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HW Rescue Series: FIAT 500

Is it a Treasure Hunt? Is it NOT a Treasure Hunt? That’s what collectors have wondered since stumbling upon the Fiat 500 in the HW City / HW Rescue Series in late 2015. In 2015, collectors were greeted with two tiers of Treasure Hunt (TH) cars by Hot […]

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Heat Fleet Series: RIG WRECKER

Known as the Ramblin’ Wrecker for this release, the Rig Wrecker was a semi-popular Hot Wheels casting until it was retired in 2002 2003. Originally slated to be “final run’d” in 2002, the line was dropped by Toys R Us early in the year and it ended up appearing […]

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Heritage / Real Riders: PORSCHE 917K

The end of the 2015 year at Hot Wheels has been full of surprises. Though most of those tend to be associated with the fact that the first couple waves of 2016 cars have been released and 2016 lines are starting to be uncovered, 2015 still has a lot to […]

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AcceleRacers: ROLLIN’ THUNDER

Yesterday we looked at the world of the AcceleRacers and how they brought us some rather “imaginative” castings that eventually found their way into the Hot Wheels mainline. Today, we look at another casting released in that same Metal Maniacs series from within the AcceleRacers line. The AcceleRacers line […]

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AcceleRacers: HOLLOWBACK

10 years ago, the AcceleRacers debuted much to the dismay of the Hot Wheels collecting community as it was a followup to the Highway 35 World Race of 2003 that featured a lineup of first edition unlicensed fantasy castings. Where the HWY 35 World Race succeeded in telling a […]

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Flag Flyers 5-Pack: JAGUAR XJ220

When I shifted my collecting focus from “cardboard completist” to “buy-what-you-like” & “casting collector” in 2012, I began tracking down wheel variations of the castings I had already collected. I still have a long way to go on the wheel variations of the Jaguar XJ220 (I know most of […]