The 2017 Hot Wheels Mainline list has been released. It’s gonna be a fun year…

Here is an early Christmas present.  Just as Mattel is closing its doors for the holidays, someone hit SEND on the 2017 Hot Wheels Mainline list and posted it to HWC.

The whole list is here.

I quickly went through the list to extract a list of the 2017 Licensed New Models, as well as some licensed models we have yet to see.  Lots lots lots to like.

There are several that have yet to be announced officially, like the Mazda FD RX-7 and Rotary Pickup.  Those and a few others are still “TBD”.

Have at it.

2017 Licensed New Models

  • ’68 Corvette® – Gas Monkey Garage 
  • Fairlady 2000 
  • UNSC Warthog 
  • 2015 Mustang GT Convertible 
  • Corvette® C7 Z06 
  • Custom Datsun 240Z 
  • Porsche 934.5 
  • Tesla Model X 
  • 2016 Ford GT Race 
  • Volkswagen Käfer Racer 
  • ’68 Volkswagen Type 2 Pickup 
  • 2017 Nissan GT-R (R35) 
  • 2017 Camaro® ZL1 
  • 2016 Honda Civic Type R 
  • 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT 
  • ’17 Pagani Huayra Roadster 

Some 2017 licensed model notables we haven’t yet seen:

  • ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon 
  • Custom ’62 Chevy® Pickup 
  • Kool Kombi 
  • ’69 Corvette® Racer 
  • ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X 
  • ’12 Ford Fiesta 
  • ’17 Ford GT 
  • ’70 Chevy® Chevelle 
  • Nissan Fairlady Z 
  • Nissan Skyline H/T 2000GT-X 
  • Porsche 356A Outlaw 
  • Ford Shelby® GT350R 
  • ’67 Camaro 
  • ’81 Camaro 
  • ’16 Camaro® SS 
  • 1990 Honda Civic EF 
  • 2013 Viper SRT 
  • Dodge Viper RT/10 
  • Maxda RX-7 
  • McLaren F1 GTR 
  • McLaren P1 
  • Aston Martin One-77 
  • Lamborghini Veneno 
  • Renault Sport R.S. 01

    37 Replies to “The 2017 Hot Wheels Mainline list has been released. It’s gonna be a fun year…”

    1. My thoughta: Mclaren F1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Other than that, the new models aren't hugely exciting, but I look forward to excellent execution on these models. I love the direction of the design team.

    2. I just looked at the complete list and saw a new model called “Flash Drive”. I have seen DYI flash drives made using Hot Wheels cars and wonder if this new model will have a built in flash drive.

    3. Wish those new models were Ferrari's.. wishful thinking I guess. Oh well…
      Thank you Ferrari! Don't know why you pulled out, but doesn't make sense after all those years.
      Looked forward to seeing new models coming out, especially premium line Ferrari castings. Mercedes are once again being distributed through MBX and I gladly purchased the new McLaren SLR. Awesome car… and Mercedes is one of the most recognizable car makers in existence.
      Maybe Ferrari will have a heart one day and return to Mattel to make young kids further their desire for their cars!

    4. It's not that difficult to understand why Ferrari “pulled out”. May Cheong (Maisto/Bburago) outbid Mattel for the exclusive diecast rights. Although I'm still holding out hope that Mattel could get a Ferrari sublicense from May Cheong even if it means paying MC for every Ferrari Hot Wheels sold. Either that, or they can exploit the diecast “kit” loophole like Kyosho.

      The Bburago Ferraris were only in Walmarts in Ottawa, Canada very briefly at the beginning of 2016 and I haven't seen them since, and they're too expensive for ~1/64 scale cars with plastic wheels and chassis (like almost Greenlight prices). If I'm paying a fiver and change for a single 1/64 scale Ferrari, I want metal/metal and rubber tires.

    5. On one hand, I'm happy to see the return of the '67 Camaro after being absent from the mainlines for 4 years (the last one in the mainlines was the Summit Camaro in 2013).

      On the other hand, the '67 Camaro was one of the few mainline holdouts with both a diecast body and chassis, and it also featured an opening hood. Since Mattel has more or less completely nickel-and-dimed metal/metal cars out of the mainlines completely (maybe still excluding some really tiny cars like Meyers Manx and GoKart), I'm assuming the '67 Camaro's return to the mainlines involves a major casting change, either with a plastic chassis under the metal body or even with a metal chassis but a plastic body (re: basically just the Color Shifters version of the '67 Camaro but without the colour-changing feature), and the opening hood will be gone either way.

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