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Tattoo Machines: RACE BAIT 308

The Tattoo Machines were Hot Wheels vehicles that came with a small sheet of temporary tattoos. There were 12 vehicles in this 1993 series and all featured graphics and odd names that matched the tattoos they came with. Take a look >>HERE<< to see what I mean. Named “Hot […]

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Race to Win Exhibit Exclusive: BLVD. BRUISER

Have you seen Jurassic World yet? In the movie they combine the genetics of several terrorizing dinosaurs into one to create a “super dinosaur”. Well you’re essentially looking at the diecast equivalent of THAT in the Hot Wheels Blvd. Bruiser. Taking styling-cues from the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & […]

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1982 Hot Wheels: TURISMO

“Retro” is always “in” and has a way of bringing old items back to life. Such is the case for this version of the Hot Wheels casting, Turismo. The Turismo seen below has been around for the last 33 years and has been relatively untouched by collectors. That […]

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Speed Machines: Ferrari 599XX (part 4)

The Grand Finale of Ferrari 599XX in its Speed Machines run was a reflection of the cliché saying, “Saving the best for last!”. Its raw metal (unpainted) body is known as ZAMAC in the Hot Wheels world. ZAMAC is an acronym standing for the Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium, And […]

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Speed Machines: Ferrari 599XX (part 3)

The third release of the Speed Machines Ferrari 599XX was brilliant gloss black with another new graphic scheme. Carrying over the number “599” from the yellow version, representing the Ferrari 599 model, the black version also got a tan interior to stand out from the black body. This […]