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  1. By Gary Barnum It takes a lot to make a set this big, and a set this big helps your collection grow by a lot! Do some heavy lifting and pick up our Hot Wheels 2020 Mainline Factory-Sealed Set on Jan. 26, 2021. This substantial set includes a whopping 462 total vehicles. Besides all Hot Wheels Mainline vehicles released in 2020 (All 30 Mini Collections, which includes 50 New Models, 15 Treasure Hunts, 15 Super Treasure Hunts, 8 Hot Wheels iD Chase Cars, ZAMACs, Target Red Editions, Retail-specific variations, and all of our recolors), it features 7 promotional Collector Editions from
  2. By Gary Barnum Your Hot Wheels may not need motor oil to reach the end of the track, but the cars and trucks that inspire them certainly do. At least anything with an internal combustion engine. Fortunately, several motor oil brands have kept the automotive world greased for as long as more than a century. We pay homage to Vintage Oil with our fourth and final Pop Culture mix of 2020. Agip – In the mid 1920s, Sinclair Oil and the Italian government split the profits of Sicilian oil. A critic of this private venture was killed and, in 1926, the public Azienda Generale Italiana Petrol
  3. HWC Staff

    Factory 500 H.P. Series at Walmart!

    By Gary Barnum Hot Wheels was built on powerful cars, and powerful cars still define the brand. Some of the most powerful cars ever manufactured have found their way to our 1:64 corral. Nothing says horsepower like the editions in our Factory 500 H.P. series at Walmart! All ten editions in this series pay homage to some of the hottest cars from the factory floors of the modern era. You may not have one in your garage, but now you can have one in your stable — er, collection. Featuring beautiful representational blister cards that scream “GO!”, this is a must-have lineup. They’ll tro
  4. By Gary Barnum There are several words for “red” – crimson, scarlet, cherry… Red or not, these releases are certainly cherry! Here’s your first look at the 2021 Target-exclusive Hot Wheels Red Edition mini collection vehicles. Reach for each three in our mixes D and H as outlined in the Checklist below. There will be a total of 12 Red Editions in all for 2021, and we’ll tell you about the second two mixes later. Start now; you don’t want any black holes in your red collection. Toyota Off-Road Truck ’32 Ford Triumph TR6 (Click here for more images
  5. By Allen Voivod The British may be known for keeping a “stiff upper lip,” but not even the most proper gentlepersons of England could ever gaze upon these exemplars of racing without a smile spreading across their visages! Welcome to the first Car Culture mix of 2021, aptly announced as celebrating British Horsepower! Our castings, as ever, arrive in full-metal glory and sporting Real Riders wheels. And we’ve got even better news for you, too: while supplies last, you can get the full set of this mix directly from our online shop! If you’re a fan of endurance races, you may rec
  6. By Gary Barnum When you hear “By the Power of Grayskull!” and get excited, you know He-Man is about to get rolling. Since our first 2021 Studio Character Cars mix is Masters of the Universe, you can have the Power, too! These new castings are comprised of five exciting characters from the world of Eternia. Prepare for adventure! He-Man: Prince Adam uses the Sword of Power to transform into He-Man – the most powerful man in the universe. Skeletor: He-Man’s primary and most dangerous foe, Skeletor will stop at nothing to seize the throne of Castle Grayskull. Man-At-Arms
  7. By Gary Barnum Where did it come from? Released for the first time only last year, the ’41 Willys Gasser became the edition of choice by RLC members for our RLC sELECTIONs series. Pre-order yours beginning August 25, 2020, and remember – there are no purchase limits on this item. Besides the opening hood casting, members voted for a few details. You chose Spectraflame ice blue, a vintage drag racing deco theme, and Real Riders 5-spoke mag wheels for the front with Real Riders 5-spoke mag cheater wheels on the rear. HWC Van took your details and created this masterpiece!
  8. By Allen Voivod For the last Car Culture mix of 2020, we're going to take you on a trip … a power trip, to be specific! No, one's getting delusions of grandeur or anything like that. We're talking about a trip through time, to check out some awesomely muscular cars and trucks from the good ol' U.S. of A. These final five vehicles – also known as Mix 6, also known as the Power Trip mix – feature all-metal castings and Real Riders wheels. The 1991 GMC® Syclone debuted in the Mainline earlier this year, and makes an immediate premium jump in this collection with a new diecast chassis! S
  9. UPDATE: Beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT on 1/6/21, we have removed per account purchase limits. RLC membership still required, but no limit per account. By Gary Barnum They say things are bigger in Texas. Gas Monkey Garage, based in Dallas, built the life-sized Hi-Po Hauler in 2016, and we released the (smaller) Hot Wheels version in 2018 here at HWC. But it’s the holiday season, so this RLC Exclusive edition of the Hi-Po Hauler is our way of having a big celebration! A modified 1963 Ford Econoline pickup, the Hauler is 750 horsepower. If Santa needs any help getting his sleig
  10. HWC Staff

