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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2003 First Editions: 8 CRATE

The year was 2003 and out of the forty-two #2003 First Editions, there weren’t many that excited the general collecting community. No rush to the pegs to hoard all of one #First Edition … it was kind of nice. Of course that was then and its 13 years later […]

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Gran Turismo Series: ’06 DODGE VIPER COUPE

The Gran Turismo series hype has officially settled as the “gotta-have-it-nows” are on to the next hottest thing. It seems as though demand has leveled off as this series was not only available through online retailers, but also at Walmart and its subsidiaries outside the United States. With […]

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Pop Culture: Ghost Rider ’55 CHEVY PANEL

In the latest installment of #Marvel #Pop Culture vehicles released by Hot Wheels, the ’55 Chevy Panel returns to showcase the comic book graphics of Ghost Rider — a stunt motorcyclist named Johnny Blaze. Blaze uses his demonic curse to fight evil at night riding his trademark motorcycle to do […]

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2011 New Models: ’68 COPO CAMARO

Back in the late 1960s two great things were established: Hot Wheels, and Chevrolet’s Central Office Production Order (COPO). COPO was Chevrolet’s special order system that was notoriously used by dealers to build high-performance cars that were one-of-a-kind. These COPO vehicles were stacked and were mostly used to […]

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2004 First Editions: ’69 DODGE CHARGER

If you’re a fan of #First Edition Hot Wheels castings, the #2004 First Editions were great because the series featured 100 brand-new castings — well, 101 if you count the mail-in Volkswagen Drag Truck. Even if you weren’t a fan of the ‘Tooned, Blings, Hardnoze, Fatbax and Crooze castings, […]