Hot Wheels graphic design guru HWC Van has slipped us another snapshot of upcoming releases. It’s kind of like having a golden ticket to the Mattel Design Center!

Not only is there an HWC release front and center in this assortment of FEPs, but there are also editions from a variety of Hot Wheels retail series:

  • Hot Wheels mainline
  • Hot Wheels Entertainment
  • Hot Wheels Pop Culture
  • Hot Wheels Moto
  • Truckin’ Transporters

We know you can’t wait to sink your teeth into these sweet editions!

Go Behind the Scenes with HWC Van in our RLC Designer Desktop

 

 

Date posted: December 15, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: HWC Offers Red Line Club Retail Series RLC Hottest News

Lotus Esprit S1

Lotus Esprit S1

Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus

Corvette Grand Sport Roadster

Corvette Grand Sport Roadster

Pedal Driver

Pedal Driver

'15 Ford F-150

’15 Ford F-150

SRT Viper GTS-R

SRT Viper GTS-R

It’s time to start making your annual checklist! We’ve got the Hot Wheels mainline releases for 2015 in our listing of segments and cars—a total of 250 editions.

There are four categories and 34 segments for the 2015 line:

• HW City (blue color code) – 11 segments/75 editions

• HW Off-Road (yellow color code) – 9 segments/50 editions

• HW Race (red color code) – 6 segments/60 editions

• HW Workshop (green color code) – 8 segments/65 editions

Scattered throughout the 34 segments, there will be 50 New Models, plus 15 Treasure Hunts and 15 Super Treasure Hunts. (The New Models are noted for you with an asterisk on the list, but you’ll have to find the Treasure Hunts for yourself.)

View the 2015 Hot Wheels Mainline Segments & Cars List here. Or Download the 2015 Hot Wheels Mainline Segments & Cars List here. Click it, print it and start checking it off!

You can also put the mainline up on your wall. Order your 2015 Hot Wheels posters now!

 

Date posted: December 15, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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We’ve got a great way to wrap up the year. The main event is a half-off sale and free standard shipping for orders over $25. And if you want a holiday car from HWC this year, here’s your chance – and it comes with a free gift! Open to everyone, the whole offer kicks off on Friday 12/19 at 8 a.m. PT and ends on Monday 12/22 at 8 a.m. PT.

To help you earn that free shipping, we’re opening all the remaining cars in the Shop from HWC Series Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, and Twelve for a whopping 50% off – and that includes Complete sets! No purchase limits. Stock up!

 HWC™ SERIES SEVEN REAL RIDERS® EVIL WEEVIL™  HWC™ Series Eight LARRY WOOD 40 YEARS OF DESIGN A-OK™  HWC™ SERIES NINE NEO-CLASSICS™ ICE 'T'®
 HWC Series Ten Neo-Classics '32 Ford Vicky  HWC SERIES ELEVEN NEO-CLASSICS '71 MAVERICK GRABBER  HWC Series Twelve Neo-Classics '65 Ford Galaxie

 

Also, Santa found that we’ve got just a few pieces left of the 2012 Holiday Blown Delivery (available due to credit card declines, etc.). If you’re lucky enough to order one of the remaining few, we’ll also include a Super Treasure Hunt – the ’64 Chevy Nova Station Wagon – at no additional charge!

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 HWC Holiday 2012 Blown Delivery  HWC Holiday 2012 Blown Delivery  HWC Holiday 2012 Blown Delivery

 

UPDATE: We’ll make these available for $19.99 plus S&P, limit one per order.

Please note: while Rush Shipping is available for this sale (and additional charges will apply), we can’t guarantee you’ll receive your order before Christmas. And for this special offer, there are no refunds and no exchanges.

Date posted: December 15, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Hottest News HWC Offers

 

015 HWC Nationals

You may think of horses when you think of Lexington, Kentucky, but it will be more about horsepower when the 15th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals comes to town! Get your tickets now and meet us there.

What: 15th Annual Hot Wheels® Collectors Nationals
When: Wednesday, March 25 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: Hyatt Regency Lexington – Lexington, KY
Info: Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.

