Variation Alert! Hot Wheels 2013 Custom Cadillac Fleetwood
There are many facets to collecting and variation hunting keeps it interesting. As to whether any of them become valuable depends on the make and model as well as the variation. Rarity is a major factor. But when a model first appears, it will take time before we really know how rare a variation truly was. It may be super hard to find in the major toy stores like Toys R Us, Target, Walmart and Kmart but then a few months later, the secondary stores such as Big Lots, Meijers and 99 Cents Only stores might wind up with tons of them.
Walmart Red Holiday Dump Bin And Peg Warmer Tips
Here is a pretty good snippet of MuchoTex's appearance!
Mythbusters: Toy Car vs Real Car Part 1
Mythbusters: Toy Car vs Real Car Part 2 (Our appearance starts here)
Mythbusters: Toy Car vs Real Car Part 3 (We're here too. Kid's are all
grown up now!
Happy Hunting! Pardon my bad camera angle. When I realized that I was so
low in the frame, I didn't feel like re-recording it since I was in a hurry
to get to work and still had to edit the text overlays.
Hot Wheels Jiffy Lube VW Bus
Here are a few VW Buses, a look at the difference with the VW Drag Truck,
the newest Volkswagon T1 Bus, and an interesting observation about the
Jiffy Lube VW Bus
U.K. H-Case! 2013 HHY UK Short Card Case Unboxing
Thanks a bunch to Matthew for helping me acquire this case!
Mattel has a few different packages for their Hot Wheels singles. Most
collectors prefer the USA long cards because they have extra information on
the package. Most notably, the 'New for 2013' designation on the front and
the extra narrative on the back. The USA cards also have the Treasure Hunt
text behind the car, inside the package stating, "This symbol lets you know
that this vehicle is hard to find and highly collectable."
Mattel also has a long-card package for world-wide markets. It has lots of
legal information on the back that is required to be sold in various
countries. These are known as world-wide long cards or multi-language long
cards. Because of all of the required legal information on the back, there
isn't any room for the extra narrative that we get on the USA cards.
However, I don't know why Mattel doesn't put the ''New for 2013'
designation or the Treasure Hunt text on the front ("This symbol lets you
know that this vehicle is hard to find and highly collectable.")
There also are short-cards. They are sold all over the world. In the USA,
sometimes they show up at Wal-Mart in the checkstand aisle in blue
cardboard trays. Toys R US occasionally gets them but they are hung on
pegs. Kmart gets them too. I know that some dollar stores get short cars as
well as collectors have shared pics of them in these on-shelf blue
But in the UK and some other countries, they get short-cards and they also
have added "Team Hot Wheels" drivers on the front. Red Driver, Blue Driver,
etc. These may also appear in other countries as well, not just the U.K. I
believe that Romania gets them too. Strangely, these UK short cards do get
regular basic Treasure Hunts but Supers seem to be rather scarce if not
If you want to watch my H-Case USA long card video that I mentioned, here
Hot Wheels Sealed Cases 2013 HKH Basic Cars
He was able to obtain a sealed case from Tesco. You might be able to have
them order a case for you. If you do buy a case, please don't buy cases and
then return the undesirable cars. Please go in with other collectors or
with your family and split up the goodies =)
Hot Wheels Sealed Case Code 2013 ABM
Here's the first official assortment for 2013! The first 15 minutes is my
usual pulling the cars out of the case but the last ten minutes is talking
about 2012 cars carry-overs and showing how sub-series will be spread out
amongst the major groups (HW Imagination, HW Showroom, HW Racing, HW Stunt,
Off The Pegs: New Matchbox And F Case Hot Wheels
F case Hot Wheels are appearing at Toys R Us too! I was more interested in
seeing new Matchbox since it's been so long since I seen something new.
Some of you may have already seen it but it's the first time for me! Plus,
I picked up a 60th Anniversary Lamborghini!
Power Rangers Mega Force Action Set From HotWheels
I picked up this play set at Toys R Us for about $20. It came with one car
but there are other Power Ranger-themed cars available in single packs.
More links are down here:
Micro Machines Power Rangers
AcceleRacers Drone Sweeper
Team Hot Wheels 2012 HWTF Target Exclusive 5-Pack
Target got an exclusive 5-Pack last year with the first Team Hot Wheels
merchandise. For the Fall of 2012, they get another one! At this time, all
of these models are exclusive to this set. Bone Shaker,
Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts 2012 Year In Review
All 2012 Supers! What did you think about the new Secret/Hidden Super plan
for 2012? Can you live without the green stripe? Did you see more Supers in
the wild? Which ones did you find in the wild? What were your favorites!
The 15 models were as follows:
'69 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
'67 Chevelle SS 396
'70 Camaro Road Race
'73 Ford Falcon XB
'67 Ford Mustang Coupe
'71 Dodge Challenger
'71 Maverick Grabber
'66 Ford 427 Fairlane
'70 Chevelle SS Wagon
'09 Ford Focus RS
'11 Dodge Charger R/T
New Models Fantasy 2012 Year In Review
Some people can't stand Hot Wheels creations but fantasy models have been
around since the beginning of Hot Wheels. Sure, the Silhouette, Deora,
Python, Beatnik Bandit and Hot Heap might have been full-size CUSTOM cars
or based on real cars but they were not production cars available for
consumers to purchase. In this video, I look at the 2012 New Models that
were fantasy creations. Some loosely based on real vehicles, some, not even
Collectors even seen some Hot Wheels designed by notable sports
Shane Warne - Spin King
Felipe Massa - Eagle Massa
Jorge Lorenzo - Imparable
To see the other New Models or the other 2012 releases, check out my other
videos and playlist.
2012 Hot Wheels Year In Review Playlist
2012 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts
2012 Basic Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts
2012 New Models - Real Vehicles
2012 New Models - Entertainment/Special Releases
2013 Hot Wheels '12 Camaro ZL1 Wheel Variation
I don't necessarily have to own every variation but if I know about it, I
will be sure to keep my eyes open! Check out the two different types of
wheels being found on the 2013 '12 Camaro ZL1. Judging by the base
codes, it the translucent wheels (E41) were produced first . The solid red
wheels are E42.
2013 Case Code JJG Hot Wheels Sealed Cases Basic Cars
LINKS BELOW! This case contains the Team Hot Wheels Buggy New Model which
was the vehicle that did the record-breaking corkscrew jump in 2012. A few
other nice models are the second color of the Volkswagen Kool Kombi. The
Lotus Evora GT4 New Model in green. The re-color Nissan Skyline GT-R
(R-34). The Treasure Hunt Custom '77 Dodge Van. The '11 Dodge Charger R/T
in red. The New Models Toyota Supra in orange. And the fantasy New Model,
Quick N' Sik.
The Playlist links shown at the end are my
Hot Wheels Sealed Cases playlist