Tag: Phil Riehlman Designs

As Hot Wheels designer, Phil Riehlman broke onto the scene in 1993 when he re-designed the Twin Mill and the Silhouette (along with Bruce Baur). His “big break” came in 1996 when his VW Bus casting became an instant hit with collectors and as a promotional piece. Phil continues to design Hot Wheels to this day.

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2008 Treasure Hunts: ’70 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER

One of my favorite #Treasure Hunt / Super Treasure Hunt combos would have to be the #’70 Plymouth Roadrunner from 2008. A quick look at the regular and the super, and it doesn’t feel like you are necessarily getting a consolation prize with the regular — but man, […]

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2001 First Editions: MORRIS WAGON

With all the hype #Gassers get these days, its surprising the #Morris Wagon doesn’t get much attention. Maybe its because the casting hasn’t been released since 2013 and/or maybe its because its a British car, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking a second look at its #2001 […]

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2003 First Editions: MEYERS MANX

The #Meyers Manx is one of those cars that screams Southern California and more importantly (in this setting), Hot Wheels. Introduced as a #2003 First Edition the Hot Wheels Meyers Manx appeared every year from 2003 until 2014, with 2011 being the lone year without a release. However, […]

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Super Mario Character Cars: BOWSER

Whether you love them, hate them, or fall somewhere in-between, the Hot Wheels #Character Cars are here to stay. When these first hit the pegs a couple years ago, traditional collectors were enraged that Hot Wheels would even do such a thing. Four years later, its almost like […]

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HW Art Cars: FANDANGO

The ’90s called, they want their Hot Wheels back! Haha! All joking aside (since April Fool’s Day was yesterday), the newest #2017 Hot Wheels #Treasure Hunts is the #Fandango and its been showing up as part of the “H” case assortments. This ’90s-inspired graphic art scheme appeared last […]