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  1. 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.
  2. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels Retail Releases for November 2019

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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  6. 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)
  7. 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.
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    RLC Exclusive Holiday Cabbin' Fever on Dec. 15

    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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    The New HotWheelsCollectors.com Peels Out

    If you're a true wheelhead, your pulse races at the thought of a tricked-out street car or a sweet concept car or a mud-sucking monster truck. It might be at a show, in a film, or online… it doesn't matter where they are. Cars are always on the move, and so are Hot Wheels. For more than a decade, HotWheelsCollectors.com has brought you the must-have die-cast versions of the vehicles you crave. It's been an awesome journey, and now it’s time to turn the corner with our all-new HWC 2.5. The features you love are still here, plus we're going off the track to bring you more Hot Wheels content than ever – all wrapped in a sleek new look. Cruise around the site and check it out. We think it's pretty easy to navigate, but feel free to ask us any questions. And just to keep you in the loop — we're not gonna slow down now. We're putting the pedal to the metal on HWC 3.0 and aiming straight at next year to deliver a world-class online experience. You're in the driver's seat, so have some fun. And let us know what you think. — HWC Gary
  10. These are the show cars you’ll want to show off! The Hot Wheels Entertainment series features vehicles from your favorite films and television shows. Along with several new castings, this 1:64 line features authentic details, Real Riders wheels and full–metal castings. Here are the mixes planned for 2015: Mix 1 (June 2015): '58 Plymouth – Christine '83 Chevy Silverado – Friday Night Lights Ford F–250 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind New Casting! Rapid Responder – Emergency! Mix 2 (August 2015): '67 Camaro – Christine '70 Dodge Charger R/T – The Fast & The Furious BTTF Time Machine – Hover Mode – Back to the Future II New Casting! BTTF Time Machine – Mr. Fusion – Back to the Future Toyota 2000GT Roadster – James Bond "You Only Live Twice" New Casting! Mix 3 (October 2015): '56 Chevy – The Brady Bunch New Casting! ’74 Checker Taxi Cab/Checker Marathon Cab – Taxi New Casting! '80s Corvette – James Bond "A View To A Kill" The Dark Knight Batmobile – The Dark Knight trilogy New Die-cast Chassis! Kawasaki GPZ 900R – Top Gun New Casting! Mix 4 (October 2015 – available only at select hobby retailers): '76 Ford Grand Torino – Starsky & Hutch New Casting! Back To The Future Time Machine – 1955 – Back to the Future III The Bat – The Dark Knight Rises New Die-cast Chassis! Ghostbusters Ecto–1 Cartoon Car – The Real Ghostbusters (animated) New Casting! Lotus Esprit S1 – James Bond "The Spy Who Loved Me" New Die-cast Chassis! ​ ’58 Plymouth – Christine ‘83 Chevy Silverado – Friday Night Lights Ford F–250 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind Rapid Responder – Emergency! Items and dates subject to change.
  11. HWC Staff

    HWC Special Edition Steam Punk Truck

    By Gary Barnum Is it history, alternate history, or future history? The steampunk genre covers a lot of ground — which makes it a perfect place to find the HWC Special Edition Steam Punk Truck, the latest design by Larry Wood! This edition of the extraordinary casting will be offered at HWC on 3/12/19. Complete with a tow bar that raises and lowers, swivels, and extends, the Steam Punk Truck design features plenty of gadgetry and gizmos. This edition is finished in Spectraflame olive, and includes Real Riders five-spoke wheels with gold foil stripe. If your expedition breaks down, you want reliable steam-powered backup! Specs: Features: Tow arm raises and lowers, swivels, and extends Body Color: Spectraflame olive Deco: "RED LINE CLUB HEAVY TRANSPORT" and gold star logo on sides, gold trim Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders five-spoke wheels w/ gold foil stripe Base: Full-metal, chrome-plated chassis Window Color: Clear Interior Color: Silver VUM w/hand-painted details Packaging and Quantities: Packaged on an HWC Special Edition blister card in a Kar Keepers clamshell case Each vehicle features an individually numbered sticker (xxxx/6,000) Availability: RLC Members (36-hour Priority Window): 3/12/19 at 9 a.m. PT until 3/13/19 at 9 p.m. PT HWC Account Holders (if not sold out): 3/14/19 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $19.99 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) Limit of TWO (2) per RLC Membership On 3/14/18, unless sold out, there is a limit of TWO (2) per HWC Account, and RLC Members may purchase their limit of TWO (2) if they did not do so during the Priority Window (purchase limits subject to change after RLC Priority Window) Rewards Points for RLC Members (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.
