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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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum 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.
  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 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
  6. 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; }
  7. .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.
  8. .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.
  9. 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.
  10. .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 When we say that the next Walmart Auto Series mix features cars taking to the open road, we mean the open-world road – as in, the open-world racing video game Forza Horizon 4! Look for them on the pegs beginning in July 2019. You can collect more than 450 cars inside the game, and we’ve captured six of them here for you, on card backs that evoke the dynamic changing of the seasons you’ll experience in Forza Horizon 4 when you get behind the wheel. Just because you’re racing, it doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy the view outside your windshield! ’92 BMW M3 ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X Aston Martin 1963 DB5 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Lamborghini Veneno Porsche 911 GT2 (993) Walmart Auto Mix 4 – Forza Checklist: ’92 BMW M3 ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X Aston Martin 1963 DB5 Lamborghini Veneno Porsche 911 GT2 (993) Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe 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. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels™ id Bundles in the Shop!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum By now, you know about the thrilling new evolution of Hot Wheels collecting: Hot Wheels™ id vehicles! Physical cars you can both collect in the real world and play with in the virtual world, this is a new generation of Hot Wheels you don’t want to miss. And we’re here to help you get revved up! Some of the best and boldest castings Hot Wheels has to offer are featured in these bundles – collector favorites! Finished in Spectraflame paint with fully detailed premium-level deco, they also debut our new “ID” wheels (look for the “DIJ” mini collection for the vehicles with those). With these bundles, you can start off right with several cars to scan into your Hot Wheels™ id app. Shop Now! NOTE: Hot Wheels Race Portal™ available separately. Hot Wheels Smart Track® is not included in these bundles. Not only will these collectible cars have limited production runs, they 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. In case you missed it, check out the article about Hot Wheels™ id cars here. For even more information and details, check out the special Hot Wheels™ id website at hotwheels.com/id. We’re making two bundles and the Race Portal™ available at this time. Hot Wheels™ id Launch 3-Pack ($20.97): 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT Aston Martin One-77 Corvette® C7.R Hot Wheels™ id Collector 5-Pack ($34.95) '17 Nissan GT-R (R35) 2018 Camaro™ SS™ Bone Shaker Lamborghini Miura P400 SV Pagani Huayra Hot Wheels™ id Race Portal™ ($39.99) And once you’ve “downloaded” these bundles (by ordering them, of course), keep an eye out for more bundles later this year. 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) Available for Android on Google Play starting on or around July 10, 2019. 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. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  12. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels™ id Mix 4 Launching at Target!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Allen Voivod Physical cars you can play with and collect in both the real world and the virtual world, Hot Wheels™ id is taking the racing world by storm. Now, with Mix 4 on the horizon, we're thrilled to announce that you'll soon be able to get this new generation of vehicles at Target! (And keep your eyes peeled for a related Amazon live event happening in early October, too.) As with previous mixes, Hot Wheels™ id collectible cars have limited production runs and will be packaged in a new, premium box configuration designed with collectors in mind. These packages allow you to remove the car, then put your car back in for storage. Rodger Dodger (Amazon exclusive!) Oval Drive Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (Target exclusive!) Batman™ Arkham Knight™ Batmobile™ Time Attaxi HiWay Hauler 3.0 Rip Rod (Target first-to-market!) Darth Vader™ Character Car (Apple Store first-to-market!) Hot Wheels™ id Mix 4 Checklist: Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile (Target exclusive!) Batman™ Arkham Knight™ Batmobile™ Darth Vader™ Character Car (Apple Store first-to-market!) HiWay Hauler 3.0 Oval Drive Rip Rod (Target first-to-market!) Rodger Dodger (Amazon exclusive!) Time Attaxi For more information and details, check out the special Hot Wheels™ id website at hotwheels.com/id. APP COMPATIBILITY: Before purchasing Hot Wheels™ id, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements below: Apple: iOS 11 or newer iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPad Air 2, iPad 5th Generation (2017), iPad 6th Generation (2018), iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (2016 and newer devices recommended) Android on Google Play: Android OS 8.0 or higher, 64 bit. RAM 3GB or higher Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, S9 / S9+ Tab S4, Google Pixel (2016 and newer devices recommended) NOTE: The list of compatible devices may change at any time and without any notice. Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. BATMAN and all related characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s19) Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile designed by George Barris.
