You’ll want to chase and catch our Hot Wheels Tom & Jerry 75th Anniversary series! Based on the MGM cartoons that won seven Academy Awards from 1940 to 1957, these six fun cars arrive in June.

 

Avant Garde Cockney Cab The Gov'ner

Avant Garde

Cockney Cab

The Gov’ner

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HW Pursuit Power Pipes Power Pistons (Lizard)

HW Pursuit

Power Pipes

Ryura LX



Items and dates subject to change.

TOM AND JERRY and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co. (s15)

Date posted: June 17, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Retail Series

Millennium Falcon™ Need to slip out of a wretched hive of scum and villainy (with no Imperial entanglements)? Maybe you need to knock some Imperial AT-ATs off of your friendly ski slopes? Or maybe you just need to fire a missile into a hole no bigger than a womp rat from Beggar’s Canyon. With this Hot Wheels® Star Wars series, your local retailers have the starships you’re looking for!

 

TIE Fighter™ Ghost™ (Star Wars Rebels™) X-Wing Fighter™ Red Five

TIE Fighter™

Ghost™  (Star Wars Rebels™)

X-Wing Fighter™ Red Five

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Millennium Falcon™ Rebel Snowspeeder™ Y-Wing Fighter™ Gold Leader

Millennium Falcon™

Rebel Snowspeeder™

Y-Wing Fighter™ Gold Leader

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Boba Fett's Slave I™ X-Wing Fighter™ Red Three Vulture Droid™

Boba Fett’s Slave I™

X-Wing Fighter™ Red Three

Vulture Droid™

© & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.

Date posted: June 11, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Entertainment/Pop Culture Retail Series

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 in July. This premium vehicle is modeled after a First Order Stormtrooper™ and features a die-cast body, die-cast chassis, Real Riders® rubber tires and exclusive packaging sure to entice Star Wars™ and Hot Wheels® fans alike! Find out more in this Entertainment Weekly exclusive.

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Date posted: June 11, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Entertainment/Pop Culture Retail Series

We’ve got 10 amazing editions spinning your way in honor of everyone’s favorite web-crawler. You’ll want to catch the Ultimate Spider-Man series in your web of collecting when it shows up in stores!

 

Arachnorod (Spider-Man) Battle Spec (Green Goblin) Covelight (Venom)

Arachnorod (Spider-Man)

Battle Spec (Green Goblin)

Covelight (Venom)

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Ettorium (Sand Man) Hammered Coupe (Iron Spider) Power Pistons (Lizard)

Ettorium (Sand Man)

Hammered Coupe (Iron Spider)

Power Pistons (Lizard)

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Repo Duty (Rhino) Shredster (Spider-Man 2099) Sling Shot (Spider-Man)

Repo Duty (Rhino)

Shredster (Spider-Man 2099)

Sling Shot (Spider-Man)

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What-4-2 (Doctor Octopus)


© 2015 MARVEL

Date posted: June 10, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Entertainment/Pop Culture Retail Series

What’s racing faster: the cars on the screen, or your pulse? For 14 years and seven films, the Fast & Furious franchise has used one to drive the other. And these are some of the cars they’ve put into action to do it!

 

1987 Buick Grand National (Fast & Furious)

A second generation Buick Regal, the Buick Grand National debuted in 1982 as a way to capitalize on winning the Manufacturers Cup the two previous years. It was named for the NASCAR Winston Cup Grand National Series.


Buick Grand National

 

1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro SYC (2 Fast 2 Furious)

Created in 1967 to compete with the Ford Mustang, the Camaro proved a suitable rival for the top of the pony car category. Continuing its years of success, Chevy debuted the sixth generation in May of 2015.

Chevrolet Camaro

 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS (The Fast & The Furious, Fast & Furious)

One of the most popular midsize muscle cars of the era, the Chevelle was produced by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1977. There were three generations: 1964 – 1967, 1968 – 1972, and 1973 – 1977. Top production was 86,307 in 1969.

Chevrolet Chevelle

 

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport (Fast Five)

The first Corvettes were sold way back in 1953! Currently in its seventh generation, the iconic American sports car has served more than 10 times as the pace car for the Indianapolis 500.

Chevrolet Corvette

 

1970 Dodge Challenger (2 Fast 2 Furious)

Based on the Plymouth Barracuda platform, the Challenger debuted in 1970, and was only originally produced through 1974. A second generation bearing the Challenger name showed up as an import in 1978 and finished in 1983. The third generation finally emerged in 2008.

Dodge Challenger

 

1970 Dodge Charger R/T (The Fast & The Furious, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7)

The Dodge Charger has seen several size iterations since its concept debut in 1964. The R/T (Road/Track) editions began to appear in 1967 with more powerful engines and other performance upgrades. Despite a 19-year absence from 1987 to 2006, the Charger is in its seventh generation.

Dodge Charger

 

1972 Ford Gran Torino Sport (Fast & Furious)

Named after the Italian city, the Ford Torino debuted in 1968 as a higher model of the Ford Fairlane. The Gran Torino, an even higher performance model, debuted in 1972 and is known for the oval-shaped front grille — which many have compared to the face of a big fish.

Ford Gran Torino Sport

 

Ford GT40 (Fast Five)

Originally produced to beat Ferrari in long-distance races, the iconic racing car managed to win at Le Mans four times from 1966 – 1969. Success!

Ford GT40

 


 

2006 Nissan 350Z (The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift)

The fifth generation of Nissan’s Z-car line, the 350Z was produced from 2002 to 2009. In 2009, it was replaced by the 370Z.

Nissan 350Z

Wish you could fill your own garage with cars like these? Check out our Hot Wheels Fast & Furious series to start some serious 1:64 scale action.

Date posted: May 26, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Entertainment/Pop Culture

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.

29th Annual HotWheels Collectors Convention

 

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!

Special Events

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.

Charity Events

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.

  • Button Bingo
  • 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):

  • Charity Auction
  • Silent Auction

Ticketing

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.

Date posted: May 22, 2015 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Collecting Conventions/Events