We all go through evolutions as collectors. I hesitate to call them “phases”, but that might be an accurate term as well. But I’d like to think I get a bit more refined as time goes on. When I first got into collecting, realizing how fun the cars I obsessed over as a kid could … Continue reading The ‘41 Willys Gasser is the first of many RLC must-haves in 2019.
Gassers are naturally bonkers. Nothing is aesthetically right about them. But that is what makes them so wonderful. A car this nuts needs a matching deco, and Hot Wheels gives them to us. And the ‘41 Willys gets it all. It is a complete stunner, enameled to look like it sits under a layer of … Continue reading The RLC ‘41 Willys Gasser is an over-the-top, ridiculous model. I could only make an over-the-top video to showcase it.
Part 2 from the Hot Wheels Preview series I sold at Nationals earlier this month. This time Designer Brendon Vetuskey walks us though some of the upcoming models for the 2019 RLC Series, in various states of completion. Brendon is the epitome of a collector-friendly designer, and was very cool to walk through all these … Continue reading Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey previews upcoming RLC models for 2019
So let me describe the setting. A room full of boxes, literally stacked from floor to ceiling, with old tables laid out for whatever the current task requires the volunteer staff's attention. The room is in a constant state of flux, with carts moving in and out for the next event. It is essentially an … Continue reading Previewing upcoming Hot Wheels Basic Models with the HW Design Team
There was a lot that came from the Hot Wheels Convention earlier this month. I've shown the gorgeous Convention models, as well as Mattel's 2019 Sneak Peak Presentation. I have even shown several images and videos of the board Mattel brought with prototypes of upcoming models. And there has been photos galore of those prototypes … Continue reading A Hot Wheels C10 Pickup that changes stance? Lambo with scissor doors? A 2019 RLC Preview with Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey.
Would you look at that. Two years ago we had no Hot Wheels Econolines. Now we have two. I just wish Hot Wheels would do something other than JDM. Oh wait. Hot Wheels developed the Econoline for Pop Culture and Car Culture, and it has shown up in both, with a bonus 50th Favorites appearance. … Continue reading A Tale of Two: Hot Wheels Hi-Po Hauler & Ford Econoline Pickup