It was a close race – but you chose the ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car as the second RLC sELECTIONs edition of 2014.

It’s time for wheel options, and there are only two choices — because there are only two Real Riders options that fit this casting. Which Real Riders option will it be? It’s up to you.

This round consists of just one poll — please remember to vote:

Dragstrip Demons – front: five spoke; rear: slotted Dragstrip Demons – front: race dish; rear: dish slick
Dragstrip Demons – front: five spoke; rear: slotted vs. Dragstrip Demons – front: race dish; rear: dish slick
wheels_Matchup

This poll will open on Thursday, May 29 on the HWC Message Boards within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. The poll will remain open for approximately one week, closing no sooner than Wednesday, June 4.

We urge a vote in each poll from every membership, as the final outcome really is based on your votes. If you’re new to the sELECTIONs process, make sure you read the sections below titled What Are sELECTIONs Cars? and How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars.

Vote Now!

 

2014 RLC sELECTIONs #2
Voting Polls Schedule
Round: Opens: Closes:
4th Round, Wheels 5/29 6/04
5th Round, Color 6/05 6/11

 

What Are sELECTIONs Cars?

HotWheelsCollectors.com will manufacture and offer the RLC sELECTIONs series of two online Hot Wheels releases this year which are chosen in part by the votes of Red Line Club members. Only RLC members are allowed to participate, and we will only offer these editions to RLC members.

For each of the releases, we will conduct a series of polls lasting a few weeks (rounds) in which RLC members may vote for their preference of the offered choices. These polls are held on the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Each poll in each round will remain open for approximately a week. Whenever there are multiple polls in a round, members are encouraged to place their vote in EACH poll.

When the final round of voting for both of the editions has been concluded, the winning choices will be used to manufacture that edition. Placing your votes is not a commitment to purchase the resulting edition, and voting in the polls is not required to purchase the resulting edition (but you must be a Red Line Club member to purchase these editions).
At later dates, we will offer each of the two winning sELECTIONs editions to RLC members only. Orders will be taken on each car for approximately one week, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive — every RLC member should have the opportunity to order and receive one. Further details will be available when the item is offered.

How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars

  1. Sign in with your Red Line Club membership at HotWheelsCollectors.com. Check the RLC Only area of the site for the latest sELECTIONs updates. These updates will include information such as when voting will open and close for each round, as well as the results from the previous voting round(s).
  2. Next, head over to the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Look for the most recently posted sELECTIONs poll or polls that are open for voting.
  3. Place your vote(s). You can vote the same as with any other board poll. Again, remember that there will be multiple polls in some rounds — so be sure to cast your vote in each open poll. NOTE: Once cast, your vote cannot be changed — so consider carefully before placing your vote!
  4. There are multiple rounds of voting for each sELECTIONs edition. Check in at HWC frequently during the sELECTIONs season, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of Hot Wheels creation!
Date posted: May 29, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting HWC Offers Red Line Club

Every year, we create entertainment-themed vehicles to commemorate the granddaddy convention of them all, San Diego Comic-Con. This year, of course, is no different and we’ve got your first look at two of the cars for 2014!

Hot Wheels® The Homer ($30)

Hot Wheels® proudly presents The Homer from everyone’s favorite animated comedy, “The Simpsons.” This vehicle is a faithful reproduction in awesome collectible packaging of the Homer Simpson-designed car “that’s everything the average man ever dreamed of!”

Hot Wheels® The Homer Hot Wheels The Homer  Hot Wheels The Homer


Hot Wheels® Aston Martin DB5 ($20)

It’s the movie car that became almost as famous as 007 himself! This detailed Hot Wheels® version of James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 comes with a special spy-catching deco and a Comic-Con package that you won’t want to miss.

Hot Wheels Aston Martin DB5 Hot Wheels Aston Martin DB5

So how can you get these rad rides for your very own? They’ll be available for pre-order from our friends at MattyCollector.com on June 24 for pickup at San Diego Comic-Con and available for purchase at the show. Not going to SDCC? That’s okay, we’ve got you covered! We’ll have a limited quantity available right here at HotWheelsCollector.com later this summer.

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

Categories: Collecting Promotions Retail Series

Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of AwesomeOn Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 at 11:00 a.m. local time, Fathom Events and Mattel present the cinema debut of Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome in select movie theaters nationwide.

An event that both kids and parents will enjoy, Team Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome is the story of how Gage, Rhett, Wyatt and Brandon face off against a mysterious black car that begins transforming the sleepy town of Hilly Woodlands into a wild mess of orange track and outrageous obstacles.

