Saturday, December 29, 2012

Year End Mattel Sales!

There is this time of year where i think most of everybody (in Hotwheels) is most excited about, The MATTEL Warehouse Sale!. Can't believed that Mattel Held another at year end after the last Sales in early of the year. Anyway, heart pounding and pulse beating, the race is On for the most exciting sales of the year... 

This time the event is held not in Mattel Office Block but at a secluded Mall called the SS2 Mall in PJ. Guess the reason behind is Cheap Rental, Spacious, and Cheap and Abundant Parking space. Also since its a Mall, there are food stall and restaurants. More detail below:-

The Banner near the entrance and also all main entrances to the event, showing locations, time and dates of the events and what's available.

Entrance of the event, Cashier counter at front and all the merchandised behind.. lots of ppl too.

Click on pic above to see enlarge Panorama view. Lots of people, lots of toys and not forgetting.. Lots of DUSTS too!!  Yes! , lots of dust, that because its an unrental space hence no floor finishes, hence cement/sand dusts as a result of so people walking, running and box pulling etc etc. Made you wonder why all the staff are wearing face mask, very very Hazardous to health indeed.

After making my way to the hotwheels sections, saw lots of familiar faces of friends and collectors alike there. Grab an empty box and start filling it up with all the goodies available. Once the dusts scenario become unbearable, quickly made my way to the cashier and left the place for a fresh breath of air.. ahhhhhh.. 

Below are what i manage to grab, but still a lot i missed out. Was told lots of stuff sold out within the 1st hour arrghhh, anyway glad to be able to grab these... :)

Disney Pixar's CARS Deluxe series, always wanted the Pope, PopeMobile and Queen car, finally got it at a steal without paying high price.

HotWheels DC Universe Character cars, already got the Superman, Green Lantern and Joker earlier on, so these 5 made a nice additions to the sets..

HOT ONES! those are never seen before at retail, at least not to me so am very excited  to see them there, did spend an amount of time looking and choosing them all but didn't manage to grab some other nice casting.

Last but not least, did some scavenging (looking around other people unwanted stash) and found the followings.. lucky me. Batman 1/50 scale WAVE 2 which is just release in the retail market and RACING series Road Racers which is only available in the Race Event organized by Mattel recently. Awesome finds for me.

Overall its was a good sales, could be very much better if the place not so dusty. Glad to have made it there. So guys don't miss it again next year. Cheers.


Sunday, December 16, 2012


(update 1 ** added 2 more pics**)

Hi there folks, 2013 is just round the corner and 2012 is gonna be history soon. What will your collection list gonna be for 2013? There are so many new models car coming out for Hot Wheels Basic and New series being announced for 2013 recently.

One of the series that i'll be anticipating for 2013 will be the "Pop Culture" series, taking over the "Nostalgia" series that has been running in 2011 & 2012. Like Nostalgia, Pop culture will feature a similar release with each releases focusing on a well know licensing properties. 

Coming in early 2013, Pop Culture will release the WB's Looney Tunes properties featuring characters like Bugs Bunny, Slyvester Cat, Tweety Birds, Tasmania Devils among others. Looking forward to its release, below are some of the Carded soon to be release Pop Culture's Looney Tunes. Cheers.

Original pics taken from a seller in Ebay, edited by me.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New HW Basic Wave Again! OUCH!

For some reasons, last month and this month, the local retail scene is flooded with new Hot Wheels basic wave after wave without stopping and its now reach the "F" Wave from what i've heard so far. Lo and behold, some new releases found (after getting info from collectors - Thanks) included a 5-pack, some basic cars and a $$ (that just eluded my fingers- lol) .. Have a look at what showing up now.. cheers :) 

Few new 2013 models and some 2012 recolor have surface with the recent wave. Glad to have score the 2013 Combat Medic with the SWAT tempos, gonna goes well with the old SWAT tempos. 

consisting of :
 Zotic / Super Tsunami / Billy Goat / Mega Duty / Fandango

Also other notable new releases that also came in with the above cars shown below. Cheers and happy hunting all, everywhere (almost everywhere) is getting restock with old and new wave.

Poison is too great and may need to go hunting again soon, too much nice releases and am sure lots of collectors, non collectors also will be on the hunts. "Siapa Cepat, Dia dapat" provided no insider assistants are used.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Speed Machine Haul

Speed Machine haul from over the seas. Yes, this is some of the SM that i remember didn't made it to the local retail market. So happen that its available outside of Malaysia. Don't know what happen to this series and its remaining wave that somehow eluded the country. Anyway, pics for references and drooling. :p

Ferrari FXX (Black)
McLaren F1 GTR (Rust)
Volkswagen Scirocco GT24 (White)

Others 3 casting not shown (which so happen to be available locally) is the Ferrari F430 Challenge, Ferrari 550 Maranello and Lamborghini Reventon Roaster.

