We love seeing our reader’s collections, and we love it even more when they take photos and write a little about it. Today Jason Duncan, who keeps a blog dedicated solely to Hot Wheels Mustangs (find it (aptly named HWStangs, and definitely worth bookmarking) has decided to share a little about his collection.
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Let me start off by saying Hot Wheels has been putting out some very nice diecast models since 1968. Kids and collectors alike have took notice and made the cars very popular. But there is just one car that makes its appearance in almost every case of Hot Wheels. That car would be the Ford Mustang. The Mustang has been a huge part of Hot Wheels success. From the custom Mustang in 1968 to the 2005 Mustang that debuted in the mainlines in 2005, Hot Wheels has paid a lot of respect to such an iconic car.
Another mustang casting that really looks good and is also another one collectors like is the 1992 Mustang. This casting debuted in 2007 in the Modern Classics series. Since then Hot Wheels has put out some nice castings of this Mustang. This Mustang is also highly sought after by collectors. My favorite casting of this car would be a close one, if not a tie. I really do like the spectraflame antifreeze colored 1992 Mustang from the Modern Classics. The paint job on it looks really good and really stands out. This color variation was one that you couldn’t find very easily. The other 1992 Mustang casting I like is from the Redline Club. It debuted earlier in 2013 with the Real Rider Series and sported the new RLC exclusive paint process. The bright red color they went with on this car looks stunning! It is for sure one of my favorite Mustangs out of my entire collection.
The third and final casting that I like and think looks good is the 1971 Mustang Mach 1. You may seem to think I am a bit partial to Mach 1’s, but the 1971 really looks great . The ’71 Mach 1 debuted in 2010 in the Larry’s Garage series. This is one Mustang casting that is probably one of the most sought after. The casting has also been used several times under the name 1971 Mustang Boss 351. My favorite casting of the Mustang really would have to be the black Larry’s Garage set exclusive. The car was signed by Larry Wood himself and not very many were produced.
Now that I have listed my top three castings out of all the Hot Wheels Mustangs, it is time for me to name some of my favorite variations. As stated above, the 5DOT wheel variation Mustang is one of my favorites. Not only is that one of them, but I have several Mustang variations that I really think look good. Another variation that stands out to me is the red 1968 Shelby GT-500 with all black OH5 wheels. This wheel variation is hard to find and is currently being found in three packs. The regular mainline version is red and has chrome MC5’s. Another nice variation that I think deserves mention is the silver 1965 Mustang Fastback with silver MC5’s. That wheel variation was found in multipacks and some Target exclusive two packs. The regular mainline version is part of the 2010 Hot Wheels and has gold MC5’s on it.
I am going to post some pictures of my collection so I can share them with the rest of the world. I am going to start off by showing the non mainline Mustangs. This means these cars are a bit more valuable than normal.
The above Hot Wheels are the regular treasure hunt Mustangs. These are limited also and are commonly found in every case of Hot Wheels. These usually have the letters “TH” somewhere on the car to show that they are treasure hunts.
These Mustangs above are some really nicely detailed Mustangs that came out in 2009 and were exclusively available only at AutoZone. There are 12 Mustangs in the set, which is called Mustang Mania. This includes some of the nicest Mustangs ever made.
The Hot Ones series originally came out back in the 1980’s, but in 2012 Hot Wheels decided to bring the series back. When they brought the series back, they brought along with it some nice Mustangs. They are shown in the picture above.
Back in the earlier 90’s Hot Wheels did a series called the Vintage series. This series paid tribute to the original 16 Hot Wheels that came out in ’68. These made Hot Wheels very popular. These are the Mustangs that came out of that series pictured above. The packaging even mocked the packaging from ’68.
This concludes this posting and I hope you had fun looking at my collection. Collecting Mustangs is a passion for me as it helps me relive the history behind such an iconic car. Hot Wheels has put out some very nice castings of the Mustang and I hope they only continue to get better in years to come.
As I conclude this article, I want to say that Mustangs and Hot Wheels have a very long history with each other. Hot Wheels have put out some awesome Mustang castings and some really are hard to list below my top three. With the Mustang turning 50 next year the future looks bright for Mustang collectors and car enthusiast alike. Let’s hope Ford can keep the Mustang around for another 50 years!