Hot Wheels has a track record of joining forces with your favorite entertainment properties, and San Diego Comic-Con is their biggest celebration. We’ve got show collectibles! Here’s how to get them.
The three hot-ticket collectibles are as follows:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Hot Wheels® Character Car
Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t hit theatres until December, but Hot Wheels® will be unveiling its first character car from the film at San Diego Comic-Con. This premium vehicle is modeled after a First Order Stormtrooper™ and features a die-cast body, die-cast chassis, Real Riders® wheels with rubber tires and exclusive packaging sure to entice Star Wars™ and Hot Wheels® fans alike! Specially priced offer at the show or on MattyCollector.com for $15.00
Hot Wheels® Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice™ Batmobile™
Batman™ v Superman™ fans get a sneak peek of the first new movie Batmobile produced in a decade, thanks to Hot Wheels®. This fully-authorized reproduction of the Hot Wheels® Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice™ Batmobile™ features a die-cast body, die-cast chassis, and Real Riders® wheels with rubber tires, plus sculpted details like machine guns, missile launchers, and an aerodynamic rear wing. It’s encased in a spectacular package that showcases an amazing reveal of the Batmobile in all its glory. Specially priced offer at the show or on MattyCollector.com for $25.00
Hot Wheels® Marvel Secret Wars™ Character Car 3-Pack
Coinciding with the release of the 2015 Marvel Secret Wars comic book crossover event is this exclusive Hot Wheels® 3-pack, including highly-detailed character cars representing Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider-Man™, Superior Iron Man™ and Sam Wilson’s Captain America™. Each vehicle features a die-cast body, Real Riders® wheels with rubber tires and is displayed in its own window box within an innovative comic book structure that opens to display all three cars in action. And with custom art created by comic illustrator Jim Cheung, this Comic-Con exclusive is a one-of-a-kind find! Specially priced offer at the show or on MattyCollector.com for $35.00.
If you miss the show or the MattyCollector.com offers, don’t panic. Later in the year, we’ll offer these collectibles here at HWC. Watch for more details on dates and pricing.
Batman v Superman fans get a sneak peek of the first new movie Batmobile produced in a decade, thanks to Hot Wheels®. This fully-authorized reproduction features a die-cast body, die-cast chassis, and Real Riders® wheels with rubber tires, plus sculpted details like machine guns, missile launchers, and an aerodynamic rear wing. It’s encased in a spectacular package that showcases an amazing reveal of the Batmobilein all its glory.
The Hot Wheels® Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice™ Batmobile™ will be available for purchase at at San Diego Comic-Con. Read more about it at USA Today!
When summer starts to fade, you’ll want to head west for that last bit of pre-winter sunshine – and the most Hot Wheels action anywhere! The 29th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention tickets are now available.
What:29th Annual Hot Wheels® Collectors Convention
When:Wednesday, September 30 – Sunday, October 4, 2015
Where:Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
Info:Click here to purchase tickets or for more information.
Collectors say that the Convention is filled with fun events, but it’s the warmth of the people that brings ’em back. Included with your ticket are autograph sessions with Hot Wheels designers and other guests, room-to-room trading, and more. Enjoy it all with friends old and new!
Here’s how to make your Convention memories shine: get in on these optional special events. Please note that you need to buy additional specific tickets in advance.
“Evening with Rob Matthes” Dinner – Thursday, Oct. 1: Help Rob celebrate 15 years with the brand! The Hot Wheels designer is known for castings such as the ’64 GMC Panel and the Custom ’62 Chevy. 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 usually sell out quickly, so get yours early!
HWC Vending Machine: The HWC VM is packed full of super Hot Wheels items! There will be five sessions during the show, and pulls are limited. See the Convention website for full details.
Game with an aim! Your play in these games supports a good cause. 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 Make-A-Wish Foundation. Full details are on the Convention website.
No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament
Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game
Make sure you pick up some extra special Hot Wheels items at the Charity auctions during the show (no advance tickets required):
Tickets are $70 each ($75 if purchased online) and good for all five days. Ticket sales will end September 11 (and September 18 for special events) 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.
We revealed some exciting upcoming releases at the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Lexington, KY. Missed it? Here’s your chance to take a peek. Below are the galleries for each series. Make sure you see ’em all!
