In the last month or so my collection of the Hot Wheels #Mach Speeder doubled in size. The #Hot Wheels iD release — which was a holdover from 2019 –finally shipped from Amazon in early January. Also in early January, I found the 2020 #Mystery Models Series 1 at Walmart allowing me to capture #5 in that series: the Mach Speeder. Then, about two weeks ago, I found the purple variant you see below in a 9-pack. After doing some research, I learned that this variant is indeed a #Multipack Exclusive, and went back to buy that 9-Pack which also contained two other castings I collect. So, with two new variants for 2020, and one late holdover from 2019, my Hot Wheels Mach Speeder collection doubled in size just like that.
This #Dmitriy Shakhmatov Design was a favorite of mine from the very beginning as you can read my thoughts on it when I initially showcased the 2018 New Models release.
Since the #Mach Speeder is a Hot Wheels original design, Dima had the luxury of being able to take styling cues from various trends in race design. The design of the Mach Speeder doesn’t seem too far off of the IMSA race cars of today, and very well could be what they end up looking like by next decade. We’ve seen Hot Wheels inspire the automotive industry design in the past, and it wouldn’t surprise me if this vehicle inspires design moving forward.
Perhaps the most charming features of the Hot Wheels #Mach Speeder are the massive front air intakes that resemble the mouth of a fish. In the Hot Wheels casting, the front air intakes are the same piece that is also used for the interior, sides, rear electric engines, and spoiler. Some collectors may balk at the idea of the same color running through the casting like that but — considering the “4-piece rule” that all Hot Wheels mainlines have to abide by — it actually provides some really nice color breaks within the casting accentuating it from all angles.
Since there are only 6 variants of the Hot Wheels #Mach Speeder, I went ahead and photographed the side profile of them all for reference. Should there be any other collectors collecting — or looking to collect — this casting, I hope this proves useful.
2018 Mainline / Legends of Speed series (white)
2018 Mainline / Legends of Speed series (dark red)
2019 Mainline / HW Art Cars series (blue)
2019 Hot Wheels iD / Moving Forward series (spectraflame pearl white)
2020 Mystery Models Series 1 (white)
2020 Multipack Exclusive (metalflake purple)
So there is the latest casting #Collection Update. It may not look like much but when you see some of the larger casting collections that are out there, this is where it starts. It’s obviously not too late if you want to start collecting the Hot Wheels #Mach Speeder as well. As I mentioned at the beginning, half of this collection is available right now with the 2020 Mystery Models and Multipack releases in stores now, along with the 2019 Hot Wheels iD release which can also still be bought off Amazon. Start your collection today! What color will it appear in next?…
Categories: Collection Update
What is the four piece rule for a mainline?
Bart Stavisky KF5EKG
The general rule is that mainline castings are composed of 4 pieces (excluding wheels): Body, Base, Windows and Interior for automation reasons in manufacturing.
I like the casting, but they kinda called it in with the name. Too bad “Fast Fish” and “Baricuda” were already taken.
This car is a knock off of the mazda vizion granturismo with some alterations ( mainly the front ). IMSA racers don’t look anything like this.