UPDATE: Your current (2014) Red Line Club membership(s) will be automatically extended through 2015. Click here for more information.

Our new Drag Dairy made such a splash last year that we’ve chosen it for this year’s Red Line Club membership car! 2014/2015 Red Line Club memberships are available to new members, as well as any remaining renewals, at the Classic level only.

The Red Line Club Membership Car

The 2014/2015 RLC membership Drag Dairy features the flip-open body, Neo-Classics Redline wheels, mirrorized Zamac chassis and finish in four colors as follows:

  • First 3,000* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in chrome (SOLD OUT!)
  • Next 3,500* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in red (SOLD OUT!)
  • Next 4,000* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in blue (SOLD OUT!)
  • Next 4,500* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in purple

*Minus the quantity of Chrome Level memberships sold, up to 2,000.

Please note: The color of the car is not determined by your RLC number; it is determined by the order in which membership requests are received. Your existing membership number will remain the same as long as you renew it each year.

Chrome Level Membership Kit (SOLD OUT!)

Our premium level of membership is limited to 2,000 memberships and includes the following:

  • ALL FOUR (4) colors of the membership car! Get one each of all four colors of the Drag Dairy.
  • Chrome membership poster. Exclusive for Chrome Level members.
  • One-year subscription to Hot Rod One year (12 issues) delivered to the address on the credit card you use to purchase your membership. Limit one subscription per address.
  • Personalized Chrome Level membership card. Stamped with “CHROME” to designate your premium membership status, and displaying the name you enter on the billing address line when you order your membership.
  • Commemorative patch.
  • Membership button (packaged with car).

Priced at $89.99 plus S&P (shipping and processing), the Chrome Level is limited to no more than five memberships per household and only valid for one year.

Classic Level Membership Kit

The original Red Line Club membership includes the following:

  • Exclusive Red Line Club membership car. The new Drag Dairy with opening top, Neo-Classics Redline wheels and full-metal, mirrorized Zamac chassis! (Color as noted above.)
  • Personalized membership card. Displaying the name you enter on the billing address line when you order your membership.
  • Commemorative patch.
  • Membership button (packaged with car).

Priced at $24.99 plus S&P (shipping and processing), the Classic Level is limited to no more than five memberships per household and only valid for one year.

Membership Benefits

All of the benefits outlined below are yours to enjoy when you become a member of the 2014/2015 Red Line Club.

HWC Series Cars Priority Window – We celebrate lucky HWC Series Thirteen this year! We offer RLC members an exclusive 24-hour Priority Window on many of our online sales. Only RLC members can place orders during this 24-hour Priority Window. Many of our offers don’t last past the Priority Window, so don’t miss your best chance of getting your favorites. HWC Series Thirteen, priced at just $9.99 per car, features four cars each in the Neo-Classics and Real Riders segments. Also, watch for several other exciting releases, such as the Original 16 editions of the Dodge Deora Concept and the Ford J Car. HWC Series Thirteen (subject to change):

  • Neo-Classics ’58 Plymouth Belvedere
  • Neo-Classics ’64 Dodge 330
  • Neo-Classics ’64 GMC Panel
  • Neo-Classics Olds 442 Staff Car
  • Real Riders ’83 Chevy Silverado 4×4
  • Real Riders Breakaway Bucket
  • Real Riders Haul of Flame
  • Real Riders Thunder Roller

HWC Series Thirteen Subscription Plan Option (SOLD OUT!) – Making it easier for you to complete your set of all eight HWC Series Thirteen editions, we will offer the HWC Series Thirteen Subscription Plan to Red Line Club members this year. You can participate whether you are a Classic level or a Chrome level member, but you will have to opt in when we make the offer prior to our first HWC Series Thirteen sale in 2014. Further details will be revealed prior to the offer. These tend to sell out fast, so you’ll want to be ready and waiting when availability begins.

RLC Exclusive Cars – Our innovative and exciting RLC sELECTIONs series continues this year featuring two exclusive editions chosen with direct input from our RLC members! You get an opportunity to help us with the creation process of editions you want to see — and you help us choose color and wheels, too. Only club members get to vote for these, and we only offer them to club members when they become available. The polls take place in the special sELECTIONs Forum on our Message Boards, so watch for the announcement articles and the polls. You may also occasionally notice other RLC Exclusive releases. Whenever this happens, you’ll definitely want to make sure your membership is up to date — these releases don’t last long.

RLC Rewards Program – Whenever you order any of our eight HWC Series releases during the RLC 24-hour Priority Window, you will earn three (3) Rewards Points for each car you buy. You will also earn two (2) Points for each car you buy from the two RLC Exclusive sELECTIONs cars created this year. We’ll also dole out Points at our discretion for other special releases throughout the year.

