Tag: Compact Cars

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HW Flames 5-Pack: CHRYSLER PRONTO

The Chrysler Pronto was the #Concept Car version of what was ultimately released as the PT Cruiser. Hot Wheels never produced the PT Cruiser which was ultimately discontinued by Chrysler in 2010. It had a pedestrian reputation with Millennials who nicknamed it the “PT Loser” as it was often seen […]

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BMW Series: BMW 2002

The BMW Series was released earlier this month at Walmart stores worldwide. In this 8-Car Set — which is not to be confused with the 5-Car mainline series of the same name — each of the eight BMW vehicles came on a black blister card with unique illustrations of each vehicle. […]

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Vintage Racing: DATSUN BLUEBIRD 510

The Datsun Bluebird 510 might have been known to be the “poor man’s BMW” but it is certainly the rich man’s Hot Wheel — with this release being the crown jewel of modern day Hot Wheels collecting. Yeah, I went there. With prices soaring to the $200 range […]

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HW Art Cars: MINI COOPER

Yesterday we brought you the #First Edition #Mini Cooper and talked all about what has made the casting into a Hot Wheels collector cult favorite. The good news is that 16 years later the Mini Cooper is still being released — albeit under the Morris Mini moniker. For […]

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2000 First Editions: MINI COOPER

The Mini Cooper is possibly one of the more underrated castings in Hot Wheels history. While its never been a huge money-grabber for Mattel / Hot Wheels, couple of its releases fetch high-dollar. Designed by Hot Wheels designer Phil Riehlman, this Mini Cooper was special from its original […]

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HW Art Cars: VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE

The 2015 “Regular” Treasure Hunts consisted of 15 castings. It would not be a stretch (by any means) to say that this VW Bug from the HW Art Cars Series is the most popular casting/release of the 15 this year. Full of #Unlicensed Hot Wheels, the 2015 Treasure Hunts […]

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HW Rescue Series: FIAT 500

Is it a Treasure Hunt? Is it NOT a Treasure Hunt? That’s what collectors have wondered since stumbling upon the Fiat 500 in the HW City / HW Rescue Series in late 2015. In 2015, collectors were greeted with two tiers of Treasure Hunt (TH) cars by Hot […]