Tag: Co-Mold Wheels

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2006 First Editions: NISSAN 350Z

One of the more interesting Hot Wheels releases of the mid-2000s was the #2006 First Editions #Nissan 350Z. At the time, #JDM wasn’t was it is today (in the hobby) and some Hot Wheels collectors even questioned the release of “another Z, but with wing and body kit”. […]

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2004 Final Run Series: CAT-A-PULT

The Hot Wheels #Cat-A-Pult was first released as part of the 1998 First Editions and was definitely a pegwarmer until the casting was ultimately retired as part of the 2004 Final Run Series (shown below). See this little car just never caught on in the mainstream Hot Wheels crowd as […]

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Star Spangled Series 2: PURPLE PASSION

Today in the United States, we remember and honor our servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Memorial Day in the U.S. is full of cookouts, festivals and parades to honor those individuals and it also serves as the unofficial start to summer. Hot […]

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AcceleRacers: BASSLINE

To many Hot Wheels enthusiasts, the #AcceleRacers of 2005 always played second fiddle to the series they followed up: the 2003 #Highway 35 World Race cars. The belief behind this is that the HWY35 series contained some castings that were licensed favorites; they also contained fusion graphics and […]

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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 […]

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AcceleRacers: ROLLIN’ THUNDER

Yesterday we looked at the world of the AcceleRacers and how they brought us some rather “imaginative” castings that eventually found their way into the Hot Wheels mainline. Today, we look at another casting released in that same Metal Maniacs series from within the AcceleRacers line. The AcceleRacers line […]

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AcceleRacers: HOLLOWBACK

10 years ago, the AcceleRacers debuted much to the dismay of the Hot Wheels collecting community as it was a followup to the Highway 35 World Race of 2003 that featured a lineup of first edition unlicensed fantasy castings. Where the HWY 35 World Race succeeded in telling a […]