It’s great to plan ahead! When you’re preparing to collect a new year’s worth of Hot Wheels, you want to see what’s coming, right? It’s the most exciting time of year and, if you were at the Hot Wheels Collectors Convention last month, you got an early peek at some of the exciting releases planned for next year.

Whether you just wanna see ’em again or if you missed the show, we wanted to give you the full rundown of the releases we revealed from our premium retail series. Here’s the list:

Hot Wheels Cool Classics
 '32 Ford Side View '32 Ford Top View
’32 Ford
 '57 Chevy Fleetline Side View  '57 Chevy Fleetline Top View
’47 Chevy Fleetline
 '55 Corvette Side View  '55 Corvette Top View
1955 Corvette
 '52 Hudson Hornet Side View  '52 Hudson Hornet Top View
’52 Hudson Hornet
 '67 Camaro Side View  '67 Camaro Top View
’67 Camaro
 '67 Pontiac Firebird Side View  '67 Pontiac Firebird Top View
’67 Pontiac Firebird 400
 Purple Passion Side View  Purple Passion Top View
Purple Passion
 Volkswagen Drag Beetle Side View  Volkswagen Drag Beetle Top View
Volkswagen Drag Beetle
Hot Wheels Entertainment Series
'57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible Side View '57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible Top View
’57 Chevy Bel Air Convertible (Simon & Simon)
'80 Dodge Macho Power Wagon Side View '80 Dodge Macho Power Wagon Top View
’80 Dodge Power Wagon (Simon & Simon) (New Tool!)
'87 Toyota Pickup Side View '87 Toyota Pickup Top View
’87 Toyota Pickup Truck (Back To The Future)
'70 Dodge Charger Side View '70 Dodge Charger Top View
’70 Dodge Charger (Fast & Furious)
'71 Mustang Mach 1 Side View '71 Mustang Mach 1 Top View
’71 Mustang Mach 1 (Diamonds Are Forever)
'77 Dodge Van Side View '77 Dodge Van Top View
’77 Custom Dodge Van (Old School)
GMC MotorHome Side View GMC MotorHome Top View
GMC Motorhome (Stripes)
Jetson's Capsule Car The Jetsons
The Jetsons Capsule Car (The Jetsons)
Volkswagen Beetle Side View Volkswagen Beetle Top View
Volkswagen Beetle (The Love Bug)
Hot Wheels Pop Culture Series
'40 Ford Side View '40 Ford Top View
’40 Ford (Looney Tunes)
'71 Plymouth Satellite Side View '71 Plymouth Satellite Top View
’71 Plymouth Satellite (Looney Tunes)
'85 Ford Bronco Side View '85 Ford Bronco Top View
’85 Ford Bronco (Looney Tunes)
Volkswagen T1 Drag Bus Side View Volkswagen T1 Drag Bus Top View
Volkswagen T1 Drag Bus (Looney Tunes)
'56 Ford F-100 Side View '56 Ford F-100 Top View
’56 Ford F-100 (Hot Tamales)
Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback Side View Custom '69 Volkswagen Squareback Top View
Custom ’69 Volkswagen Squareback (Peeps)
'49 Ford C.O.E.Side View '49 Ford C.O.E. Top View
’49 Ford C.O.E. (Star Trek)
'59 Chevy Delivery Side View '59 Chevy Delivery Top View
’59 Chevy Delivery (Star Trek)
1988 Jeep Wagoneer (Side View) 1988 Jeep Wagoneer Top View
1988 Jeep Wagoneer (Star Trek)
Date posted: October 31, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series

English version

Es hora de subirte a la furgoneta… ¡a la furgoneta Volkswagen Drag Bus edición de colección especialmente diseñada! No necesitas pasaje para subirte, porque este vehículo tan popular lo puedes recibir gratis con la compra de 20 autos básicos selectos Hot Wheels de tiendas Kmart participantes del 2 de noviembre de 2013 al 7 de diciembre de 2013.

El vehículo Volkswagen Drag Bus ha sido todo un éxito desde su lanzamiento original y representa la cuarta y última selección de la serie de envíos por correo de 2013. En un atractivo color rosa Spectraflame con un ala plateada metálica y llantas con líneas rojas, incluye un espectacular número 4 rojo para marcar su lugar en la serie.

