Tag: Discontinued Castings

These castings have been discontinued. Though some have not been officially retired, our rule-of-thumb is that if a casting has not been used in the last 5 years, it joins the ranks of our discontinued castings. Like all rules, there are exceptions to it.

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2001 First Editions: MORRIS WAGON

With all the hype #Gassers get these days, its surprising the #Morris Wagon doesn’t get much attention. Maybe its because the casting hasn’t been released since 2013 and/or maybe its because its a British car, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking a second look at its #2001 […]

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2003 First Editions: MEYERS MANX

The #Meyers Manx is one of those cars that screams Southern California and more importantly (in this setting), Hot Wheels. Introduced as a #2003 First Edition the Hot Wheels Meyers Manx appeared every year from 2003 until 2014, with 2011 being the lone year without a release. However, […]

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Flyin’ Aces: ’70 DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA

One of my all-time favorite Hot Wheels castings would have to be the #’70 Dodge Charger Daytona. Newer collectors need not confuse it with the #’69 Dodge Charger Daytona that was introduced in 2013, as this casting hasn’t been produced since it was #Final Run‘d in 2003. Why […]

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Sugar Rush: ’96 MUSTANG GT CONVERTIBLE

A couple months ago, I acquired part of a small collection that a co-worker’s husband had (see Instagram photo below the article). It mostly consisted Hot Wheels from the ’90s. While I already had most of them, purchasing them was significantly cheaper than having someone look through my collection from […]

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1997 Hot Wheels #613: LONDON BUS

Chances are, if you were collecting 20 years ago, you remember the influx of #Ex-Corgi Castings that appeared in the Hot Wheels mainline starting in the summer of 1997. Whether you liked them or thought their proportions were too far off from your standard Hot Wheels vehicle, they are […]

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Exotic Car 5-Pack: LAMBORGHINI DIABLO

Rediscovering your collection is key to your longevity in Hot Wheels collecting. I’ve said it time and time again. I have personally seen many collectors come and go, as to most of those collectors, its all about obtaining the latest releases that everyone craves — which will burn […]

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Fright Cars: ’35 CLASSIC CADDY

Happy Halloween! Hot Wheels has long celebrated the holiday by dressing up their repertoire of diverse castings in costumed attire for #Halloween specific series. Over the years we have seen some great releases and that continued this year with the #Hot Wheels Halloween (2016). Almost a decade ago (2007), […]