The latest round of Pop Culture arrived over the weekend from A&J Toys and the Pop Culture page has just been updated. Make sure you check out the Hiway Hauler and the Deco Delivery pictures. The driver side has a different deco then the passenger side.
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.
K.I.T.T. Super Pursuit Mode
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.
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
Check out this article in the latest Road & Track which talks about the Star Wars cars to be featured as Hot Wheels models at this years 2014 San Diego Comic Con.
With 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.
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. 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. 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 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.
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.
Good Luck on your spidey hunt!
Mission Madness special edition Scavenger Hunts are back at Kroger. This year only 4 models will be available. The first two castings are now available at Kroger and Kroger affiliate stores.
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.