  12. By Gary Barnum There are Hot Wheels based on vehicles that roll, float, or fly. It doesn't matter which modes of transportation you collect or use, but you want to be at the 19th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Lombard, IL. From April 3 to April 7, the sold-out event offers a variety of fun! What: 19th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals When: Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 7, 2019 Where: Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL Info: Click here for more information Hit the souvenir room when you get to the show — you'll want to pick up the commemorative edition Hot Wheels vehicles made especially for the Nationals. There will be more at the show, but here are the ones we can show you now: Volkswagen Drag Bus Custom Camaro® Custom Camaro® Your Nationals ticket includes a lot of fun: buy, sell, and swap Hot Wheels — both rare and common from all eras — with plenty of other collectors. And don't miss the following activities: Room-to-room selling and trading Autograph sessions (Mattel Hot Wheels staff, both former and current) Custom Car Contest Seminars (Customizing, Redlines Collecting, Variations) Downhill & Sizzlers Racing Children’s Activities (Scavenger Hunt, Custom Car Design, Coloring Contest, and more) Saturday Finale (Guest speaker and Q&A with Mattel, plus Finale car) Sunday Hot Wheels Toy Show (Open to the public – over 75 vendor tables, autographs, raffles, and more) Here are the optional special events you don’t want to miss (tickets for these events are sold separately in advance): “Evening with Manson Cheung” Dinner – Thursday, April 4: Is he back from the future? Manson Cheung designed the DeLorean casting for Hot Wheels, among other popular pieces. Dinner guests will receive a souvenir dinner car (produced by Mattel, limited to no more than 4,000 pieces), T-shirt, patch, and more. HWC Vending Machine: Pulling for some great Hot Wheels merchandise? It's exciting to see what comes out of this magical machine! Help others when you help yourself to more Hot Wheels activities. Advance tickets are required; visit the Nationals website for availability as these may not be sold out. And there's always a winner; your generous participation benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Button Bingo No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game And every show attendee is welcome to bid on special Hot Wheels items at the Charity Auction during the show (no advance tickets required for this). It might be cold or windy, but don't worry — Hot Wheels will warm you up! 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. This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel. All Trademarks not owned by Mattel are the property of their respective owners, and are used with permission.
  13. We revealed some exciting upcoming releases at the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Lexington, KY. Missed it? Here's your chance to take a peek. Below are the galleries for each series. Make sure you see 'em all! Mainline Reveals Heritage Reveals Entertainment Reveals Pop Culture Reveals HWC/RLC Reveals
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    HW 2017 Mainline Posters Offer

    By Gary Barnum Start planning your 2017 collection now! Our colorful mainline posters create the ultimate Hot Wheels checklist – be sure to get them all. Our multi-part poster set will be offered in four parts: Part 1: All 30 mini collections with one sample car from each - Available Now! Part 2: 20 mini collections with all castings included - Available Now! Part 3: Final 10 mini collections with all castings included Part 4: Full year poster with all 30 mini collections and all castings (excluding recolors) Order My Posters! Production vehicles may vary from photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type
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    2017 HW Marvel Character Car Mixes, Part 1

    By Gary Barnum From New York City to the other side of the galaxy, these Marvel heroes-turned-Hot Wheels will save the day! Don’t let the action pass you by. Mix 1 (Nov. 2016): Elektra™ (New tool!) Daredevil™ Groot™ Hulk™ Iron Man™ Spider-Man™ Wolverine™ Mix 2 (Dec. 2016): Iron Fist™ (New tool!) Captain America™ Green Goblin™ Iron Man™ The Punisher™ Spider-Man™ Venom™ Mix 3 (Feb. 2017): Groot™ Go-Kart (New tool!) Yondu™ (New tool!) Hulk™ Iron Man Mark XLVI™ Rocket Raccoon™ (New deco!) Star Lord™ Mix 4 (March 2017): Mantis™ (New tool! Rare!) Nebula™ (New tool! Rare!) Drax™ Gamora™ Groot™ Go-Kart Rocket Raccoon™ Star Lord™ Yondu™ © 2017 MARVEL All Trademarks not owned by Mattel are the property of their respective owners, and are used with permission. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Availability subject to change.
