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The Strong and Toy Industry Association Form Hall of Fame Partnership

The Strong and Toy Industry Association Form Hall of Fame Partnership

The Strong and Toy Industry Association Form Hall of Fame Partnership The Strong and the Toy Industry Association (TIA) have entered a partnership to house TIA’s Toy Industry Hall of Fame alongside The Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, N.Y. The two halls of fame—one recognizing classic toys and the other recognizing the […]
Toy State and Mattel Partner for Hot Wheels Brand

Toy State and Mattel Partner for Hot Wheels Brand

Toy State and Mattel Partner for Hot Wheels Brand Mattel’s Hot Wheels has entered a new licensing partnership with Toy State, a manufacturer of licensed and highly stylized lights and sound toy vehicles. The agreement kicks off this year and runs through 2016. Toy State will develop high-octane custom versions of Hot Wheels’ R/C and […]

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ITA 1/72 Tornado "Gulf War" - 600x120

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Elwoods Garage Visit!

Elwoods Garage Visit!

I’m really looking forward to sharing our visit to Elwoods Garage (aka Larry Wood) in the pages of the next issue of Die Cast X Magazine and with the video that we shot here on the DCX Website!. It was an amazing visit and the things that we got to see and photograph were just […]
2012 Thrill Racers Mega-Duty Color Variation

2012 Thrill Racers Mega-Duty Color Variation

2012 Thrill Racers Mega-Duty. I found it with a tan or pink (Barbie Flesh) plastic body! I don’t know which is the rare one yet since this is the first that I have seen of them. (addendum 6/7/12) I have come across a few more of these and have found (in my area) that the […]

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`47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi 2012

`47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi 2012

While putting things in order here in the office, I noticed a difference in the `47 Chevy Fleetline Taxi from the “WH City Works 12” series. The first one that I got at the Kmart Event is light pearl yellow metallic. The ones that I got a few days ago at Wal*Mart are yellow enamel. […]
2012 Ford GTX1 Variations

2012 Ford GTX1 Variations

Look closely to the 2012 Faster Than Ever Ford GTX1. There is a base Variation along with a side stripe Variation. One base has a large Hot Wheels Logo in the center and the other has it smaller with “© 2006 Mattel” The one with the larger logo has a light brown side stripe and […]

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Hot Wheels Muscle Mania 5 spoke Variations.

Hot Wheels Muscle Mania 5 spoke Variations.

While looking through the pegs for Hot Wheels at your favorite store, make sure to look closely. There are a few cars that have been found with 5 spoke wheel variations. They’re not showing up at too many places, so make sure you don’t pass them up if you see them. One to look for […]
New “Hot Wheels Boulevard” Series: Good Things Emerge from the “Bin of Death”!

New “Hot Wheels Boulevard” Series: Good Things Emerge from the “Bin of Death”!

Mattel has just released the all new Hot Wheels Boulevard Series, featuring an all metal body and chassis with Real Riders tires. Included in the 7 car set are: A-OK, Fangula, Tucker Torpedo, `52 Hudson Hornet, Classic Packard, Chevy “Camaro” Concept and the Ford GTX1. They are selling for around $3.50 each, depending on where you find […]

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our family and friends! We have so much to be thankful for…. I just can’t begin to count the blessings that have been bestowed upon us! Thank you all for the love and support that you give us throughout the year and please take note that it is noticed and […]
Kmart Hot Wheels Event 11.5.11

Kmart Hot Wheels Event 11.5.11

The November 5th Kmart Hot Wheels event went well as usual here in Central New York. We’re quite lucky to have a good group of collectors who really appreciate the opportunity to participate and of course enjoy getting together with the other local collectors. Our lovely host Agnes is always so pleasant and makes the […]
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