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2002 First Editions: HYPERLINER

The Alec Tam designed, Hyperliner is an unlicensed Hot Wheels casting that is mostly known for its detachable body that comes off to reveal four seats surrounded by a roll-cage and a super engine. While the roll cage and the detachable body were removed for its 2014 X […]

Orange Track Diecast

Star Wars Characters: C-3PO

In Stars Wars, the Ewoks on Endor perceive the linguistic robot, C-3PO, as a deity. In Hot Wheels collecting, some Hot Wheels collectors perceive the Volkswagen Drag Bus to be of Hot Wheels royalty. So its only fitting that the Star Wars Characters car for C-3PO resembles to all-too-popular […]

Diecast Motorsports

HW Hot Trucks: ’15 FORD F-150

The #Hot Wheels Race Team is back for 2016! However, its not in the race-team-specific segment series as you would expect–although it still may be possible as all the 2016 series have not been revealed. The first casting to wear the famous Hot Wheels logo in blue is the […]

Diecast Motorsports

Shell Promotion: PURPLE PASSION

Hot Wheels #Promotional Vehicles seem to be on the decline as of late. As evidence by THIS LIST on SouthTexasDiecast.com, you’ll see that in the late ’90s and in the ’00s, we saw a flood of promotional vehicles for a good variety of corporate partners. Even the partnership between […]

Diecast Motorsports

2010 New Models: TOOLIGAN

Tool me once, shame on you. Tool me twice, shame on me! Race car or tool? In the eyes of long-time Hot Wheels resident hooligan Graphic Designer Wayne Scott, its both. The Tooligan ushered in a new design path for Wayne. From graphics to industrial design, Wayne designed this […]

Diecast Motorsports

IZOD IndyCar Series: HONDA INDYCAR

The Hot Wheels IZOD IndyCar Series was another line that was spottily released. Target carried the line for a short-while in addition to some smaller retailers domestically and internationally. Its unfortunate as this line featured this Honda IndyCar casting with Authentic Racing Decos and Firestone Firehawk Real Rider Tires. […]