Escoger 20 autos básicos es muy fácil, porque hemos embalado cajas llenas de atractivos autos Hot Wheels 2013 que enviaremos a tiendas Kmart para el evento del día del coleccionista el 2 de noviembre. Habrá cientos de autos nuevos de qué escoger para tu mezcla de 20 autos, incluyendo colores exclusivos para Kmart y vehículos de estreno.

El Volkswagen Drag Bus viene en un empaque blíster típico de edición de colección con diseño de Kar Keepers. Para obtener el tuyo, simplemente sigue las instrucciones de abajo (lee las reglas oficiales para los detalles completos) y este increíble Volkswagen Drag Bus estará de camino a tus manos.

  • Compra 20 autos básicos Hot Wheels escala 1:64 selectos de tiendas Kmart participantes del 2 de noviembre de 2013 al 7 de diciembre de 2013. Los autos tienen que ser de los números de surtido indicados en las Reglas oficiales.
  • Envía los recibos originales, 20 tarjetas blíster (toda la pieza de cartón sin el auto o ventana de plástico) de cada vehículo que estés ordenando (límite de 10 vehículos por domicilio) y un FORMULARIO DE PEDIDO COMPLETO (llena el formulario e imprímelo), junto con un cheque o giro postal a nombre de MATTEL por US$3.50 de manejo y envío por cada vehículo que ordenes, a:

Volkswagen Drag Bus
P.O. Box 1229
East Aurora, NY 14052

ATENCIÓN: Los pedidos tienen que tener fecha de envío del 16 de diciembre de 2013 a más tardar y ser recibidos para el 30 de diciembre de 2013.  Límite de un vehículo Volkswagen Drag Bus por cada 20 autos básicos que compres dentro del periodo promocional, sin importar cuántos recibos de compra tengas de dichos 20 autos. La oferta está limitada a diez vehículos por domicilio por periodo promocional.

  • Recibe un Volkswagen Drag Bus escala 1:64. El envío del vehículo puede demorarse de 8 a 12 semanas
Date posted: October 31, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Uncategorized

November means it’s time to feast, and Hot Wheels fans will be heading to the Kmart Collector Day Event on November 2 for specially-packed cases of cars. But if you can’t make it to the store, don’t worry because Kmart.com will be serving up cases of cars online!

You can place your order at Kmart.com for cases of special colors and first-to-market releases for this event. But take note — these cases go fast! If you do manage to snag one, here’s what you’ll find inside:

Special Colors

  • Cadillac CTS-V (M/F Pearlescent Gray)
  • Nissan Titan (Candy Red)
  • Custom ’64 Galaxie 500 (M/F Dark Blue)
  • ’08 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (Black)

First-to-Market

  • ‘Chevy Silverado
  • Kool Kombi
  • Toyota AE-86 Corolla

There are very limited quantities of these special cases, so head on over to Kmart.com to snag yours before they’re gone for good! Want an email reminder for upcoming sales? Click here to register so you don’t miss a single one!

Date posted: October 29, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events

Spanish version

It’s time to get on the bus… the specially decorated Collector Edition Volkswagen Drag Bus, that is! There’s no fare required to board, because this collector’s favorite is yours for free when you buy 20 selected Hot Wheels basic cars from participating Kmart stores from November 2, 2013, through December 7, 2013!

Y5399_featuredImageThe Volkswagen Drag Bus has been a hit since it first arrived, and it’s the fourth and final pick for the 2013 mail-in series. In sizzling Spectraflame pink with a metallic silver wing and Red Line tampo tires, a red number “4” marks its place in the series.

Picking a mix of 20 cars should be no problem, because we’ve packed pallets full of exciting 2013 Hot Wheels singles and we’re shipping them to Kmart stores for the Kmart Collector Day event on November 2. You’ll have hundreds of new cars to choose from to create your mix of 20 cars, including special Kmart colors and first-to-market releases.

The Volkswagen Drag Bus arrives packaged in a blister card that calls out “Collector Edition” and comes in a Kar Keepers clamshell. To get yours, just follow the instructions below (but please read the Official Rules for full details), and this beast of a bus will be heading your way.

