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TOP 10: Orange Track Diecast ARTICLES of 2016

Yet another year has passed and we’ve had the pleasure of sharing with you so many great Hot Wheels cars along the way. Just like we did last year, here are your favorite showcase articles of the year:

10. Experimotors: ’70 DODGE CHARGER

This article was posted on November 18th and to make it to the TOP 10 in a little over a month says something! Clearly, this #2017 New Model is extremely interesting to collectors as the article points out its “special feature” — a working suspension.

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Hot Wheels Off-Road ’70 Dodge Charger from the 2017 Experimotors Series … a 2017 New Model, licensed by Fast & Furious

9. Volkswagen 5-Pack: CUSTOM VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

The Hot Wheels 5-Packs kept #Variation collectors on their toes this year as the Custom Volkswagen Beetle was one of several castings to receive a tooling change mid-run. Of all the tooling changes, this one was probably the most noticeable because what the casting lost in its metal base and exhaust, it gained in a metal roof rack.

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Hot Wheels Custom Volkswagen Beetle from the 2016 Volkswagen 5-Pack (both versions, front)

8. HW Digital Circuit: ’11 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT

#Treasure Hunts are always popular, but this regular TH was the highlight (of the regulars) as it was one of only two licensed cars to appear in the hidden segment. While some collectors may not be fans of the #Trapezoid 5-Spoke Wheels, they truly give this car a modern, sleek edge that we were savvy for.

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Hot Wheels ’11 Corvette Grand Sport from the 2016 HW Digital Circuit Series (also a 2016 Regular Treasure Hunt)

7. Race Rewards: ’69 DODGE CHARGER FUNNY CAR

This gorgeous ’69 Dodge Charger Funny Car had collectors shopping for Hot Wheels at Walmart so they could submit their receipts through the #Race Rewards program. This premium casting looked great with the #ZAMAC body, Red/Yellow/White Hot Wheels graphics and #Real Riders. Thankfully, it was available for most of the year so anyone that wanted one, should have been able to get it.

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Hot Wheels ’69 Dodge Charger Funny Car from the 2016 Walmart Race Rewards Program (open)

6. HW Race Team: BONE SPEEDER

Thanks to a little help from the Hot Wheels Twitter account for retweeting our article on the Bone Speeder. As wedge-shaped as it is, it still had collectors searching for it to add to their Bone Shaker collections. Our only wish, would be for this cousin of the Bone Shaker to have the skull to be added to the front.

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Bone Speeder – HW Race Team (2016) Series

5. HW Ride-Ons: GRASS CHOMPER

This mini lawnmower had all types of toy enthusiasts searching for it. Its compatibility with mini-figures and ability to do a “pop-a-wheelie coin trick” landed it on our TOP 10: Hot Wheels 2016 New Models (unlicensed) list.

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Hot Wheels Grass Chomper from the 2016 HW Ride-Ons Series (also a 2016 New Model)

4. Muscle Mania: ’69 DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA

Everyone loves a good Super #Treasure Hunt and the ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona was one of the best from 2016. Its easy to see why collectors fall victim to the “gotta-have-it-nows” when it comes to releases like this.

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Hot Wheels ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona from the 2016 Muscle Mania Series (both regular and super)

3. HW Art Cars: MINI COOPER

The #Mini Cooper casting always makes for a great release — even without its pop-off body. When it was all said and done, the colorful 2016 HW Art Cars release had three colorways. Collectors sought out this new series as a whole in order to spell out the mystery phrase on the tops the 10 cars.

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Hot Wheels Morris Mini Cooper from the 2016 HW Art Cars Series (all 3 versions: Red, ZAMAC & Off-White)

2. HW City Works: TIME ATTAXI

This #2016 New Model had collectors intrigued. Everything from its opening rear door, to its drift-inspired look, to its asymmetrical presence and Hong Kong Taxi graphics had collectors wondering its origin story. We did our best to put one together for you and it seems like many of you enjoyed our logic.

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Hot Wheels TIME ATTAXI from the 2016 HW City Works Series (also a 2016 New Model) FRONT 1

1. Batman Series: ’66 BATMOBILE

Our runaway winner for showcase article of the year was our one on the #’66 Batmobile Super Treasure Hunt — which later included the regular and #ZAMAC variants. I would venture to say that this was the most sought after mainline car of the year so it should come as no surprise that this article was the most popular in its regard.

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Hot Wheels ’66 TV Series Batmobile from the 2016 Batman Series (standard release, Super TH, & ZAMAC versions)

Well there you have it. Our articles ranked by you, the reader. Its been a pleasure writing for you. Thank you for sharing the love of this hobby. See you in 2017!

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