The Nationals is the best place to meet other collectors from all over the world and swap stories and Hot Wheels. Included with your Nationals ticket are autograph sessions with special guest former Hot Wheels designer Howard Rees and others, room-to-room trading, and more. The Charity Auction on Friday night at 6:15 p.m. featuring all kinds of special merchandise (including some unique items donated by Mattel!), and the Silent Auction.

Special Events

You want to get the most out of your Nationals experience, right? Here are some optional special events (Please note that you need to buy additional specific tickets in advance for these.):

  • “Evening with Larry Wood” Dinner: Enjoy this special dinner with legendary designer “Mr. Hot Wheels” Larry Wood. He will be honored on Thursday night, March 26. Dinner guests will receive a souvenir dinner car (produced by Mattel, limited to no more than 1,500 pieces), t-shirt, pin, and more. Seats are limited and going fast, so get yours early!
  • HWC Vending Machine: It’s loaded with great Hot Wheels stuff! You’ll want to sign up for as many pulls as you can.

Charity Events

Your good time can contribute to a good cause, too! Just like the special events above, you’ll need to get your tickets for these optional events in advance. And when you do, you help benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

  • Button Bingo
  • No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
  • Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game

Ticketing

Tickets are $70 each ($75 if purchased online) and good for all five days. Ticket sales will end March 6 or when the last ticket is sold, whichever occurs first. Get your tickets by mail or online – click here for all the details.

 

This event is produced by Collectors Events Unlimited, LLC under license from Mattel.

Date posted: December 15, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events

A celebration of things that entertain and engage us, the Hot Wheels Pop Culture series has something for everyone. The 1:64 series features slick, colorful decos, Real Riders wheels and full-metal castings. Here are the first four mixes planned for 2015, including your first look at the Mars Candies series:

SpongeBob Squarepants:

  • 34 Dodge Delivery
  • 67 Ford Bronco
  • 72 Ford Ranchero
  • Custom 52 Chevy
  • Dairy Delivery
  • Hiway Hauler
  • Estimated availability – December 2014

Mars Candies:

  • ’49 Ford F1
  • ’55 Chevy Panel
  • ’66 Dodge A100
  • Combat Medic
  • Quick D-Livery
  • Volkswagen Drag Bus
  • Estimated availability – January 2015

DC Comics:

  • ’49 Ford Coe
  • ’70 Chevelle Delivery
  • ’78 Corvette Funny Car
  • Ford F-150
  • School Busted
  • Volkswagen Custom Deluxe Wagon
  • Estimated availability – April 2015

Marvel:

  • ’38 Dodge Airflow
  • ’64 Chevy Nova Wagon (New tool!)
  • Bread Box
  • Deco Delivery
  • Double Demon Delivery
  • Surfin’ School Bus
  • Estimated availability – June 2015

All Trademarks not owned by Mattel are the property of their respective owners, and are used with permission.

Items and dates subject to change.

 

Mars Candies:

'49 Ford F1

’49 Ford F1

'55 Chevy Panel

’55 Chevy Panel

'66 Dodge A100

’66 Dodge A100

Combat Medic

Combat Medic

Quick D-Livery

Quick D-Livery

Volkswagen Drag Bus

Volkswagen Drag Bus

®/™/© Mars and its affiliates.
Used under license. (2014)
Date posted: December 11, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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We brought back more to show you from the 28th Hot Wheels Collectors Convention! This time, we’ve got a look at the Entertainment and Pop Culture series.

Here’s your chance to find out what some of those items on HWC Van’s Designer Desktops have been. And, unless you’ve been living in a pineapple under the sea, you’ll be familiar with this segment of the Pop Culture series.