  13. HWC Staff

    Pop Culture Fab Five: The Beatles!

    .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Gary Barnum By far the most powerful of the 1960s pop music British Invasion, The Beatles soared to unparalleled heights of fame and admiration. Dubbed the “Fab Four,” the band has had an honored few unofficial “fifth Beatle” members. Our third Pop Culture mix of 2019 officially features five fabulous Hot Wheels castings! The deco and blister cards for these five editions each pay tribute to one of The Beatles’ stellar albums. Each edition features full-metal construction and Real Riders wheels. Getting your hands on all five is your ticket to ride! Quick D-Livery (With The Beatles) Custom GMC® Panel Van (Help!) Combat Medic (Revolver) Deco Delivery (Yellow Submarine) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Abbey Road) Pop Culture Mix 3 - The Beatles Checklist: Combat Medic (Revolver) Custom GMC® Panel Van (Help!) Deco Delivery (Yellow Submarine) Quick D-Livery (With The Beatles) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Abbey Road) © 2019 Apple Corps Ltd. A Beatles™ Product. Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  14. .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description img{ width:100%; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid img{ width:100%; margin: 0 0 5% 0; } .pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description .container-fluid{ padding:0 0 0 0; } .pluck-login-comment-wrapper, .pluck-login-comment-links-wrapper { width: 100%!important; max-width: 600px!important; } .mattelBlogWrapper div.pluck-publicBlogs-blogPost-description { overflow-x: hidden!important; } By Allen Voivod San Diego Comic-Con kicks off July 17th, and pre-orders for the Mariokart™ Metal Mario Vehicle at the Mattel Shop ended June 23rd. However, some people who pre-ordered the Metal Mario vehicle will actually get something different. A limited number will receive the Mariokart™ Gold Mario Vehicle instead! The details about pre-ordering, and for buying it at Mattel’s SDCC booth, are below. But first, have a look at each of the convention edition collectibles you could score from Mattel! Mariokart™ Metal Mario Vehicle ($20) Hot Wheels brings Metal Mario to life from the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise! Piloting a die-cast replica of a Standard Kart and equipped with a Power Glider, he soars above Rainbow Road on his way to another Lightning Cup victory. Accurate to the finest detail, it’s a display that is sure to have you shouting, “Bravissimo!” Mariokart™ Gold Mario Vehicle ($20) Congratulations! Getting this box means you’ve “unlocked” a super-special Gold Mario—a goal only the best racers can achieve! Hot Wheels brings Gold Mario to life from the fan-favorite Mario Kart franchise! Piloting a die-cast replica of a Standard Kart and equipped with a Power Glider, he soars above Rainbow Road on his way to another Lightning Cup victory. Accurate to the finest detail, it’s a display that is sure to have you shouting, “Bravissimo!” Now, we need you to take note of the following VERY IMPORTANT DETAILS to ensure that you receive this or any other 2019 SDCC pre-ordered items. You MUST be an SDCC ticket holder. If you are not, then you will not receive any of your pre-ordered items. You MUST check in at the Mattel Booth (#2945) at SDCC to verify your pre-order. Here are the dates and times for check-ins: Wednesday, July 17: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Thursday, July 18: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM Friday, July 19: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM Saturday, July 20: 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM Sunday, July 21: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM You MUST present ALL of the following at check-in, and the names MUST match on ALL of them: 2019 SDCC badge Photo ID Order confirmation Once we confirm your order at check-in, we will ship your pre-ordered item(s) directly to you after SDCC ends. You WILL NOT pick up your item(s) at SDCC. We know you’ll be carrying around a lot of swag at SDCC, and we want to make it easier on you! Rather than having to carry around your Mattel item(s), we’ll have them shipped to you after the convention. If the item(s) you want sell out during the pre-order phase, you still have another opportunity! 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 another shot at them. Remember – you MUST attend SDCC, you MUST check in at the Mattel Booth at SDCC, and your name MUST match on your SDCC badge, photo ID, and order confirmation for us to verify and ship your pre-order items to you after the convention. Good luck, and have a great time at SDCC! Limit 5 per item per order. Pre-sale order shipping available in all locations serviced by the Mattel Shop. Orders made by the same customer in excess of the limit will not be honored. Discounts, offers, and promotions cannot be applied to San Diego Comic-Con items. Attendee must confirm pre-sale purchase by checking in at the Mattel booth (#2945) at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con: San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101, July 17 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, July 18–20 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM, or July 21 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Attendee must show their 2019 San Diego Comic-Con badge, their ID, and order confirmation. The name on the SDCC attendee badge and ID must match the name on the order. Order will be shipped after the event ends. 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. TM & © 2019 Nintendo
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    2019 HW Entertainment Mix 3 Gets Tasty!

