What a Convention

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!14 nats 40 ford

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.

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CMN Hiway Hauler

3-pack only models. Made in Thailand

2014 3-packWalmart 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.

G case pick of the mix
Sorry it’s a little late, were getting organized for the upcoming nationals collectors convention. With that said, this is our pick of the mix.The G case assortment was not very impressive. There were a very few new releases and filled with quite a few repaints.
Ryura LX (a)#5 Ryura LX – Love this concept piece from the design team. One of the better pieces to come out lately. The metal flake red pops on this car.
Custom '12 Ford Mustang (d)#18 Custom ’12 Ford Mustang –  Not a fan of soccer but the bright red paint, fan5 wheels and the black, white, and gold stars and stripes work for us.
Lamborghini Sesto Elemento (b)#39 Lamborghini Sesto Elemento – Satin gray red interior and gray fan5 wheels make this Need for Speed model is smoking hot.
Altered Ego (b)#167 Altered Ego – After seeing the pearl purple hanging on the shelves for so long around here This red one is a nice alterative.
2013 Chevy Camaro (f)#202 2013 Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro Special Edition – What can you say about the Walmart exclusive ZAMAC series except it’s the best series lately to come out in mainline. With this being the second one this year and finding out about a ’69 Camaro Race Rewards coming soon. Nice homage to this Chevy classic.

Just Born/Hot Wheels® Creations

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.Just Born Group 1

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The Ponies are on the Loose

Mustang 50 years BPThe 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. Mustang 50 years group

Pick of the Mix “F”

#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. Fast Bed Hauler (a)

#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.Mad Propz (z)

#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.RRRoadster (a)

#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.1964 Lincoln Continental (s)

#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.  '55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser (e) '55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser (d)

Kmart Collectors Day February 15

Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’69 Chevelle SS 396
The first Kmart Collectors Day event of the year is on February 15!
What: Kmart Collectors Day Event
When: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. local times
Where: U.S. Kmart Stores (excluding Puerto Rico)
Info:  Click here to find a location.

Special Colors
 Sandblaster – HW Hot Trucks (Anodized Hugger)
’92 BMW M3 – HW All-Stars (Gold Afflair White)
Datsun 620 – HW Hot Trucks (Grabber Blue)
 ’73 Ford Falcon XB – Muscle Mania (Violet Afflair Maroon)

First-to-Market
’71 Dodge Demon – Heat Fleet (Metalflake Bright Purple)First-to-Market
’70 Camaro – Muscle Mania (Light Yellow)
’70 Chevy Chevelle SS - HW Performance (Plum Crazy)

The Ecto-1 Coming to the Nationals

Sneak Peek 2 -The Ghostbuster Ecto-1 

If you really want to have a good time collecting Hot Wheels® and want this Oak Brook Nats logo cropsouvenir 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

Nationals Ecto-1

New F Cases ‘The Homer’

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.
The Homer (a) Simpsons group