-cast Mario Kart renditions. Mario (Standard Kart) Luigi (Mach 8) Peach (Standard Kart) What’s your favorite Mario Kart course? Now you can re-create iconic scenes with our brand-new track sets and die-cast character karts! Just, uh, make sure you don’t wreck and watch out for the competition! Hot Wheels Mario Kart Circuit Track Set Build out your Mario Kart world by dropping these game-inspired nemesis sets into your larger set. Re-create scenes from the game and challenge yourself to different and more difficult set-ups! Hot Wheels Mario Kart Thwomp Ruins Track Set Hot Wheels Mario Kart Piranha Plant Slide Track Set Checklist: Light-Blue Yoshi (Standard Kart) Bowser (Badwagon) Koopa Troopa (Circuit Special) Luigi (Mach 8) Mario (Standard Kart) Peach (Standard Kart) Rosalina (Standard Kart) — Gamestop Exclusive Toad (Sneeker) Wario (Standard Kart) Yoshi (B-Dasher) 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. Die-cast karts are sold separately.
  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 From bygone eras to more recent vehicles, Hot Wheels has delivered some spectacular rides. Our 2019 Target Throwback series tosses eight great pieces your way in the second mix of the year. From the ’50s right up to more modern designs, you can expect to find the best and brightest in this collection. These editions feature eye-catching deco, and they’re mounted on sharp blister cards that denote the era associated with the car and artwork of the car itself. Find your faves at Target. ’55 Corvette® Cockney Cab II ’64 Impala™ ’70 Camaro® ’73 Pontiac® Firebird® Humvee® Corvette® C6 ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT Target Throwback Mix 2 Checklist: ’55 Corvette® ’64 Impala™ ’70 Camaro® ’73 Pontiac® Firebird® ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT Cockney Cab II Corvette® C6 Humvee® 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. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. .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.
  17. HWC Staff

    RLC Exclusive ’55 Chevy® Gasser on 7/30

    .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 become one of the most beloved castings Hot Wheels has to offer. But this RLC Exclusive ’55 Chevy® Gasser offers us a special glimpse at history, too! Fly into the past with us when it becomes available at HWC on 7/30/19. We land in Burma, just prior to the U.S. entry into WWII. A clandestine unit of the Chinese Air Force is being formed … with American military personnel! Discharged from the armed services, these Americans became the 1st American Volunteer Group contracted to help China fight Japan. Nicknamed "The Flying Tigers," they would later play a crucial role in WWII and inspire books and films. The Flying Tigers would begin with a fleet of Curtiss P-40B “Warhawk” fighter planes. These planes were painted with the shark mouth deco which would later become iconic. Sturdy, armored, and well-armed, these planes were known especially for a speedy dive “boom-and-zoom” maneuver. The last P-40B planes used in military service – in Brazil – were retired in 1954. Which brings us to our 1955 Chevy®. (A note of interest is that some former Flying Tigers pilots formed an airline used primarily for cargo – Flying Tigers – which operated until they were purchased in 1988 by Federal Express.) Your collection will be the bomb with this insanely glorious edition. Appropriately featuring the shark mouth deco and warplane insignias, it includes authentic racing logos as well. Finished in Spectraflame olive and landing on Real Riders wheels, it’s enclosed in an acrylic case – resembling a museum exhibit. You’ll want to display it, so make sure your RLC membership is up to date — it’s an RLC car (exclusive for RLC members). Specs: Body Color: Spectraflame olive Deco: Matte black roof, WWII 1st AVG Flying Tigers-inspired deco with authentic sponsor logos on sides Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Front - Real Riders classic wheels; Rear - Real Riders deep-dish wheels w/ cheater slicks tires and Firestone tampo Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Silver VUM w/ painted details on seats and engine Packaging: Acrylic case in decorative outer box Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/12,000) Availability: Available to RLC Memberships (until item is sold out): 7/30/19 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) Rewards Points for RLC Memberships (per purchase): 25 Refunds only, no exchanges 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. .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.
  20. .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 Hot Wheels aren’t just cool; they’re so cool they’re smooth. Our Satin & Chrome series highlights that with seven slick editions. These releases feature a satin gray finish with new chrome orange deco. Well, one of them is less satin gray and more liquid gold. But you get the idea. Picking up where last year’s Black & Gold series left off, you’ll recognize the bold package styling. And how do we follow up the 50th anniversary of the world’s best die-cast brand? Well, with the 51st anniversary, of course! Note the number “51” on each of these pieces. Custom ’71 El Camino™ ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® Aristo Rat ’63 Chevy® II ’70 Plymouth Superbird Gotta Go Look for these editions exclusively at select retailers including grocery, drug stores, and hobby stores. Checklist: ’63 Chevy® II ’70 Plymouth Superbird ’71 Datsun 510 Wagon Aristo Rat Custom ’67 Pontiac® Firebird® Custom ’71 El Camino™ Gotta Go 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. 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; }
  22. HWC Staff

    Car Culture Mix 5 Features Street Tuners!

    .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 has hit the open track and the desert, and now it's taking on a new scene with "Street Tuners"! Mix 5 features modern legendary import street tuner cars – you know, the kinds with loud exhaust, flush wheels, all metal castings and Real Riders wheels. Well, those last two things only apply to the Hot Wheels versions. The mix includes a new tool (the Pandem Subaru BRZ) and a new diecast chassis conversion (on the '96 Nissan 180 SX Type X). The packaging features a location where you can easily imagine a race between these Street Tuners taking place -at sunset down by the wharf, where there's a ton of straight-line space and all the dock workers have gone home for the day. Now, set up the scene for yourself at home and add these asphalt champs to your collection! Nissan Silvia (S15) '95 Mazda RX-7 '96 Nissan 180 SX Type X (new diecast chassis conversion!) Honda S2000 Pandem Subaru BRZ (new tool!) Car Culture Mix 5 – Street Tuners Checklist: '95 Mazda RX-7 '96 Nissan 180 SX Type X (new diecast chassis conversion!) Honda S2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) Pandem Subaru BRZ (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.
  23. .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.
  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 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.
  25. HWC Staff

    Team Transport Mix 2 Keeps on Truckin'!

    .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 After a well-earned rest stop and refueling, our Team Transport Premium Assortment for 2019 is ready to hit the highway again with Mix 2! Both the car and the rig hauling it feature coordinated decos, and the level of quality and detail you'll find on both is a tribute to the Car Culture badge of honor they're carrying to the pegs. The '66 Super Nova and Retro Rig from Mix 1 are making an encore appearance, which must mean you're destined to get two of them, in addition to the two new pairings in Mix 2. After all, time gets a little stranger when you get too close to a black hole… ... And speaking of the two new pairings, both of the speedsters being transported are tools with deco based on real-life, race-car-inspired liveries. '66 Super Nova/Retro Rig Mercedes-Benz 190E (new tool!)/Fleet Flyer Nissan Fairlady Z (new tool!)/Sakura Sprinter Team Transport Mix 2 Checklist: '66 Super Nova/Retro Rig Mercedes-Benz 190E (new tool!)/Fleet Flyer Nissan Fairlady Z (new tool!)/Sakura Sprinter 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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