  • Buy 20 selected 1:64 scale Hot Wheels basic cars at participating Kmart locations from November 2, 2013, to December 7, 2013. Cars must be from the assortment numbers listed on the Official Rules.
  • Starting 11/2, fill out the order form online, then print it and send it along with the original cash register receipt(s), 20 blister cards (the entire cardboard piece, but not the car or plastic window) for each vehicle you order (limit of ten vehicles per household) along with $3.50 US shipping and processing for each vehicle you order (check or money order only, made payable to MATTEL) to:

Volkswagen Drag Bus
P.O. Box 1229
East Aurora, NY 14052

PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by December 16, 2013, and received by December 30, 2013. Limit of one Volkswagen Drag Bus for every 20 basic cars you purchase within the promotional period, regardless of how many receipts those 20 cars are on. Offer is limited to ten vehicles per household per promotional period.

  • Receive a 1:64 Volkswagen Drag Bus. Allow 8 – 12 weeks for receipt of vehicle
Date posted: October 25, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Promotions

Here are some of the hottest events you can roll into in November:

Kmart Collector Day

When: 11/2 at 9:00 a.m. local times
Where: Participating Kmart stores
Info: http://www.hotwheelscollectors.com/news/news.aspx?news_id=wp687#.Um74WxB218E

 

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

When: 11/3
Where: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Info: www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/abu_dhabi_910/circuit_diagram.html

 

ToyMan Collectible Toy Show

When: 11/3
Where: Machinist Hall 12365 St, Charles Rock Rd. Bridgeton, MO. 63044
Info: www.toymanshow.com
Contact: toymantoyshow@aol.com or 314-327-2337

 

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show

When: 11/5 – 11/8
What: Automotive trade show. Racers, rodders, suppliers, off-roaders, custom shops, original-equipment manufacturers and show cars.
Where: Hilton Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Info: www.semashow.com

 

49th Annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals

When: 11/7 – 11/10
Where: Auto Club Raceway 2780 Fairplex Dr. Pomona, CA\
Info: http://www.nhra.com/events/event/automobile-club-of-southern-california-nhra-finals-4/

 

DFW Toy & Diecast Show

When: 11/9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 1400 Dugan St. Arlington, TX 76010
Info: www.dfwdiecastshow.com
Contact: John Ragsdale 977-825-1832

 

HWC Sale: 2013 Treasure Hunt Set

When: 11/12 at 9:00 a.m. PT
Where: HotWheelsCollectors.com
Info: www.hotwheelscollectors.com/showroom

 

United States Grand Prix

When: 11/17
Where: Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX
Info: www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/united_states_911/circuit_diagram.html

 

L.A. Auto Show

When: 11/22 – 12/1
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
Info: www.laautoshow.com

 

Brazilian Grand Prix

When: 11/24
Where: Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil
Info: www.formula1.com/races/in_detail/brazil_912/circuit_diagram.html

Date posted: October 23, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events HWC Offers Promotions

This November, before you stuff the turkey (or yourself), stuff your shopping cart with a selection of your favorite Hot Wheels. Get ready for the final Kmart Collector Day Event of 2013!

Event Details

What:   Kmart Collector Day event

When: Saturday, 11/2 at 9:00 a.m. (local times)

Where: U.S. Kmart Stores (excluding Puerto Rico)

Click here to find a location

Once again, we’ve packed cases of vehicles with all-new special colors and First-To-Market releases that will get your collector’s pulse pounding. These cases are created just for the event, and you never know what’s waiting inside. You might score the vehicle you’ve been searching for or find a cool surprise that catches your eye.

Special Colors

  • Cadillac CTS-V (M/F Pearlescent Gray)
  • Nissan Titan (Candy Red)
  • Custom ’64 Galaxie 500 (M/F Dark Blue)
  • ’08 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (Black)


First-to-Market

  • Chevy Silverado
  • Kool Kombi
  • Toyota AE-86 Corolla

Also, leave a little room on your plate for something extra, because 11/2 is also the date of our latest 20-for-1 promotion. It’s the perfect time to pick up the 20 select Hot Wheels basic cars you’ll need to get a 1:64 Collector Edition Volkswagen Drag Bus featuring a Spectraflame pink finish! (Please follow the link for details.)

