4/8/2020 — #Hot Wheels iD, one of the coolest new lines of Hot Wheels to date broke onto the scene last year with line-exclusive, #ID5 Wheels, #Spectraflame Paint and a whole slew of cool castings. With 51 vehicles for 2019, it was announced that in 2020 we would see over 100. Collectors were ecstatic.
One of the best aspects of the #Hot Wheels iD line is that Amazon carries it, making ordering the releases you want extremely easy. Everything — with the exception of the store exclusives — was available via Amazon. I signed up for an Amazon Prime membership and have benefitted from the free 1 to 2-day shipping. This year it hasn’t been the case.
The first wave of #Hot Wheels iD was due out in March. Even the app was updated to include the new 2020 vehicles. Then, in April, we saw wave 2. Meanwhile, no physical cars to buy.
Well, I am fortunate to be in the position to be able to reach out to the iD-team directly to ask them what is up. They got back to me and said that wave 1 and wave 2 will be available via M&J Toys… a wholesaler in Los Angeles. A quick visit to their web site shows that the company is closed for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fortunately, it appears that some cases are getting out. I’m not sure if it’s through M&J directly, or what, but they are available through eBay. I was able to successfully order wave 1 by the case which amounted to $8.50/car. That may be expensive to some, especially if you don’t want all of the releases, but for those of us that do, it sure beats going out and hunting at this time — hunting what would have ultimately been a ghost at retail until wave 3.
I don’t have the exact reasoning as to why M&J was chosen to carry the first two waves domestically, but for all those of you that have been asking, you now have your answer as to where you can get the 2020 #Hot Wheels iD cars: eBay. Check with any of the other Southern California distributors — think of the ones that carry the “Mijo Exclusives” — and they may be able to get you some. This is your chance to support your small business, diecast distributors during this time. Happy (at home) Hunting! Below is the link where I bought my case from.
PURCHASE FULL CASE (2x each vehicle, 1x Rodger Dodger & 1x Night Burner)
2020 Hot Wheels iD Wave 1
- Tankful (Speed Rigs)
- Rodger Dodger (Rod Squad)
- ’69 COPO Camaro (Factory Fresh)
- ’71 Lamborghini Miura SV (Factory Fresh)
- Night Burner (Nightburnerz)
- ’19 Acura NSX (HW Turbo)
- Volkswagen T1-GTR (Speed Rigs)
- Twin Mill (HW Metro)
- ’17 Nissan GT-R (R35) (HW Turbo)
To track #Hot Wheels iD for 2020, make sure you visit the OTD HWiD Tracker!
UPDATE 4/9/2020 — It is appearing more and more likely that wave 1 and wave 2 will be HOBBY EXCLUSIVE — meaning, they will be available through your favorite Hobby Dealers, not just M&J. Look for more details from your favorite hobby dealer as these become available to them, starting today.