    .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 Premium Replica Entertainment Assortment for 2019 just got a little more yummy. Why, you may ask? Well, Mix 3 includes some castings that'll start your mouth watering, keep your stomach rumbling, and – thanks to Deadpool, whose previously-seen Chimichanga Truck has been reimagined as an Ice Cream Truck – get your sweet tooth chattering! Like the previous mixes in this assortment, these latest entries feature all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. There are other special facets of this mix, too: The Pizza Planet Truck is a brand-new casting; the Subaru is based on a real-life participant in the Gumball 3000 rally; and the Bone Shaker deco is based on the in-game livery from Rocket League. If that's not "entertaining," we don't know what is! Aston Martin DB10 (Spectre) Bone Shaker (Rocket League livery) Pizza Planet Truck (Toy Story – new casting!) Subaru Impreza WRX (Gumball 3000) Deadpool Ice Cream Truck (new deco!) 2019 HW Entertainment Mix 3 – Checklist: Aston Martin DB10 (Spectre) Bone Shaker (Rocket League livery) Deadpool Ice Cream Truck (new deco!) Pizza Planet Truck (Toy Story – new casting!) Subaru Impreza WRX (Gumball 3000) Spectre © 2015 Danjaq, MGM, CPII. Spectre, , and related James Bond Trademarks, TM Danjaq. All rights reserved. Aston Martin, the Aston Martin Wings logo and the model name DB10 are trademarks owned, licensed or used by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. All rights reserved. TM & © 2015-2019 Psyonix LLC. Under license, all rights reserved. © 2019 MARVEL. ©Disney/Pixar Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  16. By Gary Barnum We know you love our premium retail series … but we also know you can’t always find all the ones you want. For a couple of our best mixes of 2019, we’ve assembled some special bundles in our Shop for you. You can get the Car Culture: Street Tuners, and you can get the Fast & Furious: Furious Off-Road mixes—in duplicates! With each of these special bundles, you'll receive TWO of each vehicle in the Mix (total of ten). That’s one to open, and one to keep in the package. It's a great way to complete your set in one shot! Car Culture: Street Tuners Car Culture Mix 5: Street Tuners: '95 Mazda RX-7 '96 Nissan 180 SX Type X (new diecast chassis conversion!) Honda S2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) Pandem Subaru BRZ (new tool!) Fast & Furious: Furious Off-Road Fast & Furious Mix 4 – Furious Off-Road: 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!) Impreza WRX STI (new diecast chassis!) © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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    RLC Exclusive '55 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

    By Gary Barnum It’s probably one of the most recognizable status sports cars of all time. If you’ve got a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, you’re in good company … the car has been owned by world-famous movie stars, artists, fashion designers, and architects. If you don’t have one, you can pick up the RLC Exclusive edition at HWC on 11/19/19. The casting makes its Hot Wheels debut with this release. The opening gull-wing doors are possibly the most distinguishing visual feature of this car, so we’ve featured these on our tooling. The 300 SL represents the most elegant lifestyles, so we’ve enclosed this edition in a sturdy acrylic case. Seize one, and take your place among the elite! SOLD OUT! Specs: Features: Opening gull-wing doors Body Color: Spectraflame olive Deco: Mercedes-Benz logo on rear Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders stock car wheels Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Dark red 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): 11/19/19 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.
