Tag: 2003 Hot Wheels

These Hot Wheels were released in 2003 lineups.

Orange Track Diecast

2003 First Editions: 8 CRATE

The year was 2003 and out of the forty-two #2003 First Editions, there weren’t many that excited the general collecting community. No rush to the pegs to hoard all of one #First Edition … it was kind of nice. Of course that was then and its 13 years later […]

Diecast Motorsports

Highway 35 World Race: DEORA II

In Hot Wheels first full-length movie, the Hot Wheels World Race (2003), 35 drivers competed for the title “World’s Best Driver”. In this animated film, the fictional drivers were from all walks of life. From various professional racers to 16-year-old kids with “talent”, these drivers had to taken on an […]

Diecast Motorsports

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 […]

Diecast Motorsports

Sega Games Series: PHAETON

Have you ever bought a diecast car strictly because of the graphics? I have, you’re looking at it! In 2003, Hot Wheels released the casting known as “Phaeton” in the mainline Sega Games Series. All 5 cars in this series featured graphics of former Sega Video Games. While the […]

Diecast Motorsports

2003 First Editions: VAIRY 8

The Vairy 8 is one of those underrated Hot Wheels castings. It is believed to be a customized version of a 1960s Chevrolet Corvair. While its a metal body and metal base casting, it doesn’t perform particularly well on track sets due to its stance which leads to the […]