Tag: Dave Weise Designs

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Hi-Rakers Series: MONTEZOOMA

Part of the reason why I love Hot Wheels so much is the brand’s ability to capture all types of car culture at the retail price of $1. Take for instance what I have heard typically referred to as #Donk culture. Popular with U.S. inner-city, donks usually originate […]

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Park’N Plates: ’70 PLYMOUTH BARRACUDA

In the late ’90s and early ’00s, several Hot Wheels #Promotional Vehicles were released through the beauty product manufacturer, Avon. An odd pairing indeed between a direct-to-consumer beauty product manufacturer/retailer and Hot Wheels collectors — or even kids, if that was the target demographic. Its possible only the folks involved knew […]

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HW Flames: ’69 DODGE CHARGER

Last year at this time, we were greeted with the first couple assortments of #2016 Hot Wheels in the basic line. Among those, was the #’69 Dodge Charger as part of the #HW Flames Series — the 10 vehicles in this series were voted on by collectors via a […]

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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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Whips / Team Baurtwell: MONTEZOOMA

Lowriders are part of a custom car culture that has seemingly gone by the wayside in terms of Hot Wheels today. But that wasn’t always the case. Back in the late ’90s and early ’00s, Hot Wheels lowriders were thriving with several castings being released in that time […]

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1997 First Editions: MERCEDES C-CLASS

As a young collector in 1997, the #First Edition of the Hot Wheels Mercedes C-Class brought me a new appreciation for great design. It also taught me that color combination & graphics must fit the product — this was something that curated my love for design and led me down the path […]