Late in the year, you can exchange your Rewards Points for the spectacular RLC Rewards Priority Car! The Rewards Priority car will be made to order (similar to the sELECTIONs vehicles) — we’ll only make the quantities you order. You can order more than one; you will need to redeem nine (9) Rewards Points for each car you order.

Besides the Priority Car, there will be additional items in the shop for which you can redeem your Points. We’ll have more details for you in a separate article later, but the thing to remember is that you can’t get any Points if you don’t join the club and place your orders during the RLC Priority Windows of availability.

And there are other benefits to membership, such as exclusive RLC Only content here at HWC, plus admission to the RLC Party at the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals or the Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, where you can buy the always-popular RLC Party cars.

It will be a sweet year, so pull up and place your orders!

Production cars may vary from the photo shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.

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Want an email reminder for upcoming sales? Click here to register so you don’t miss a single one! Already registered? Visit your Account Settings in “My Account” and turn “Email me notices” to “On.”

Date posted: January 30, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting HWC Offers

Our new Drag Dairy made such a splash last year that we’ve chosen it for this year’s Red Line Club membership car! Sign ups for your 2014 Red Line Club memberships continue as follows:

  • February 4, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PT Renewals only continue for the Classic level only.
  • February 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PT – Open to new members, as well as any remaining renewals, at the Classic level only.

The Red Line Club Membership Car

The 2014 RLC membership Drag Dairy features the flip-open body, Neo-Classics Redline wheels, mirrorized Zamac chassis and finish in four colors as follows:

  • First 3,000* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in chrome
  • Next 3,500* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in red
  • Next 4,000* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in blue
  • Next 4,500* to join or renew: Drag Dairy in purple

*Minus the quantity of Chrome Level memberships sold, up to 2,000.

Please note: The color of the car is not determined by your RLC number; it is determined by the order in which membership requests are received. Your existing membership number will remain the same as long as you renew it each year.

Classic Level Membership Kit

The original Red Line Club membership includes the following:

  • Exclusive Red Line Club membership car. The new Drag Dairy with opening top, Neo-Classics Redline wheels and full-metal, mirrorized Zamac chassis! (Color as noted above.)
  • Personalized membership card. Displaying the name you enter on the billing address line when you order your membership.
  • Commemorative patch.
  • Membership button (packaged with car).

Priced at $24.99 plus S&P (shipping and processing), the Classic Level is limited to no more than five memberships per household and only valid for one year.

Membership Benefits

All of the benefits outlined below are yours to enjoy when you become a member of the 2014 Red Line Club.

HWC Series Cars Priority Window – We celebrate lucky HWC Series Thirteen this year! We offer RLC members an exclusive 24-hour Priority Window on many of our online sales. Only RLC members can place orders during this 24-hour Priority Window. Many of our offers don’t last past the Priority Window, so don’t miss your best chance of getting your favorites. HWC Series Thirteen, priced at just $9.99 per car, features four cars each in the Neo-Classics and Real Riders segments. Also, watch for several other exciting releases, such as the Original 16 editions of the Dodge Deora Concept and the Ford J Car. HWC Series Thirteen (subject to change):

  • Neo-Classics ’58 Plymouth Belvedere
  • Neo-Classics ’64 Dodge 330
  • Neo-Classics ’64 GMC Panel
  • Neo-Classics Olds 442 Staff Car
  • Real Riders ’83 Chevy Silverado 4×4
  • Real Riders Breakaway Bucket
  • Real Riders Haul of Flame
  • Real Riders Thunder Roller

HWC Series Thirteen Subscription Plan Option – Making it easier for you to complete your set of all eight HWC Series Thirteen editions, we will offer the HWC Series Thirteen Subscription Plan to Red Line Club members this year. You can participate whether you are a Classic level or a Chrome level member, but you will have to opt in when we make the offer prior to our first HWC Series Thirteen sale in 2014. Further details will be revealed prior to the offer. These tend to sell out fast, so you’ll want to be ready and waiting when availability begins.

RLC Exclusive Cars – Our innovative and exciting RLC sELECTIONs series continues this year featuring two exclusive editions chosen with direct input from our RLC members! You get an opportunity to help us with the creation process of editions you want to see — and you help us choose color and wheels, too. Only club members get to vote for these, and we only offer them to club members when they become available. The polls take place in the special sELECTIONs Forum on our Message Boards, so watch for the announcement articles and the polls. You may also occasionally notice other RLC Exclusive releases. Whenever this happens, you’ll definitely want to make sure your membership is up to date — these releases don’t last long.

