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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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    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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    2010 Dana Point Concours: Don "The Snake" Prudhomme tribute
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    Don Prudhomme's 1974 Army sponsored Chevrolet Vega funny car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 28th Annual Dana Point Concours d'Elegance took place this past Sunday and once again found the Monarch Beach Golf Links at the St. Regis Resort to be a perfect venue. As beautiful as ...

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    Hot Wheels "Speed Machines" dial up the detail
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    Hot Wheels "Speed Machines" Mix E - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're a casual die-cast car collector, any mundane shopping trip is an opportunity to grow that pile of toy cars you have taking up space in your house that could probably put to better use. (According to your ...

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    Video: Hot Wheels lets you choose your own adventure
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    Racing with Hot Wheels Custom Motors - Click above to watch the video after the jump.
    Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure Books from when you were a kid? Awesome, right? Hot Wheels has applied that approach to a web video promoting its new series of Custom Motors vehicles. Basically, the ...

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    Hot Wheels sponsors Danica, has her design a car
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    Danica Patrick at the unveiling of the Hot Wheels "Danicar" design - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hot Wheels has jumped on board the Danica Patrick NASCAR sponsor train. What does it all mean? Well, other than an TV camera-height embroidered logo on her Nomex suit, it means that ...

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    Attention Kmart Shoppers: Buy 20 Hot Wheels, get a cool '62 Vette by mail
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    You know what we like almost as much as real cars? Toy cars. It's gotten to the point where there mere existence of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and the like seem like an ongoing conspiracy to suck an extra few bucks out of our wallets with every trip to the store. Furthering that belief is Hot ...

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    Pocketable Play Time: Mattel Stealth Rides are World's First Foldable R/C Cars
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    As a society, we seem to like our possessions as small and portable as possible (unless of course we're talking about food portions). Hence, we buy laptops instead of desktops, MP3 players instead of boomboxes and chihuahuas instead of great danes. Or something like that. As such, it's not ...

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    VIDEO: Why? Dude blows up diecast cars in slow-mo
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We'll tell you exactly why, because it's a lot of fun. We know, because we had a similar experience in late adolescence, but we used GI Joe vehicles (even the awesome hovercraft) and firecrackers. But what we didn't have back then was a 600 fps ...

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    2010 Ford Mustang by Hot Wheels up close and personal
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Mustang GT by Hot Wheels
    Shortly after the LA Auto Show debut of the 2010 Ford Mustang, the automaker announced that Mattel would be releasing its own replica of the new model as part of its Hot Wheels lineup. Somehow in all the running around ...

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    Officially Official: 2010 Ford Mustang by Hot Wheels
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    The Ford Mustang has always been about affordable performance and that philosphy goes all the way down to prices under $1. Following the official unveiling of the 2010 Mustang last week in Los Angeles comes the introduction of the least expensive variant of all, the Hot Wheels car. Shots of a loose ...

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    Hot Wheels 2010 Mustang GT hits eBay
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of Hot Wheels' 2010 Mustang
    So, this would appear to be a big weekend for die-cast reveals of cars that are debuting at the LA Auto Show later this month. Yesterday, it was Tomica's 2010 Nissan Cube on eBay. Today we get the new 2010 Ford Mustang GT in the form of ...

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    Hot Wheels kicks off U.S. tour to celebrate 40 years
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    Mattel created the Hot Wheels brand back in 1968, and the lives of several Autoblog writers (and readers as well) were changed forever. We're now halfway through the toy line's 40th birthday year, and, coincidentally, halfway through its Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary Road Trip.Fans can see life-size ...

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    Official: Mattel will offer Ferrari Dino, err... California model
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the new Ferrari CaliforniaA few months ago we advised taking our post about Mattel leaking major Ferrari news with a big grain of salt. But as that famous toy maker has been known to do in the past (remember the 1969 Corvette?), Mattel was indeed working on a ...

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    VIDEO: Another Pontiac G8 ad that goes after our childhood
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    Click above to view the video after the jump.If the ad campaign is any indication, those of us born in the late 1970s are the demographic Pontiac's aiming at with the G8. First, there was the Spy Hunter themed TV spot, and now this one, which pays homage to the seminal car-guy experience of zooming ...

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    Hot Wheels Honda Racer arrives in May. The kid in you is excited
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Hot Wheels Honda RacerLast November at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Hot Wheels unveiled a troop of concepts to celebrate its 40th anniversary. These new Hot Wheels cars were not designed by everyone's favorite 1:64 scale model toy maker, but rather were ...

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    The making of the $140,000 Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary car
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    Earlier this week we brought you amazing photos of a Hot Wheel car Mattel valued at $140,000. "WTF?!," is what we heard from a lot of readers who wondered how a $1 toy could possibly be worth more than their entire collections of late-80s Buicks and/or Mustang IIs. We asked similar questions, too, ...

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    $1 Hot Wheels car blinged out to $140,000
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    click above for more high-res picsA few years ago, Bruce Pascal paid more than $70,000 for a single Hot Wheels car. The car was an extremely rare rear-loading Beach Bomb with an even more rare pink coat of paint. But it didn't have even a single diamond or ruby, which makes us wonder what Mr. ...

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    Hot Wheels celebrating 40 years, planning tour of the U.S.
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    Thinking back to our formative years, there were three defining moments that began our automotive obsession. Our first exotic car poster (Countach FTW!), our first subscription to a buff book (in our own name) and countless hours spent on the carpet with our Hot Wheels collection doing imaginary ...

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