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    Hot Wheels Collaborates With The Beatles!

    By Gary Barnum 1968 was a big year. Hot Wheels debuted. And Yellow Submarine, The Beatles' innovative animated film based on their hit song, was released. The two now join for this special series. Their success unprecedented, The Beatles had already conquered the hearts and minds of music and film lovers worldwide. The Fab Four opened a new door when they launched the animated Yellow Submarine film to critical praise. Hot Wheels celebrates this artistic achievement with a Yellow Submarine edition in the 2016 mainline (pictured here), as well as the six-car assortment you'll find at Walmart. With each of the Beatles Yellow Sub characters represented on one of the cars (including George on the Morris Mini, a car he actually drove), the psychedelic series also includes editions decorated with the Blue Meanies and the Yellow Submarine itself. Prepare to set sail, and get all your friends on board! Bump Around (Yellow Submarine deco) Cockney Cab II (John Lennon deco) Fish'd & Chip'd (Paul McCartney deco) Morris Mini (George Harrison deco) Fast FeLion (Ringo Starr deco) Volkswagen Kool Kombi (The Blue Meanies deco) Checklist: Bump Around (Yellow Submarine deco) Cockney Cab II (John Lennon deco) Fast FeLion (Ringo Starr deco) Fish'd & Chip'd (Paul McCartney deco) Morris Mini (George Harrison deco) Volkswagen Kool Kombi (The Blue Meanies deco) To help celebrate the partnership, the Cirque du Soleil-managed Beatles Shop at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas will feature a grand window display. It includes a huge, continuous track for the Yellow Submarine, plus a pedestal featuring our very special series. Items and dates subject to change.
  17. HWC Admin Too

    Team Transport Mix #2 Rolling Into Stores Now

    By Eve Orio When we debuted the all-new Car Culture Team Transport lineup, we promised a second release for 2018. It's rolling into stores now, so get your ears on and listen up for the details on Mix #2! Paying homage to some of the top racers from the ‘70s onward, each Team Transport package includes both the car and its companion hauler with matching deco. And, like every Car Culture release, the vehicles in this mix feature all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. Complete your 2018 Team Transport collection when they’re dispatched to a store near you! ’72 Plymouth Cuda Funny Car & Retro Rig Plymouth Duster Funny Car & Retro Rig Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX & Sakura Sprinter™ Porsche 962 & Fleet Flyer™ MIX #2 CHECKLIST: Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX & Sakura Sprinter™ ’72 Plymouth Cuda Funny Car & Retro Rig Plymouth Duster Funny Car & Retro Rig Porsche 962 & Fleet Flyer™ MIX #1 CHECKLIST: ’69 Nissan Skyline Van & Carry On (Cargo Carriers) Nissan Laurel 2000 SGX & Sakura Sprinter (Japan Historics 2) Porsche 356 Speedster & Volkswagen Transporter T1 Pickup (Eurospeed) 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.
