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

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

Get your special Hot Wheels editions from San Diego Comic-Con! Each piece will be offered on a different day, so you’ll need to come back all three days to get each one. Available quantities are low, so be ready early!

  • 11/11 at 9 a.m. PT: Hot Wheels® Aston Martin DB5
  • 11/12 at 9 a.m. PT: Hot Wheels® The Homer
  • 11/13 at 9 a.m. PT: Hot Wheels® Star Wars™ Darth Vader™ Vehicle (SOLD OUT)

11/13: Hot Wheels® Star Wars™ Darth Vader™ Vehicle

Prepare to take a ride on the dark side with the first ever Hot Wheels® Star Wars™ vehicle, modeled after one of the most iconic villains in film history – Darth Vader™!

What better way to display your 1:64-scale die-cast car than inside Vader’s lightsaber, complete with red glowing lights, lightsaber sounds and heavy breathing from the Sith Lord himself? You won’t want to miss out on this epic Comic-Con item – it’s unlike any across the galaxy!

 

Darth Vader Car Darth Vader Car Darth Vader Car

Availability:

  • Anyone (until sold out): 11/13 at 9 a.m. PT

Pricing and Purchase Limits:

  • Priced at $39.99 plus shipping and processing each
  • Limit one per order
  • Refunds only. No exchanges.

 


© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Date posted: November 5, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Conventions/Events Entertainment/Pop Culture

Get your special Hot Wheels editions from San Diego Comic-Con! Each piece will be offered on a different day, so you’ll need to come back all three days to get each one. Available quantities are low, so be ready early!

  • 11/11 at 9 a.m. PT: Hot Wheels® Aston Martin DB5 (SOLD OUT)
  • 11/12 at 9 a.m. PT: Hot Wheels® The Homer
  • 11/13 at 9 a.m. PT: Hot Wheels® Star Wars™ Darth Vader™ Vehicle

11/11: Hot Wheels® Aston Martin DB5

It’s the movie car that became almost as famous as 007 himself! This detailed Hot Wheels version of James Bond’s Aston Martin 1963 DB5 comes with a special spy-catching deco and a Comic-Con package you won’t want to miss.

Hot Wheels Aston Martin DB5 Hot Wheels Aston Martin DB5

 

Availability:

  • Anyone (until sold out): 11/11 at 9 a.m. PT

Pricing and Purchase Limits:

  • Priced at $19.99 plus shipping and processing each
  • Limit one per order
  • Refunds only. No exchanges.

 


007 TM and related James Bond Trademarks © 1962-2014 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation.  All Rights Reserved.
007 TM and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC licensed by EON Productions Limited.
Goldfinger © 1964 Danjaq, United Artists. 007 and related James Bond Trademarks, TM Danjaq.

Aston Martin, the Aston Martin Wings logo and the model name DB5 are trademarks owned, licensed or used by Aston Martin Lagonda Limited. All rights reserved.

 

Date posted: November 4, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Conventions/Events Entertainment/Pop Culture HWC Offers

Want some sweet Hot Wheels gear to wear while you’re at Collectors Day events? Kmart is ready to help you out with these cool new t-shirts and caps!

Inspired by vintage automotive garage signage and classic racing posters, this collection is true to the heritage feel. You can wear your Hot Wheels look when you’re hunting for them!

Available at participating Kmart locations beginning on the November 8 Collectors Day event, the caps (one example pictured, but more available) are priced at $14.00 and the t-shirts at $9.99. Look for a t-shirt special the day of the event: two for $15.00!

You will also be able to find the t-shirts online at Kmart.com. And hey, at those prices, a few extra would make great gifts. ‘Tis the season!

 

Blue Hot Wheels Tee Orange Hot Wheels Tee
White Hot Wheels Tee Blue Hot Wheels Tee
Hot Wheels Cap
Date posted: November 3, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series

If you can’t make it to the Kmart Collector Day event on November 8, you can still get cases packed with special colors and first-to-market Hot Wheels releases from our friends at Kmart.com. Just visit Kmart.com beginning 11/3 to order your special cases packed with these rad rides:

Special Colors

'07 Ford Mustang – Mustang 50th '64 Corvette® Sting Ray – Then and Now
’07 Ford Mustang –
Mustang 50th
(Pearl yellow)
’64 Corvette® Sting Ray –
Then and Now (Metalflake Cao Green)
Dodge Challenger Drift Car – Road Rally '94 Toyota Supra – Nightburnerz
Dodge Challenger Drift Car –
Road Rally
(Grabber blue)
’94 Toyota Supra –
Nightburnerz
(Metalflake anodized silver)


First-to-Market

'71 Buick® Riviera – HW Performance (Amazon green) 68 HEMI Barracuda – Heat Fleet (Micro green)
’71 Buick® Riviera
HW Performance (Amazon green)
’68 HEMI Barracuda
Heat Fleet (Micro green)
Morris Mini – Road Rally (Yellow orange)
Morris Mini
Road Rally (Yellow orange)

 

Date posted: November 3, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Retail Series

¡Nueva lista de tiendas ya está disponible!

