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.
The Hot Wheels Gasser family adds at least two new members this year. One in the RLC and one in basic. Hot Wheels unveiled the completed Nova Wagon this last week: https://www.instagram.com/p/BsdvSIvj8S6/ There is no doubt this one will mega-popular, and who wants to guess how long before we see this one as a Super … Continue reading Sneak: Here is the 2019 Hot Wheels Chevy Nova Wagon Gasser
With all due respect to the multitude of models and special lines that contributed to Hot Wheels' 50-Year celebration, 2018 was the Year of the Gasser. The '55 Bel Air Gasser dominated the year, with 9 separate releases and a whole lot of chit chat. Collectors - including this one - could not get enough … Continue reading 2018: The Year of the ’55 Bel Air Gasser
You may have heard the rumblings that started over the weekend. Hot Wheels had one more trick up their sleeves in what has already been the year of the '55 Gasser. After a 5-pack, Amazon pack, two Convention models, two 50th Faves, a Drag Strip Demon, and a mail-in, there was one more. And it … Continue reading What the heck is this Hot Wheels ’55 Gasser, and how has it passed the Candy Striper in value??
Collector Matt Slycord dropped this on Instagram today: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpCrYyOBbmQ/?taken-by=slyman_92 https://www.instagram.com/p/BpDkLB7Bz2f/?taken-by=slyman_92 There it is, the beautiful Kroger Exclusive '55 Gasser from the Hot Wheels 50th Favorites line. Found at...Publix. This might happen, especially on a model that was supposed to be a Toys R Us exclusive, but for obvious reasons was moved last minute. I assume … Continue reading Time to start looking for the Hot Wheels 50th Fave ’55 Gasser Kroger Exclusive
5 years of the '55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser. Brendon Vetuskey's casting made its debut in 2013, and in the five years since, the Bel Air has established itself as one of the premiere Hot Wheels castings. There are castings I call "Event Models". Those that make a splash wherever and whenever they are released. … Continue reading Goin’ full Gasser: Here is every ’55 Bel Air Gasser released by Hot Wheels since 2013. Guess how many?
Hot Wheels has released a plethora of models commemorating its 50th year. None of them compare this precious pair, which completes itself tonight at the Hot Wheels Convention Finale: The gold was released as the Finale model at HW Nationals in Dallas back in April. Its twin, with the colors completely reversed, is the Finale … Continue reading The Hot Wheels ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser Convention Finale Exclusive completes a beautiful 50th Anniversary Pair
The new 50th Faves are all over Instagram, whether the finds have been from Target or Walmart. VW Drag Bus, '55 Bel Air Gasser, Dodge Li'l Red Express, '69 Camaro, and the best of the bunch, the '65 Ford Galaxie. I am still looking for the full batch myself, although I did snag the Gulf … Continue reading The second batch of Hot Wheels 50th Favorites is – and will be – hitting in droves. And the Kroger Exclusive is coming.
If you haven't seen the latest sneaks from the Hot Wheels Design Team, aka the @hotwheelsdreamteam, be warned that they are a bit gassy. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk3HWAYn2Ne/?taken-by=hotwheelsdreamteam https://www.instagram.com/p/BlBcGd7HzgS/?taken-by=hotwheelsdreamteam Two from the upcoming Car Culture Dragstrip Demons line, and two from the 50th Favorites line. It is nice to see the TRU Exclusive has been reassigned to Kroger. … Continue reading The Hot Wheels Dream Team has been showing off, Gasser style.