  18. By Gary Barnum We know you love our special cases of Hot Wheels with Exclusive Variations and First-To-Market releases. And we’ve got a mix for you at GameStop! It’s a win/win when you order online or attend the GameStop Collector Day event to pick up your cases. The in-store event will be held on 11/2 at 10:00 a.m. local times. (Click here to find participating locations. We recommend that you check with your local GameStop in advance and confirm that they will have the event.) But if you can't make the event and/or want to get a jump on these, you'll find these cases available online at GameStop.com beginning 10/26. Up to four variations exclusive to GameStop will be in these cases. The first appearance of up to three editions will also be included. Here’s the checklist of those editions to look for in these cases: Exclusive Color Variations: ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona (Orange) ’91 Mazda MX-5 Miata (Dark Green) ’19 Ford Ranger Raptor (Silver) Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (Blue) ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona (Orange) ’91 Mazda MX-5 Miata (Dark Green) ’19 Ford Ranger Raptor (Silver) Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (Blue) First-to-Market: ’68 Chevy® Nova™ (Rod Squad) ’96 Porsche Carrera (Porsche) BMW K 1300R (Factory Fresh) ’68 Chevy® Nova™ (Rod Squad) ’96 Porsche Carrera (Porsche) BMW K 1300R (Factory Fresh) Want the Hot Wheels 2019 Collector Edition '70 Chevelle Delivery™ delivered to your collection? This is a great way to pick up at least 20 Hot Wheels vehicles to participate in the mail-in promotion! Items and dates subject to change. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
  19. By Gary Barnum With your help, we picked out an HW Flames Mini Collection for the 2020 Mainline that will burn bright in your collection! Now we can reveal the results of your heated votes from last year. The top ten made the cut. Below are the 2020 HW Flames mini collection vehicles, and this is the order in which they finished: ’67 Camaro® ’68 Shelby GT500™ ’64 Chevy® Nova™ Station Wagon ’69 Dodge Charger 500 ’65 Ford Galaxie ’71 Dodge Charger ’73 Ford Falcon XB Custom Ford Maverick ’57 Plymouth Fury ’49 Merc Convertible How did the rest of the options finish in the poll? We knew you’d want to know, so here’s how the rest of last year’s offerings came in: ’70 Plymouth Barracuda ’81 Ford Fairmont Purple Passion ’15 Dodge Challenger SRT ’07 Ford Mustang ’64 Lincoln Continental Surf Crate 16 Angels Hi-Roller Now we need your help again. Check out our next survey, and help us plan the Muscle Mania Mini Collection for 2021! Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Availability subject to change. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, MOPAR, Plymouth, RAM, SRT, HEMI and related logos, vehicle model names and trade dress are trademarks of FCA US LLC and used under license by Mattel, Inc. © 2019 FCA US LLC
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  21. There’s still time to grab your tickets for the 14th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Chicago. Note that ticket sales will close on March 10. What: 14th Annual Hot Wheels® Collectors Nationals When: Wednesday, April 2 - Sunday, April 6, 2014 Where: Doubletree by Hilton – Oak Brook, IL Info: Click here to purchase tickets or for more information. You do not want to miss out on the special commemorative edition Hot Wheels vehicles made by Mattel specially for the Nationals! There will also be more of them at certain events throughout the show. Take a look! Volkswagen T1 Drag Bus '70 Dodge HEMI Challenger Ghostbusters Ecto 1 Activities included with your Nationals ticket include: Room-to-room selling and trading – Find that elusive piece you've been looking for Autograph sessions - Hot Wheels designers and special guests Custom Car Contest - Check out the wild entries and/or enter your own creation Seminars - Custom Cars, Redlines Collecting, Variations Downhill & Sizzlers Racing Children's Activities - Includes Scavenger Hunt and Coloring Contest Finale (Saturday) - Guest speaker and Q&A with Mattel, plus Finale car Hot Wheels Toy Show (Sunday) - Loads of merchandise, open to the public (Table space is available to ticket holders for $25.00) NOTE: Tickets for the Nationals are $70.00 each ($75 if purchased online) and good for all five days. You may purchase tickets online (see link above) or by mail. Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales will end March 10 or when the last ticket is sold, whichever occurs first. This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel.
