The Finds and Updates

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.Entertainment K MixHeritage e Mix

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Kmart Collector Day Event

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)12191490_10153201181321918_3479638479835427442_n

and first to market cars will be:
’41 Willys – HW Flames (Dark blue)12065504_10153201194491918_4380118266402033656_nAston Martin 1963 DB5 – Then and Now (Red)12193664_10153201194501918_6459759775172880272_n
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29th Hot Wheels Convention

29thConlogo-whiteThe 29th Convention was one of the best Conventions attended. It is always fun to meet the first timers and to enjoy the times to get together with the seasoned convention goes.

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. DSCN5938The 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.DSCN5941

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.29th Convention Charity Mustang

The Sunday Toy show had over 60 tables just dedicated to Hot Wheels. Where almost anything Hot Wheels is available.

 

16th Nats Logo FINAL (1)_Page_1With 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.

Q Case and More

Just updated the latest Q case assortment and current round of the Entertainment series thanks to A & J Toys. The Q case assortment has 2 new models, which are the #41 Ollie Rocket and ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X. The regular Treasure Hunt is the #106 Tread Air and the super is the #120 Toyota Off-Road. In the Entertainment series there are 3 new casting ’56 Chevy convertible, ’74 Marathon Taxi, and the Top Gun Kawasaki Ninja GPZ 900R. The somewhat disappointing release even though it’s metal on metal is the Tumbler. It is the less detailed plastic body version cast in metal. For a five dollar plus apiece we would of like to have seen the more detailed casting.
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This car was designed by six-year Oliver E. and the Hot Wheels design team to fulfill his wish creation and to support 35th Anniversary of Make-A-Wish.

Mario!!!!!!

Received the latest Pop Culture cars from A&J Toys. This batch features Nintendo’s most popular Mario games. The casting include: 8 Crate (Drx. Mario), Dairy Delivery (Super Mario Bros.), School Busted (Super Mario Bros. 3), Volkswagen T1 Panel Bus (Super Mario World), Cool-One (Super Mario Bros. 2), and A-OK (Super Mario Kart). The card art is well done and the nice surprise is when they are opened up. Most of the cars have different tampos on the drivers side. Enjoy the side by side shots.VW pairSchool Busted pairdairy delivery pairCool onev pair8 Crate pair A-OK pair