  18. The heat returns to Mexico City with the 6th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention Mexico. The formal dinner on Friday night honors special guest Hot Wheels designers Phil Rielman and Ryu Asada and celebrates the debut of the Mastretta MRX as a Hot Wheels casting. Want more heat? Check out the exclusive '55 Chevy Panel at the show! EVENT DETAILS: What: 6th Annual Hot Wheels Collector Convention Mexico 2013 When: Friday, Sept. 20 - Sunday, Sept. 22 Where: World Trade Center and Crown Plaza Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico More Info: www.hwmexicocollector.com This '55 Chevy Panel is a hot one! Here are the specs: Features: Opening rear door w/slide-out motorcycle Body Color: Micro Intense blue finish Deco: Orange flames w/Convention logo on sides Body Type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders GT wheels w/ red stripe tampo Base: Full-metal, ZAMAC chassis Window Color: Light smoke-tinted Interior Color: Orange On exhibit will be the Mastretta MRX and the Hot Wheels edition Camaro, plus several other 1:1 (life-sized) cars, and special Hot Wheels exhibits commemorating the brand's 45th anniversary. And you can always find plenty of 1:64 die-cast on hand to trade or sell! Other highlights and activities of the show include: Custom Contest Downhill and Sizzlers racing Hot Wheels Bingo Hot Wheels Collect & Compete competition Team Hot Wheels tech lounge Radio Control track And more! Visit the official website (referenced above) for more information.
  19. By Gary Barnum When Hot Wheels ripped out of the starting gate in 1968, it was with 16 exhilarating cars. And those cars have made tracks for 50 years, building a brand known around the world. For our 50th Anniversary, we've taken our HWC Original 16 retools of these rare castings and constructed one awe-inspiring showroom-style display set. A recreation of the original store displays made in 1968 to showcase the new die-cast brand, it features a slide-out tray to hold the cars until you’re ready to show them off. Whether you were there when they launched or not, this nostalgic set will be a classic addition to your collection. Each of these die-cast/die-cast cars features a Spectraflame finish—a shiny paint job named with the original releases. They also roll out on Neo-Classics Redline wheels, emulating the classic red-striped tires that inspired the early line. Remaining authentic to the first editions, some of them feature opening hoods and/or matte black roofs as well. Here are the 16 cars you'll receive in this wondrous display set: Beatnik Bandit Possibly the most notable creation of legendary car customizer Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, the Beatnik Bandit was built on a modified 1955 Olds chassis with futuristic bubble top and joystick steering. It was a celebrated legend of car shows in the early 1960s. This edition is Spectraflame pale violet. Cheetah Originally released as the "Python" in 1968, it was intended to be called the Cheetah. We've since been able to claim the name as first planned back in '68. Based on a popular show car, the name now proclaims "speed." For this release, we've used Spectraflame bright orange with a matte black roof. Custom '67 Firebird The Firebird was Pontiac's entry into the pony car market. It came with a convertible option, which we used for our 1:64 edition. This piece is finished in Spectraflame olive with an opening hood. Custom Plymouth Barracuda With its longer wheelbase, the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda fastback evolved from a swift fish to an actual pony car. It either swam or galloped into the inaugural Hot Wheels line, depending on how you look at it. This one is Spectraflame antifreeze with an opening hood. Custom Camaro® From the very beginning, the 1967 Camaro and Hot Wheels went together: the first Camaro was also the first Hot Wheels car produced. The Camaro® remains one of the most favored Hot Wheels castings to this day. This release of the flagship of the Hot Wheels fleet is finished in Spectraflame brown with a matte black roof and an opening hood. Custom Corvette® Back in 1968, the Corvette®—named after a small type of warship—was released with an all-new, third-generation look. It sailed right into the inaugural Hot Wheels line. For this set, the nautically-named sports car is Spectraflame ice blue with an opening hood. Custom Cougar With its first market release, the 1967 Cougar was a slightly lengthier version of the Ford Mustang. This was Mercury’s cool cat in the pony car stable, and it clawed its way to car of the year. You'll find Spectraflame purple on this feline, with a matte black roof and an opening hood. Custom Eldorado Heavily redesigned in 1967, the Cadillac Eldorado took a luxury car and made it slick. For example, the headlights were hidden behind vacuum-operated doors. It was pure gold! Fitting that this edition features a Spectraflame classic yellow finish with a matte black roof and opening hood. Custom Fleetside