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HW Race Team: LANCIA STRATOS

So the Lancia Stratos is back, eh? I couldn’t believe it either when I first saw the 2015 Hot Wheels mainline list at the beginning of the year. As for most castings that are not produced for 5 or more years, they often join the ranks of our […]

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Hot Wheels 5 5-Pack: LANCIA STRATOS

In the Hot Wheels world, a general rule-of-thumb is that if a casting doesn’t appear for 5 years, there is a good chance that casting is gone for good. The Lancia Stratos recently defied the odds by making a comeback after a 7-year hiatus. Read about its comeback >> HERE <<. […]

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1998 First Editions: BAD MUDDER

Hot Wheels castings often drive off into the sunset without warning. The Bad Mudder’s lone release (as a 1998 First Edition, shown below) came and went but it wasn’t until a couple years that the rumors started to swirl in regards to its demise. In the world of […]

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DC Comics Characters: MR FREEZE

In 2011, Hot Wheels started a line that was heavily licensed. No, it wasn’t the Nostalgic Brands line but rather the “Hot Wheels Characters” line. Its a line composed of licensed characters from several brands such as DC Comics, Sponge Bob & The Muppets. All the vehicles in this line were […]

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Hot Wheels Halloween: HIWAY HAULER 2

Another Halloween is upon us. Friends of mine, have all types of “rituals” they do. Those rituals used to consist of going to costume parties and drinking, but have now transitioned into taking the kids trick or treating and watching scary movies. Back in September my local Fry’s Food Store, a Kroger brand store, released […]

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Sega Games Series: PHAETON

Have you ever bought a diecast car strictly because of the graphics? I have, you’re looking at it! In 2003, Hot Wheels released the casting known as “Phaeton” in the mainline Sega Games Series. All 5 cars in this series featured graphics of former Sega Video Games. While the […]

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Tattoo Machines: BMW 323

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. The […]