Tag: International Release

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Hot Wheels Custom Car Show (Japan): SUPER VAN

In the early 2000s the Hot Wheels Super Van made a triumphant return as it had several premium releases from 2003 to 2008 at HotWheelsCollectors.com (#HWC) and as #Convention Exclusives. This retool was dubbed as the ’70s Van due to the Super Van name belonging to another company at the time […]

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Twenty+ Series: SWITCHBACK

In 2005, the Hot Wheels Switchback “switched” its black and red colors as part of its run in the 2005 mainline Twenty+ Series. Over 10 years later, the reason for this is still unclear but right away collectors noticed the “switch” as one version showed up exclusively in Canada. The […]

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Mystery Models: DEORA II

Sometimes, if we aren’t paying attention, Hot Wheels will release vehicles exclusively in international markets. These often can be hard to find unless you have a good trade partner in that country. More often than not, they are looking for Hot Wheels that are exclusive to U.S. stores […]

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Max Steel 5-Pack: SEARED TUNER

The Hot Wheels Seared Tuner is a special car for a variety of reasons. It is one of a few that has gone by multiple names for one. The Seared Tuner was originally released as the Sho-Stopper but the name changed in 2003 due to what was speculated […]