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 […]

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Mattel joins the NFT frenzy with Hot Wheels digital art.

Hot Wheels fans will soon get a chance to own their favorite toy cars as NFTs. Mattel is auctioning off non-fungible tokens — unique digital assets that rely on blockchain technology that’s similar to what’s used for Bitcoin transactions — of its iconic cars on its Mattel Creations web site. The digital art features the […]

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Arizona getting Mattel theme park with Hot Wheels!

The country’s first Mattel theme park, complete with Hot Wheels and Thomas the Tank Engine attractions, is coming to Glendale. The Mattel Adventure Park will be part of the ambitious Crystal Lagoons Island Resort project near State Farm Stadium and the Westgate Entertainment District. Officials announced the toy-making giant’s involvement during a recent groundbreaking ceremony […]

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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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