Tag: Cars featuring names of Mattel Employees

Orange Track Diecast

2011 New Models: HONDA S2000

Man, the #Honda S2000 is as popular as ever right now coming fresh off a highly-desirable convention release and now showing up in the latest batch of Fast & Furious cars at Walmart. But back in 2011, when this #Ryu Asada design first appeared as part of the […]

Orange Track Diecast

10-Pack Exclusive: ’08 MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION

Back when Hot Wheels was still releasing 10-packs (before they shifted to 9-packs), they released two 10-packs that contained cars that were all exclusive. Collectors had been used to the one-car exclusive in previous 10-packs and these were typically outlined in the packaging. In 2009, collectors were thrown a […]

Diecast Motorsports

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 […]

Night Breed 5-Pack: NISSAN SKYLINE R32

The Night Breed 5-Pack has to be one of the coolest Hot Wheels 5-Packs to ever hit the shelves. This 5-Pack was released in 2004 and contained 4 tuner cars and 1 pro-stock car. The best aspect: the cars featured the satin paint known as Spectrafrost before it was termed, “Spectrafrost”. […]

Ultra Hots: ’50s CHEVY TRUCK

The Hot Wheels ’50s Chevy Truck debuted in the 2006 Ultra Hots line. This yellow version was released after a nice dark red version but preceded a harder to find, matte blue version. However, this version was the only one of the three to feature any graphics (beyond the […]