It’s official: A Fast & Furious Premium Line is coming to Hot Wheels

The biggest Hot Wheels no-brainer has finally been realized, and now officially announced: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpNpYEzj6Hv/?taken-by=hotwheelsofficial Fast & Furious has toiled around in all kinds of corners of Mattel.  First as additions to the Hot Wheels basic range, then as special Walmart exclusive basic subsets, then here and there in HW Entertainment, and finally in peg-warming purgatory … Continue reading It’s official: A Fast & Furious Premium Line is coming to Hot Wheels

Collecting the BMW 2002: Hot Wheels, Kyosho, and soon…

There are some icons that every collector needs.  Sure, collect what you want, blah blah blah, but if you are more into replicas of little cars than hunting chases, there are a few cars you have to have.  The list can get long, but it goes from certain Camaros to Mustangs to Corvettes to Skylines … Continue reading Collecting the BMW 2002: Hot Wheels, Kyosho, and soon…

Tomica Limited Vintage is giving new collectors another chance at their hardest-to-acquire releases. Don’t miss on the Hino 5-car Transporter.

Keep checking off the list.  First it was the Tomicarama, then the Nissan Atlas Hauler, and now the Hino 5-car Transporter.  Tomica Limited Vintage is throwing collectors a bone, and you'd be smart to take advantage. Prices on many of the most sought-after TLV have skyrocketed, and the Hino 5-car Transporter is one of them. … Continue reading Tomica Limited Vintage is giving new collectors another chance at their hardest-to-acquire releases. Don’t miss on the Hino 5-car Transporter.

Unboxing: Matchbox 2018 M Case, the final of the year.

Final, sort of.  The actual last case of the year is R, the fourth Sapphire case (Unboxing coming up).  But as far as the mainline goes, this is it. The opening parts models are now considered 2019 releases, and they are coming very soon, so let's put a bow on 2018.  And what a bow … Continue reading Unboxing: Matchbox 2018 M Case, the final of the year.

Saturday Showcase: The Hot Wheels Nissan GT-R goes premium with the 2019 Toy Fair and TFox releases.

I've discussed the Nissan GT-R 1/64 overkill in previous posts, so let's stay focused on how nice the Hot Wheels '17 GT-R casting really is.  It was one of my favorite new models in 2017, and two more versions just dropped in the last couple of weeks. Not that either will be hard to get. … Continue reading Saturday Showcase: The Hot Wheels Nissan GT-R goes premium with the 2019 Toy Fair and TFox releases.

A quick, very informal look at some upcoming 2019 Hot Wheels Premium Models with the Hot Wheels Design Team

Saturday night of the Convention.  The Finale is over.  The ballroom is empty.  Hotel staff is breaking down the stage.  My 12-year-old daughter, so bored with the diecast geekdom, has resorted to counting the empty chairs with her older sister at home on FaceTime. Me?  I'm in a corner of the ballroom, packing up my … Continue reading A quick, very informal look at some upcoming 2019 Hot Wheels Premium Models with the Hot Wheels Design Team

Let’s put Hot Wheels 2018 Basic to bed with a US Q Case Unboxing

Just when you thought you were out, they PUUULLLL you back in. At least when it comes to HW Basics, we are full into 2019.  A Cases are out, and we are all looking at what is coming.  But there are still a few things to do to round out 2018.  Car Culture has one … Continue reading Let’s put Hot Wheels 2018 Basic to bed with a US Q Case Unboxing

Time to start looking for the Hot Wheels 50th Fave ’55 Gasser Kroger Exclusive

Collector Matt Slycord dropped this on Instagram today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpCrYyOBbmQ/?taken-by=slyman_92 https://www.instagram.com/p/BpDkLB7Bz2f/?taken-by=slyman_92 There it is, the beautiful Kroger Exclusive '55 Gasser from the Hot Wheels 50th Favorites line.  Found at...Publix. This might happen, especially on a model that was supposed to be a Toys R Us exclusive, but for obvious reasons was moved last minute.  I assume … Continue reading Time to start looking for the Hot Wheels 50th Fave ’55 Gasser Kroger Exclusive