Start your engines! Beginning May 9, 2015, the Hot Wheels: Race To Win™ traveling exhibit will kick off at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. And an exclusive car will be offered through the museum and its future host venues.
The traveling exhibit highlights the thrilling world of racing and features behind-the-scenes looks, hands-on experiences, authentic racing gear and captivating memorabilia. Best of all? You’ll be using Hot Wheels cars and track as your tools to test the world’s fastest and safest speed machines.
A commemorative edition of Larry Wood’s Blvd. Bruiser will be made available exclusively through the museum and its future host venues. The car features Hot Wheels Race Team deco with the exhibit logo emblazoned on the hood. It’s also wearing Real Riders five-spoke wheels with red stripe tampo.
Here are some other planned stops on the exhibit’s tour (subject to change):
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Discovery Cube, Santa Ana, CA
Strong Museum, Rochester, NY
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Discovery Centre, Halifax, NS
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha, NE
Science World, Vancouver, BC
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
COSI, Columbus, OH
Minnesota Children’s Museum, St. Paul, MN
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Orlando Science Center, Orlando, FL
Discovery Cube, Los Angeles, CA
Hot Wheels: Race to Win is produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel, Inc.
When you’re having a great time at the Collectors Nationals, don’t forget about the Charity Auction. You can pick up some great Mattel-donated items and help a good cause, too – the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The Mattel donations consist of various pre-production or non-production pieces, consisting of things like First Shots, EPs and Resin models.
What: Charity Auction When: Friday, March 27, 2015 Where: 15th Annual Hot Wheels® Collectors Nationals Hyatt Regency Lexington – Lexington, KY
Below are the special items being donated by Mattel. Make sure you’re there to bid on your favorites!
If you’re like us, you can hardly wait to get to the Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals in Lexington, Kentucky, this month. For Red Line Club members, this means we’re in the home stretch for the RLC Party!
What: Red Line Club Party When: Friday, March 27, 2015 at approx. 9:00 p.m. Where: Hyatt Regency Lexington – Lexington, KY
The party will begin once the Charity Auction is over, or at 9:00 p.m., whichever is later. Since it’s a Red Line Club membership benefit, only 2014/2015 Red Line Club members are allowed to enter the party and purchase the RLC party car.
If you joined the Red Line Club for 2014/2015 before September 18, 2014, your RLC membership number should appear on your Nationals badge, and you’ll be admitted to the party.
If you recently joined the Red Line Club (September 18 or later), make sure you bring:
Your RLC membership Order Summary print out. Go into your “My Account” section in the Hot Wheels Shop, and go to the Order Status page. Print out the Order Summary which reflects your purchase of the current year’s membership. Or you can print out the Order Summary email. You will have received both an Order Confirmation and an Order Summary email when you purchased your membership. The Order Summary email — which should be the second email you received and also includes your name in the information displayed — is the one to print out.
Your Collectors Nationals badge.
A photo ID.
Please make sure the names on all three of these match so you can jump into the fun as soon as possible.
Party Car/Raffle Tickets
As you enter the party, you have a chance to purchase the always-hot RLC party car for $10.00 (cash only!). (See previous examples below: the Custom ’38 Ford C.O.E. from the 2014 Nationals and the Noodlist from the 2014 Convention.) . Also, we’ll be raffling off some very cool Hot Wheels prizes later in the party. When you enter the party, you’ll be given one raffle ticket for free. More RLC raffle tickets will also be available for RLC members to purchase if you like.
If you want even more RLC raffle tickets and more chances at winning a prize, don’t forget to bring HWC and RLC cars — still packaged — to open. Why? You’ll have a chance to open the packaged HWC Series cars, RLC sELECTIONs cars, or RLC membership cars that you bring at the “Opening Party.” For each one you bring and open at the party (limit of 10 per guest), you’ll receive one FREE RLC raffle ticket!
Custom ’38 Ford C.O.E
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring?
Your Nationals name badge (the badge you receive when you register)
$10 (cash only!) to buy the party car
Your RLC membership Order Summary and a photo ID (if you joined after September 18)
Who can attend the RLC Party? Can I go to the party if I’m here for the Collectors Nationals?
