Hot Wheels at the Concours at Pasadera 2021

August 6th Concours at Pasadera to feature HOT WHEELS!     This year’s event includes inspired collections of Hot Wheels by Mattel. Aficionados of all ages can exhibit, with five classes available to present their collection. Your collection of Hot Wheels isn’t just taking over a room in your house — it’s an investment portfolio. […]

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Sweet Sixteen: The Original Hot Wheels Cars of 1968

“Sweet Sixteen: The Original Hot Wheels Cars of 1968” Revisit the launch of Hot Wheels Redline cars, as collector Gary Nabors walks the viewer though each of the sixteen models. All the original cars were based upon real cars of the time – some were hot rod versions of cars being produced by the big […]

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COMING SOON TO TTP: THE STORY OF LEDY JOHNNY LIGHTING BOLIDOS

  TED IS BACK! The author of Los Autenticos: The Story of Hot Wheels Products Made Under License in Mexico by CIPSA had done it again! The story of LEDY Johnny Lighting Bolidos and the 4 lost Toppers …   COMING SOON!     Lily Ledy Lili Ledy was Mexico’s premiere toy manufacturer but because of […]

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The Grand Prix series Redline Ford J-Car, 1968

  Ford J-Car (1968) Ford J-Cars in white enamel (L) and Spectraflame purple (R). The Ford J-Car was one of the original 16 Hot Wheels cars that debuted in 1968.  It was originally packaged on the regular blister cards, but later came out in Grand Prix Series blister packs. The real Ford J-Cars were the […]

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ROSEBUD FACTORY BUTTONS

In 2011 a collector made an amazing discovery, thousands of unused buttons from the one time Mattel Rosebud factory in the UK. Here are the words he used to describe the find:   “Here is the history. We all know that Mattel had a factory in UK. Rosebud. I do not know what the date […]

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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 […]

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The Man Responsible For Your Childhood: Larry Wood, ‘Mr. Hot Wheels’

 Original article Petrolicious Productions 2017 Photography by Coby McLaughlin, Lynn Moore, and Marc Levitz // Historical images courtesy of Larry Wood and Mattel Story by Marc Levitz   If you’re a Hot Wheels collector, Larry Wood needs no introduction. And if the name isn’t familiar, there’s really no way to summarize his extraordinary life that does it […]

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Rare Hot Wheels Pink Beach Bomb Keeps the VW Bus Story Alive

Hot Wheels is putting out 42 VW models this year, but none of them is ever going to be worth $150,000. This one is.   If you’ve spent more time than normal looking at the things in your house this year, imagine what it’d be like if you had the rarest Hot Wheels model of […]

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THE ULTIMATE HOT WHEELS COLLECTION

___________________________________________ 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 […]

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