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1997 Hot Wheels #712: TIPPER

The Summer of ’97 brought Hot Wheels collectors a relatively unexpected surprise — Ex-Corgi castings popping up in the Hot Wheels mainline! When Mattel bought out Corgi in 1989, it released the former Corgi castings primarily under its “Hot Wheels Auto-City” line which was sold mainly in European markets. […]

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2001 First Editions: TOYOTA CELICA

When Hot Wheels first started to dabble in the #Tuners and #JDM cars in the early 2000s, the Toyota Celica was among the very first. While some collectors (at the time) were disappointed the Celica didn’t come more stock, most came around when they realized the Hot Wheels […]

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X-Raycers Series: AERO POD

Since its initial release a couple months ago, I’ve been wanting to pick up the Hot Wheels Aero Pod. Obtaining one has not been a problem as they are plentiful and everywhere, AND have already been released in three colors with a couple wheel variations. So why did I wait […]

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Race Aces 5-Pack: HOLLOWBACK

We’re only in January, yet we’ve been graced with several #Hot Wheels Race Team vehicles for 2016 — two of which, have come via 5-Packs. This #Hollowback, along with the Ballistik from the Track Stars 5-Pack have been great surprises, and both have worn the #16 for 2016. While the […]