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The Grand Prix series Redline Ford J-Car, 1968

The Grand Prix series Redline Ford J-Car, 1968

  Ford J-Car (1968) Ford J-Cars in white enamel (L) and Spectraflame purple (R). The Ford J-Car was one of the original 16 Hot Wheels cars that debuted in 1968.  It was originally packaged on the regular blister cards, but later came out in Grand Prix Series blister packs. The real Ford J-Cars were the […]

Coming Soon! The Story of Ledy Johnny Lightning Bolidos

Coming Soon! The Story of Ledy Johnny Lightning Bolidos

TED IS BACK! The author of Los Autenticos: The Story of Hot Wheels Products Made Under License in Mexico by CIPSA had done it again! The story of LEDY Johnny Lighting Bolidos and the 4 lost Toppers …   COMING SOON!     Lily Ledy Lili Ledy was Mexico’s premiere toy manufacturer but because of trade […]

1969 – Topper Johnny Lightning Models from the First Year – Custom GTO

1969 – Topper Johnny Lightning Models from the First Year – Custom GTO

1969: Custom GTO Casting Variations: The Custom GTO body has two main variations:   Opening Door Sealed Door Paint Colors: The Custom GTO came in a wide variety of colors, some featuring a flat black roof and black grille:   Color Chart in development – TBA Interior: The interior is a plastic piece.   White […]

Rare Hot Wheels Pink Beach Bomb Keeps the VW Bus Story Alive

Rare Hot Wheels Pink Beach Bomb Keeps the VW Bus Story Alive

Hot Wheels is putting out 42 VW models this year, but none of them is ever going to be worth $150,000. This one is.   If you’ve spent more time than normal looking at the things in your house this year, imagine what it’d be like if you had the rarest Hot Wheels model of […]

What put the “Hot” in Hot Wheels?

What put the “Hot” in Hot Wheels?

In January 1945, while World War II still raged, Elliot and Ruth Handler joined a partner, Harold “Matt” Matson, to start a company in the Handlers’ garage in Los Angeles. Matson and Elliot combined their nicknames to come up with Mattel Creations. The young company produced picture frames, later adding dollhouse furniture made from the […]