Now this is very puzzling to me as i've also found the following which i believed to be Wheel error or variations which i cannot confirmed at this moments. Looks carefully at the rims on both the VW Scirocco and McLaren GTR. So which is which is the original correct version, any help and info is def welcome with credit.

Believed me that those are genuine cars with wheel vari/error pics and not custom and put back on cards. Only encounter both of these in 5 sp wheels as well as Co-Mold wheels.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Haul of the month - Nov 2012

Finally some new wave!! it appear that ALOT of new wave starting to appear and still a lot more to come. Managed to grab some but still many more yet to locate on peg. Collectors everywhere has been busy hunting in various places and departmental store around the country since last month. Congrats to all for scoring new haul and your favorite cars

Below are some of my new haul and i expecting to get more new stuff soon and be sure to check back for haul of the month post. cheers.

My 2013 $$uperised Corvette and new recolor and new model and ..... more pics

Some will be available in mall/sales soon....keep monitoring... :)

Just found out that the sneak peek @ hwc just reveal some of the casting in my haul pics... wow factor in the making. 

Until more new stuff arriving, be sure to go hunting now..


Thursday, August 30, 2012

HW 2013 Listing

Hi all, its end of Aug and Sept is coming and you know what this mean. Listing and casting for 2013 hotwheels will be release soon. Also there will be transitions of cars and packaging for the last few wave that is coming before the end of 2012 and making it way to 2013. Be on the look out for them  new cars as well as new cards.. Cheers.

Some New 2013 card for 2012 cars to be a look out for are the followings. The will probably be only available in the New card and not the old card.

Also a list of segment / theme / teams for 2013 mainlines releases is out and will have the followings belows:

HW Downtown (10 models),
HW Graffiti (10 models),
HW City Rides (10 models),
HW Night Burnerz (10 models).

HW City 2368 (5 models),
HW Ocean Predators/Beach Patrol (5 models),
Batman / Gotham (5 models).

HW Baja/Desert Race (5 models),
HW Rally (5 models),
HW Moto (5 models).

HW World Race (10 models),
HW Downhill Racers (10 models),
HW Oval Track Racers (10 models),
HW Chrome Racers (10 models),
HW X-Racers (10 models).

HW Custom Rods (10 models),
HW Collectors Choice (Heat Fleet) (10 models),
HW International All Stars (10 models),
HW Asphalt Assault (10 models),
HW Performance (Muscle) (10 models),
HW Garage (10 models),
HW Corvette 60th Anniversary (10 models),
HW Hot Trucks (10 models)..
what do collectors thing bout those series above? what model or tempos are expected from the theme? will it be like matchbox style or something else. Can't wait to see what other offering for 2013 and photo that will be coming out in the coming months.
That it for now, until more news and listing releases, made mine HW. cheers.

Nostalgia DC 1 + 2

Yes, my Nostalgia DC 2 arrived today and am darn excited about it. Gotta rip open the box and hold them nicely and admired all the art work on those cards. Character feature in DC 2 include the followings : 

SuperGirl - Plastic Man - Aquaman - Bat Girl - Riddler and Darkseid

Art works feature classic comics character and when you put them all together with series 1 DC, it will be an awesome view to look at. You can even drool on it even.

Here all the HEROES character together... nice right. Here hoping there be series 3 of DC coming next year.
And here are all the VILLAINS character together, sadly there are the arch-nemesis for Batman and Superman Character. Am sure DC can supply countless character to choose from and Mattel to choose interesting casting to out them out
More in depth pics and review ofr this series in the future.. cheers

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nostalgia - DC Comics 2

Product's photo has finally surface online, the actual product is not starting to appear and with all the 6 casting and card art on them. I'm completely blown away by this series again and still undecided  to wait it out for local market to release (series 1 DC took 6 months after US release) or just do some clicking online. Anyway here are the photo.. enjoy them all.. cheers.

Photo above is from 2012 SDCC's Mattel booth, showing the assortment for DC Comics 2 Nostalgia.

Group pics for all the 6 Casting in the series.

FUUU this series is looking good, can't wait for them to release now, how bout everybody, also anticipating this series to reach our shore or do some clicking?


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hot wheels.. Nostalgia - Part 2

Continue where part 1 left off, ( Hot Wheels... Simply Nostalgic Part 1, ) we now have the following wave already release in the US / CAN market and maybe some other part of the world as well. Just a short re-cap of this adult collectible series called NOSTALGIA that been making me going nuts! lol. 

