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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Trailbusters: NISSAN HARDBODY TRUCK

This isn’t the first time we have featured the #Nissan Hardbody Truck here as we took a look at the 1997 Blue Streak series release last year. Much to the point of that article, its surprising that this casting isn’t more popular given the vaulted prices in the […]

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1997 Hot Wheels #618: CHEVY STOCKER

Chances are, if you’ve raced Hot Wheels before, you’ve heard of the infamous “Huffman Stocker” before. Rarely does anyone call this one-off release by its packaged name of Chevy Stocker as Hot Wheels already had a very similar casting by that name at the time of this release […]

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The Hot Ones: RACING STOCKER

Those of you that read our articles everyday may notice the Racing Stocker we have today looks strikingly similar to another car we featured on the blog last year. Wearing the same paint scheme as the Hot Wheels Racing Select: ’81 Buick Regal Stocker, the Racing Stocker was […]

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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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Flying Colors: STAGEFRIGHT

One of the most popular Hot Wheels castings from the 1970s is the Stagefright. Living in Hot Wheels collecting lore, most collectors love the oddity of the funky 1978 Flying Colors Stagefright. Designed as a replica to Jack Keef’s 1849 Concord Stagecoach hotrod, it took a collaborative effort between Hot Wheels […]

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Race Team Series: LUMINA STOCKER

The Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) is today and while Hot Wheels does not have a presence at it this year like they did with the Indy 500, we are celebrating Brickyard-style just like we did with the Race Team Series I: Hot Wheels 500 […]

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Race Team Series: HOT WHEELS 500

Today is the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and Hot Wheels has as big as a presence as they have ever had as they are one of the official sponsors of the event. From distributing an official car for the event (included with the $25 program purchase) […]