Two cases in a day, and then on to 2020. Crazy, right? P and Q shipped together. Here is Q, thanks to our friends at Wheel Collectors. Videos, showcases, and more all coming. (Hot Wheels 2019 Q Case at Wheel Collectors)
This happens. 2019 is coming to a close in the Hot Wheels basic world, and Mattel just dropped the last two cases simultaneously. That meant an all-nighter for our friends at Wheel Collectors, sorting through two cases and getting them listed. Yet they still care about the Lamley Readers, and photographed the case contents of … Continue reading Case Report: Hot Wheels 2019 P Case
The standard seems to be this: Hot Wheels creates the first release of a basic licensed New Model in a stock or stock-like deco. There is a good chance a recolor is done in the same way. But after that, releases could be in all kinds of made up graphics. Custom stripes for example. Mixing … Continue reading Hopefully Hot Wheels doesn’t mess with the Bugatti Chiron deco in future releases. There are too many cool versions to do.
The Bugatti is upon us. Hot Wheels N Cases are starting to hit US stores, and the Bugatti frenzy will begin. A&J Toys sent over the US N Case - the same heading to Walmart and Target - and I opened it last night. Two Chirons per case, so plenty to go around. Enjoy: https://youtu.be/3wQ6az7hd3A
Today, 9am Pacific, another RLC frenzy ignites. The Hot Wheels Redline Club really has been nothing but fire this year, and now it changes color. If you are an RLC member, you don't need me to tell you to be on your computer, phone, tablet, abacus, etch-a-sketch, or whatever you use to order models this … Continue reading Hot Wheels RLC Chameleon 240Z: You need to order it. You need to open it.
This was a bit of a surprising development when I opened a package from Mattel last week. Two carded Hot Wheels ID cars, with basic wheels instead of HWid wheels. I inquired, and got a bit of info. Not all the details, but some. I also got permission to share, so that is what I … Continue reading Hot Wheels ID is coming to the Basic Range, in the form of Chase cars.
If you are at the Pennsylvania Collectors Club Convention, or nearby, you should stop by. M2 is doing what they love to do, leaving chases all over the place for collectors to find, and Hot Wheels is there too, showing off some upcoming product. https://www.instagram.com/p/B0tSNY3DSpt/ The photos do the talking. Entertainment, Pop Culture, Team Transport, … Continue reading Hot Wheels is showing off upcoming RLC and other premium models this weekend in Pennsylvania.
Late last week I got word that a wheel variation was going to appear on the latest Team Transport set. I even got an example of each: Cool right? The Fairlady Z from the Nissan set and Mercedes-Benz 190E from the Falken set will be getting new wheels in a very short run. Wheel variations … Continue reading Variation Alert: Hot Wheels Team Transport Falken and Nissan sets with new wheels
The photos from the Art of Speed Convention in Malaysia have been circulating all night, and the latest are of the unveiling of the Hot Wheels Car Culture Japan Historics 3 lineup: Three new castings (three!) plus a new diecast chassis for the R30 Skyline. Those three new castings are a stare right back at … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Japan Historics 3 lineup has been revealed, and it is the deepest JDM mix yet. So what will they look like?
A couple more pics from the loot HW Designer Steve Vandervate brought with him to the Art of Speed Convention in Malaysia: The Supra tells you all you need to know about the Toyota license and Mattel. The Chevelle and Supra tell you that the beloved Boulevard name is back as well. Excited?