Tag: PR5 Wheels

The PR5 (or Phil Riehlman 5-Spoke) Wheel was developed by Hot Wheels designer Phil Riehlman. It debuted in 2000 and continues to be used to this day. Below are the releases that feature the PR5 wheel.

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2006 First Editions: ’55 CHEVY PANEL

The old Hot Wheels standard seemed to be to release “castings destined for premium lines” into the mainline. Its unclear if this was to stir up interest in them or what, but this was the case with popular premium castings like the Volkswagen Drag Bus, Volkswagen Karmann Ghia […]

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2004 First Editions: C6 CORVETTE

2004 was known as the year of the “Hot 100” as Hot Wheels released 100 First Editions into the Hot Wheels mainline — well, 101 if you count the mail-in bonus Volkswagen Drag Truck. Among the Hot 100 were ‘Tooned vehicles which were castings with exaggerated features. While these […]

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Stars & Stripes: 8 CRATE

The Stars & Stripes cars are still eluding me at my local Walmarts as I’ve been hard-pressed to find anything good there as of late. And with all the cool #Walmart Exclusives that have been coming out, it pains me to say that I’ve been getting Hot Wheels […]

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2001 First Editions: TOYOTA CELICA

When Hot Wheels first started to dabble in the #Tuners and #JDM cars in the early 2000s, the Toyota Celica was among the very first. While some collectors (at the time) were disappointed the Celica didn’t come more stock, most came around when they realized the Hot Wheels […]

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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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Fast & Furious: TOYOTA SUPRA

As we stated yesterday, the mainline version released as part of the HW City / Street Power Series (left), lacks the detailing that the Fast & Furious version (right) had — which was disappointing considering both retailed for $1. This may be because Hot Wheels marketing decided to […]