Diecast Motorsports

2010 New Models: SANDBLASTER

Trucks have long been popular in the Hot Wheels line. These days, any truck with Real Riders seems to fly off the pegs. I’m sure some people wonder why Hot Wheels trucks are so popular considering the Hot Wheels brand was built around the “fastest metal cars in […]

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Speed Team Series: ’70 CHEVY CHEVELLE SS

Although it shares the same name as the Hot Wheels ’70 Chevelle SS casting (an all-time collector favorite introduced in 1999), the Hot Wheels ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS casting (introduced in 2013) bares no resemblance. In casual conversations its referred to the “’70 Chevelle Racer” versus the “’70 Chevelle […]

Diecast Motorsports

HW Racing Series: FERRARI F430 CHALLENGE

There is somewhat of a mystery surrounding the Hot Wheels Ferrari F430 Challenge casting. When did it appear? Many collectors (including myself), had believed that the mystery lied within a mystery, in that the first occurrence of this challenge version occurred in the 2009 Mystery Cars — a segment […]

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HW Art Cars: VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

The 2015 “Regular” Treasure Hunts consisted of 15 castings. It would not be a stretch (by any means) to say that this VW Bug from the HW Art Cars Series is the most popular casting/release of the 15 this year. Full of #Unlicensed Hot Wheels, the 2015 Treasure Hunts […]

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1997 First Editions: MERCEDES C-CLASS

As a young collector in 1997, the #First Edition of the Hot Wheels Mercedes C-Class brought me a new appreciation for great design. It also taught me that color combination & graphics must fit the product — this was something that curated my love for design and led me down the path […]