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Case Report: Hot Wheels 2018 N Case

It must be the end of the quarter.  Mattel seems to send a lot to hobby dealers at the end of the quarter, so it was no surprise when Wheel Collectors got both the Team Transport cases AND the 2018 International N Cases. I think we looked at the M case a week ago?  So […]

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Case Report: Matchbox 2018 G Case

Moving right on through.  Here is where we are in this fast moving 2018.  June is a few days away, and once it hits, we will be able to officially claim that Matchbox will unveil its 2019 New Models next month at the Gathering.  Cool, right? But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  There is […]

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Case Report: Hot Wheels 2018 L Case

Guess what?  The release of the L case means we only have four basic mixes left in 2018.  Nuts, eh? Nonetheless, we just keep moving forward.  Wheel Collectors received their shipment of the L Case over the weekend, and the models are listed: Hot Wheels 2018 Batch L at Wheel Collectors And as always, they […]

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Case Report: Matchbox 2018 F Case

Matchbox keeps plugging along. Right on the heels of the E Case comes the F Case, and this one is a good one.  Wheel Collectors got their shipment today, and as always grabbed a case and opened it 3-by-3. The models are listed at the Wheel Collectors store now. Let me know your faves.  And […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels K Case

And on to the K Case we go. Wheel Collectors just unloaded a large pallet from Mattel that included not only the new Gran Turismo and Entertainment sets, but the basic K Case as well.  You can see it all – and buy what you want – at Wheel Collectors: Hot Wheels at Wheel Collectors […]

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Case Report: Matchbox 2018 E Case

Ok now we are really running.  D case last week, E case this week.  New Matchbox, and new Matchbox models, which so far in 2018 has been a real treat.  You can find them all now at Wheel Collectors: Matchbox 2018 Batch E at Wheel Collectors This case marks the debut of the second new […]

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Case Report: Hot Wheels 2018 H Case

The Hot Wheels H Case is officially out.  Wheel Collectors got their shipment of International Cases earlier this week, and I have seen reports of H Case bins at Walmart. It’s a good case, so whether you buy online or in store, it’s time to get to it.  All the models are listed now at […]

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Case Report: Matchbox 2018 D Case

Matchbox is rolling now.  The D Case arrived at Wheel Collectors, and this the best mix of new stuff so far.  Holdovers like the Civic and Plymouth, but now with the highly anticipated Wagoneer. Matchbox Batch D at Wheel Collectors Here is the 24-count case, opened 3-by-3 by Matt & Matt at Wheel Collectors.  Let […]

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Case Report: Matchbox 2018 C Case

Matchbox is finally hitting its stride in 2018.  Matchbox teased the BMW i8 this week, and I was able to showcase some new stuff coming in future cases as well.  But most important is what is actually hitting the stores. Well, the 2018 C Cases are hitting.  Wheel Collectors got their shipment today, and sent […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels International G Case

Alright, now we are in the swing of things.  The holiday season always means a hodgepodge of cases hitting all over the place, but it seems have fallen back into order again.  Like it always does this time of year. So 2-3 weeks after the official release of the F Case, International G has arrived. […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels International F Case

Back to normal. I mentioned in my US E Case Unboxing that Mattel had sent out US cases early the last couple of times, and that International cases are typically released first.  And that is what happened for the F Case.  Wheel Collectors was surprised to receive a pallet of International F Cases yesterday. So […]

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Case Report: 2018 Matchbox B Case

Finally!!  Finally?? I bit of a slow start for Matchbox basic.  The 2018 A Case came out late last year, but due to some sort of timing issues, it ended up being a “Best of 2017”-ish case.  So the 2018 B Case is the first true 2018 Case, with all new models. I have no […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels E Case

Loaded case alert. Wheel Collectors just received their pallet of Hot Wheels 2018 E Cases, and there is a lot be excited about.  Some of you have already found the batch at TRU and elsewhere, and other stores should get it soon.  Or you can just get what you want at Wheel Collectors, and there […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels US D Case

It is whatever falls off the truck. Typically Hot Wheels releases the International cases first.  Because of that, Wheel Collectors orders the International cases to make the models available ASAP.  But this time, for whatever reason, the US cases were made available.  No complaints here. So, as usual, the crew at Wheel Collectors snagged a […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels C Case

The 2018 C Case is here. Wheel Collectors just pulled their shipment off the pallet, and as usual, grabbed a case at random and opened it for us, 3-by-3.  You can find all the models here: 2018 Hot Wheels C Case at Wheel Collectors I will be interested to see what your opinion is on […]

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Case Report: 2018 Hot Wheels International B Case

Right off the bat, this is a good case.  A really good case. We can all judge cases how we want.  Some of you don’t like to call any current Hot Wheels 72-count assortments “great” because of the plethora of unlicensed models.  That is fine, but for me, reality is reality, and in the 2018 […]

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Case Report: 2017 Matchbox M Case

Two for the price of one!  I told you Mattel essentially emptied their distribution center over the last couple of weeks, and that means two Matchbox cases at the same time. Wheel Collectors got both the L and M cases, while big box stores just got the L.  That puts the hobby shops just a […]

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Case Report: 2017 Matchbox L Case

All the new Mattel stuff is coming in hot and heavy.  HW Modern Classics last week, HW 2018 A cases to hobby dealers this week, HW P cases to Walmart and Target this week, and now Matchbox L and M. And most of it landed in Wheel Collectors lap yesterday.  We already did the HW […]

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Case Report: 2017 Hot Wheels Q Case

Yep, the last case of 2017. That’s it.  Done.  Save for a few exclusives, 2017 Basic is coming to a close.  And we soon set our sites on 2018.  Of course Q has to hit stores, which it will next month (or earlier), and it is on to ’18. But before we get all hyped […]

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Case Report: 2017 Hot Wheels P Case

This peak in the final quarter of the 2017 Hot Wheels year continues with the brand new P Case.  It seems since the M Case Hot Wheels has been rolling out the big guns. I will let you decide as you check out the contents of this case.  Wheel Collectors got their pallet today, and […]

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