10/15/2019 — An unusual partner has popped up to host the Hot Wheels Collectors Day Event that was traditionally held at Kmart: GameStop. GameStop is a huge video game store that also deals in consumer electronics and pop culture merchandise, and has carried Hot Wheels products for several years now. With 5,830 retail stores throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe, it boasts a huge market reach.
It is unclear at this moment how many stores will actually be holding the event that is currently scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9AM; so that information should be posted on HotWheelsCollectors.com soon. What we do know is that the event will have first to market 2020 “B” case assortments, and will feature special color variants of the last four cars for 2019. Those are listed below. Also, there is a mail-in promotion for the ’70 Chevelle Delivery and the details can be found >> HERE.
Make sure to check back here as this article will be updated with information and pictures as that becomes available.
GameStop Collectors Day Exclusives
- ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona (orange) – 2019 HW Flames
- ’91 Mazda MX-5 Miata (British racing green) – 2019 HW Speed Graphics
- ’19 Ford Ranger Raptor (silver) – 2019 HW Hot Trucks
- Jaguar XE SV Project 8 (blue) – 2019 Factory Fresh
UPDATED 10/16/2019 — ThinkGeek branded stores — a subsidiary of GameStop — will also be holding the event. Many of which have started posting that they will be opening an hour early on 11/2 to hold the event.
UPDATED 10/21/2019 (PART 1) — Gamestop has officially updated its website with event details, including the first-to-markets, exclusives, time and participating stores. Check out the event details on gamestop.com >>> HERE. Please note that some stores said they would open early at 9AM, while the official site says 10AM. You may want to confirm the start time with your participating store.
UPDATED 10/21/2019 (PART 2) — The link to the online cases can be found >> HERE. The expectation is that they will go on sale this Saturday, 10/26 at an undisclosed time.
UPDATED 10/27/2019 — Event cases went on sale via gamestop.com yesterday, and are still available. Click >> HERE to purchase!