Fans will also be treated to an exclusive look under the hood, learning how Team Hot Wheels was created through interviews with the mad geniuses at Mattel, a first-hand look at early sketches and concept art, as well as a glimpse into how the characters were developed from the illustrators behind them.

“Hot Wheels have been a family favorite for nearly half a century,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. “Seeing these iconic toys come to life on the big screen is the perfect chance for children and parents to reignite their imagination.”

Tickets for Hot Wheels: The Origin of Awesome are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 660 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series

When it’s time to hit the road, the Hot Wheels Road Trippin’ series is rockin’ the route for you! To find ’em all, you just have to make a few trips to your local Walmart stores.

With a nod to eight of the most famous driving roads in America, each release in this series represents picturesque, historic or otherwise noteworthy highways – such as “the Extraterrestrial Highway” I-375, which passes Area 51. The deco on this 1:64 line will remind you of a postcard or souvenir found while traveling any of these roads. Don’t forget to pack your Hot Wheels!

¼ Mile Coupe (CA-190) Highway 375 Route 66
¼ Mile Coupe
(CA-190)
’49 Drag Merc
(Highway 375)
’57 Chevy
(Route 66)
Highway 1 Highway 212 N H 112
’69 Dodge Charger
(Highway 1)
Pontiac Firebird Funny Car
(Highway 212)
’09 Corvette ZR-1
(Highway 112)
Here is the complete list of expected castings:
  • ¼ Mile Coupe (CA-190)
  • ’32 Ford Sedan Delivery (Highway 12)
  • ’40s Woodie (HI-360)
  • ’49 Drag Merc (Highway 375)
  • ’56 Ford F-100 (CA-190)
  • ’57 Chevy (no engine) (Route 66)
  • 1957 Chevy 300 (Route 66)
  • ’66 Chevy Nova (Highway 1)
  • ’66 Ford 427 Fairlane (Highway 12)
  • ’67 Oldsmobile 442 (Highway 12)
  • ’69 Dodge Charger (Highway 1)
  • ’71 Dodge Charger (Highway 112)
  • ’75 Chevy Monza (Highway 12)
  • 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck (HI-360)
  • 1982 Dodge Rampage (CA-190)
  • ’83 Chevy Silverado (Highway 1)
  • ’09 Corvette ZR-1 (Highway 112)
  • Acura NSX (CA-190)
  • Camaro Z28 Drag Car (Highway 375)
  • Custom Cadillac Fleetwood (Route 66)
  • Dodge Charger Drift (Highway 112)
  • Dodge Viper RT10 (HI-360)
  • Hiway Hauler (Highway 375)
  • Neet Streeter (Highway 212)
  • Pontiac Firebird Funny Car (Highway 212)
  • So Fine (Route 66)
  • Tail Dragger (Highway 375)
  • Tesla Roadster (Highway 212)
Date posted: May 27, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Hottest News Retail Series

Your votes this week will determine what casting makes it into the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs series as the last car of the year. There are only two choices left – choose wisely!

Last week saw the elimination of the Large and In Charger and the Plymouth King Kuda. Now it’s either a funny car or a pickup to feature Real Riders wheels. Don’t forget to place your vote on the message Boards.

The second round consists of just one poll – please remember to vote:

’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car 1987 Toyota Pickup
Poll 1: ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car vs. 1987 Toyota Pickup
Round3 Matchup

This poll will open on Thursday, May 22 on the HWC Message Boards within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. The poll will remain open for approximately one week, closing no sooner than Wednesday, May 28.

We urge a vote in each poll from every membership, as the final outcome really is based on your votes. If you’re new to the sELECTIONs process, make sure you read the sections below titled What Are sELECTIONs Cars? and How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars.

 

2014 RLC sELECTIONs #2
Voting Polls Schedule
Round: Opens: Closes:
3rd Round, Casting Final 5/22 5/28
4th Round, Wheels 5/29 6/04
5th Round, Color 6/05 6/11

 

What Are sELECTIONs Cars?

HotWheelsCollectors.com will manufacture and offer the RLC sELECTIONs series of two online Hot Wheels releases this year which are chosen in part by the votes of Red Line Club members. Only RLC members are allowed to participate, and we will only offer these editions to RLC members.

For each of the releases, we will conduct a series of polls lasting a few weeks (rounds) in which RLC members may vote for their preference of the offered choices. These polls are held on the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Each poll in each round will remain open for approximately a week. Whenever there are multiple polls in a round, members are encouraged to place their vote in EACH poll.

When the final round of voting for both of the editions has been concluded, the winning choices will be used to manufacture that edition. Placing your votes is not a commitment to purchase the resulting edition, and voting in the polls is not required to purchase the resulting edition (but you must be a Red Line Club member to purchase these editions).
At later dates, we will offer each of the two winning sELECTIONs editions to RLC members only. Orders will be taken on each car for approximately one week, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive — every RLC member should have the opportunity to order and receive one. Further details will be available when the item is offered.

