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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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 […]

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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 […]