Brought in to design the first Hot Wheels cars, designer Harry Bentley Bradley was driving a "California custom style" '64 El Camino at the time—a look popular with the Southern California surf culture. Mattel CEO Elliot Handler famously directed Harry to make Hot Wheels "look like that thing of yours outside." This edition of the car that defined the brand is finished in Spectraflame dark green with a matte black roof and opening tonneau cover. Custom Mustang Ford's Mustang was such a popular car that it led to the coining of a phrase to describe an entire genre of cars as "pony cars." This release features a Spectraflame magenta finish and the earlier open-slot style opening hood. Custom T-Bird Our Hot Wheels spin on the luxurious 1967 Ford Thunderbird features the “fishmouth” grille that was inspired by jetfighters. Thunder in the skies or thunder on the highways, this bird soared. Finished in Spectraflame pink with a matte black roof, this edition includes an opening hood. Custom Volkswagen Though it had actually been around since the 1930s, the Volkswagen Beetle became an iconic car of the 1960s. The "bug" was powered up in 1967, and Ira Gilford added it to the Hot Wheels inaugural lineup. This release features a Spectraflame dark red finish and the slide-open sunroof. Dodge Deora Concept The real customized Dodge A100 show car was designed in 1964 by none other than Harry Bentley Bradley. Deora is a Spanish word for gold, the color in which the show car was finished. When Harry designed the Hot Wheels version a few years later, two removable surfboards were added. True to its origins, this edition features a Spectraflame yellow finish and two removable surfboards. Ford J-Car Based on the 1967 Ford GT40 Mark IV driven by the legendary Carroll Shelby, the Ford J-Car took its place among the inaugural editions of the Hot Wheels brand. Finished in Spectraflame navy blue, this release also features the opening rear. Hot Heap Inspired by Tognotti's T—the award-winning customized Model T Roadster designed by Don Tognotti in the 1960s—the stylish Hot Heap was one of several show cars represented in the original 16 Hot Wheels editions. This release is finished in Spectraflame light brown. Silhouette It was a real show car in the 1960s, and the eye-catching custom joined the Hot Wheels brand launch in our first year. However, the real Silhouette went missing in the 1980s—and has never been found! This edition is finished in Spectraflame aqua. NOTE: This item has limited quantities and might sell out while many await the opportunity to purchase. Unfortunately, not everyone who is held in the Waiting Room is guaranteed to be able to purchase, so please be prepared. Production cars may vary from the photos shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type. Packaging and Quantities: Packaged in a sturdy white box with the 50th anniversary logo; the display contains a drawer to hold the individual cars Each set features an individually numbered sticker (xxx/1,500) Availability: RLC Members (36-hour Priority Window): 11/6/18 at 9 a.m. PT until 11/7/18 at 9 p.m. PT HWC Account Holders (if not sold out): 11/8/18 at 9 a.m. PT Pricing and Purchase Limits: Priced at $499.99 plus shipping and processing; customers shipping to Canada may be required to pay an additional shipping charge (we do offer international shipping to some countries; for the list of available countries and more shipping options and information, click here) Limit of ONE (1) per RLC Membership On 11/8/18, 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 (per purchase): 500 Refunds only, no exchanges
  20. By Gary Barnum HO-HO-Hot Wheels! Santa's elves never forget to celebrate the season with some magical motor cars. Jingle all the way to Walmart to stuff the Holiday Series into your stockings! It's a fun and fantastic final series for 2018. These are not your father's sleigh rides! Rescue Ranger Zotic Jackhammer Overbored Pedal Driver Carbonator Holiday Series Checklist: Carbonator Jackhammer Overbored Pedal Driver Rescue Ranger Zotic 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. Someone once said "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." The Hot Wheels Cool Classics series is stepping aside, making way for the new Hot Wheels Heritage series. But it will cruise to a sweet finish! Check out the last two mixes. 2015 Mix 1: '65 Volkswagen Fastback '69 Mustang Boss 302 '84 Hurst Olds Ford GT Honda S2000 (1st time w/metal chassis!) Estimated availability: January 2015 2015 Mix 2: '76 Chevy Chevette 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake (1st time w/metal chassis!) Datsun 240Z Datsun Bluebird 510 Subaru Brat Estimated availability: March 2015 '65 Volkswagen Fastback Ford GT '76 Chevy Chevette Datsun Bluebird 510 Subaru Brat '69 Mustang Boss 302 '84 Hurst Olds Honda S2000 Ford GT '65 Volkswagen Fastback Datsun 240Z Datsun Bluebird 510 '76 Chevy Chevette Subaru Brat 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Items and dates subject to change.
