1969 – Topper Johnny Lightning Models from the First Year – Custom GTO

1969: Custom GTO Casting Variations: The Custom GTO body has two main variations:   Opening Door Sealed Door Paint Colors: The Custom GTO came in a wide variety of colors, some featuring a flat black roof and black grille:   Color Chart in development – TBA Interior: The interior is a plastic piece.   White […]


___________________________________________ Hot Wheels came out in 1968 when Bruce was just 7 years old. He was hooked then as a child, and the love affair with Hot Wheels started over again in 1999 when his mother gave him a cigar box with his childhood cars. Within 6 months of that day, he jumped at the […]

How Chevy Invented Hot Wheels

How Chevy Invented Hot Wheels The history of Hot Wheels is inextricably linked to Chevrolet, as deep-pocketed super collectors like Bruce Pascal can tell you. Hot Wheels® might be the best-selling toy brand of all time, with a total production of more than 6 billion cars since the brand’s founding in 1968. That doesn’t just […]

1971 Hot Wheels Mongoose and Snake Wild Wheelie Set

Hot Wheels fans were introduced to Don Prudhomme, the Snake, and Tom McEwen, the Mongoose, through funny cars.  But these two also drove dragsters. The Snake rail dragster. The Mongoose rail dragster. For 1971 Mattel put their rail dragsters on the Mongoose & Snake Wild Wheelie Set. Box art – front. Courtesy eBay. Box art […]

Hot Wheels Redlines— the Ferrari 312P, 1970

Casting: Ferrari 312P   Years of Production: 1970   Country of Origin: US and Hong Kong   Casting Variations:The base on the HK version has four rectangular holes in it. The body lines can be found as raised lines (outy) or indented lines (inny).   Interior Colors: Black is normal White is found in some […]

The Toy Peddler Collector Spotlight – BRANDON NIELSEN

Brandon has unearthed some of the most amazing collections in the Redline Hobby, thats for sure… lets take a look into the mind of Brandon Nielsen!       My Hot Wheels Story   My Dad and I have always been into “treasure hunting”.  Years ago he had bought several antiques and asked me to […]

“The Over Chrome Jewels” Hot Wheels Redlines rarest of the rare.

HIDDEN HOT WHEELS JEWELS Gold Over Chrome OHS Custom Mustang   When Hot Wheels were introduced just over 50 years ago in 1968, the immediate success was beyond what Mattel (the manufacturer) had expected. And unlike most toys, Hot Wheels are still being made decades later, and selling annually in record volume. Over 6 billion […]


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