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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2003 First Editions: VAIRY 8

The Vairy 8 is one of those underrated Hot Wheels castings. It is believed to be a customized version of a 1960s Chevrolet Corvair. While its a metal body and metal base casting, it doesn’t perform particularly well on track sets due to its stance which leads to the […]

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Speed Machines: Ferrari 599XX (part 1)

Happy Birthday to me! Today, we celebrate together as I bring you a Speed Machines Ferrari 599XX 4-Pack! Throughout the day, the articles will post so make sure you keep checking back for the other parts of this 4-part series. Right now, I present the first release of the Ferrari […]

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1981 Hot Wheels: Dixie Challenger

The Confederate/Rebel Flag was the center of a controversy in the United States two weeks ago. At Diecast Motorsports, the only interest we have in this controversy is its impact on the diecast world. We have seen cars that have not sold in years, pick up and start selling […]

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2010 New Models: GHOSTBUSTERS ECTO-1

One of the most iconic movie cars ever is the Ecto-1 from the 1984 movie, Ghostbusters. Millions of Ecto-1 toy vehicles were produced over the years, but none of them were made by the iconic brand in itself, Hot Wheels. In 2010, that changed as Mattel was granted the […]

2011 New Models: ’12 Ford Fiesta

This release of the Hot Wheels ’12 Ford Fiesta was in the 2011 New Models Series and is based off of the Ford Fiesta featured in the Gymkhana 3 video found HERE on YouTube. As you can see in the video, Ken Block, professional rally driver and co-founder of DC […]

2010 New Models: STING ROD II

Hot Wheels designer, Jun Imai is extremely talented and his love for Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars is no secret. His own ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon was made into a Hot Wheels vehicle in 2013. So it may come as a little bit of a surprise that his […]