How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars

  1. Sign in with your Red Line Club membership at HotWheelsCollectors.com. Check the RLC Only area of the site for the latest sELECTIONs updates. These updates will include information such as when voting will open and close for each round, as well as the results from the previous voting round(s).
  2. Next, head over to the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Look for the most recently posted sELECTIONs poll or polls that are open for voting.
  3. Place your vote(s). You can vote the same as with any other board poll. Again, remember that there will be multiple polls in some rounds — so be sure to cast your vote in each open poll. NOTE: Once cast, your vote cannot be changed — so consider carefully before placing your vote!
  4. There are multiple rounds of voting for each sELECTIONs edition. Check in at HWC frequently during the sELECTIONs season, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of Hot Wheels creation!
Date posted: May 22, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting HWC Offers Red Line Club

You guys made some tough cuts in last week’s voting for the 2nd RLC sELECTIONs edition of 2014. Knowing that Real Riders wheels will be offered led to some interesting choices. Only four castings now advance.

Eliminated were the Light My Firebird, the Baja Bruiser, the Plymouth Duster Thruster and the Sugar Caddy. Moving on are the four castings below. Jump in on the Message Board polls and place your votes.

The second round consists of two polls – please remember to vote in each:

’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car Plymouth King Kuda
Poll 1: ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car vs. Plymouth King Kuda
’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car	vs.	Plymouth King Kuda
largeAndInCharger_960px 1987 Toyota Pickup
Poll 2: Large and In Charger vs. 1987 Toyota Pickup
 Large and In Charger	vs.	1987 Toyota Pickup

These two polls will open on Thursday, May 15 on the HWC Message Boards within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. The polls will remain open for approximately one week, closing no sooner than Wednesday, May 21.

We urge a vote in each poll from every membership, as the final outcome really is based on your votes. If you’re new to the sELECTIONs process, make sure you read the sections below titled What Are sELECTIONs Cars? and How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars. Vote now!

 

2014 RLC sELECTIONs #2
Voting Polls Schedule
Round: Opens: Closes:
2nd Round, Casting Semi-Finals 5/15 5/21
3rd Round, Casting Final 5/22 5/28
4th Round, Wheels 5/29 6/04
5th Round, Color 6/05 6/11

 

What Are sELECTIONs Cars?

HotWheelsCollectors.com will manufacture and offer the RLC sELECTIONs series of two online Hot Wheels releases this year which are chosen in part by the votes of Red Line Club members. Only RLC members are allowed to participate, and we will only offer these editions to RLC members.

For each of the releases, we will conduct a series of polls lasting a few weeks (rounds) in which RLC members may vote for their preference of the offered choices. These polls are held on the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Each poll in each round will remain open for approximately a week. Whenever there are multiple polls in a round, members are encouraged to place their vote in EACH poll.

When the final round of voting for both of the editions has been concluded, the winning choices will be used to manufacture that edition. Placing your votes is not a commitment to purchase the resulting edition, and voting in the polls is not required to purchase the resulting edition (but you must be a Red Line Club member to purchase these editions).
At later dates, we will offer each of the two winning sELECTIONs editions to RLC members only. Orders will be taken on each car for approximately one week, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive — every RLC member should have the opportunity to order and receive one. Further details will be available when the item is offered.

How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars

  1. Sign in with your Red Line Club membership at HotWheelsCollectors.com. Check the RLC Only area of the site for the latest sELECTIONs updates. These updates will include information such as when voting will open and close for each round, as well as the results from the previous voting round(s).
  2. Next, head over to the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Look for the most recently posted sELECTIONs poll or polls that are open for voting.
  3. Place your vote(s). You can vote the same as with any other board poll. Again, remember that there will be multiple polls in some rounds — so be sure to cast your vote in each open poll. NOTE: Once cast, your vote cannot be changed — so consider carefully before placing your vote!
  4. There are multiple rounds of voting for each sELECTIONs edition. Check in at HWC frequently during the sELECTIONs season, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of Hot Wheels creation!
Date posted: May 14, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting HWC Offers Red Line Club

Add a whole new sheen to your shining collection! The series that introduced the exciting Spectrafrost finish – Hot Wheels Cool Classics – continues with a total of four mixes planned for this year – and we’ve got the complete list of expected castings.

Paying homage to the Classics line from years ago, this 1:64 line features a fine Spectrafrost finish, full-metal castings, and dynamic decos. With great releases like these, it would be uncool to miss it!

