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NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia Spider

Mattel keeps putting out top-quality images of some truly drool-inducing supercars, and this riotous red model keeps the line going strong.   [kaltura-widget uiconfid=”1727923″ entryid=”0_qipm7jwl” width=”640″ height=”390″ addpermission=”” editpermission=”” /]   hotwheels-elite.com
Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 348 TS: Top This

Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 348 TS: Top This

Around 8,500 Ferrari 348s were produced between 1989 and 1995 – a pretty serious number by Ferrari standards – and both the car, and Ferrari itself, went through a few changes during that time. For the 348, most were subtle, like the millimetric changes to its width and wheelbase, or the mild reshuffling of its […]

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NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Trans Am “KITT”

NEW VIDEO! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Trans Am “KITT”

Back in the good old days of diecast, models of TV cars were usually well-intended, but not always on par with the releases that were on the shelves around them when it came to detail and features. Hot Wheels Elite put that trend to rest with their 1:18 Ghostbusters “Ecto 1”, a model that not only […]
FIRST LOOK: Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version”

FIRST LOOK: Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version”

Hot Wheels Elite’s 1:18 Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 “Launch Version” is one hell of an impressive model, for reasons that became apparent while we were taking it (and a pair of race-liveried variants) out of the box from overseas. First – the heavy models were in a newly designed box featuring a proper styrofoam clamshell, […]

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NEW VIDEO! We Tour “Elwood’s Garage”!

NEW VIDEO! We Tour “Elwood’s Garage”!

Every belief has its designated hallowed ground. So do most hobbies and interests. For Hot Wheels fans, the thought of being in the presence of Larry Wood is exciting enough – and the idea of being able to roam in “Elwood’s Garage” can cause something resembling apoplexy in the devoted. We know: we were there. […]
NEW VIDEO: DCX Interviews Carson Lev

NEW VIDEO: DCX Interviews Carson Lev

Chances are good that if you have anything related to Hot Wheels in your collection – be it a model, or, more specifically, any of the other, non-wheeled goodies that wear that brand – you’re holding a piece of Carson Lev’s brainchild: the marketing and merchandising of one of the most successful brands in the […]

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FIRST LOOK! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 “A-Team” Van

FIRST LOOK! Hot Wheels Elite 1:18 “A-Team” Van

You have to hand it to Hot Wheels Elite. These guys have a knowledge of their audience that rivals Lady Gaga’s – and like the singer, they have a chart-topping talent for knowing exactly what to do and which buttons to press to get the crowds cheering. Take, for example, this 1:18 A-Team van, the […]
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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Variation Alert!: 2012 Hot Wheels “Flight `03”

Variation Alert!: 2012 Hot Wheels “Flight `03”

2012 Hot Wheels Flight `03 Notice the stripes on these are different – the roof has yellow, orange & white; on one, the side stripes are correct and match. On the others, the yellow is gold. The orange stripe is a different color on some, too. I think the ones that match with yellow in […]
AACA Hershey: DCX at the Matchbox Toy Show 2011

AACA Hershey: DCX at the Matchbox Toy Show 2011

You would think that a show centered around classic little cars might be right at home in a place where the real things reside. And you’d be right. We’ve seen it. On September 25, Andy Goodman, Mike Zarnock and I took a warm-up lap of sorts, and brought Die Cast X to the Antique Automobile […]
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