Meet Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer!

Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer! Howard Rees was born in 1941, and went to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree in 1964. Later he accepted a position with Ford Motor Company in England. After leaving England he continued to work with Ford […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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