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Showcase: Hot Wheels Japan Historics 3 is NOT for you.

Only one theme has been repeated in the tremendously successful Hot Wheels Car Culture line. Modern Classics is coming back, but before it does, the THIRD issue of Japan Historics is here. AAAARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!! More JDM!?!?! Can Hot Wheels give it up already? Enough!! There is so much else out there, and yet here we are […]

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Hot Wheels Car Culture enters its FIFTH year with Door Slammers. After so many hits and misses, is CC Hot Wheels’ most successful premium line ever?

Obviously I don’t know the sales and revenue numbers, but let’s ask that question in the title from a collector perspective. Entertainment and Pop Culture have lasted longer, and thankfully done well, but Car Culture seems to be on a different level entirely. For those that have collected for at least the last 15 years […]

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Slammed Nissans, California’d Beetles, new and old Muscle, and a long awaited Toyota. Hot Wheels Cruise Boulevard marks four years of Car Culture.

Man this feels nostalgic. Not the slammed Nissan Hardbody, or the classic Chevelle, or any car in this set. Each feels actually quite new. I’m doing a photo feature and write-up. THAT feels nostalgic. I picture a Depression-era newsboy shouting “Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Lamley actually wrote something!” But let’s see if remember […]

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Preview: Hot Wheels Team Transport Mix 4

The next batch of Car Culture Team Transport is on its way. Three sets, one a repeat – the Black Hole Gasser, which has been hard to find anyway – and a duo of supercool licensed cars. Mattel sent the mix over and I posted the preview last night. Photos coming? Yes, photos coming.

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Showcase: Hot Wheels Car Culture Silhouettes

This was a surprise, for several reasons. For one, everything I heard was that the latest mix from Car Culture, Silhouettes, was going to drop in May. It is definitely not May. Second, when word did get out that they were hitting around here, I figured it would be hard to get my hands on […]

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Preview: Hot Wheels Car Culture Open Track

When I first posted that I had the new Hot Wheels Open Track to feature, I saw a couple of comments saying that Car Culture was getting a little tired. It was only a couple, but that surprised me. We all like what we like, but Car Culture is in no way tired. In fact, […]

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Sneak: Here is the HW Car Culture Nissan Skyline R32

In case you missed it, the upcoming Nissan Skyline R32 – already causing a stir in the new Premium Fast & Furious line – is set to hit soon in Car Culture. Hot Wheels Marketing Manager Jimmy Liu gave us a sneak while he was meandering about in London over the holidays: View this post […]

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Preview: Hot Wheels Car Culture 2019 Mix A Gulf

Let’s get this show rolling once again for 2019.  Hot Wheels Car Culture miraculously is entering is fourth year in existence.  For you long-term collectors, you know what a rarity it is for a premium line to last that long.  Pop Culture and Replica Entertainment continue to fill their respective niches, but Car Culture has […]

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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 […]

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