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Hot Wheels Originals: MAELSTROM

Maelstrom, for all intents and purposes, is a Dutch word meaning mill-stream — with mill meaning, “to grind”. This Hot Wheels car was designed especially for track as a streamline-grinder of sorts. From its origin as a concept to its first appearance in the 2001 First Editions, Maelstrom had a small group […]

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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 […]