Hot Wheels has released some cool #Halloween deco’d vehicles over the years. Among the best of them were always the #Dream Halloween exclusives. For those that don’t know, Dream Halloween was a Mattel-sponsored charity event to benefit the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF). For a good stretch of time, Hot Wheels (and Matchbox) had brought their “A”-game when it came to the yearly event producing some quality exclusives of some of the more popular vehicles.
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In late 2011, the Hot Wheels #Blown Delivery had already skyrocketed in popularity as the original 2010 release was selling for $100+ — a rare feat for a new Hot Wheels vehicle a decade ago. With the exclusivity of #Dream Halloween vehicles came an influx in demand for this hot casting in a very limited release. It didn’t take long for this release of the Blown Delivery to sell in the $300-range.
Nearly 10 years later, the popularity of the Blown Delivery has fizzled and releases of it are no longer commanding the prices they once did. For collectors like me, it put a release such as this within reach as the Dream Halloween Blown Delivery can now be bought in the $100-range. I was fortunate to find mine for less than that. It was a release I had always wanted, but just never felt the urge to pay the high asking price which is typical for most Dream Halloween vehicles. Given the very limited nature of these, and the going rate of other Hot Wheels with vastly larger quantities, I decided now was the right time to grab this piece — and am glad I did!
I know Hot Wheels with tons of graphics aren’t necessarily “in” these days, but back around the time this #Dream Halloween Blown Delivery came out, they were all the rage — as were larger castings like the #Blown Delivery. Former Hot Wheels Graphic Designer, Miq Willmott, was a rockstar in the Hot Wheels collecting world. He had a knack for designing really cool heavily-tampo’d Hot Wheels, especially when it came to #Halloween vehicles. This “Graveyard Shift” Blown Delivery definitely ranks up there with his best designs.
Fast-forward to the present day. I launched the Hot Wheels iD app on my iPhone as I heard there were some new digital-only iD cars, along with some new levels — finally. One of those vehicles is the Hot Wheels Time Shifter appropriately titled, “Graveyard Shifter”. As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly where I had seen those “Graveyard Shift” graphics before.
The design is so awesome that it’s cool to see it recycled some nine years later. As for the original #Dream Halloween release… well, nothing tops the ultra-crisp graphics on this #Blown Delivery. Add in the fact that they are tampo’d over the spectraflame light green paint, and this is definitely one of the nicest Hot Wheels #Halloween cars of all-time.
Such an awesome model. great photos Brad
So badass! Blown Delivery deserves a resurgence in hype. It’s such a sick casting. I was stoked to see the Graveyard Shifter added to the HW ID app too. Had to get em all.
Great article…the piece just screams MiQ…such a cool look.
Love this casting and love this livery.
Would love to have it,
I have two others but not this one,
Thanks for this article!
I have been lucky enough to get doubles of several Dream Halloween cars from the events. The ’41 Willys from 2007 which has an equally awesome paint scheme. 2009 Pit crew with color changing paint, 2006 ’56 Chevy Nomad. I personally don’t think it gets better than the 2008 ’66 TV Batmobile which I have doubles of as well. I have the 2007-2009 Matchbox variations from the event as well.
BRAD,Great article as always. I missed out on the Red BD at first because it just did not catch my eye.Over the years I also have been waiting for the price to come down. They are somewhat down now,so I am in the process to get the red one first. When I do 🤔I will post it here. 🤞🏾. Thanks for sharing.
Forgot to mention that I do have 2 SF Rootbeer Phillips 66. They are the only 2. A casting that VAN could do wonders on as a SELECTIONS CAR BRAD. 😉😉