Fuera de broma… ¡puedes obtener un vehículo de colección ’59 Cadillac Funny Car, además de colores especiales y ediciones de estreno Hot Wheels en una tienda Kmart participante!

Evento del Día del coleccionista de Kmart

Cuándo: Sábado, 11/8 a las 9 a.m. hora local

Dónde: Tiendas Kmart en los EE.UU. (excluyendo Puerto Rico)

Info: Haz clic aquí para encontrar una sede.

El Día del coleccionista, consigue estuches de vehículos especialmente empacados, creados exclusivamente para el evento, que incluyen nuevas ediciones de colores especiales y modelos de estreno. ¡Parte de la diversión es que nunca sabes exactamente qué viene en cada estuche!

Colores especiales

'07 Ford Mustang – Mustang 50th '64 Corvette® Sting Ray – Then and Now
’07 Ford Mustang –
Mustang 50th
(amarillo perla)
’64 Corvette® Sting Ray –
Then and Now (verde copos metálicos)
Dodge Challenger Drift Car – Road Rally '94 Toyota Supra – Nightburnerz
Dodge Challenger Drift Car –
Road Rally
(azul)
’94 Toyota Supra –
Nightburnerz
(plateado copos metálicos)


Estrenos

'71 Buick® Riviera – HW Performance (verde selva tropical) 68 HEMI Barracuda – Heat Fleet (micro verde)
’71 Buick® Riviera
HW Performance (verde selva tropical)
’68 HEMI Barracuda
Heat Fleet (micro verde)
Morris Mini – Road Rally (amarillo naranja)
Morris Mini
Road Rally (amarillo naranja)

 

’59 Cadillac Funny Car Edición de colección

Aprovechando que estás ahí, usa el evento para arrancar con la más reciente promoción de 20 por 1. Compra 20 autos básicos Hot Wheels del 8 de noviembre de 2014 al 13 de diciembre de 2014 para obtener un vehículo Hot Wheels ‘59 Cadillac Funny Car Edición de colección.:

Collector Edition ’59 Cadillac Funny Car
  • Color de carrocería: Naranja Spectraflame
  • Diseño: Techo y cofre negros, diseño de llama roja y amarilla en los lados
  • Llantas: Real Riders con rines de cinco picos
  • Base: Chasis con acabado de cinc
  • Color de ventanas: Transparente
  • Color del interior: Negro

Vuelve a visitarnos pronto para leer todas las reglas y detalles de la promoción, próximamente disponibles. ¡Se trata de una promoción fuera de serie!

Date posted: October 23, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Promotions Retail Series

Updated store list now available!

This is no joke… you can get a Collector’s Edition ’59 Cadillac Funny Car plus special colors and first-to-market Hot Wheels editions at your participating Kmart store!

Kmart Collectors Day Event

When: Saturday, 11/8 at 9 a.m. local times

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

Info: Click here to find a location.

At Collectors Day you’ll find cases of vehicles that we’ve packed just for the event, including all-new special color editions and First-To-Market releases. You never know exactly what each case will contain, which is part of the fun!

Special Colors

'07 Ford Mustang – Mustang 50th '64 Corvette® Sting Ray – Then and Now
’07 Ford Mustang –
Mustang 50th
(Pearl yellow)
’64 Corvette® Sting Ray –
Then and Now (Metalflake Cao Green)
Dodge Challenger Drift Car – Road Rally '94 Toyota Supra – Nightburnerz
Dodge Challenger Drift Car –
Road Rally
(Grabber blue)
’94 Toyota Supra –
Nightburnerz
(Metalflake anodized silver)


First-to-Market

'71 Buick® Riviera – HW Performance (Amazon green) 68 HEMI Barracuda – Heat Fleet (Micro green)
’71 Buick® Riviera
HW Performance (Amazon green)
’68 HEMI Barracuda
Heat Fleet (Micro green)
 Morris Mini – Road Rally (Yellow orange)
Morris Mini
Road Rally (Yellow orange)

 

Collector Edition ’59 Cadillac Funny Car

While you’re there, use the event to get started on the latest 20-for-1 promotion. Pick up 20 Hot Wheels basic cars from November 8, 2014 to December 13, 2014, and you can get a Hot Wheels Collector Edition ‘59 Cadillac Funny Car:

Collector Edition ’59 Cadillac Funny Car
  • 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

Check back right here for the full promo rules and details, coming soon. This is one promotion that’s no laughing matter!

Date posted: October 21, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events Promotions Retail Series