The first of the 2016 Pop Culture series were found at Toy’s ‘R’ Us this week. Popular models include the Convoy Custom and Custom Chevy Greenbrier Sports Wagon. If you can’t find them in the store check out A&J Toys for case sales.
A few updates this week added ‘D’ case at mainlines by the mix and are expected to be out by the end of the month. The mainline list has been updated the with ‘C’ case photos. More multi-pack cars have being and I’m sure more are on the way. As for the ‘C’ case. There are four new models which are: #044 Monteracer, #120 Porsche 356A Outlaw, #184 Nissan Fairlady Z, and #149 Dawgzilla. The Treasure Hunts are the Rip Rod for the regular and the super Treasure Hunt is the ’90 Acura NSX.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for collecting. Recently found the Holiday Hot Rods mixed in “B” case mainline mix dump bins at Walmart. We just received the hobby only Entertainment “K” case purchased off eBay but it has been reported that they have been found in Walmart stores in Canada. The last case assortment of HW Road Trippin’ have been appearing on eBay. The good people at A&J Toys sent over the Heritage – Real Riders case. Just found are the first two 2016 gift pack exclusives including new 2016 multi-pack only releases. Mattel even surprised us with the return of the Target exclusive Snowflake cars for 2016. Also a friend from Europe send over twelve new Mystery Models for 2016. This set has a mf gold Loop Coupe chase piece.
Kmart Collector Day Event
When: Saturday, 11/7 at 9 a.m.Kmart local times
Where: U.S. Kmart Stores
Kmart Exclusive Releases:
’70 Chevy Chevelle – Speed Team (Hilite green),
’71 Buick Riviera – HW Performance (Base blue),
’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon – Night Burnerz (Black),
Subaru B.R.A.T. – HW Hot Trucks (Golden yellow)
Over 350 rooms booked with about 250 rooms open at some time or another for room to room trading and selling.
There are many things to do Downhill and Sizzlers racing, Button Bingo Convention Mania and Texas Hold’em. For the children there the coloring contest, scavenger hunt and more. The convention dinner with the guest of honor Rob Mathis have over 300 dinners sold. The dinner is one of the best values of the convention. For $125 you get a great dinner, a limited sticker dinner car, a t-shirt, a collector pin, a special painted code 3 dinner car, raffles, and the ability to buy extra dinner cars. It is always a fun get together with other convention friends.
This was a great group of Convention souvenir cars. The ’71 Datsun Bluebird 510 Wagon (LE2400), Volkswagen Kool Kombi (LE2000), and the ’70 Dodge Power Wagon (LE2000). ALL SOLD OUT! The dinner car a’68 Mercury Cougar (LE1500) was also well received and non-sticker extras sold briskly after the event. The dinner car was designed by Rob Matthes who was also the dinner honoree. The Convention Dinner with the guest of honor Rob Mathis have over 300 dinners sold. The dinner is one of the best values of the convention. For $125 you get a great dinner, a limited edition dinner car, a t-shirt, a collector pin, a special painted code 3 dinner car, raffles, and the ability to buy extra dinner cars. It is always a fun get together with other convention friends.
The charity car was a 2010 Mustang in Spectraflame pink and packed in an acrylic case. The Mustang was done by Chris Walker aka “Night Stalker”. This piece was also SOLD OUT PRIOR to the end of the event and all 550 pieces went into the hands of the collectors.
The Sunday Toy show had over 60 tables just dedicated to Hot Wheels. Where almost anything Hot Wheels is available.
With that said, Let’s start thinking of Indy! The 16th Annual Collectors Nationals will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 6th to the 10th 2016. More information will be available in the near future. Check www.hwcollectorsnationals.com for information updates. This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited LLC under license by Mattel. Subscribe to the Hot Wheels® Newsletter to get first chance to buy a ticket and to book a room before tickets go on sale to the public. With the last National and Convention being sold out. This Nationals is surely to be another sell out! This years dinner guest of honor will be Bryan Benedict, the Design Center manager some of his design include the Ford GTX-1, Madfast, El Superfasto and currently some of the Star Wars character models.