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1999 Hot Wheels #1115: FERRARI F355 CHALLENGE

Towards the end of the last year of the last millennium (1999), Hot Wheels slipped in four Ferrari castings: Ferrari 456M, Ferrari F50 (hardtop), and the Ferrari F355 in both the Challenge and Spider trim levels. Had this happened in 2015, it would have been a much bigger deal given […]

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Holiday Rods: ’70 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD

December is here which usually means, so are the Hot Wheels Christmas cars. While in the past there have been Holiday Rods, Holiday Hot Rods, and other cars of the Christmas variety, it was the Holiday Rods from 2004 to 2009 that proved to be the most collector-friendly. […]

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Camouflage Series: ’67 SHELBY GT-500

Walmart continues to churn out these exclusive Hot Wheels series vehicles. From the Fast & Furious cars to Avengers to even Porsche and James Bond, these lines have consisted mostly of licensed vehicles/designs and are found in exclusive dump bins at Walmart. As of late 2015 we have started to […]

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Marvel Characters: IRON MAN

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Hot Wheels collectors here in the United States! Whether you’re having a great time with family & friends or trying to fight that tryptophan coma while watching The Avengers movie on TV, I urge you to take a second look at an overlooked 2014 […]

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2004 First Editions: RAPID TRANSIT

Sometimes designers of an unlicensed casting are the best suited when it comes to overall execution of that casting. Back in 2004, the Hot Wheels casting, Rapid Transit, seemed to jump right off the pegs and into my hands. I thought this Phil Riehlman designed car was super cool given […]

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Hot Wheels Workhorses: AIRPORT RESCUE

Its been 30 years since the Airport Rescue last appeared, and a behemoth of this nature will never see the Hot Wheels mainline again. Sporting a metal body and metal chassis, the Airport Rescue you see below was released as part of the Hot Wheels Workhorses in 1981. It is […]