Tag: Exotics

Diecast Motorsports

HotWheelsCollectors.com Special Edition: PORSCHE 993 GT2

WOW! Gulf Race Team products have been selling like hot cakes over at HotWheelsCollectors.com (HWC). When HWC first released a 4-car series of Gulf cars in 2013, cars like the Porsche 917K and the Ford GT-40 sat for days in the Hot Wheels Shop whereas the Volkswagen Drag […]

Orange Track Diecast

HW Showroom (2016 New Model): ASTON MARTIN DB10

Movie-licensed vehicles are all the rage in the Hot Wheels world today. Many collectors had begged and pleaded with Mattel for years prior to the release of what was known as the Retro Entertainment line at the time (currently known as the Entertainment line) to release specific, licensed […]

Diecast Motorsports

HW Racing Series: FERRARI F430 CHALLENGE

There is somewhat of a mystery surrounding the Hot Wheels Ferrari F430 Challenge casting. When did it appear? Many collectors (including myself), had believed that the mystery lied within a mystery, in that the first occurrence of this challenge version occurred in the 2009 Mystery Cars — a segment […]

Diecast Motorsports

1999 Hot Wheels #1115: FERRARI F355 CHALLENGE

Towards the end of the last year of the last millennium (1999), Hot Wheels slipped in four Ferrari castings: Ferrari 456M, Ferrari F50 (hardtop), and the Ferrari F355 in both the Challenge and Spider trim levels. Had this happened in 2015, it would have been a much bigger deal given […]

Diecast Motorsports

Heritage / Real Riders: PORSCHE 917K

The end of the 2015 year at Hot Wheels has been full of surprises. Though most of those tend to be associated with the fact that the first couple waves of 2016 cars have been released and 2016 lines are starting to be uncovered, 2015 still has a lot to […]

Diecast Motorsports

Flag Flyers 5-Pack: JAGUAR XJ220

When I shifted my collecting focus from “cardboard completist” to “buy-what-you-like” & “casting collector” in 2012, I began tracking down wheel variations of the castings I had already collected. I still have a long way to go on the wheel variations of the Jaguar XJ220 (I know most of […]

Super Show Cars 5-Pack: JAGUAR XJ220

Once the Fastest Production Car of all-time, the Jaguar XJ220 was V12-powered supercar developed by a group of Jaguar employees in their spare time. Unveiled at the British International Motor Show in 1988, the Jaguar XJ220 was produced from 1992 to 1994. Throughout 1992, it held the Fastest […]

2009 New Models: LAMBORGHINI REVENTÓN

Toro! Toro! One of the most rare and expensive vehicles Lamborghini has ever produced, the Reventón was inspired by the world’s fastest airplanes. The Reventón name is taken from a bull best known for killing a famous Mexican bullfighter in 1943. The 1:1 Reventón had a hefty pricetag which was […]

Diecast Motorsports

Speed Machines: Ferrari 599XX (part 4)

The Grand Finale of Ferrari 599XX in its Speed Machines run was a reflection of the cliché saying, “Saving the best for last!”. Its raw metal (unpainted) body is known as ZAMAC in the Hot Wheels world. ZAMAC is an acronym standing for the Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium, And […]