TTP SPOTLIGHT MEMBER JOHN WALKER!

TTP Member John Walker –  Motoboyf3 – is the TTP Spotlight member!     John was born in 1970, and has been collecting Hot Wheels since 1997. His only childhood Redline is a battery powered Sizzler that was found while demolishing his childhood home after hurricane Harvey.     Because he was born “after” the redline […]

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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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1969 Hot Wheels “The Fast Cars Book”.

For 1969, Mattel commissioned a photo book of Hot Wheels in action for kids. Front Cover of The Fast Cars Book. The book only cost 29 cents. That was significantly cheaper than the price of a single Hot Wheels car. The book was published by Golden Press of New York. Jo Anne Wood did the […]

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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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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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The Muky Story

 The Story   Many small diecast models have been made in Argentina. Brands such as Buby, Galgo, Aguti, Loden, Rapitoy, and Jet (by Gillette) have all originated within this South American country. In addition, the Muky models were produced there during the 1970s and 1980s. The history of Muky begins in the early 1970s. The […]

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The collectors who spend thousands on rare Hot Wheels

Every year, Mattel sells nearly $1B worth of new toy cars to kids. But on the secondary market, adult collectors and dealers reign supreme.     By day, Bruce Pascal is a successful commercial real estate executive who brokers multimillion-dollar deals in the nation’s capital. By night, he buys $5k Hot Wheels cars on eBay. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Don’t let your kids watch this video!

Epic Hot Wheels track takes over Alex Laughlin’s garage   275-feet of Hot Wheels track, 15 hours of work, and 1 NHRA U.S. Nationals winning Pro Stock driver—let the fun begin.   Proving you’re never too old to build your dream Hot Wheels track, 2019 U.S. Nationals-winning Pro Stock racer, Alex Laughlin converted his home […]

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