11/2/2018 — Good news! Another Kmart Collectors Day is coming. This event (traditionally held in November) is following suit of the last event, dropping back a couple weeks. The next event will be held
December 8, 2018 December 15, 2018 at 9AM local time. The cases will feature 2019 “B” case assortment cars with three “first-to-market” “C” case releases and the last four 2018 releases which will be the exclusive colors for this event — list is below.
For those that have never been to a Kmart event before, it dates back to 2004 when collectors were allowed to go through sealed cases with exclusive color variations, reserved for event. Traditionally, you arrive at your Kmart before 9AM on that date and you get a ticket (in the area of the store holding the event). When your ticket is called, you follow the rules set forth by that store as to how many cars you can choose.
As far as participating stores, I know the list is dwindling as many stores close. For those like me where there isn’t a Kmart within reasonable driving distance, I will post the link to the cases online (when they become available) >> HERE.
Keep checking back as this page will be continually updated as details become available.
UPDATED 12/1/2018 — Still no confirmation by Mattel, but given that the information that I had was over a month old — and the fact that the online cases didn’t go on sale today — I am inclined to believe the event has been pushed to December 15th. I have seen THIS POSTER SCAN being pushed around Instagram with the updated event and promo dates, so I believe online cases will go on sale next Sunday, Dec. 9th since that now lies within the promo dates.
UPDATED 12/6/2018 — Mattel has confirmed the event will be Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9AM Local Time via HotWheelsCollectors.com. Also confirmed is the Volkswagen Drag Truck Promotion and its dates.
UPDATED 12/12/2018 — Photos of the “BA” case contents are locatedd >> HERE.
• 2018 HW SPEED GRAPHICS: Fairlady 2000 (white)
• 2018 HW FLAMES: Classic ’55 Nomad (pale yellow)
• 2018 HW ART CARS: HW Ford Transit Connect (red)
• 2018 HW EXOTICS: Exotique (black)
NOTE: The following vehicles (“C” case) were scheduled to be First-to-Market, but due to the event having “B” cases because of the shift from Nov to Dec, they will no longer be.
• 2019 MUSCLE MANIA: ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback (white)
• 2019 MUSCLE MANIA: ’18 COPO Camaro SS (dark orange)
• 2019 BAJA BLAZERS: ’87 Dodge D100 (matte tan)
Volkswagen Drag Truck