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Top 10 Diecast Motorsports Articles of 2015

Diecast Motorsports would like to thank you for being a part of our inaugural year and sharing our passion for the hobby. Here are the Top 10 Articles of 2015 (as counted by the number of views each one received).

10. Fast & Furious: SUBARU WRX STi

Subaru WRX STi - 15 F&F 1 copy

The Fast & Furious movie franchise cars are always hot sellers at retail. Sold exclusively at Walmart, we have seen several waves of these over the last couple of years. This year, the mix included a few repeats along with the first release of the Subaru WRX Sti driven by Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) in the 4th movie.

9. HW Road Trippin’: CLASSIC NOMAD

Classic Chevy Nomad - 15 Road Trippin copy

This American classic wore an Australian-based design for the Walmart Exclusive HW Road Trippin’ line. This Classic Chevy Nomad has long been a collector favorite since the Alive ’55 days.

8. Tooned Series (2015 New Models): THE SIMPSONS FAMILY CAR

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A New Model for 2016, The Simpsons Family Car was, yet again, another successful licensed brand release for Hot Wheels. Collectors hoarded these (as they did with The Homer) as this cartoon sedan featured semi-realistic proportions and an authentic crumpled fender.

7. Garage Series (2014 New Models): HW FORD TRANSIT CONNECT

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Originally teased at the 2013 SEMA Show, the HW Ford Transit Connect became a reality in 2014 along with its same SEMA Show paint job.

6. HW Daredevils (2016 New Models): CRUISE BRUISER

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An article that posted late in November became a reader favorite when we featured a brand-new 2016 release in the Cruise Bruiser. Already a collector favorite, readers have expressed interest in seeing future releases of this one!

5. HW Rescue Series: FIAT 500

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Controversy drove readers to this Fiat 500 when its blisters were mistakenly printed with the Regular Treasure Hunts symbol/blurb. 

4. 1982 Hot Wheels: TURISMO

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A rehashing of an old design had collectors feeling nostalgic over the original vehicle it was featured on. Collectors sought out the 33-year-old Turismo to pair with their 2015 release of the DeLorean.

3. HW Race / Track Aces Series: ’81 DeLOREAN DMC-12

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Speaking about that release of the DeLorean, this 2015 mainline release barely edged out the Turismo that featured its design 33 years earlier. 

2. Heat Fleet Series: ’55 CHEVY BEL AIR GASSER

55 Chevy Gasser - 15 Heat Fleet copy

This 2015 hot tamale was incredibly popular with collectors. The popularity of the gasser combined with this smokin’ hot paint job made this one of (if not the most) popular release of the 2015 Hot Wheels mainline.

1. 2006 Treasure Hunts: ’69 DODGE CHARGER

69 Dodge Charger - 06 Treasure Hunts copy

Hot button issues are always popular among the masses as they generate discussion and debate amongst our peers. Our #1 article of the year was about the debate that arose about the Confederate Flag and how it drove up the value of the 2006 Treasure Hunts ’69 Dodge Charger, a car that mimicked the famous “General Lee” from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series.

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