2011 SERIES consists of 4 wave : 
W2 - DC Comics - 8 Castings
W3 - GENERAL MILLS (Cereal) - 9 Castings
W4 - HERSHEY'S - 10 Castings 

2012 SERIES consists of 8 wave : 
(W5) W1 - HANNA BARBARA - 6 Castings
(W6) W2 - HERSHEY'S 2 - 6 Castings
(W7) W3 - NOSE ART - 6 Castings
Now we continue with 3 more wave for 2012, Enjoy....

  ICE CREAM : CARVEL - 2012 - Wave 4 (W8)(May 2012-US)
Not available in Malaysia Retail! 
6 Pieces set with only ONE card back design
SATURDAY EVENING POSTS (SEP) - 2012 - Wave 5 (W9)(June 2012-US)
Not available in Malaysia Retail! 
6 Pieces set with ALL 6 distinct card back design, 
Art by famous artists Norman Rockwell.


  LIVE NATION (Rock Band) - 2012 - Wave 6 (W10) (July 2012-US)
Not available in Malaysia Retail! 
6 Pieces set with 3 card back design. One for each Rock Group.
Just 2 more wave to go for 2012 series and i really hope this series will continue in 2013, only time will tell. As for the last 2 series that coming your way (DC COMICS 2 & ATARI (yes, u got that right), official news from Mattel has announced that the last wave for this series will be ATARI arcade and home gaming console. Just watch this space for new coming real soon and i mean REALLY SOON,.. cheers. :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Recent Hot Wheels Hauling

Yup, been some time that i posted basic line cars pics. Here are 2 accumulative haul pics for your enjoyment.

July 2012 Hauling

 June 2012 Hauling

 May 2012 Hauling

That it folks, hope to post up more haul pics when i manage to haul them. cheers.


Friday, June 29, 2012


LIVE NATION, that the theme for the 6th 2012 Nostalgia wave release that is coming your way!. 3 legendary rock band KISS, OZZY and AC/DC in 6 great casting. Enjoy the card art/photo and the cars, they are not to be miss for fans of those Rock Legends. 

3 Difference card graphic for each Rock legends with 2 casting each. Awesome.

KISS featuring Paul Stanley (Left) and Gene Simmons (Right)

AC/DC featuring Group (Left) and Back Is Black (Right)

OZZY OSBOURNE featuring OZZY on both

Making your way soon, don't miss them.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Anglia Panel Truck - Collections

One of my Hot Wheels casting that i collected so far is the Anglia Panel Truck. Such a little delivery truck that delivers so much nice graphic on them and with an added bonus, an openable engine hood. Loving it and now with a little bit more, its gonna be complete soon.. minus all those wheels and dark/light color variations.

Hot Wheels Classic Series 2 (2006) - 6 color / Wheels variations:
- Spectra Flame Magenta / Purple -
- Spectra Flame Red -
- Spectra Flame Blue -
- Spectra Flame Gold / Orange -
- Spectra Flame Olive Green -
- Spectra Flame Chrome -

Limited Edition Special series :
- 2007 : Clover Cars-
- 2009 : Fire Rods -
- 2009 : Cop Rods -
- 2009 : Military Rods -
- 2002 : Treasure Hunts -
- 2010 : Slick Rides (Purple/Red) -
- 2010 : Slick Rides (White/Blue) -
- 2002 : Racing Team -

Limited Edition Special series :
- 2004 : Heman & the Master of the Universe 2 pack -
- 2010 : Monster Jam Duo: Grave Digger -
- 2000 : Editors Choice : Hot Rods - 
- 2002 : Halloween 2 pack - 
- 2001: HW Racing : M&M -
- 2001 : HW Racing : Kellogg / Tony the tiger (Not shown) -
- 2003 : Rods & Customs -

Basic Mainline / 10 packs / Limited Edition Special series :
- 2000 : 1st Edition (Purple "Jonathan's Toys") -
- 2001: (Yellow "Jonathan's Toys") -
- 2005 : Asphalt Jungle -
- 2006 : Ultra Hots -
 - 2003 : Boulevard Buccaneers - 
- 2007 : World Wrestling Entertainment - 
- 2007 : 10 pack exclusive (Dark Blue) -
- 2007 : 10 pack exclusive (Maroon) - 
- 2009 : Sweet Rides (Not shown) - 

- 2011 : HW Performance (Yellow) -

- 2011 : HW Performance (Blue) -
That all for now, hopefully will be able to get the remaining Anglia Panel. Cheers.