    Orange and Blue Series Mix 1

    By Gary Barnum It’s almost a secret series. But these editions are far too distinguished to go unnoticed! Since our 50th anniversary in 2018, we’ve produced a special dual-colored series each year. This year? We’re going Orange and Blue! It began with the Black and Gold series in 2018, transitioned to the Satin and Chrome series in 2019, and rolled into the Pearl and Chrome series of 2020. These collector-favored editions emerge in their boldest tones yet for 2021! Color your collection with this distinctive palette of cars. You’ll find these editions at select retailers includi
  11. By Gary Barnum Launching nationwide on April Fool’s Day in 1979, Nickelodeon became the first cable channel aimed at kids. Since then, the channel has not only spawned spinoff channels, but it has consistently raised generations of kids on fun and exciting animated programs – some original, and some based on properties which came with their own fan bases. Hot Wheels honors some of Nickelodeon’s greatest stars with our first mix of Animation Character cars for 2021. You like to watch them – now you can collect them! Rugrats debuted in 1991, following the outrageous exploits of a
  12. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2021 Mainline Poster Wave 1

    By Allen Voivod Our 2021 Mainline Poster Set is the definitive guide to the hundreds of castings available in this model year. It’s a source of dreaming and planning, an indispensable tool for collectors, and an exciting souvenir for Hot Wheels fans of all ages! The Wave 1 Poster is also a sneak preview of sorts, as many of the castings shown on it haven’t been revealed in our weekly “New Releases,” and won’t be until later in 2021. Unfortunately, due to continuing issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re unable to print and ship the 2021 Wave 1 Poster to you. So, in plac
  13. By Gary Barnum Below are Hot Wheels retail series releases planned for January 2021. NOTE: Some mixes may show up at different times in different locations. Rev up your engines and start searching! 2021 Car Culture Mix 1 – British Horse Power: (Widely available) Jaguar Lightweight E-Type Land Rover Defender 110 Hard Top Lotus Esprit S1 McLaren F1 GTR Morris Mini 2021 Fast & Furious Mix 1 – Euro Fast: (Widely available) Aston Martin DB5 BMW M3 E36 (New die-cast chassis!) BMW M3 E46 (New casting!) Lamborgh
  14. By Gary Barnum In case you missed it: the "Rotsun" was created from a rusted-out 1971 Datsun 240Z by Roadkill, one of MotorTrend's exclusive hit shows. Is it the wrong thing done right? We can definitely say it’s right for your collection! Thanks to the Hot Wheels partnership with MotorTrend, you can pick up the Rotsun and a one-year subscription to MotorTrend’s streaming service! MotorTrend is the world’s premier destination for automotive entertainment, featuring original shows, subscriber exclusives, and live events. Stream it anywhere, anytime, ad free! PLEASE NOTE: This is
  15. By Gary Barnum We know how much you want to be in the Red Line Club, and we want you to know we appreciate it. Our recent offer sold out faster than a Hot Wheels car reaches the end of the orange track, so we’re going to open more memberships for you! Be ready to join the 2020 Red Line Club on March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT. We’re going to offer members from 2019 a 36-hour Priority Window for renewal. After that, we’ll open any remaining memberships to everyone. You should note: there is a purchase limit of five memberships per household, and we take this very seriously. We wi
  16. HWC Staff

    Hot Wheels 2020 Entertainment Mix 4!

    By Allen Voivod From comics to cartoons to video games to the real world – that about as wide a range of entertainment as you can imagine, and goes from 2D to 3D to fully interactive! That's what we've managed to capture with this fourth and final 2020 mix for our Hot Wheels Entertainment series. The premium castings feature all-metal castings, and most have Real Riders wheels – with the exception of the Invisible Jet, since it's meant to fly, and metal isn't exactly transparent. And before you ask, yes, there is actually a 1:64 jet in there. Our April Fool's prank from 2010 was a cl
  17. HWC Staff

    Star Wars 2020 Starships Mix 4!

