I have heard the rumors, and seen the images. (I have even heard of some shady shenanigans in Southern California by some trying to get to them.) Special shippers are hitting Kroger stores all over the country, and they have variety to say the least. I found a fresh one today in my travels. Four-sided, … Continue reading I found one of those “A bit of everything” shippers at a Kroger store. And yeah, Kmart exclusives (!?!)
Yesterday I walked into a rural grocery store and walked by the seasonal section. I like the seasonal section in this store. There are always Hot Wheels. And yesterday was no exception. A fresh 4-sided shipper and a small dump bin. And a little bit further down, this: An unopened basic shipper! These moments don't … Continue reading Guess what? Super Treasure Hunts are hard to find. And that is how it should be.
Sometimes you don't think too much about what you found. You just find it, enjoy it, and move on. That happened several years ago when I came across a dump bin at a rural Kmart and pulled not one, not two, but seven Super Ford Focus (Focii?). It was there, and I enjoyed the find. … Continue reading This was a first: Knee-deep in sealed M2 cases.
I don’t hit a lot of fresh Hot Wheels bins or shippers. But I did yesterday. An early-morning drive and Walmart stop yielded this surprise, and I took a few models with me. The last Zamacs of 2018 (that Demon!) and the first models of 2019. Have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFY04DfCjhE
Walmart has the Zamacs, Target the Red Editions, Kmart its Collector Day models, and Kroger its unique colors. But don't forget Walgreens. The last few years, Hot Wheels has done an exclusive model for Walgreens. Just one, but still. I like the exclusives, and hunting down the one Walgreens model isn't a bad thing. Plus, … Continue reading Don’t forget Walgreens has its Hot Wheels exclusive too.
Of course it's the Pink Gasser. Actually, it's the Gulf Galaxie. Nope, it's the Li'l Red Express. It's the whole batch. Batch B of the Hot Wheels 50th Faves is a step up from the first, with 5 beautiful models. Those three I already mentioned, plus a clean Camaro and Zamac Drag Bus. Favorites indeed. … Continue reading Finding – and showcasing – the fabulous Hot Wheels 50th Faves Batch B
Walmart must be ready for its fall reset. Because the product is coming droves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSc_ZW-6wmA Hot Wheels Honda, 50th Favorites, and Team Transport. Matchbox Mercedes and Real Working Rigs. Not to mention basics (probably). I found all in one store today, late after work. And I was surprised to find all the models there, outside … Continue reading Hit your Walmarts. They are getting…uh…everything.
This is how it works. A friend of mine heard from a friend of his that Targets were getting the 50th Favorites - aka that set with the blue 510 Wagon. So he went looking at a nearby Target. No 50th, but he came across these: Even better! Team Transport has hit retail! He bought … Continue reading Hot Wheels Team Transport and 50th Favorites are hitting US Targets
Just a heads up for Hot Wheels Star Wars fans, or fans of cool Hot Wheels artwork. The new Star Wars set is out, exclusively at Walmart. I can across the set at a nearby Walmart, and actually bought one model. All the models are unlicensed, as has been the case lately with sets like … Continue reading The new Walmart-exclusive Hot Wheels Star Wars set is hitting
Just came across this beauty at Target: https://www.instagram.com/p/Biw57BklvYH/?taken-by=thelamleygroup I have already sung the praises of the Car Meet 5-pack, and now here is another. Look for it at Target now, a million other places soon. I'll have a showcase shortly.