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50th Anniversary Favorites – Hot Wheels TV with Mike Zarnock

50th Anniversary Favorites – Hot Wheels TV with Mike Zarnock

Die Cast X’s resident Hot Wheels Guru Mike Zarnock showcases a new series called 50th Anniversary Favorites in the upcoming issue (on sale September 25) but he previews the first wave of this cool new line in his latest episode of Hot Wheels TV. Check it out and get the inside scoop on the first […]
Hot Wheels/Kellogg’s Terry Labonte Chevy Monte Carlos [Rear View]

Hot Wheels/Kellogg’s Terry Labonte Chevy Monte Carlos [Rear View]

Author: Ron Ruelle   If you were to rattle off a list of stock car drivers who have won multiple NASCAR titles, you might overlook Terry Labonte because he holds the distinction for the longest gap between titles—12 years—having won in 1984 and again in 1996. But the soft-spoken Texan’s combination of on-track success, nice-guy […]

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Hot Wheels Highway – 2017 Factory-Sealed Master Set

Hot Wheels Highway – 2017 Factory-Sealed Master Set

For the past 10 years or so, during the month of December, through its hotwheelscollectors.com website, Mattel has been offering a complete Master Set of all its mainline Hot Wheels cars to the public for $549.99 plus shipping. They are offered in limited quantities; in past years, the quantity has been 500, then 700. For […]
Diecast Head-to-Head: Johnny Lightning vs Hot Wheels Ford Torinos

Diecast Head-to-Head: Johnny Lightning vs Hot Wheels Ford Torinos

Ford’s mid-size muscle machine underwent many changes in just a few years — transforming from Fairlane to Torino with no fewer than 5 major body style revisions in 10 years. The final 2 are arguably the coolest, so we’ve pitted Johnny Lightning’s 1970 Torino GT Fastback against Hot Wheels flaming 1972 Gran Torino coupe. Both […]

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Diecast Head-to-Head: Hot Wheels Mini vs Fiat vs Honda

Diecast Head-to-Head: Hot Wheels Mini vs Fiat vs Honda

Well ok – make that a Head-to-Head-to-Head! Normally our Head-to-Heads are just two cars, but since these cars are so tiny we decided to make it a 3-way mighty microcar shootout. We’ve got the classic Brit Morris Mini versus the JDM hero Honda City Turbo II versus the modern Italian Fiat 500.  All feature racy […]

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Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Hot Wheels Elite Batman v Superman Batmobile Diecast Review [ONLINE EXCLUSIVE]

Batfleck’s Ride Does the Tradition Justice Author: Matt Boyd   Model: Batmobile from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mfr: Hot Wheels Genre: Movie Car Scale: 1:18 Price: $150 est What We Like: Sleeker,Speedier Return to Batform Lots of opening/moving pieces Functional suspension It’s a phenomenon unique to the franchise film: fans dissect each […]
Oh HELL YES! Chevy builds a Hot Wheels Camaro anyone can buy!

Oh HELL YES! Chevy builds a Hot Wheels Camaro anyone can buy!

Coming this spring you will be able to walk into any Chevy dealership and order yourself an authentic Hot Wheels Special Edition Camaro you can drive every day! The thing so many Hot Wheels fans have been dreaming about since they could hold a diecast car and make racing engine and squealing tire noises (oh […]

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The Beatnik Bandit: Big Daddy’s Oldsmobile

The Beatnik Bandit: Big Daddy’s Oldsmobile

When Hot Wheels released their first 16 cars in 1968, it was clear that most of them were based on customized versions of recognizable street cars, but one of the most popular was a modified 1950 Oldsmobile. In 1961, customizer/cartoonist Ed “Big Daddy” Roth took an Olds frame, shortened it a bit, and added some […]
Hot Wheels Stunt Action

Hot Wheels Stunt Action

And after watching this video of POV action (via a custom Hot-Wheel’d GoPro), you’re gonna want to bust open a few of the blister cards on some HW Race Team cars, lay down some track and try some of these stunts yourself. Hat-tip to Gizmodo for link to the clip.
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