RLC Rewards Program – Whenever you order any of our eight HWC Series releases during the RLC 24-hour Priority Window, you will earn three (3) Rewards Points for each car you buy. You will also earn two (2) Points for each car you buy from the two RLC Exclusive sELECTIONs cars created this year. We’ll also dole out Points at our discretion for other special releases throughout the year.

Late in the year, you can exchange your Rewards Points for the spectacular RLC Rewards Priority Car! The Rewards Priority car will be made to order (similar to the sELECTIONs vehicles) — we’ll only make the quantities you order. You can order more than one; you will need to redeem nine (9) Rewards Points for each car you order.

Besides the Priority Car, there will be additional items in the shop for which you can redeem your Points. We’ll have more details for you in a separate article later, but the thing to remember is that you can’t get any Points if you don’t join the club and place your orders during the RLC Priority Windows of availability.

And there are other benefits to membership, such as exclusive RLC Only content here at HWC, plus admission to the RLC Party at the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals or the Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, where you can buy the always-popular RLC Party cars.

It will be a sweet year, so pull up and place your orders!

Production cars may vary from the photo shown. Mattel reserves the right to modify the color, decorations and wheel type.

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Want an email reminder for upcoming sales? Click here to register so you don’t miss a single one! Already registered? Visit your Account Settings in “My Account” and turn “Email me notices” to “On.”

Date posted: January 30, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Red Line Club

Having a tough time figuring out what to get your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? We can help. Zip out to your local Kroger’s family store and look for the Hot Wheels Sweet Rides series!

The sugary six editions in this series all feature mouth-watering, candy-themed decos on popular cars like the ’41 Pro Mod Willys and the ’68 El Camino. Forget the flowers. Forget the jewelry. This is the gift that will have your honey flipping for you.

Not sure where to look for them? Here’s a list of participating stores. Make it a date!

 

   

’41 Pro Mod Willys                                       ’68 El Camino

 

   

’68 Mercury Cougar                                   ’07 Chevy Tahoe

 

   

Fiat 500 C                                                       Fire-Eater

Date posted: January 29, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Retail Series

English version

El último modelo edición de Colección de Hot Wheels para arrancar este 2014 es un popular auto deportivo de finales de la década de los 60’s – ¡El 69 Chevelle SS 396! Obtenlo gratis al comprar 20 autos básicos Hot Wheels en las tiendas participantes de Kmart. Vigencia del 15 de febrero al 22 de marzo de 2014.

Este modelo de colección viene acompañado y protegido por un blíster Kar Keeper. Las especificaciones de este modelo son:

  • Color de carrocería: Naranja Spectraflame
  • Diseño: Techo negro con diseño de llama roja y amarilla
  • Llantas: Real Riders “Trans AM”
  • Base: Chasis VUM negro
  • Color de ventanas: Transparente
  • Color del interior: Negro

¿Quieres arrancar el año a toda velocidad? ¡Empieza a comprar tus autos el 15 de febrero durante nuestro evento del Día del coleccionista de Kmart! En el evento encontrarás nuevas cajas, incluyendo colores exclusivos para Kmart y modelos de estreno.

Simplemente sigue las siguientes instrucciones (lee las reglas oficiales para los detalles) y este modelo ’69 Chevelle SS 396 estará de camino a tus manos.

  1. Compra 20 autos básicos Hot Wheels escala 1:64 selectos de tiendas Kmart participantes del 15 de febrero de 2014 al 22 de marzo de 2014. Los autos tienen que ser de los números de surtido indicados en las REGLAS OFICIALES.
  2. 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:

    ’69 Chevelle SS 396

    P.O. Box 1229

    East Aurora, NY 14052 U.S.A.

         ATENCIÓN: Los pedidos tienen que tener fecha de envío del 31 de marzo de 2014 a más tardar y ser recibidos para el 15 de abril de 2014. Limitado a un vehículo ’69 Chevelle SS 396 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.

  3. Recibe un ’69 Chevelle SS 396 a escala 1:64. El envío del vehículo puede demorarse de 8 a 12 semanas.
Date posted: January 29, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Uncategorized

Can’t make the February 15 Kmart Collectors Day event? We’d be bummed, too. But we have a way to keep you from missing out too much: Kmart.com will offer the special cases of cars (created just for the event) online!

Beginning on February 9, you can visit Kmart.com to order cases from the event. These cases include all-new special color editions and First-To-Market releases listed below. Better jump quick… they may not last long!

 

Special Colors

  • Sandblaster – HW Hot Trucks (Anodized Hugger)
  • Datsun 620 – HW Hot Trucks (Grabber Blue)
  • ’92 BMW M3 – HW All-Stars (Gold Afflair White)
  • ’73 Ford Falcon XB – Muscle Mania (Violet Afflair Maroon)

 

First-to-Market

  • ’71 Dodge Demon – Heat Fleet (Metalflake Bright Purple)
  • ’70 Camaro – Muscle Mania (Light Yellow)
  • ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS – HW Performance (Plum Crazy)

 

Date posted: January 28, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series

There’s still time to grab your tickets for the 14th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Chicago. Note that ticket sales will close on March 10.

