Tag: 1997 First Editions

Diecast Motorsports

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 […]

Diecast Motorsports

1997 First Editions: WAY 2 FAST

For a while, it seemed as though the Hot Wheels casting, Way 2 Fast, was a staple of the Hot Wheels lineup. Having been released as a mainline vehicle, a promotional vehicle, a Treasure Hunt, and in a slew of other premium lines, the Way 2 Fast was definitely […]

1997 First Editions: 1970 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

The 1970 Plymouth Barracuda was released as a 1997 First Edition collector number #523 in 1997. This was a casting that was slated to be part of the 1997 First Editions but never showed up on such a card. “Cardboard Collectors” went nuts–I know, I was one of them! […]