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1997 First Editions: 1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was released as a 1997 First Edition collector number #523 in 1997. This was a casting that was slated to be part of the 1997 First Editions but never showed up on such a card. “Cardboard Collectors” went nuts–I know, I was one of them! […]

Military Rods: ’69 PONTIAC GTO

In 1969, Pontiac released its GTO with a new trim level called, “The Judge” which was oddly enough derived from a comedy routine. Make no mistake as the ’69 Pontiac GTO or “The Judge” was no laughing matter. This beast of raw power and pure muscle car strength […]

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 […]