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    Report: Hot Wheels accused of stealing Icon FJ40 Baja design [UPDATE]
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    In a perfect world, all of our favorite companies would get along merrily. But sadly, we do not live in a perfect world. Icon, the company behind some of the most lust-worthy vintage off-roaders and street machines in existence, is accusing toymaker Mattel of stealing the FJ40 Baja Edition design ...

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    Video: Ken Block's latest Gymkhana vid goes small scale
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    If you've been waiting for someone to combine R/C cars and Ken Block's brand of gymkhana, you'll want to pay a visit to Hot Wheels. The toy maker has produced a replica of Block's rallying Ford Fiesta, and after you load the required eight AA batteries you'll be drifting it around corners ...

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    Breaking: Are you the 2013 SRT Viper?
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    As is the way these days, Chrysler has begun an achingly slow striptease for the 2013 SRT Viper, with zoomed-in closeups and shadowy shots that are difficult to glean much from. But just as they did during your childhood, Hot Wheels may have a quicker way for you to get your hands on the ...

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    Official: Ken Block gets own line of Hot Wheels in time for holiday season
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    Like floods, wildfires and tsunamis, the Ken Block marketing machine is a force of nature. The exhibition driver has partnered up with Mattel for a special line of Hot Wheels toys that include 1:64-scale die cast versions of Block's WRC Ford Fiesta in either black or white liveries. As with most ...

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    SEMA: Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept fulfills a childhood fantasy
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    If you played with Hot Wheels as a kid (or as an adult, as some on the Autoblog team have admitted to doing), then you've probably imagined what it would be like to have the thing in full size. Chevrolet has tried to make that a reality, creating a Camaro concept car inspired by the "Custom ...

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    Video: Mother of all Hot Wheels tracks leaves us speechless, if real [w/poll]
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    We'll admit it, this video isn't exactly new, but it's the first time we're seeing it and, honestly, we're stunned. The creators have dubbed this "The Mother of All Hot Wheels Tracks," and after sitting at our desks with wide eyes and dropped jaws, we're inclined to agree. And not just because ...

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    Video: Metropolis II diecast kinetic art installation gets the mini documentary treatment
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    For us, one of the few nice parts about commercial flight is being able to look out of the window shortly after takeoff and see just how small and genuinely insignificant we all appear from just a few thousand feet in the air. One glance can swallow the whole of a thousand families and all of ...

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    Creator of Hot Wheels dies at 95
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    Elliot Handler provided countless hours of joy to young men and women around the world. He is one half of the team that founded the Mattel toy company in 1945. Elliot (shown at right with his daughter, Barbara), along with his wife Ruth and Mattel co-founder Harold Matson, established a business ...

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    Video: Watch the near-disaster Hot Wheels world record practice jump you've never seen
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    If you were tuned in to the Indy 500 this year, you probably saw Tanner Foust, also known as the rather ambiguous Yellow Driver, set a new world record by flying 332 feet through the air from ramp-to-ramp in a custom-made pickup truck. This Hot Wheels-sponsored event was a pretty spectacular ...

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    Video: Hot Wheels Video Racer gets tested, allows for nausea-inducing fun
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    Someone over at DadDoes got their hands on the new Hot Wheels Video Racer toys. If you're not familiar with the latest from Mattel, allows us to explain. This newest Hot Wheels car is basically a rolling video camera. A lens sits up front, and it's covered up by a Hot Wheels body. Out back, a ...

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    Video: Tanner Foust completes record-setting Team Hot Wheels jump at Indy 500
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    Prior to the start of today's Indy 500, fans finally got to see the long-awaited Team Hot Wheels world-record jump attempt. The mystery "Yellow Driver" piloted specially-prepared truck down the 90-foot ramp that had been under construction in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's infield over the ...

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    Hot Wheels world record jump at Indy 500 starting to take shape
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    The ramp designed to propel Hot Wheels' mystery driver to world record glory at the 100th Indianapolis 500 is starting to take shape. The ramp doesn't look quite like it did in Hot Wheels' original rendering, but it's still an enormous and terrifying structure. Don't believe us? Check out a full ...

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    Hot Wheels to attempt World's Longest Jump at Indy 500 [w/video]
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    We all did it as kids – grabbing one end of an impossibly long stretch of plastic track, heaving it up and attaching one end to the highest object we could find (usually a door) and creating a ramp at the other end with a carefully planned trajectory to score the longest possible airborne ...

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    Hot Wheels gets playful with full-scale advertisements
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    Diecast cars are a fun distraction regardless of your age, in fact, we've got a few on our desk at this very moment. Hot Wheels may be the king of scale-car fun, but its marketing department likes to think big. Recently, we saw how it turned a historic Australian building into a 3D racetrack. ...

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    Video: Hot Wheels holds 3D race on side of historic Aussie building
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    Hot Wheels teamed up with an Amsterdam-based company called Muse Digital to create a 3D commercial that can be projected onto buildings. In this case, Hot Wheels had Muse make them a 3D, computer-generated race between four of its iconic models. The race was projected onto the side of the ...

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    Hot Wheels Video Racer coming this Fall for $60 [w/video]
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    Hot Wheels Video Racer in action – Click above to watch the video after the break
    In case you hadn't noticed, we're firmly entrenched in the year 2011. Clearly, it's high time for the little 1:64-scale cars your fathers were playing with when they were your little boy's age to get an ...

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    Video: Diecast rush hour is the art of our childhood dreams
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    Chris Burden's Metropolis 2 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Like most normal Americans, thoughts of exactly what we'd do if we had all the money in the world and not a care to burden us occupy a fair portion of our mental capacity each day. Chances are that if we slept on a bed ...

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    Hot Wheels Vintage Racing Line not for the kids
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    The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it's time to loosen the purse strings and buy gifts for friends and relatives. And if your spouse insists on getting your nephew a new outfit, you can still maintain your status as the cool aunt or uncle by throwing a few Hot Wheels in the ...

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    Hot Wheels introduces remote controlled Stealth Rides
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    Hot Wheels has just rolled out two new R/C cars in the Stealth Rides line. The collapsible racers fit into their own cases which double as infrared remote controls. At the moment there are just two vehicles – one with wheels and another with treads – but in October Batman's Tumbler ...

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    Diecast Warfare: Tomica reportedly returning to U.S. to take on Hot Wheels, Matchbox
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    Finally, something from our youth returns in a good way, not another Incredible Hulk reboot or power balled Cure cover. Tomica (or Tomy), which left the U.S. in the Eighties after some financial troubles, is coming back next month – and almost just like it was before. A line of miniature ...

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