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Diecast Motorsports

HW Screen Time: COOL-ONE

Yesterday, we looked at the #Cool-One from the Super Mario Bros. segment of the Hot Wheels Pop Culture line. As mentioned in that article, the premium tooling now differs from the mainline tooling. As you can see below, in the side-by-side picture, the engine, interior and windows are […]

Diecast Motorsports

1998 First Editions: IROC FIREBIRD

The IROC Firebird is truly an under-appreciated casting given its real-life racing history. Granted, the International Race Of Champions (IROC) Race had always been run and raced like a professional sports all-star game where the selection of “all-stars” is always a little suspect and the format usually favors […]

Diecast Motorsports

2011 Treasure Hunts: DATSUN 240Z

2011 was the last year before Super Treasure Hunts went into hiding…also known as the “green stripe removal of 2012”. In the 5 years prior (2007-2011), the 2-tier Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt system consisted of 12 to 15 castings that each had a Regular Treasure Hunt and a […]