Convention Finale Sneak Peeks from Pittsburgh

04/09/2017 — Thanks once again to my friend Bruce who snapped these pics of Saturday night’s finale slideshow at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels Nationals Convention in Pittsburgh. He was the one that sent me pictures of the RLC Party FEP Sneaks as well. Also, props to his son, Owen for taking 1st place in the Kids Custom Contest with his Custom Hiway Hauler. NOTE: The logo on the sides is the Norfolk Southern Railroad logo since Owen loves trains. Great job Owen! Without further ado, here is what was shown to the attendees:

Talk about a home run of a Hot Wheels line, the #Car Culture line has been a huge success. The Track Day series should be out by the end of the month followed soon-there-after by the Modern Classics series and then the Cars & Donuts series.

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 from the upcoming Car Culture / Modern Classics Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’92 BMW M3 from the upcoming Car Culture / Modern Classics Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Porsche 964 from the upcoming Car Culture / Modern Classics Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Renault 5 Turbo from the upcoming Car Culture / Modern Classics Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’85 Honda CR-X from the upcoming Car Culture / Modern Classics Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Packaging from the upcoming Car Culture / Modern Classics Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Packaging from the upcoming Car Culture / Track Day Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Subaru Impreza WRX from the upcoming Car Culture / Cars & Donuts Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA from the upcoming Car Culture / Cars & Donuts Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh

HotWheelsCollectors.com seems determined to get the Red Line Club back on track by mid-2017 and we should be getting a heavy dose of the HWC Original 16 in 2017 & 2018 — it now seems like a reality that the final 8 cars could be released before the end of 2018.

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Custom T-Bird, an upcoming HWC Original 16 Edition as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Custom ’67 Firebird, an upcoming HWC Original 16 Edition as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Custom Corvette, an upcoming HWC Original 16 Edition as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Custom Cougar, an upcoming HWC Original 16 Edition as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’70 Mustang Boss 302, an upcoming HWC Special Edition as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh

The store-exclusive, Themed Assortments will continue … and man, do they look promising! The Camo Trucks should hit Walmart soon so we are now in a holding pattern to see series in the likes of HW Racing Circuit, Forza and HW Nostalgia.

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’83 Chevy Silverado from the upcoming Camo Trucks Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Humvee from the upcoming Camo Trucks Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’10 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake from the upcoming HW Racing Circuit as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh

It was mentioned that this Ford Falcon Race Car will be a #Chase piece.

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Ford Falcon Race Car from the upcoming HW Forza Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels AMC Javelin AMX from the upcoming HW Forza Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’63 Chevy II from the upcoming HW Nostalgia Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona from the upcoming HW Nostalgia Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’72 Ford Grand Torino Sport from the upcoming HW Nostalgia Asst. as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh

After the next series, The Women of Marvel, the #Pop Culture line gets a dose of Mad Magazine. Check out the two “Spy vs. Spy” ’66 Dodge A100 vans!

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’64 Chevy Nova Delivery from the upcoming Pop Culture / Mad Magazine Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’66 Dodge A100 from the upcoming Pop Culture / Mad Magazine Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy Panel from the upcoming Pop Culture / Mad Magazine Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Haulin’ Gas from the upcoming Pop Culture / Mad Magazine Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh

Finally, the Hot Wheels mainline is running strong despite the chagrin of those collectors who have stated the line features more plastic and fantasy castings than ever.

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels McLaren F1 GTR from the The and Now Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Street Wiener from the HW City Works Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Ice Charger (Fast & Furious / The Fate of the Furious) from the HW Screen Time Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Custom ’56 Ford Truck from the HW Hot Trucks Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Skate Brigade from the HW Daredevils Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’17 Nissan GT-R (R35) from the Night Burnerz Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’68 Dodge Dart from the HW Flames Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Time Shifter from the HW City Works Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh

This red colorway of the ’95 Mazda RX-7 will apparently be a Kmart Exclusive color from an upcoming Kmart Collector Days Event.

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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’95 Mazda RX-7 from the Then and Now Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Kool Kombi from the Surf’s Up Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels Custom ’67 Pontiac Firebird from the Muscle Mania Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh (Hot Wheels Designer, Brendan Vetuskey’s real car)
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’17 Camaro ZL1 from the Camaro Fifty Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh
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Sneak Peek of the Hot Wheels ’67 Camaro from the Camaro Fifty Series as shown at the 17th Annual Hot Wheels National Convention in Pittsburgh (Super Treasure Hunts version)
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