What: 14th Annual Hot Wheels® Collectors Nationals

When: Wednesday, April 2 – Sunday, April 6, 2014

Where: Doubletree by Hilton – Oak Brook, IL

Info:  Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

You do not want to miss out on the special commemorative edition Hot Wheels vehicles made by Mattel specially for the Nationals! There will also be more of them at certain events throughout the show. Take a look!

Volkswagen T1 Drag Bus

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’70 Dodge HEMI Challenger

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Activities included with your Nationals ticket include:

  • Room-to-room selling and trading – Find that elusive piece you’ve been looking for
  • Autograph sessions – Hot Wheels designers and special guests
  • Custom Car Contest – Check out the wild entries and/or enter your own creation
  • Seminars – Custom Cars, Redlines Collecting, Variations
  • Downhill & Sizzlers Racing
  • Children’s Activities – Includes Scavenger Hunt and Coloring Contest
  • Finale (Saturday) – Guest speaker and Q&A with Mattel, plus Finale car
  • Hot Wheels Toy Show (Sunday) – Loads of merchandise, open to the public (Table space is available to ticket holders for $25.00)

NOTE: Tickets for the Nationals are $70.00 each ($75 if purchased online) and good for all five days. You may purchase tickets online (see link above) or by mail. Tickets are limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales will end March 10 or when the last ticket is sold, whichever occurs first. This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel.

Date posted: January 27, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Hottest News

Spanish version

Our latest Hot Wheels Collector Edition is a popular muscle car – the ’69 Chevelle SS 396! It’s yours for free when you buy 20 selected Hot Wheels basic cars from participating Kmart stores from February 15, 2014, through March 22, 2014.

This collectible edition arrives packaged in a blister card that calls out “Collector Edition” and comes in a Kar Keepers clamshell. Here are the specs:

  • Body Color: Spectraflame hugger orange
  • Deco: Black top w/red and yellow flame deco
  • Wheels: Real Riders “Trans AM” wheels
  • Base: Black-tinted VUM chassis
  • Window Color: Clear
  • Interior Color: Black

Want a boost out of the gate? You can start getting your cars at our February 15 Kmart Collectors Day event! The event will feature new cases – including special Kmart colors and first-to-market releases.

To get your ’69 Chevelle SS 396, just follow these instructions (but please read the Official Rules for full details):

  1. Buy 20 selected 1:64 scale Hot Wheels basic cars at participating Kmart locations from February 15, 2014, to March 22, 2014. Cars must be from the assortment numbers listed on the OFFICIAL RULES.
  2. Mail 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), and the completed order form (fill out the form and print it), along with $3.50 US shipping and processing for each vehicle you order (check or money order only, made payable to MATTEL) to:

    ’69 Chevelle SS 396

    P.O. Box 1229

    East Aurora, NY 14052

         PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by March 31, 2014, and received by April 15, 2014. Limit of one ’69 Chevelle SS 396 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.

  3. Receive a 1:64 ’69 Chevelle SS 396. Allow 8 – 12 weeks for receipt of vehicle.
   
Date posted: January 23, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Promotions Retail Series

Our first Kmart Collectors Day event of the year is on February 15! Make sure you’re ready for it.

 

What: Kmart Collectors Day Event

When: Saturday, Feb. 15 at 9:00 a.m. local times

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

Info:  Click here to find a location.

 

Not only are the events a fun time, but they’re also your best chance to get into specially-packed cases of vehicles — created just for the event – that include all-new special color editions and First-To-Market releases. For this event, here are some things to look for:

 

Special Colors

  • Sandblaster – HW Hot Trucks (Anodized Hugger)
  • Datsun 620 – HW Hot Trucks (Grabber Blue)
  • ’92 BMW M3 – HW All-Stars (Gold Afflair White)
  • ’73 Ford Falcon XB – Muscle Mania (Violet Afflair Maroon)

 

First-to-Market

  • ’71 Dodge Demon – Heat Fleet (Metalflake Bright Purple)
  • ’70 Camaro – Muscle Mania (Light Yellow)
  • ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS – HW Performance (Plum Crazy)

 

   

You can also use the event to get started on the latest 20-for-1 promotion. Pick up the 20 select Hot Wheels basic cars you’ll need, and you can get a Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’69 Chevelle SS 396 with Spectraflame orange 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. It’s always a good time with lots of great cars!

Date posted: January 22, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series