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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Marvel Characters: IRON MAN

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Hot Wheels collectors here in the United States! Whether you’re having a great time with family & friends or trying to fight that tryptophan coma while watching The Avengers movie on TV, I urge you to take a second look at an overlooked 2014 […]

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2004 First Editions: RAPID TRANSIT

Sometimes designers of an unlicensed casting are the best suited when it comes to overall execution of that casting. Back in 2004, the Hot Wheels casting, Rapid Transit, seemed to jump right off the pegs and into my hands. I thought this Phil Riehlman designed car was super cool given […]

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Hot Wheels Workhorses: AIRPORT RESCUE

Its been 30 years since the Airport Rescue last appeared, and a behemoth of this nature will never see the Hot Wheels mainline again. Sporting a metal body and metal chassis, the Airport Rescue you see below was released as part of the Hot Wheels Workhorses in 1981. It is […]

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AcceleRacers: ROLLIN’ THUNDER

Yesterday we looked at the world of the AcceleRacers and how they brought us some rather “imaginative” castings that eventually found their way into the Hot Wheels mainline. Today, we look at another casting released in that same Metal Maniacs series from within the AcceleRacers line. The AcceleRacers line […]

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AcceleRacers: HOLLOWBACK

10 years ago, the AcceleRacers debuted much to the dismay of the Hot Wheels collecting community as it was a followup to the Highway 35 World Race of 2003 that featured a lineup of first edition unlicensed fantasy castings. Where the HWY 35 World Race succeeded in telling a […]

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1998 First Editions: BAD MUDDER

Hot Wheels castings often drive off into the sunset without warning. The Bad Mudder’s lone release (as a 1998 First Edition, shown below) came and went but it wasn’t until a couple years that the rumors started to swirl in regards to its demise. In the world of […]

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DC Comics Characters: MR FREEZE

In 2011, Hot Wheels started a line that was heavily licensed. No, it wasn’t the Nostalgic Brands line but rather the “Hot Wheels Characters” line. Its a line composed of licensed characters from several brands such as DC Comics, Sponge Bob & The Muppets. All the vehicles in this line were […]