Hot Wheels Super Cool Steering Rigs

  From the Desk of Willy Washington. Willy is a longtime Hot Wheels collector and historian. Today he shares some history and details on the little-known early 1980s Steering Rigs series from Hot Wheels. When I was a kid, I remember my sister buying me the first six Hot Wheels Steering Rigs before she went into the […]

Read More…

Takanobu Ochiai’s Collection is a Trip Back into Early Diecast History

Hideaki Tanaka is an enthusiastic model car collector and manages the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  In a series of blog posts he will tell us more about models made in Japan, the Club and its members.  Read them all here.   Takanobu Ochiai One of our members, Takanobu Ochiai, had one of the […]

Read More…

HOT WHEEL REDLINE HISTORY, THE CLASSIC CORD

            ADAM GRAPES Auburn-Cords-Doozie HISTORIAN     A second resin/acetate Classic Cord has also been found. This one features a fully painted body in white, a black roof and silver windshield/sidepipes/bumper details. The body details are slightly different than the raw version showing continued work on the final concept. There […]

Read More…

HobbyDB hits it’s 200,000th model car added to the database!

hobbyDB hits the bit 200K mark with the the 1960 Facel Vega HK500 made by Pathfinder Model thanks to the current migration of the Brooklin Models Official Archive and many others! THE hobbyDB blog for more information!     CONGRATULATIONS TO HOBBYDB!   Look for more and more in 2022!     […]

Read More…

How TV Was Nearly Changed Forever By…a Hot Wheels Cartoon?

How a cartoon about Hot Wheels nearly changed TV forever in the late 1960s. TV URBAN LEGEND: A Hot Wheels cartoon got ABC in hot water with the FCC over it being viewed as simply a half hour advertisement for the toy cars. It’s sometimes hard to tell, exactly, whether TV changed the products that […]

Read More…

Bruce Pascal on Early Hot Wheels Prototypes

Bruce Pascal talks about early Mattel Hot Wheels Prototypes. As kids, a lot of us had a dedicated play room for our toys. But it’s a rare thing to see a grown man who still has a room dedicated to his Hot Wheels. Then again, if you had Bruce Pascal’s collection, you’d probably devote a […]

Read More…

The world’s most expensive Hot Wheels gets its own NFT equivalent!

Following the lead of Mattel taking Hot Wheels to the NFT art world, Bruce Pascal has decided to give his most prized possession, the 1968 Pink VW Rear-Loader Beach Bomb, an NFT equivalent. Tony & Carmen Matthews, the team behind SuperFly Autos & Diecast Heroes, will be launching the Pink Beach Bomb NFT on behalf […]

Read More…