Tag: Real Riders

Real Riders are synthetic plastic tires that are made to look and feel like rubber. They were developed by Hot Wheels designers Bob Rosas and Larry Wood. They were first released in 1983 and continue to be released to this day.

Ultra Hots: ’50s CHEVY TRUCK

The Hot Wheels ’50s Chevy Truck debuted in the 2006 Ultra Hots line. This yellow version was released after a nice dark red version but preceded a harder to find, matte blue version. However, this version was the only one of the three to feature any graphics (beyond the […]

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Ultra Hots: VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA

The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was a very affordable European-style sports car that sold from 1955 to 1974. It featured the chassis and modified-engine from the Volkswagen Beetle along with the Euro-styling of Italian car designer, Luigi Segre. When Hot Wheels designer, Phil Riehlman did his take on the classic […]

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Hot Wheels Classics Series 5: 8 CRATE

Yesterday we looked at the Vairy 8, a casting whose rear 8-cylinder crate engine plays a huge role in the casting’s overall character. Today we look at another rear 8-cylinder crate engine casting that was originally introduced in the 2003 First Editions, the 8 Crate. While this version […]

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Pop Culture: Ant-Man BREAD BOX

With the release of the Ant-Man movie today, its fitting that we received an Ant-Man Hot Wheels in this current wave of Marvel cars in the Pop Culture line. For some reason, Hot Wheels likes to use the old comic graphics versus the new movie graphics for its Pop Culture line–they do […]