The Underrateds: Hot Wheels Circuit Legends ’16 Ford GT Race

As part of the Lamley Awards for 2018, I am featuring a few models that will sadly go overlooked as the Awards are announced.  They are the Underrateds. Last year Hot Wheels released a Forza mix in its Replica Entertainment line.  Lots of cool models, but the model I was looking most forward to was … Continue reading The Underrateds: Hot Wheels Circuit Legends ’16 Ford GT Race

Hot Wheels Car Culture is 3 years old. What are your Top 3 Mixes?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Whatever your tradition, I hope it is a wonderful day. If you want to do something diecast-related on what I hope is a cozy day, watch this video, and vote on the poll below. With the release of Drag Strip Demons, Hot Wheels has closed the books on its third year of … Continue reading Hot Wheels Car Culture is 3 years old. What are your Top 3 Mixes?

Hot Wheels Car Culture Drag Strip Demons in photos.

It's easily one of the best Hot Wheels releases of 2018.  So much so that I have dedicated quite a few features to it. One last one.  Here are all the Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons in photos.  If you already have them, you know how beautiful they are.  If you don't, here are some … Continue reading Hot Wheels Car Culture Drag Strip Demons in photos.

All hail the surprising Hot Wheels Pegwarmer of the Year

Who would have predicted this? Pegwarmer of the Year is not a designation I look to give out each year.  In fact, I don't think I ever have.  There have been some legendary pegwarmers in the past - the first Datsun 510 release, all the Cool Classics, 1:55 Fast & Furious - but I have … Continue reading All hail the surprising Hot Wheels Pegwarmer of the Year

Car Culture Drag Strip Demons has been restocked at Wheel Collectors.

The first shipment of Drag Strip Demons sold out in less than a day, so here is your chance if you missed it. Wheel Collectors got their final shipment of Drag Strip Demons and it is going fast, so follow the link: Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons at Wheel Collectors I've featured these a lot, … Continue reading Car Culture Drag Strip Demons has been restocked at Wheel Collectors.

The HW Drag Strip Demons: Watch me open a set, and then go get a set.

First off, you want them?  Go grab a set at Wheel Collectors right now. Alright, are you back?  Or do you need a little more convincing?  Or just want to see me open the latest Hot Wheels Car Culture set, Drag Strip Demons? The set is a joy.  Gassers are a thing in the Hot … Continue reading The HW Drag Strip Demons: Watch me open a set, and then go get a set.

The Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons are here. Don’t forget the originals.

What a phenomenal set.  Hot Wheels Car Culture ends 2018 on a super strong note with the Drag Strip Demons, muscle-tastic set of drag racers.  The usual suspects are here, the '55 Bel Air Gasser and Mercury Cyclone, as well as the retail debut of the Chevy Super Nova. But it is the other two … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Drag Strip Demons are here. Don’t forget the originals.

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

Showcase: Hot Wheels Car Culture Circuit Legends

The second-to-last Car Culture release of 2018, and it's great one.  Hard to pick a favorite, especially with an Advan Porsche, a 787B, and a Le Mans winning Ford GT.  Plus a classic Corvette.  So I will just like them all.  But that has essentially been the case with all Car Culture. Here is a … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Car Culture Circuit Legends