Sunday, March 28, 2010

Delivery 2009 - Sweet Rides

2009 release a new series by Mattel called DELIVERY series. A series of trucks or related casting used for sweet delivery was use in this series. Its was made with metal body and metal base but spots plastic wheels. 15 casting was selected to bring this series out and it was so popular that it sold out and was then continue to a new release with new theme in 2010.

If you’re old enough, you probably remember special delivery trucks driving into your neighborhood on a regular basis, distributing things like milk, baked goods, and (of course) ice cream. In an homage to these benevolent bringers of bounty, look for the new Hot Wheels® Delivery series of vehicles to load up and move out soon, beginning with a segment of candy-coated castings. Well, they’re not actually edible… just candy themed!

The inaugural segment of the Delivery series is comprised of 15 of the finest Hot Wheels® castings known to collectors. Each will feature die-cast body and chassis and a brilliant deco honoring some of your favorite confectionary creations. Since they won’t rot your teeth, you can feel free to indulge!


Some of the casting and Sweet Theme that is available in this Sweet Rides.

* Reese's Peanut Butter Cup - '55 Chevy®
* Junior Mints - '34 Ford
* Razzles - '57 Buick®
* Blow Pop - Fat Fendered '40®
* York Peppermint Patties - Combat Medic
* Almond Joy - '40s Woodie
* Charmes - '32 Ford Sedan Delivery
* Mounds - '56 Ford
* Tootsie Roll/POPS - Dairy Delivery®
* Wax Lips - Chevy® Nomad®
* Hershey's - '37 Ford Woodie
* Nik L Nip - Funny Money™
* Cry Baby - Anglia Panel
* Dots - Ice Cream Truck
* Whoppers - Hiway Hauler®

Its a very successful series, only drawback is there plastic wheels. Same graphic packaging design for all casting and the 55' chevy panels do not comes with the motorbike inside.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

BATWING - 1:50 BATMAN series

Hot wheels release a 1:50 scale series based on DC's comics character BATMAN in 2008 and 3 series was release so far. Releasing all Bat-related vehicle in this series from Batman MOVIE, TV series, cartoon series, comics book and others.

Very simple packaging design, Bat-logo follow the vehicle series and in this case the Bat wing was from the original Micheal Keaton's Batman movie (1989). Plastic blister on cardboard back packaging.

Back of the packaging show others Bat vehicle in the series with all other manufacturer and licensing details.

BATWING was release in series 3, a first for Mattel (if am not wrong). Batwing spot a display stand and base with openable cockpit. Diecast body with rubber like wings.

The ball joint at the display stand allow the Bat wing to be pose facing up, down or sideways but has limitation to it as the ball joint is not fully without constraint.

A simple comparison in size for the 1:50 scale BATWING with its 1:64 BATMOBILE counterparts. Can pose them all side by side as it looks like the scale is matching.


Some accumulating haul for Speed Machine series. Only some of the casting that i really like if not all. So far the Corvette C6R and WV Sciorocco GT24 remains to be my fav. Over 75% of the series has been release, just a few more then the series will complete its 1st color set. 2nd color repaint has appear with the 1st being the REVENTON in lime green color. Some pics for enjoyment while waiting the rests.

Lamborghini Gallardo / Nissan GTR SPEC-V / Mitsubishi Evo Lancer

Lamborghini Reventon / Saleen S7 / Corvette C6R

VW Sciorocco GT24 / Lamborghini Reventon / Jaguar XJ220


Connect Cars USA

The Connects cars series was release in 2009 where by the concept of this series is to have a car with a connecting casing to connect to each other. There were 2 version release for this series namely a US version and also an international version. Both differ in terms of casting, packaging and theme for the series.

The US version of the Connect Cars consists of 51 casting that represents the 50 States in the country and an Xclusive car which represent Washinton DC. All casting were carefully chosen to bring out each states uniqueness.

The back cards for the series formed the flag of United States of America.

The front cards show the name and shape of the states the casting represents.

The 51 casting that represent the states as shown below:

Casting :
Chevy Pro Stock Truck
`57 Thunderbird Pennsylvania
`64 Corvette Sting Ray New Jersey
Custom `56 Ford Truck Georgia
Cunningham C4R Connecticut
Track T Massachusetts
`68 Mercury Cougar Maryland
Hooligan South Carolina
`64 Chevy Impala New Hampshire
Cadillac Cien Virginia
Fat Fendered `40 New Your
`70 Plymouth Superbird North Carolina
`67 Pontiac GTO Rhode Island
hip Creamer II Vermont
Corvette C6 Kentucky
`53 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham Tennesse
Jeepster Ohio
Phantastique Louisiana
Old #3 Indiana
`66 Chevy Nova Mississipi
`62 Chevy Illinois
`71 Plymouth Barracuda Alabama
Dodge M80 Maine
`52 Chevy Truck Missouri
`57 Chevy Arkansas
`65 Pontiac GTO Michigan
`69 Chevy Camaro Florida
`56 Flashsider Texas
`63 Corvette Iowa
Cool One Wisconsin
`40s Woodie California
Twin Mill Minnesota
`33 Ford Oregon
Dragtor Kansas
`58 Chevy Impala West Virginia
Shock Factor Nevada
`65 Mustang Nebraska
Roll Patrol Colorado
`70 Chevelle SS North Dakota
Plymouth Duster Thruster South Dakota
`68 Chevy Nova Montana
Fast Fish Washington
`70 Ford Torino Idaho
`68 Dodge Dart Wyoming
Double Vision Utah
`59 Thunderbird Oklahoma
`69 Pontiac Firebird T/A New Mexico
Hot Bird Arizona
Hummer H2 Alaska
Meyers Manx Havaii
`07 Chevy Tahoe DC

Original promotional posters