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Live-Action Hot Wheels Movie Announced; Here’s How to Make It Great

Live-Action Hot Wheels Movie Announced; Here’s How to Make It Great

Message to J.J. Abrams: You may like our opinions! A live-action Hot Wheels movie is formally in the plans at Warner Brothers. J.J. Abrams is set to produce the film. There’s no word yet on a release date. Hollywood is making a movie about Hot Wheels. Yes, the toy cars. All we know is producer […]

Never-Before-Seen Larry Wood Designs Coming to hobbyDB

Never-Before-Seen Larry Wood Designs Coming to hobbyDB

If there’s one name synonymous with Hot Wheels, it’s Larry Wood. Nicknamed “Mr. Hot Wheels,” Larry spent five decades with the company as Chief Designer and consultant, innovating such diecast classics as the ‘49 Merc, Ramblin’ Wrecker and the Boyd Coddington collector set. We’re excited to share that our sister site hobbyDB will be unveiling […]

Meet Hot Wheels Icon and hobbyDB Owner Larry Wood

Meet Hot Wheels Icon and hobbyDB Owner Larry Wood

Larry Wood knows a thing or two when it comes to diecast vehicles. How else do you earn the nickname “Mr. Hot Wheels?” Larry began his impressive career as a designer with Hot Wheels in the late 60s. Not long after his first model, Tri Baby (1970) rolled off the production line. It proved to […]

Takanobu Ochiai’s Collection is a Trip Back into Early Diecast History

Takanobu Ochiai’s Collection is a Trip Back into Early Diecast History

Hideaki Tanaka is an enthusiastic model car collector and manages the Mini Auto Club of Japan (MACJ).  In a series of blog posts he will tell us more about models made in Japan, the Club and its members.  Read them all here.   Takanobu Ochiai One of our members, Takanobu Ochiai, had one of the […]

Bruce Pascal on Early Hot Wheels Prototypes

Bruce Pascal talks about early Mattel Hot Wheels Prototypes. As kids, a lot of us had a dedicated play room for our toys. But it’s a rare thing to see a grown man who still has a room dedicated to his Hot Wheels. Then again, if you had Bruce Pascal’s collection, you’d probably devote a […]