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    Exclusive Walmart ZAMAC Editions for 2019!

    By Gary Barnum Shiny and polished, but unpainted, the Hot Wheels ZAMAC editions continue to be highly-sought prizes for your collections. Beginning with Mix E in 2019, you'll be grabbing these at your local Walmart store. There will be a total of 18 ZAMAC editions this year, with three vehicles in six different mixes. Here’s info on the first three of them. These can be easy to miss — but you won't want to! MIX E: '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) Volkswagen Kafer Racer MIX G: '15 Land Rover Defender Double Cab 2018 Ford Mustang GT Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Mix E Checklist (January 2019): '65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback Nissan Skyline GT-R (BCNR33) Volkswagen Kafer Racer Mix G Checklist (March 2019): '15 Land Rover Defender Double Cab 2018 Ford Mustang GT Nissan Skyline RS (KDR30) Mix J Checklist (April 2019): Corvette® C7 Z06™ Convertible Custom '72 Chevy® LUV™ Salt Shaker 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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    2017 Hot Wheels Mainline Preview!

    By Gary Barnum Finding our 2017 Hot Wheels Mainline cars? We've got mixes planned all year! Here's a little roadmap to help plan your route to a great collection. The core list of releases includes 250 castings, with a total number of 400 editions expected (when you include variations and more). There will be 50 New Models (noted with an asterisk on the list), plus 15 Treasure Hunts and 15 Super Treasure Hunts interspersed within 30 Mini Collections within the Mainline. Here are the 30 Collections: Legends of Speed HW Screen Time Experimotors (10 castings) (10 castings) (10 castings) Legends, champions, and record breakers from the past and the present! Cars inspired by popular movies, TV shows, videogames, and more. Fuel your imagination, get those wheels turning, and experiment with the world around you! Holiday Racers Tooned Factory Fresh (5 castings) (10 castings) (10 castings) Always in auto-matic holiday mode – whatever you’re celebrating! Extreme proportions, over-the-top styling, and car-tooned to the max! Highly detailed, cutting-edge designs; just get in the driver’s seat and prepare to turn heads! HW Speed Graphics Fright Cars HW Hot Trucks (10 castings) (5 castings) (10 castings) Real race performers that speed fast on track. Spookily speeding around the track while scaring all the competition away! 4x4s and trucks, ready to work or race. HW Flames HW Art Cars HW Rescue (10 castings) (10 castings) (10 castings) As voted for online, all featuring cool flame details! Colorful, art-inspired vehicles, ready to paint the town. Fearless and fast to respond, these vehicles save the day! X-Raycers Super Chromes HW Moto (10 castings) (10 castings) (5 castings) Cars with clear bodies and wheels, plus they’re super-fast on track. Mirror-like cars that shine on track! Dream bikes and two-wheeled favorites. HW Snow Stormers HW Glow Wheels HW Ride-Ons (5 castings) (10 castings) (5 castings) Chilled out and ready to take on the powder! Glow-in-the-dark wheels to light up the track. Designed to attach figures. How will you ride? Surf's Up BATMAN™ Street Beasts (5 castings) (5 castings) (10 castings) Load up your gear and get ready to ride in style to the gnarliest waves on the planet! Help BATMAN fight crime and protect GOTHAM CITY in these BATMOBILE-inspired vehicles. Creatures on wheels that are beasts on the street! HW Daredevils HW Race Team HW City Works (10 castings) (5 castings) (10 castings) Fearless stunt vehicles, ready for