Only 2014/2015 Red Line Club members who have a paid ticket to the 15th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals will be admitted. You can’t join the Red Line Club at the event, but you can join now.
I have five RLC memberships. Can I bring four people to the party?
No. You can only use one of your memberships to get in, and you can only buy one RLC party car regardless of how many memberships you have.
My friend/spouse/parent/child has an RLC membership that I paid for, so the membership has my name on it. Can he/she get in? Can he/she buy a party car?
If your friend/spouse/parent/child has an RLC membership in your name, you can both come in — but you can only purchase one party car.
Can I bring my kids to the party?
Yes. However, they won’t receive any of the RLC benefits (even if you have a membership in their name). RLC members have to be 18 or older, so we can’t honor a membership for a minor.
Will there be a party car?
Yes, but we try to keep it a secret until the day of the RLC party.
How much does the party car cost? How many can I buy?
The party car is $10 each (cash only!) and is limited to one per person who must be an RLC member.
For the Opening Party, where do we get cars to open? Do you buy them at the event? Or bring them from home?
The eligible cars must be HWC or RLC editions. You can bring them from home or possibly buy them in the room-to-room trading or elsewhere at the show.
How many RLC raffle tickets do I get for opening up an HWC/RLC car? Can I open more than 10 HWC/RLC cars?
You’ll receive one ticket per car, up to 10 maximum. You can open as many as you like, but we’ll only give you 10 tickets maximum.
Do I have to be present to win a raffle prize?
The party is always a great time and a great reward for RLC members. Looking forward to seeing you there!
The 15th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals has sold out, so you know it’s going to be an awesome show. You can still get your tickets for the Charity Events (Button Bingo, No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, Hot Wheels Convention Mania Game) that benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. But hurry or they’ll be gone!
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. Facebook: Collectors Events Unlimited
Destined for your collection, special commemorative edition Hot Wheels vehicles are made especially for the Convention. Some of the sweet releases for the show include:
’69 Ford Mustang Boss 302
’67 Ford Bronco
There are a couple of more great pieces that will debut at the show as well. Make sure you get all of yours.
Want to get the most out of your visit to the show? Take advantage of the following activities (included with your Convention ticket):
Room-to-room selling and trading – Pound the floors and expand your collection, meet other collectors and make new friends
Autograph sessions – Legendary Hot Wheels designers Larry Wood, Howard Rees, Mark Jones, graphic designer Steve Vandervate and more
Custom Car Contest – Check out the wild entries and/or enter your own creation
Among the celebrity guests for the show will be legendary Hot Wheels designer Larry Wood, fielding questions on Saturday. Historic Hot Wheels engineer Bob Rosas will also appear at the show. Other Hot Wheels designers from past and present are also expected, as well as numerous other celebrity guests.
You can also look for some famous life-sized cars at the show. The 1966 TV Series Batmobile, the Back To The Future DeLorean and more will be on display. Besides in-room trading and lots of die-cast, other highlights of the show include:
Ready for the first Kmart Collector Day event of the year? Of course you are! Don’t miss the special Hot Wheels edition recolors, and get started on your Collector’s Edition ’71 El Camino at the same time.
Specially-packed cases of Hot Wheels vehicles, which include all-new special color editions, will make their debut at the event. Here’s your inside look at what those special colors are:
’69 Chevelle SS 396 – Muscle Mania (Grabber blue)
’86 Monte Carlo SS – Muscle Mania (Amazon green)
Datsun 620 – HW Hot Trucks (Light yellow)
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept – Track Aces (Satin white)
Collector Edition ’71 El Camino
Grab yourself at least 20 basic Hot Wheels at the event so you can get started on the 20-for-1 promotion: this Hot Wheels Collector Edition ’71 El Camino! (You’ll have from February 14, 2015, to March 21, 2015, to make your purchases, but why wait?):
Body Color: Spectraflame black
Deco: Red hood cowl & roof, red & gold flame deco on sides
Wheels: Real Riders “steelie” wheels w/red stripe tampo
Base: Zinc-plated chassis
Window Color: Clear
Interior Color: Silver
We’ll have the complete rules and details on the promo for you separately, but we wanted to get your motors running now – we think you’re gonna wanna get ready for this!