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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HW Snow Stormers: MINI COOPER

With it being the holiday season (and officially being winter now in the northern hemisphere), those folks at Mattel really know how to bring the holiday cheer — I mean, they’re in the toy business after all. The snow has blanketed much of the country and gone are the […]

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HW Flames: ’69 DODGE CHARGER

Last year at this time, we were greeted with the first couple assortments of #2016 Hot Wheels in the basic line. Among those, was the #’69 Dodge Charger as part of the #HW Flames Series — the 10 vehicles in this series were voted on by collectors via a […]

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Power Launcher: MINI COOPER

Chances are, if you’re a collector of the Hot Wheels #Mini Cooper, this piece was (or still is) your holy grail when it comes to completing all the variants of this casting’s collection. Even back in 2002, this was not an easy car to find as it seemed to […]

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Red Line Club Party: DATSUN 240Z

Last week Friday, #30th Annual Collectors Convention goers we speculating what the #RLC Party Exclusive would be at the #RLC party that evening. Around midday, news broke (for RLC members only) that the traditional HotWheelsCollectors.com sneak peek was up and it was what many collectors had already speculated, the […]

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Boulevard Buccaneers: ANGLIA PANEL TRUCK

Ahoy yar survey bilge rats! Today is International Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day and we’ve decided to celebrate here at Orange Track Diecast with a #Pirate-themed Hot Wheels vehicle. AVAST — we have the #Anglia Panel Truck from the 2003 Boulevard Buccaneers series. AYE — go grab yer grog and tie up your […]

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Real Riders: MUSTANG MACH I

Part of going back and rediscovering your collection is that you come across gems like this that you forgot you even had. Released as part of the #Real Riders Series (2005), this Hot Wheels #Mustang Mach I was listed as “1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 – Parnelli Jones” on […]

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HW Hot Trucks: DODGE RAM 1500

The announcement of Walgreens stores in the United States getting the Halloween & #Gran Turismo Series cars along with Mini “N” Case Shippers had collectors coming down with the sickness as they made their way to the typically baron (from a Hot Wheels perspective) drugstore. Upon pilfering through those […]

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Night Burnerz: NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R34)

The three cars from the Hot Wheels #Need for Speed video game collection for 2016 are finally together with the addition of the Night Burnerz: Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34). Its a collection that many collectors have been looking to complete since it was announced last November that these […]

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Night Burnerz: ’69 DODGE CHARGER 500

One of my all-time favorite #Muscle Cars would have to be the 1969 Dodge Charger so it should come as no surprise that I collect the #’69 Dodge Charger casting from 2004 and the newer, slightly different #’69 Dodge Charger 500 casting from 2015. Fans of both ’69 […]