  22. Every year, we create entertainment-themed vehicles to commemorate the granddaddy convention of them all, San Diego Comic-Con. This year, of course, is no different and we’ve got your first look at two of the cars for 2014! Hot Wheels® The Homer ($30) Hot Wheels® proudly presents The Homer from everyone’s favorite animated comedy, “The Simpsons.” This vehicle is a faithful reproduction in awesome collectible packaging of the Homer Simpson-designed car “that’s everything the average man ever dreamed of!” Hot Wheels® Aston Martin DB5 ($20) It’s the movie car that became almost as famous as 007 himself! This detailed Hot Wheels® version of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 comes with a special spy-catching deco and a Comic-Con package that you won’t want to miss. So how can you get these rad rides for your very own? They’ll be available for pre-order from our friends at MattyCollector.com on June 24 for pickup at San Diego Comic-Con and available for purchase at the show. Not going to SDCC? That’s okay, we’ve got you covered! We’ll have a limited quantity available right here at HotWheelsCollector.com later this summer.
  23. By Gary Barnum Legendary comic artist/painter Alex Ross is known for his majestic hero work and more. Now Hot Wheels pays tribute to this titanic talent with a Pop Culture collection. Known for his incredibly life-like renditions of superheroes such as those of DC Comics, some of Ross’ most iconic work is reflected in this set. And don’t miss the representational blister cards – also the work of Alex Ross. This super set will emerge in March. [attachment=7095:name] [attachment=7096:name] [attachment=7097:name] Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus [attachment=7098:name] [attachment=7099:name] [attachment=7100:name] [attachment=7101:name] [attachment=7102:name] [attachment=7103:name] Haulin' Gas Custom '77 Dodge Van [attachment=7104:name] [attachment=7105:name] [attachment=7106:name] [attachment=7107:name] [attachment=7108:name] [attachment=7109:name] '67 Austin Mini Van '66 Dodge A100 Checklist: '66 Dodge A100 (Green Lantern™) '67 Austin Mini Van (Wonder Woman™) Custom '77 Dodge Van (Batman™) Haulin' Gas (Superman™) Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Justice League™) 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. All DC characters and elements © & ™ DC Comics. (s18)
  24. By Allen Voivod Here’s a heads-up on the Hot Wheels Entertainment series! This premium line is kicking off 2018 with some of your favorite names in movies, TV, music, and gaming. An upgraded time-traveling DeLorean powered by refuse, the 1:64 scale version of the custom Corvette featured on Fast N’ Loud, and other vehicles that sprouted from pure imagination in wildly different genres of entertainment make up the first mix in 2018. Here’s what you’ll be looking for on the pegs. [attachment=7082:name] [attachment=7083:name] [attachment=7084:name] [attachment=7085:name] [attachment=7086:name] [attachment=7087:name] Back to the Future Part 2 Mr. Fusion Time Machine Beatles Yellow Submarine [attachment=7088:name] [attachment=7089:name] [attachment=7090:name] [attachment=7091:name] [attachment=7092:name] [attachment=7093:name] Gas Monkey ‘68 Corvette® Urban Warthog Checklist: Back to the Future Part 2 Mr. Fusion Time Machine Beatles Yellow Submarine Gas Monkey ‘68 Corvette® Urban Warthog 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 Studios and U-Drive. © 2018 Gas Monkey Holdings, LLC. All rights reserved. General Motors Trademarks used under license to Mattel, Inc. ©2018 Microsoft. © 2018 Apple Corps Ltd. A Beatles™ Product. TM & © Universal Studios and Amblin.
  25. By Gary Barnum It's an RLC holiday treat from Santa! Mark Jones' Cabbin' Fever finally returns in this special Red Line Club Exclusive edition. Haul it ho-ho-home! Visit the Shop now! Specs: Features: Tip-back ramp Body Color: Spectraflame red Deco: "Red Line Club HOLIDAY DELIVERY" on sides Body Type: Mirrorized ZAMAC Wheels: Neo-Classics Redlines wheels Base: Full-metal, Mirrorized ZAMAC chassis Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Silver Packaging and Quantities: Packed in a Hot Wheels Kar Keeper case Individually numbered sticker (xxxx/4,500) Availability: RLC Exclusive Offer Begins: 12/15 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $19.99 plus shipping and processing each (Canadian customers shipping to Canada pay the standard shipping rate plus an additional $5.00; shipping to PO Boxes within the US by Expedited Mail pay the standard rate plus an additional $15.00) Two each per RLC membership during the first day of availability Limit of five per order on the second day and beyond (if quantities remain) Refunds only, no exchanges Production car may vary from the photo shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.
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