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1998 First Editions: HOT SEAT

The Hot Seat lives in Hot Wheels infamy due to its absurd concept and grotesque nature. Some collectors hate it, some collectors love it, some collectors just love to hate it. Whatever your idea is of it now, I actually remember this being quite a hot casting back in […]

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Gleam Team: SHERIFF PATROL

Before the modern-day Hot Wheels segment series came about in 1995, subsets such as the Gleam Team were groupings of special mainline vehicles. The Gleam Team of 1992, featured 5 cars with colored-chrome, textured bodies (made of plastic). This 3D patterns molded into the bodies were pretty unique […]

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1999 Hot Wheels #1115: FERRARI F355 CHALLENGE

Towards the end of the last year of the last millennium (1999), Hot Wheels slipped in four Ferrari castings: Ferrari 456M, Ferrari F50 (hardtop), and the Ferrari F355 in both the Challenge and Spider trim levels. Had this happened in 2015, it would have been a much bigger deal given […]

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Holiday Rods: ’70 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD

December is here which usually means, so are the Hot Wheels Christmas cars. While in the past there have been Holiday Rods, Holiday Hot Rods, and other cars of the Christmas variety, it was the Holiday Rods from 2004 to 2009 that proved to be the most collector-friendly. […]

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Camouflage Series: ’67 SHELBY GT-500

Walmart continues to churn out these exclusive Hot Wheels series vehicles. From the Fast & Furious cars to Avengers to even Porsche and James Bond, these lines have consisted mostly of licensed vehicles/designs and are found in exclusive dump bins at Walmart. As of late 2015 we have started to […]

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Marvel Characters: IRON MAN

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Hot Wheels collectors here in the United States! Whether you’re having a great time with family & friends or trying to fight that tryptophan coma while watching The Avengers movie on TV, I urge you to take a second look at an overlooked 2014 […]