The 14th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals is over and what a great time we had. Ticket sales were a sell-out and over 950 paid ticket holders attended the event that was held in Oak Brook, IL. I believe everyone had a great time. The Hot Wheels Newsletter subscribers that stopped by the newsletter table were given a turquoise ’40 Ford Coupe with fat white wall Real Rider tires. All the other souvenirs cars were well received with the Ghostbuster ECTO-1 selling out at the Sunday toy show! Check out the up coming events. Just to remind you Hot Wheels Newsletter subscribers get the first chance to buy tickets!
The 28TH ANNUAL HOT WHEELS® COLLECTORS CONVENTION will be held at the Westin Hotel LAX Airport from Oct. 1st thru Oct. 5th 2014. Be sure to check www.HWcollectorsConvention.com This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited LLC under license by Mattel.
Start planning ahead now for the 15th ANNUAL HOT WHEELS® COLLECTORS NATIONALS that will be held in Lexington, KY in 2015 from march 25th to the 29th. This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited LLC under license by Mattel.
Walmart introduced new 3-pack now made in Thailand. We will have to see if other stores will soon follow. As of now these packs contain one 5-pack model and two 3-pack only cars. The 3-pack only cars look similar but have minor changes from the Malaysia versions. We will have to wait and see if 9-car and 20-car gift-packs will soon follow suit. Check out the multi-pack only list for the the latest Thailand models.
Just in time for Easter! The latest Pop Culture line is from Just Born Quality Confections I found three of my favorite candies made into Hot Wheels® cars; Peeps, Mike and Ike, and Hot Tamales. There are six great castings and some amazing card art that will catch your eye. In fact I stop and look at them every time I pass by my display. It’s just an observation but I believe the most popular piece will be the red hot Hot Tamales Long Gone followed by the second release of the ’85 Chevy Astro Van. Take a look at all the Just Born Hot Wheels® on the loose.
The ponies have been unchained from their cages and now are free to roam the range. The latest series from Hot Wheels® is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mustang power. From the ’62 Ford Mustang Concept to the ’13 Ford Mustang GT. Hurry and get yer exclusive eight car series is at your local Walmart now because they will be galloping out the door. Check out the complete series in our specialty series page.
#105 Fast Bed Hauler – This new model has the classic 30′s-style single-ton flatbed customized with duel V-8 engines. With the pull out bed (tough to do the first time) it can only hold smaller cars.
#124 Mad Propz – In candy blue and bright green this sport class air racer looks as if you would see the in the skies of your regional airport. The Mad Props also fit nicely on the Fast Bed Hauler.
#155 RRRoadster – A concept roadster with British styling looks like it could be a real car that would burn up the road course. It almost looks as if it could be the roadster version of the Fast FeLion.
#208 ’64 Lincoln Continental – Light blue works on the model and with the blue and pink graphics gives off the low-rider look. Makes us start to sing,,, Low-ri-der.
#241 ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser – Most of us can’t seem to get enough of this model. This one looks good in candy blue and Spectraflame blue super is just killer.
We received the last releases of the A case of Cool Classics and the B case of Retro Entertainment from A & J Toys. Check out the individual pictures in the 2014 Assortment page.
Sneak Peek 2 -The Ghostbuster Ecto-1
If you really want to have a good time collecting Hot Wheels® and want this souvenir piece make plans to come to the Nationals in Oak Brook IL.
This was created for the eighties blockbuster film “Ghostbusters” and Manson Cheung designed the Hot Wheels® version in 2010.
This events version is a green slime covering zamac car with white wall real rider tires, The Ghostbusters logo on the side and back door and the Nationals logo on the hood. HWC Van created this fun deco for the Nationals.
This is limited to 2600 pieces total and will be available only at the Nationals in Oak Brook, IL beginning on Tuesday April 1, 2014.
Remember all ticket sales end March 10th or when sold out, your order must be received by this date.
Sneak Peek 2 The Ghostbusters Ecto-1
The first time a release of a Simpson vehicle was in 1990 with the Combat Medic Scene Machine and Baja Breaker Scene Machine. Both the Combat Medic and Baja Breaker comes with 3 different wheel colors and each one has a different scene. Almost 24 years later we have the latest release from Mattel. The Simpsons’ The Homer this makes a great addition to the previous two models.