Tag: First Edition

These are the first edition (or first occurrence) of a particular casting. Often times (for Hot Wheels), these are found in First Editions or New Models Series, but sometimes they are found without the “first edition” designation.

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Star Wars Characters: JABBA THE HUTT

The #Hot Wheels Characters continue to roll off the plant assembly line at Mattel’s Hot Wheels factory in Thailand. It seems like more and more collectors are collecting these castings by the day. Novelty lies in several of these as they are just wacky as they really embody […]

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2004 First Editions: COOL-ONE

Only the designers at Hot Wheels can successfully take an ice cream truck and turn it into a hot rod! As one of #Mark Jones Designs, the Cool-One first caught the eye of collectors and kids alike when it appeared on the 2004 Hot Wheels “Hot 100” Poster […]

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AcceleRacers: BASSLINE

To many Hot Wheels enthusiasts, the #AcceleRacers of 2005 always played second fiddle to the series they followed up: the 2003 #Highway 35 World Race cars. The belief behind this is that the HWY35 series contained some castings that were licensed favorites; they also contained fusion graphics and […]

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2011 New Models: ’68 COPO CAMARO

Back in the late 1960s two great things were established: Hot Wheels, and Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order (COPO). COPO was Chevrolet’s special order system that was notoriously used by dealers to build high-performance cars that were one-of-a-kind. These COPO vehicles were stacked and were mostly used to […]

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Toy Story Characters: ZURG GT

Its been about 6 years of #Hot Wheels Characters now, and among these character-inspired fantasy cars, collectors have found a few gems. Back in 2010, when the Toy Story Characters line was first released (followed shortly by the Muppets), “traditional” collectors sobbed as they thought these fantasy cars were “junk”. Clearly […]

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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, […]