Saturday, June 23, 2018

HW '16 Cadillac ATS-V R

I love the wide stance, big spoiler, "Y" 5-spoke wheels on this Cadillac race car! The ATS-V R is a new casting for 2018, part of the Legends of Speed subline, which I was lucky to find in both colorways. What a great car! Check out the video:

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

HW 50th Anniversay Decades Cars

I didn't pic up all the castings from this ten car set of 50th Anniversary Decades cars at Target, but did get a good sample from each era. While there isn't much to lose your mind over, I like the idea and there were some decent models among these castings. Check out the video:

I think the red '83 Silverado from this series will be popular- see my 2015 post on the orange FRAM Silverado, and my 2014 post on the green and yellow Silverados! Below, the Decades '70 Dodge Charger R/T and my Fast & Furious Series '70 Dodge Charger R/T. See more deco comparisons with the other cars in my video above!

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HW Hollowback- 2018 C-Case

I'm not usually a fan of the plastic body, save the X-Raycer cars, but I loved the colorful deco on this new Hollowback! This Hot Wheels fantasy casting looks inspired by a late '60s Dodge Charger or Chevelle with it's quasi-fastback styling. The casting underwent a change in 2013, removing the grill which originally extended from the engine onto the front of the car, which is unfortunate, but it's still a fun car. Check out the video:

Pictured below, my 2018 Hollowback with the 2017 HW Aero Blast:

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

HW Rescue Ranger and '57 Chevy

These are two favorite castings from childhood I found recently, though my Rescue Ranger didn't have a blown engine like this! I've had the orange variant of the 2013 '57 Chevy for awhile, and was glad to find this purple one- see it and more comparison shots in the video below:

Also found on my recent Hot Wheels hunt, the green 2010 New Model HW Backslider, seen at the end of the video above with my purple 2014 Backslider. I love tow trucks in general, but this casting is special for it's sliding ramp- really cool!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

HW Track Stars Aero Blast 2017

I have two or three Trackin' Trucks I bought three years ago that I haven't opened, but could not resist giving this Aero Blast a spin. I loved the futuristic cab and colorway on this Track Star truck! Check out the video to see if it lives up to it's name:

Below the Aero Pod hauler with my 2011 and 2013 Rennen Rig, both of which have similarities in deco to the former. I loved the alternate blue & white HW Race Team livery we saw a few of in 2013-2014, and like when some orange is thrown in even more.See my posts on the Galactic Express Hauler (2016) and Highway Blast Hauler (2015)!

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

HW 2017 Rally Cat

From the 2017 N-Case, the new Hot Wheels Rally Cat! Hallsguide Diecast stated that the red variant may be only available in the international cases, but these are domestic carded samples. It was also mentioned there is only one of these variants per case, placing it's rarity in line with a standard Treasure Hunt, and that HW Digital Circuit Series castings (like the recent Solid Muscle) seem to be the cars getting this variant treatment. Also of note: the absence of collector number at the top right of the card. I love the deco on these cars and their wide body! Check out the video:

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

HW '68 Corvette Gas Monkey Garage

Finally found the Gas Monkey Garage HW '68 Corvette  from the 2017 E-Case this past July- a Walmart employee dumped 'em out in front of me, months after I should have seen them. I shouldn't be surprised I've yet to see the N or P-Cases in these parts. Check out the video:

Below, the '68 Corvette with my 2016 Mild To Wild Series Corvette Stingray...

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