stunting action. Cool Hot Wheels-inspired race cars … will you win the race? Utility vehicles to service the streets with style! Nightburnerz Muscle Mania HW Digital Circuit (10 castings) (10 castings) (5 castings) Super speeders designed for night driving. Custom, striped muscle cars that look good driving around town or racing. Great on track, these cars also have special features online. Visit www.hotwheels.com to learn more. Camaro Anniversary Then And Now HW Exotics (5 castings) (10 castings) (10 castings) 1967-2017: Celebrating fifty years of Camaro. Cars from the past and the present … can you collect all five pairs? Exotic super cars, always ready to race! Now for the complete list of 2017 Mainline castings. Click it, print it, and start checking it off! Download the 2017 Hot Wheels Mainline List
  24. By Gary Barnum Eventually, old school becomes new! But we've tried to stay true to our old school with the HW Throwback series at Target. The first mix rolled out in July; the second mix pulls up now in September. Each mix consists of favorite Hot Wheels castings from various years. They celebrate our 50th anniversary by capturing the feeling of our legacy with looks that still catch your eye. Make sure you catch them before they become a thing of the past! Mix 2 (September): '71 Mustang Mach 1 '76 Greenwood Corvette® Custom '77 Dodge Van DMC Delorean™ Buick® Grand National™ '92 Ford Mustang '97 Corvette® Ford Mustang GT Ford F150 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Mix 1 (July): [attachment=6940:name] [attachment=6941:name] [attachment=6942:name] [attachment=6943:name] [attachment=6944:name] [attachment=6945:name] '70 Dodge Charger R/T '72 Ford Ranchero [attachment=6946:name] [attachment=6947:name] [attachment=6948:name] [attachment=6949:name] [attachment=6950:name] [attachment=6951:name] '83 Chevy® Silverado™ '85 Chevrolet® Camaro® IROC-Z [attachment=6952:name] [attachment=6953:name] [attachment=6954:name] [attachment=6955:name] [attachment=6956:name] [attachment=6957:name] '86 Monte Carlo™ SS™ '99 Ford Mustang [attachment=6958:name] [attachment=6959:name] [attachment=6960:name] [attachment=6961:name] [attachment=6962:name] [attachment=6963:name] Dodge Viper RT/10 Corvette® C6 [attachment=6964:name] [attachment=6965:name] [attachment=6966:name] [attachment=6967:name] [attachment=6968:name] [attachment=6969:name] Camaro® Convertible Concept '15 Dodge Challenger SRT Mix 1 Checklist (July): Mix 2 Checklist (September): '70 Dodge Charger R/T '72 Ford Ranchero '83 Chevy® Silverado™ '85 Chevrolet® Camaro® IROC-Z '86 Monte Carlo™ SS™ '99 Ford Mustang '15 Dodge Challenger SRT Camaro® Convertible Concept Corvette® C6 Dodge Viper RT/10 '71 Mustang Mach 1 '76 Greenwood Corvette® '92 Ford Mustang '97 Corvette® Ford Mustang GT Buick® Grand National™ Custom '77 Dodge Van DMC Delorean™ Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR Ford F150 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. It's time to get serious about your 2015 Hot Wheels mainline collection! Our colorful posters will be your best friend when planning your annual checklist. The poster set will be released in five waves: the first four with parts of the line, then a fifth and final poster that includes the entire line. We've included the color variations on these posters to be extra helpful! Click here for poster ordering instructions. Wave 1 Wave 2 Wave 3 Wave 4 Offer expires December 31, 2015 or when supplies run out, so order yours now! Price is $3.50; tax may apply in some states. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. Void where prohibited by law. Valid only in the U.S.
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