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Mystery Cars: CHAPARRAL 2D

One of the more under-utilized castings in Hot Wheels history is the Chaparral 2D. It was only used 3 times since its initial 2003 First Editions release. Sure, there are castings that have been “one-and-dones” but considering this Chaparral had a 9-year run, you would assume that we would have seen more releases […]

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HW Flames 5-Pack: CHRYSLER PRONTO

The Chrysler Pronto was the #Concept Car version of what was ultimately released as the PT Cruiser. Hot Wheels never produced the PT Cruiser which was ultimately discontinued by Chrysler in 2010. It had a pedestrian reputation with Millennials who nicknamed it the “PT Loser” as it was often seen […]

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Volkswagen 5-Pack: VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 181

Turns out the Custom Volkswagen Beetle from the newly released Volkswagen 5-Pack wasn’t the only variation found in the pack. While it was surely the most noticeable, the Volkswagen Type 181 from that same 5-Pack received a more subtle casting modification. The VW Type 181 on the left […]

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Toy Story Characters: ZURG GT

Its been about 6 years of #Hot Wheels Characters now, and among these character-inspired fantasy cars, collectors have found a few gems. Back in 2010, when the Toy Story Characters line was first released (followed shortly by the Muppets), “traditional” collectors sobbed as they thought these fantasy cars were “junk”. Clearly […]