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REVIEW: Hotwheels Elite Ferrari FF

Words and photos courtesy of HY90   The decision to buy this model was extremely spontaneous. I got bored one afternoon and decided to check eBay for a good bid or two, like the kind i always see diecast forum users post. Upon researching Hot Wheels Elite, I came across a bid ending in 24 minutes so without thinking, i Continue Reading...
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Hot Wheels/Elite 2016 Catalogue

We continue with the 2016 Catalogue series with the Hot Wheels and Elite brand 2015-2016 assortment.  We do miss their Ferrari line, and it seems the brand is carrying on, primarily focusing on movie and television.  The biggest announcement for 2016, well for us at least, is the Aston Martin DB10 in 1:18 scale, as featured in the movie Spectre.  Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Bburago/Hot Wheels Ferrari California – Part 2

Words and photos courtesy of Lucky13   In this second part we’ll take a look at differences of the details on the two models. One of the big things for me is how a model is made. What I mean is the materials, way of attaching parts etc.  The Hot Wheels Foundation California has plastic hoods and doors, where the Continue Reading...
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RUMOR MILL! No More Hot Wheels Elite?

Well, we just got news that the Hot Wheels Elite assortment is moving from bad to worse.  As of December 31st, 2015 Mattel will put an end to all remaining production of the Hot Wheels Elite brand.  This includes the ‘Movie’ and ‘Star Wars’ related material. With the loss of the Ferrari license in late 2014 this latest news is Continue Reading...
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Hot Wheels Elite Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile

Well we don’t hear much from the Hot Wheels Elite brand since the loss of the Ferrari marque, though we cannot forget they are still producing some decent movie scale replicas.  Their latest from the Cult Classic Series is the 1:18 and 1:43 scale Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile.  Enjoy! About the Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile…  “The playable BATMAN™: ARKHAM KNIGHT BATMOBILE Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Bburago/Hot Wheels Ferrari California – Part 1

Words and photos courtesy of Lucky13   Just as promised, I am going to review the Ferrari California.  Please read this carefully before you scroll down! This review is going to be done in four parts. Not only as a review, but also as a comparison between the new Bburago models and the Hot Wheels models. Some people are not Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Hot Wheels Elite 458 Speciale

One of the last Ferrari pieces to arrive from the Hot Wheels Elite team is the Ferrari 458 Speciale. After the lackluster performance of the LaFerrari, expectations weren’t so high. My order for the 458 Speciale (and LaFerrari) arrived in late March. Based on collector feedback, both models were riddled with quality control issues. To my surprise, the 458 Speciale Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Hot Wheels Elite Fast and Furious Charger

Words and photos courtesy of Wes Shakirov / StratosWRC   If you’re a car guy, you’ve probably watched the original Fast & Furious at least twenty five times, and you probably feel a pang of embarrassment about having enjoyed looking at some of the frankly ridiculous looking machinery covered with awful stickers, and outfitted with boomy mufflers. Buried underneath all Continue Reading...
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First Pics: Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari 312 T2

Unedited images of Hot Wheels Elite upcoming release, Ferrari 312 T2 Monaco GP 1976, surfaced today.  The model is looking up to form, though some won’t be happy to hear it is a sealed model with no access to any internal bits.  I’d love to hear Niki Lauda’s comments on the pending release! As per Hot Wheels Elite…  “The 312 Continue Reading...
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REVIEW: Hot Wheels Elite Ferrari LaFerrari

Words and photos courtesy of Lucky13   I don’t write reviews often, but this model I felt needed one for many different reasons. Mainly because I thought it deserves an honest and unbiased presentation.  I am not going to bore you to death with the all very known facts and statistics about the real car and its performance. This is Continue Reading...
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New Hot Wheels Elite Production Photos Ferrari 458 Speciale

Well, the Hot Wheels Elite brand is still alive for at least one more model after the LaFerrari.  New production images of their upcoming 1:18 Ferrari 458 Speciale were released this week.  Model will be issued in Red, Yellow, and Black.  ETA to be determined, but we suspect late Q1 2015. About the Ferrari 458 Speciale…  “The new mid-rear-engined V8 Continue Reading...
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