Preview: Hot Wheels RLC Exclusive 2019 Super Treasure Hunt Set

The next RLC exclusive goes on sale tomorrow, and it is a set of 15 $1 cars already released last year that Hot Wheels wants us to pay $200 to get. Geez, what a ripoff! I’ve heard something like statement above from a few collectors, and if that is how you feel, this set isn’t … Continue reading Preview: Hot Wheels RLC Exclusive 2019 Super Treasure Hunt Set

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Hot Wheels completes the pair with the Boulevard Nismo R33 Skyline

There are some models I just want to take photos of, and writing about them is basically the excuse to post them. The Hot Wheels R33 Skyline in Nismo livery is one of them. Hot Wheels of course did the Nismo R34 for Team Transport, and if there is a proper pairing for this livery … Continue reading Hot Wheels completes the pair with the Boulevard Nismo R33 Skyline

Case Report: Hot Wheels 2020 E Case

Not much to write, just photos to show. Here is the 2020 Hot Wheels E Case Report. Photos as always by Wheel Collectors, who got their E Case shipment, along with Team Transport, Doorslammers and Matchbox all yesterday. The video and photos are below, and I will do my own unboxing and highlight features soon. … Continue reading Case Report: Hot Wheels 2020 E Case

Lamley Awards Poll: What was the BEST Hot Wheels Regular Treasure Hunt in 2019?

The last poll of the 2019 Lamley Awards, until we finally do an RLC Award. Still, Regular Treasure Hunts. You either don’t think much about them or hate them. But there is occasionally a collector friendly TH. I actually really like the way Hot Wheels does the Regulars. Not EVERYTHING has to be collector oriented, … Continue reading Lamley Awards Poll: What was the BEST Hot Wheels Regular Treasure Hunt in 2019?

Showcase: American Steel wants to remind collectors that Hot Wheels still has big Muscles.

Hot Wheels never ditched Muscle. They just branched out a bit more than they did in the 2000’s. And if the 2000’s were the Golden Age of Hot Wheels Muscle, then there is no reason Hot Wheels can’t draw from it whenever they need to. Hot Wheels did a TON of Muscle Cars in the … Continue reading Showcase: American Steel wants to remind collectors that Hot Wheels still has big Muscles.

Showcase: Hot Wheels Team Transport RWB Porsche 930

Remember that post last week, where I compared my blog prowess to that of an overzealous gym-goer hitting the weights for the first of maybe four times to satisfy a New Year’s resolution? This post might be gym visit number 3, as I have done a decent job so far in 2020. Actually, the Lamley … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels Team Transport RWB Porsche 930

Preview: Hot Wheels 2020 Fast & Furious Premium Fast Tuners

I don’t make it a secret that I am not as well-versed in Fast & Furious folklore as some. It seems every time I post an FnF showcase video or post there are comments about when a person drove what car in what movie. Something along the lines of “That S15 was driven by Larry … Continue reading Preview: Hot Wheels 2020 Fast & Furious Premium Fast Tuners

Preview: The stars aligned, the universe sighed, and Hot Wheels made a Zamac Bugatti.

Best store exclusive line ever. With all due respect to Target's Red Editions and Kroger, Walgreens, GameStop, Kmart, and whatever other exclusive store colors, Walmart's Zamacs are by far tops in the store exclusive game. Take a basic release, remove it's base color, keep it raw, and add its existing graphics in an exclusive color … Continue reading Preview: The stars aligned, the universe sighed, and Hot Wheels made a Zamac Bugatti.

Showcase: Hot Wheels RLC Lamborghini Countach & Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the evolution of the RLC.

As I write this, it is January 1st, 2020. Putting this post together makes me feel like the dude at the gym on the first day of the year, determined to start his lofty resolution of getting into shape. He is plowing through all the equipment, showing off his new exercise garb and enthusiasm, excited … Continue reading Showcase: Hot Wheels RLC Lamborghini Countach & Mercedes-Benz 300SL and the evolution of the RLC.

What was the DEFINITIVE Hot Wheels Model of the Decade? I don’t think there is an argument.

The end of the decade snuck up on me. I am a bit of a sucker for year-end lists - that is why I created the Lamley Awards a few years ago - but I totally forgot to look back on the decade. I figured I should do something last week, so while I was … Continue reading What was the DEFINITIVE Hot Wheels Model of the Decade? I don’t think there is an argument.