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Whips / Team Baurtwell: MONTEZOOMA

Lowriders are part of a custom car culture that has seemingly gone by the wayside in terms of Hot Wheels today. But that wasn’t always the case. Back in the late ’90s and early ’00s, Hot Wheels lowriders were thriving with several castings being released in that time […]

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Fast & Furious: TOYOTA SUPRA

As we stated yesterday, the mainline version released as part of the HW City / Street Power Series (left), lacks the detailing that the Fast & Furious version (right) had — which was disappointing considering both retailed for $1. This may be because Hot Wheels marketing decided to […]

Diecast Motorsports

1996 Treasure Hunts: DODGE VIPER RT/10

One of the best Hot Wheels #Treasure Hunts of all-time, the Dodge Viper RT/10 from the 1996 Treasure Hunts Series still looks fabulous 20 years later! Back in ’96, only the second year of the Treasure Hunts, production numbers of this popular series were still noted on the blister […]

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2010 New Models: SANDBLASTER

Trucks have long been popular in the Hot Wheels line. These days, any truck with Real Riders seems to fly off the pegs. I’m sure some people wonder why Hot Wheels trucks are so popular considering the Hot Wheels brand was built around the “fastest metal cars in […]

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Speed Team Series: ’70 CHEVY CHEVELLE SS

Although it shares the same name as the Hot Wheels ’70 Chevelle SS casting (an all-time collector favorite introduced in 1999), the Hot Wheels ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS casting (introduced in 2013) bares no resemblance. In casual conversations its referred to the “’70 Chevelle Racer” versus the “’70 Chevelle […]

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HW Racing Series: FERRARI F430 CHALLENGE

There is somewhat of a mystery surrounding the Hot Wheels Ferrari F430 Challenge casting. When did it appear? Many collectors (including myself), had believed that the mystery lied within a mystery, in that the first occurrence of this challenge version occurred in the 2009 Mystery Cars — a segment […]

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HW Art Cars: VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

The 2015 “Regular” Treasure Hunts consisted of 15 castings. It would not be a stretch (by any means) to say that this VW Bug from the HW Art Cars Series is the most popular casting/release of the 15 this year. Full of #Unlicensed Hot Wheels, the 2015 Treasure Hunts […]