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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 […]

Diecast Motorsports

Fast & Furious: SUBARU WRX STi

Since the Subaru WRX STi casting was released in 2012 (as part of the 2012 New Models Series), collectors and fans of the Fast & Furious franchise have been clamoring for this casting to receive the paint scheme it had in the 2009 movie, Fast & Furious, which […]