    By Allen Voivod Sand, as one desert planet native might tell you, is coarse and rough, and it gets everywhere. Our Star Wars™ Starships are widely available, too, and thankfully are much smoother and sleeker by comparison! Our fourth and final mix for 2020 includes ships from all across the Skywalker Saga as well, and in this mix, the new casting comes from the movie celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™. The Cloud Car™ is a patrol craft that escorts the Millennium Falcon™ to a landing pad on Cloud City™. Get both and you can re-create the sc
  18. Each vehicle features a die-cast body, Real Riders® rubber tires and is displayed in its own window box within an innovative comic book structure that opens to display all 3 cars in action. And with custom art created by comic illustrator Jim Cheung, this Comic-Con exclusive is a one-of-a-kind find! This product will be available for purchase at SDCC. And in case you missed it, check out the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Wheels® Character Car also available at the show!
  19. By Gary Barnum Unbelievable! That would be your reaction to a row of cars like these if you saw them on the street. With the fourth mix of our Hot Wheels Boulevard series, it’s like a fantasy garage parade. The original ’69 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is known as the first production vehicle to feature dihedral doors (aka “butterfly doors”) and less than 20 were produced. It makes its stunning Hot Wheels debut here. Though it’s been a Hot Wheels casting, the Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno has been retooled! The AE86 was popularized for use in drifting, and it has appeared in manga and in pop
  20. By Allen Voivod Wahoo! Gaming Character Cars are back for 2021! Our Character Cars, of course, take their design cues from the heroes, enemies, creatures, and objects in your favorite controller-controlled video game inventions. And to start off our 2021 line, we've booted up a classic: Super Mario™! If that makes you want to jump for joy, we've got even better news for you. You won't have to travel through any pipes, eat any mushrooms, break any blocks, or jump on to any flagpoles to get this mix for yourself. All you need is a few bucks and a trip to your local Hot Wheels retailer,
  21. By Gary Barnum Are you a fan of our alternately colored editions commonly known as variations? We love them, too! Chosen from your favorite Hot Wheels of the year, four of them have been packed into special cases on their way to the Kroger Family of Stores. You can look for these cases at your local Kroger stores. The mix will feature the following Kroger Exclusive variations: ’67 Camaro® – HW Flames (Black) Datsun Bluebird Wagon (510) – HW Speed Graphics (Yellow) ’90 Acura N
  22. By Gary Barnum For our next mail-in HW Collector Edition of 2020, we’ve used the ’65 Volkswagen Fastback to add a little extra fun! To participate in this promotion, purchase $20 worth of Hot Wheels cars and/or multipacks from designated assortments at Target stores and/or Target.com between 6/14/20 and 8/7/20. Specs: Features: Opening body Body Color: Spectraflame purple Deco: Red and white striping, Hot Wheels logo and “4” on sides Body type: ZAMAC Wheels: Real Riders 4-spoke wheels w/ red stri
  23. By Gary Barnum Grow your collection even faster with our Hot Wheels 5-packs! Each 5-pack features smartly decorated editions with a thrilling theme. Grab ’em by the handful! You can expect 17 fabulous 5-packs to be released for 2021. Following are the first nine themes and the vehicles you'll find in each. HW Exotics: ’16 Bugatti Chiron Aston Martin Vantage V8 Lamborghini Veneno Lotus Esprit ’15 Jaguar F-Type
  24. HWC Staff

    2021 Flying Customs Mix 1 at Target

    By Gary Barnum The flashy Flying Colors series appeared from Hot Wheels way back in 1974. At the time, the deco mirrored the style of the day. In 2013, we got nostalgic and paid homage to that series and those old-school style with Flying Customs! Last year, we restored the series from 2013 for you. Ready to fly again? Here’s the first mix from 2021 of Target exclusives. Relive the glory days in glorious color! ’67 Custom Mustang ’68 El Camino™ ’71 Dodge Demon ’71 Mustang Mach 1 ’73
  25. By Gary Barnum They’re just too big to contain on the pages of comics! Marvel characters have hit the big screen, big time. And if you’re gonna think big action, you’ve got to think Hot Wheels. Next step from the screen? Hot Wheels Character Cars! In this 2020 Studio Character Cars mix, we present larger-than-life adventurers -- including two new castings! Whether you’ve read or seen their stories (and you should!), you can make your own stories with these Hot Wheels editions right in your own collection. Black Panther Black Widow
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