If you’ve never been to a Kmart Collector Day event, check out this article for tips to make the most of the event. Then head over to your favorite location on Saturday, November 2 at 9 a.m. to give your collection a huge boost and the chance to score exclusive colors and first-to-markets!

Date posted: October 20, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Promotions

If you love cars and Hot Wheels and kids, you’ll want to turn out for the P.S. I Love You Charity Event! It’s for a great cause — the Foundation supports the positive development of at-risk children.

P.S. I Love You Foundation Charity EventEVENT DETAILS:

What: P.S. I Love You Foundation Charity Event
When: Sunday, Oct. 27 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Automobile Driving Museum, 610 Lairport St., El Segundo, CA
More Info: http://www.automobiledrivingmuseum.org/

Besides doing a good thing, you’ll enjoy all of the following:

  • Life-size Hot Wheels cars (Bone Shaker, Deora II, and more)
  • Hot Wheels downhill racing, track sets and cars
  • Team Hot Wheels appearances
  • Team Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver movie
  • Hot Wheels designer autographs
  • Raffle to benefit P.S. I Love You Foundation
  • Candy-filled Trick or Treat car

Join us for a good cause and a good time.

Date posted: October 18, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting

Drive your dollars further! Beginning August 1 through December 31, 2013, your dollars spent at Walmart for specified Hot Wheels cars will earn you points. In our Hot Wheels Race Rewards promotion, you can redeem those points for gift cards, a special edition of the School Busted or the Monster Jam Max-D truck!

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Here are the basics:

    1. Buy qualifying Hot Wheels products at your local Walmart from August 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
    2. Scan or photograph the receipt from your purchase into your smart phone.
    3. Use the web browser in your smart phone to access the promotion website at www.walmart.com/hotwheels and log in.
    4. Upload the receipt scan/picture to the website.
    5. The website will verify the receipt and show you your point progress.
    6. Once you earn enough points, you can redeem them for the School Busted, the Monster Jam Max-D, or a gift card.

Make sure you carefully read the Official Rules for all details, restrictions, and eligibility requirements.

Here are the specs for the School Busted:

      • Body Color: Plated ZAMAC with fuchsia finish
      • Deco: Hot Wheels logo on sides with flames on sides and top
      • Wheels: Real Riders deep-dish wheels w/red stripe tampo
      • Base: Full-metal chassis
      • Window Color: Light pink-tinted
      • Interior Color: Black

Here are the specs for the Monster Jam Max-D:

      • Body Color: Black
      • Deco: Gold, red and silver
      • Wheels: Gold hot-stamp foil on black hub w/silver tires
      • Base and roll cage: Silver VUM
      • Window Color: Clear

Get to Walmart and start earning!

Date posted: October 17, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting

What’s better than our annual Hot Wheels poster? How about five of ’em! Our 2013 Hot Wheels Poster comes in four parts, plus one. We bet you’re wondering why…

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Here’s the deal. We know a lot of you love to collect the variations, and we issue several color variations of our cars each year — but they never show up on the poster. This year, we thought it would be nice to get as many of the color variations in as possible. But that’s a lot of cars for one poster! We found that four posters would be just right to hold all the slick shots of our 2013 line.

For now, we’re offering Parts 1 and 2. We’ll be back later with Parts 3 and 4 (some of our cars are still being finalized…). And for those of you who prefer to have ’em all on one sheet, we’ll even be offering one of those later. The first two posters are ready now, so get your hobby in high gear!

Simply follow this link for poster ordering instructions:

Offer expires December 31, 2013 or when supplies run out, so order yours now! Price is $3.50; tax may apply in some states. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery. Void where prohibited by law. Valid only in the U.S.

Date posted: October 17, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting

One of the first things you usually have to do when customizing your Hot Wheels is remove the deco. For these four HW Designs editions, we’ve given you a head start — by leaving them blank!

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Now available in the Shop are four different editions of some of customizer’s favorite Hot Wheels castings to work with. Each one comes with plenty of real estate, and no decoration.

What will you put on yours? Get to the Shop and get started!

Date posted: October 11, 2013 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting