Call it pre-Squarebody. The Auto World Chevy Trucks are coming, and from the vibe I am getting, it will be the Auto World equivalent of TLV's Ferraris. Something completely new, and very exciting. But as I have said with the TLV Ferraris, let the Squarebodies be the entry, and then immerse yourself in the fantastic … Continue reading Auto World makes its 2019 debut with Premium Release 1, and it is available at SURPLUSgoodies now.
After this, four cases left. Lots of Case Reports (International & US), but only four assortments. This one is really nice. Mid-year it seemed there were lots of New Model recolors, but this one is full of all kinds of new stuff. As always, our friends at Wheel Collectors grabbed a case at random, and … Continue reading Case Report: Hot Wheels 2019 L Case
Why the hate? The response from collectors when the Hot Wheels x Supreme Team Transport collaboration was a bit surprising. Sure, there were many who asked what Supreme was. That's normal. But I am not talking about that. Most of you know what I am talking about. I am sure after this post has been … Continue reading Opening – and thoroughly digging – the Hot Wheels x Supreme Team Transport
The new Larry Wood 50 Years set hit Walmarts in a big way last week. A few friends let me know, and the hunt was on. Fearful that a gold Boneshaker would make finding a complete set near impossible, I was shocked to actually find a sealed case at a Walmart as I was heading … Continue reading Showcase/Unboxing: Hot Wheels Larry Wood 50 Years 10-car set
J Cases have just started hitting at Walmart. I only say this because it serves as a nice prep case for K, which just hit hobby dealers. Yes, using the word "loaded" to describe a basic 72-count Hot Wheels case might be stretching a little, but I will at least say there are a lot … Continue reading Lamley Unboxing: 2019 Hot Wheels K Case
Part 3 of the Preview videos I shot with the Hot Wheels Design Team at Hot Wheels Nationals in Chicago last month. This time all Premium. Jimmy Liu and the Team brought a plethora of premium models in all kinds of states, from totally complete to "first shot" prototypes. And we walked through them all. … Continue reading Let’s have the Hot Wheels Team preview a few of the upcoming Car Culture, Team Transport, and other Premium Models
Funny how things work out. I didn't plan on taking a couple of weeks off from the the blog and channel, but after a day or two, it was clear to me that it was the right thing to do. And it felt great. Surely a few things arrived in the mail, but nothing too … Continue reading Rapid Unboxing: Hot Wheels 2019 K Case
How quickly have we gotten used to Matchbox sporting the opening parts again? Seems like a natural fit does it not? Mix 3 has hit in Australia, and will hit elsewhere soon, and this mix is certainly the biggest and most diverse. We have seen a mixture of throwback models and new castings, and this … Continue reading Preview: 2019 Matchbox Moving Parts Mix 3
Remember when collectors were complaining that most of the Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts were red? It was true. A lot of them were. Things have changed a bit. Hot Wheels introduced a new spectraflame paint for Supers this year, and not only does it look good, but it has allowed for more colors. Browns … Continue reading Some Supers just stand out more than others. That is the case with the ’69 Corvette Racer.
Part 2 from the Hot Wheels Preview series I sold at Nationals earlier this month. This time Designer Brendon Vetuskey walks us though some of the upcoming models for the 2019 RLC Series, in various states of completion. Brendon is the epitome of a collector-friendly designer, and was very cool to walk through all these … Continue reading Hot Wheels Designer Brendon Vetuskey previews upcoming RLC models for 2019