New Retro Entertainment

When Mattel puts their mind to it, it can produce the best all diecast model around. The latest Retro Entertainment series is the case in point. The quality of the three new models in this series proves my point. Just by looking at them you know they are Hot Wheels® cars, the quality of the design, the weight, and the attention to details are far more impressive than other diecast out there. Check out all the Retro Entertainment release so far this year.67 GTX

’63 Plymouth Belvedere 426 Max Wedge48 De Lux ’48 Ford Super De Luxe

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Hot Wheels Grateful Dead Tribute

The Pop Culture Grateful Dead series just arrived last week from A&J Toys. This 6 car set will be popular with Grateful Dead, Pop Culture and Volkswagen fans alike. Not only are there 3 different Volkswagen.  Also included in this set is a collectors favorite the popular Hot Wheels Dairy Delivery. We personally think the Volkswagen TI Panel Bus and the Volkswagen Drag Truck will popular ones in this set.
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Toys’R’Us 2014 Mail-in

Buy 20 Hot Wheels Basic Cars: Get a Free ’88 Jeep WagoneerTRU '88 Jeep Wagoneer

With a purchase 20 select Hot Wheels basic cars from a participating Toys’R’Us store from 7/13/14 through 9/14/14 and you will receive a specially decorated Hot Wheels Collector Edition Spectraflame orange ’88 Jeep Wagoneer with large off-road Real Riders. This is only the third release of this model. Along with this there will be three Toys’R’Us exclusive re-colored models available for this mail-in. Find the official rules and order forms at http://www.hotwheelscollectors.com

The 3 exclusive cars:
You may notice the Twin Mill is on a Twin Mill III card. Which we believe it’s a card error. We’ll have to wait and see if the card or car is corrected.
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The Fast & Furious Hot Wheels cars are back!

2014 FandF BPWith the popularity of the movies Hot Wheels with Universal Studios are putting out another series of eight Fast & Furious cars. Currently these have been found on international packaging and are available in Canada and in the oversea market. Only two cars that differ from the 2013 release and that is the ’72 Ford Gran Torino Sport and ’69 Dodge Charger Daytona. The Daytona is the same as the New model issue.

Marvel’s – The Amazing Spider-Man!

With the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie, Hot Wheels made an 8-car series of Spider-Man themed cars exclusive to Walmart along with a series of track-sets, which can be found at other stores.2014 Spiderman set loose The first track set is the Web Swing Drop-Out track set The set includes an exclusive black Venom Covelight  The set is a track clamp style design  to race Venom over a ramp, pass Spiderman’s swinging web trap and try not to get caught.Web Swing Drop-Out Track Set The second tack set is the Amazing Spider-Man Spider Loop Speedway track set. This track is a clamp-style design to speed down the mega drop to a  ramp that opens and closes for a different outcome; get caught in the web or escape through the loop.   Five cars are included in this set; Retro-Active, HW Pursuit, Dieselboy, Sling Shot and Vandetta. The Amazing Spider-Man Spider Loop Speedway track set The third track set found was is the Speed Circuit Showdown – Spider-Man vs. Electro. At first glance the Retro-Active appear the same as the last set but this one comes with clear pr5 with blue chrome lip.
Speed Curcuit Showdown track sets Three blister pack cars different from the Walmart set were found in Europe. They are the same 3 cars included in the Spider Loop Speedway. But these have different BP artwork. These might be difficult to find do to the fact they might not be available in the US.
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Spring has Sprung

It’s been another busy month and have a hard time catching up from the 14th Nationals.
New Hot Wheels® are poppin’ up like spring flowers. So many new things to report. The latest are the two most current case codes H which came out during the Nationals and J following up just a couple of weeks later. Also out are the Easter Cars, Fourth of July cars, the newest Retro Entertainment, more Thailand multi-packs, the Mustang 50th 5-pack, throw-in some new Pavement Pounders/Trucking Transporters and over in Europe new Mystery Models. Check out the pages for the newest releases.

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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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