17th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals
The second souvenir car for the 17th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals is a fantastic looking Texas Drive ‘Em. It’s sure to be a hit with attendees and collectors alike. The event will be held April 5-9, 2017 at the Doubletree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information and first look at the Texas Drive ‘Em check in at the Collectors Events Unlimited Facebook Page.
2017 Hot Wheels Fast & Furious Assortment
With the 8th movie in this popular series coming out soon and Mattel as the primary licensor will be releasing more new Fast & Furious products. In 1:64 scale Hot Wheels cars look for a special Walmart-only assortment coming in March. Unlike previous sets the 2017 Walmart set will have some favorites and more new decos, including a white Toyota Supra a tribute piece to actor Paul Walker that is sure to be a popular car.
Along with that an Entertainment line of models will be released later this year and it looks like the Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) will be get a metal base for the first time.
17th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals Convention
The first souvenir car for the 17th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals will be the popular Blown Delivery. The event will be held April 5-9, 2017 at the Doubletree in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information and first look at the Blown Delivery check in at the Collectors Events Unlimited Facebook Page.
Kmart Collector’s Day Update
The next Kmart Collector’s Day Event is Scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 9AM local time. It seems at this time the 4 exclusive colored cars will be the HW Flames ’55 Chevy, the Night Burnerz’08 Dodge Viper SRT ACR, the HW Hot Trucks Custom ’56 Ford Truck and the HW Art Cars Cool-One. Check back for more updates.
It’s just been announced that Feb 18th is the next Kmart Collectors Day. Stay tuned in for more information coming soon. Also announced are the next 3 Red Edition Cars have been spotted and are showing up soon in F cases at Target stores. they are the Rescue Duty, ’64 Lincoln Continental and ‘Tooned  Corvette C6.
Walmart will continue with the Zamacs in 2017 starting with the E Case followed next in the G cases. Void from last years series was the lack of a Zamac collector’s number on the package, this year it’s back. Note: there is not a mainline collector number on the card. Here is the #1 in the Zamac series HW Speed Graphics ’73 BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car to give you an idea what to look for.
If you’re in to variations check out the latest Playsets and Trucking Transporters for 2017. These cars are now produced in China. Some look the same but some have wheel, paint, and other differences. Some minor and some major. Check out these BLVD Bruisers Top HW Racing – HW Race Team #108 (2013) Malaysia, middle Asst. multi-car Christmas Playset (2016) China, and the last is from the Target Sto N’ Go playset. (2017) China.