Elliot Handler, the Mattel co-founder and inventor of Hot Wheels died on July 21 at age 95 of undisclosed causes. Handler also invented the Barbie doll with wife Ruth Handler and created Hot Wheels after searching for a product that would appeal to boys. Hot wheels debuted in 1968 with a line of candy-coloured hot rods, with… Continue Reading...
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Despite pulling off the record-setting 332-foot jump during the Indy 500 flawlessly, Tanner Foust took several practice attempts in the custom Team Hot Wheels truck, one of which very nearly ended in disaster. Taped for your enjoyment, the video highlights that Foust’s skill was put to the test each practice run. You’ll see some awesome… Continue Reading...
Right from the pages of Evel Knievel’s childhood diary, we just learned that Team Hot Wheels is going to attempt a world record distance jump at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Team Hot Wheels is a fairly new crew of stunt drivers, and on Sunday, May 29, they are going to break the current world record… Continue Reading...
Hot Wheels just got a lot more creative with their roadside advertising. This isn’t your average billboard – they’ve actually installed a giant ‘loop’ in the middle of an overpass in Bogota, Colombia. From the side, it looks just like the famous loop tracks that Mattel has been entertaining kids with for many years. Now,… Continue Reading...
Hot Wheels are a timeless cool toy, so imagine our happiness when we heard about the latest development coming to these iconic mini cars. Mattel’s Video Racer lets you recording while you’re racing them. Here’s how it works: the Video Racers are equipped with small video camera that can record 30 to 60 frames per… Continue Reading...
Art really is subjective. So we won’t blame you if you scratch your head when you hear about performance artist Chris Burden latest masterpiece dubbed “Metropolis II”, which is a representation of road traffic in Los Angeles that uses 1,200 toy cars moving along 18 lanes. This isn’t Burden’s first piece like this. In 2004,… Continue Reading...
It’s time to start padding your holiday wish list, and you’re in luck, because we’ve found some great toys to ask for when you’re perched on Santa’s knee. If you love the retro speedsters, you’ll want to get your stocking stuffed with 2011 Hot Wheels Vintage Racing Line. Just a few of the classics include… Continue Reading...
You may not have recess anymore, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your Hot Wheels with you everywhere you go. The two latest Hot Wheels cars are made from plastic and can fold flat into an iPhone-size carrying case. The Stealth Rides, as they are called, are Hot Wheels’ newest line of remote… Continue Reading...
You may not be able to afford to get him the real thing this Father’s Day, but the next best thing is within your grasp – and your budget. Hot Wheels and Matchbox have the perfect present for the die-cast car collector in your life – say hello to the Speed Machines car collection. Appealing… Continue Reading...
Along with a simply massive display of 2010 Mustangs for this year’s SEMA Show, Ford will showcase the tuning expertise of four shops (and one in-house project) that have chosen the F-150 as their vehicle of choice. And just as the Mustang is the most customized overall vehicle in the $31.8 billion aftermarket industry, the… Continue Reading...