Check out the Entertainment gallery here

Check out the Pop Culture gallery here

 

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

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series

You helped us plan the 2015 Heat Fleet segment of ten cars with your votes last year. Have a look at how your favorites finished in the 20-car poll.The 2015 Heat Fleet segment list (in the order chosen by you):

    1. ’55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser
    2. ’67 Chevy C10
    3. ’68 COPO Camaro
    4. ’74 Brazilian Dodge Charger
    5. ’78 Dodge Li’l Red Express Truck
    6. ’68 HEMI Barracuda
    7. ’65 Ford Ranchero
    8. ’71 HEMI ’Cuda
    9. Pass’n Gasser
    10. ’63 Studebaker Champ

And because we know you wanna know in what place all your choices finished, here’s how the rest of the list came in:

    1. 2013 Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro Special Edition
    2. ’70 Pontiac GTO Judge
    3. 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z
    4. ’69 COPO Corvette
    5. ’65 Ford Mustang (convertible)
    6. Bump Around
    7. W-Oozie
    8. ’69 Corvette
    9. ’64 Lincoln Continental
    10. Hyper Mite

Check out our next survey, and help us plan the Heat Fleet segment for 2016!

'74 Brazilian Dodge Charger
’74 Brazilian Dodge Charger
'68 HEMI Barracuda
’68 HEMI Barracuda
'71 HEMI 'Cuda
’71 HEMI ‘Cuda
Date posted: December 9, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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Here’s your chance to tell us what you want to see! Get in on the voting with the Collectors’ Choice survey for the 2016 Hot Wheels Heat Fleet segment. Pick 10 from 20 cool options.

To participate:

  1. Sign in with your HWC or RLC membership.
  2. Check out the list below (and corresponding images) to determine which of these cool castings deserve a spot in the Heat Fleet segment.
  3. When you’re ready to vote, follow the “2016 Collectors’ Choice Survey” link below and vote for up to 10 of your favorites.

Here are your 20 options:

'41 Willys '52 Hudson Hornet
’41 Willys ’52 Hudson Hornet
'58 Thunderbird '65 Pontiac GTO Judge
’58 Thunderbird ’65 Pontiac GTO Judge
'66 Ford 427 Fairlane '67 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
’66 Ford 427 Fairlane ’67 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
'70 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible '69 Dodge Charger
’67 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible ’69 Dodge Charger
'69 Dodge Coronet Super Bee '69 Mercury Cyclone
’69 Dodge Coronet Super Bee ’69 Mercury Cyclone
'70 Chevy Camaro '70 Dodge HEMI Challenger
’70 Chevy Camaro ’70 Dodge HEMI Challenger
'73 Ford Falcon XB '74 Brazilian Dodge Charger
’73 Ford Falcon XB ’74 Brazilian Dodge Charger
'77 Pontiac Firebird 8-Crate
’77 Pontiac Firebird 8 Crate
Pit Cruiser Purple Passion
Pit Cruiser Purple Passion
Rodger Dodger Surf Crate
Rodger Dodger Surf Crate

 

Voting is now closed for this survey. Check back next year for results!

Thanks for taking the time to help us out with this. We can’t wait to see what you choose!

Wanna find out what you picked last year? Check out the results for 2015 here.

Date posted: December 8, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Retail Series

We’re not fooling… time is running out to get a ’59 Cadillac Funny Car for free. Our latest Kmart 20-for-1 promotion ends 12/13!! Orders must be postmarked by 12/22/14.

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Remember, you have until December 13 to zoom into a participating Kmart store to pick up your selection of vehicles and get a Hot Wheels Collector Edition ‘59 Cadillac Funny Car.

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

  • Body Color: Spectraflame hugger orange
  • Deco: Black hood & roof, red & yellow flame deco on sides
  • Wheels: Real Riders five-spoke wheels
  • Base: Zinc-plated chassis
  • Window Color: Clear
  • Interior Color: Black

To get your ’59 Cadillac Funny Car, just follow these instructions (but please read the Official Rules for full details):

1) Buy 20 selected 1:64 scale Hot Wheels mainline (basic) cars at participating Kmart locations from November 8, 2014, to December 13, 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:

’59 Cadillac Funny Car
P.O. Box 1229
East Aurora, NY 14052

PLEASE NOTE: All requests must be postmarked by December 22, 2014, and received by January 5, 2014. Limit of one ’59 Cadillac Funny Car 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 ’59 Cadillac Funny Car. Allow 8 – 12 weeks for receipt of vehicle.

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Date posted: December 2, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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