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Team Hot Wheels: BAJA TRUCK

The Baja Truck is a casting that was forged from the Team Hot Wheels Campaign. It all started with the Fearless at the 500 Record Setting Jump on May 29, 2011. Watch the video >> HERE. Does that truck on the ramp look familiar? Its the 1:1 version […]

Team Hot Wheels: Hyundai Genesis

There are many that know the origin story of Hot Wheels, being that these were originally California Custom Miniature cars released in the late 1960’s and that the brand has gone through many metamorphoses through the years: Redlines, Spectraflame Paint, Flying Colors, Super Chromes, Real Riders, First Editions, Treasure Hunts, […]

Toy Fair ’96: Power Pistons

The Toy Fair is held once a year in New York and is only open to people in the toy industry. Every year, since 1992, Mattel has brought with them an exclusive Hot Wheels vehicle. In 1996, the Hot Wheels brand was represented with the Power Pistons. A […]

2015 New Model: TURBINE TIME

Every-so-often the “retired” Larry Wood descends from his perch that overlooks the world of Hot Wheels to deliver us a new Hot Wheels design. In 2015, that casting design has been the Turbine Time which immediately began disappearing from the peghooks of local retailers when collectors and kids alike, […]

Salvaged!: Mongoose Funny Car

Every-so-often, a relic is salvaged by way of a non-collector finding what is known as a “beater” or a vehicle in “played-with” condition. This relic happens to be Tom McEwen’s Mongoose Funny Car from 1970. This found its way to me via a co-worker who had found this in a […]