Tag: 5-Spoke Wheels

One of the most common Hot Wheels wheel types of all-time, the 5SP wheel has been used since 1995.

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2011 New Models: ’68 COPO CAMARO

Back in the late 1960s two great things were established: Hot Wheels, and Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order (COPO). COPO was Chevrolet’s special order system that was notoriously used by dealers to build high-performance cars that were one-of-a-kind. These COPO vehicles were stacked and were mostly used to […]

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2004 First Editions: ’69 DODGE CHARGER

If you’re a fan of #First Edition Hot Wheels castings, the #2004 First Editions were great because the series featured 100 brand-new castings — well, 101 if you count the mail-in Volkswagen Drag Truck. Even if you weren’t a fan of the ‘Tooned, Blings, Hardnoze, Fatbax and Crooze castings, […]

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1996 First Editions: VOLKSWAGEN DRAG BUS

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year is one of, if not the most popular Hot Wheels vehicle of all time. Picked as the #1 Hot Wheel of all-time in 2008 for Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary, the Volkswagen Drag Bus (or VW Bus) continues to be a collector favorite. As the […]

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Retro Style Series: POWER PIPES

When I first started this blog nearly a year ago, I never thought I would feature any release of the Hot Wheels Power Pipes casting. I have never liked it and to be frank, I can’t believe its still being produced 21 years after its initial release in […]

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Retro Style Series: VOLKSWAGEN SP2

Fresh off the pegs of my local Target is the Volkswagen SP2 from the 2016 Hot Wheels Retro Style Series. This isn’t Target’s first rodeo with retro Hot Wheels products as they took on several retro-branded products from 2006 to 2007. The first go-’round included vehicles and track sets based […]

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Road Repair 5-Pack: DODGE RAM 1500

Don’t let the orange paint, realistic proportions and industrial graphics throw you off. This is not a Matchbox truck, this is a Hot Wheels truck. Since Mattel bought Matchbox in 1997, Hot Wheels and Matchbox have diverged in brand direction. Matchbox focuses on regular, everyday vehicles while Hot Wheels […]

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2010 New Models: BREAD BOX

The Hot Wheels Bread Box casting was first released as part of the 2010 New Models Series. It was first released in white and was succeeded by red and blue colorways. It was designed by Hot Wheels Designer Jun Imai and is modeled after the Jeep FJ-3 Fleetvan. […]