 Mix 1:

'32 Ford '67 Pontiac Firebird 400 '77 Pontiac Firebird
’32 Ford
’67 Pontiac Firebird 400
’77 Pontiac Firebird
1987 Toyota Pickup Truck Chevy Camaro Concept
1987 Toyota Pickup Truck
Chevy Camaro Concept

 

Mix 2: Mix 3: Mix 4:
  • 29 Ford Pickup
  • 52 Hudson Hornet
  • 67 Camaro
  • 68 Olds 442
  • Purple Passion
  • ’47 Chevy Fleetline
  • ’73 Ford Gran Torino
  • 1985 Honda CR-X
  • Amphicar
  • Straight Pipes
  • 1955 Corvette
  • ’65 Ford Galaxie
  • ’84 Mustang SVO
  • Astro Funk
  • Volkswagen Drag Beetle

 

Date posted: May 9, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Hottest News Retail Series

You’ve got one more Red Line Club sELECTIONs edition to put together for 2014. Use your votes to make it a good one! Since you chose Neo-Classics Redlines for the first edition, remember when voting that this edition will feature Real Riders wheels.

We’re starting with eight hot castings to choose from. Look for the polls on the Message Boards and place your votes. The winning castings will advance until the one with the most votes wins…

The first round consists of four polls… please remember to vote in each:

Light My Firebird ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car
Light My Firebird vs. ’77 Pontiac Firebird Funny Car
Bracket1_Matchup

 

Large and In Charger Baja Bruiser
Large and In Charger vs. Baja Bruiser
Large and In Charger vs. Baja Bruiser

 

Plymouth Duster Thruster 1987 Toyota Pickup
Plymouth Duster Thruster vs. 1987 Toyota Pickup
Plymouth Duster Thruster vs. 1987 Toyota Pickup

 

Sugar Caddy Plymouth King Kuda
Sugar Caddy vs. Plymouth King Kuda
Sugar Caddy vs. Plymouth King Kuda

 

These four polls will open on Thursday, April 24 on the HWC Message Boards within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. The polls will remain open for approximately one week, closing no sooner than Wednesday, April 30.

We urge a vote in each poll from every membership, as the final outcome really is based on your votes. If you’re new to the sELECTIONs process, make sure you read the sections below titled What Are sELECTIONs Cars? and How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars.

 

2014 RLC sELECTIONs #2
Voting Polls Schedule
Round: Opens: Closes:
1st Round, Casting Kickoff 5/08 5/14
2nd Round, Casting Semi-Finals 5/15 5/21
3rd Round, Casting Final 5/22 5/28
4th Round, Wheels 5/29 6/04
5th Round, Color 6/05 6/11

 

What Are sELECTIONs Cars?

HotWheelsCollectors.com will manufacture and offer the RLC sELECTIONs series of two online Hot Wheels releases this year which are chosen in part by the votes of Red Line Club members. Only RLC members are allowed to participate, and we will only offer these editions to RLC members.

For each of the releases, we will conduct a series of polls lasting a few weeks (rounds) in which RLC members may vote for their preference of the offered choices. These polls are held on the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Each poll in each round will remain open for approximately a week. Whenever there are multiple polls in a round, members are encouraged to place their vote in EACH poll.

When the final round of voting for both of the editions has been concluded, the winning choices will be used to manufacture that edition. Placing your votes is not a commitment to purchase the resulting edition, and voting in the polls is not required to purchase the resulting edition (but you must be a Red Line Club member to purchase these editions).

At later dates, we will offer each of the two winning sELECTIONs editions to RLC members only. Orders will be taken on each car for approximately one week, and we will produce enough quantities to match the number of orders we receive — every RLC member should have the opportunity to order and receive one. Further details will be available when the item is offered.

 How To Vote for sELECTIONs Cars

  1. Sign in with your Red Line Club membership at HotWheelsCollectors.com. Check the RLC Only area of the site for the latest sELECTIONs updates. These updates will include information such as when voting will open and close for each round, as well as the results from the previous voting round(s).
  2. Next, head over to the HWC Message Boards, within the Red Line Club Exclusive Forums, in the 2014 RLC sELECTIONs Polls forum. Look for the most recently posted sELECTIONs poll or polls that are open for voting.
  3. Place your vote(s). You can vote the same as with any other board poll. Again, remember that there will be multiple polls in some rounds — so be sure to cast your vote in each open poll. NOTE: Once cast, your vote cannot be changed — so consider carefully before placing your vote!
  4. There are multiple rounds of voting for each sELECTIONs edition. Check in at HWC frequently during the sELECTIONs season, and don’t miss your chance to be a part of Hot Wheels creation!
Date posted: May 7, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting HWC Offers Red Line Club