The 15 Most Expensive Hot Wheels Cars
If you’re into Hot Wheels, then this is the list for you!
We’ve included everything from Ferraris with white interiors, to Over Chrome Mustangs, and diamond-encrusted anniversary specials.
So, without further ado, here’s a list of the 15 most expensive Hot Wheels cars.
The 15 Most Expensive Hot Wheels Cars
The list of Hot Wheels cars and figures mentioned below are compiled from various sources around the web, such as Ranker & Wikipedia.
These are the 15 most expensive Hot Wheels cars:
15. 1972 Green Open Fire
Estimated Value: $4,000
The 1972 Green Open Fire Hot Wheels car was designed by Paul Tam and produced in Hong Kong in 1972.
It was the first car to feature a double set of wheels up front and a gigantic exposed engine.
The car is based on a stretched AMC Gremlin and estimated to be worth around $4,000.
14. 1970 Red Ferrari 312P (White Interior)
Estimated Value: $5,000
The 1970 Red Ferrari 312P, with white interior, was produced in the United States and Hong Kong in 1970.
Its white interior is what bumps up the price tag. Only 20 Ferrari 312Ps with white interior are known to exist.
So, if you manage to come across one, try and grab yourself a bargain, as they’ll more than likely continue to increase in value.
13. 1971 Spectraflame Purple Bye-Focal
Estimated Value: $6,000
Designed by Larry Wood, the Purple Sprectraflame Bye-Focal made its debut in the 1971 range of Hot Wheels cars.
It’s based on a ’70 Dodge Challenger and features two Injected V-8’s under a glass hood on an elongated front clip.
This particular Bye-Focal is rare because of its paint job.
Purple Spectraflame is the hardest colorway to find and is regarded as one of the rarest Redline colors of the Spectraflame Era.
12. 1970 Red Baron (White Interior)
Sold For: $7,500
The 1969 Red Baron, with white interior, is one of the coolest looking Hot Wheels cars ever!
It was designed by Tom Daniel & Howard Rees and was released in 1970.
The car incorporates a WWI German infantry helmet and an Iron Cross motif on its radiator.
There are only a few known Red Barons with white interiors in existence. In 2018, a collector paid $7,500 on eBay for one!
11. 1969 Brown ’31 Woody
Estimated Value: $8,000
With only 40 in known existence, the Brown ’31 Woody is considered to be one of the rarest Hot Wheels cars in the world.
It was designed by Ira Gilford, made in the United States, and debuted in the 1969 Hot Wheels series.
The car can be found with a white, champagne, or dark brown interior and a wrinkle or smooth top.
10. 1974 Blue Rodger Dodger
Estimated Value: $8,000
Another design by Larry Wood, Rodger Dodger, made its debut in the 1974 Flying Colors series.
It’s based on a ’73 Dodge Charger SE and is most commonly found in the Enamel Plum colorway.
However, there’s a blue color variation that’s extremely rare and demands a much higher price tag.
If you’re after one of these, you can expect to be parting ways with around $8,000!
9. 1968 Python With “Cheetah” Base
Estimated Value: $10,000
The 1968 Python With “Cheetah” Base is the first Hot Wheels car on the list to have an estimated value of over $10,000.
Made in both the United States and Hong Kong plants, the Cheetah is based on a 1963 car by Bill Cushenberry.
It was styled using a ’60 Pontiac and a ’61 Corvair, with a small block Ford engine, but was later re-styled into a new model called the “Tiger Shark.”
Only a handful of “Cheetahs” exist, most being the standard red Hong Kong colorway.
So, if you manage to find an orange one, snap it up, as it’s worth a lot of money!
8. 1969 Ed Shaver Blue AMX
Estimated Value: $10,000
The car was designed by Ira Gilford and released as part of the Mainline series in 1969.
It was produced in the USA and came with a white interior.
To celebrate their partnership with UK racing driver Ed Shaver, Mattel released a custom AMX model, in the same year, that can only be distinguished by its stickers.
So, if you think you’ve come across one of these, make sure to authenticate the stickers!
7. 1971 Purple Olds 442
Estimated Value: $12,000
The 1971 Olds 442 was designed by Larry Wood and released as part of the Mainline range of vehicles.
It’s thought to be the rarest overall casting of all Redline cars and is highly sought after among collectors.
The purple colorway is the rarest Hot Wheels car from the Redline era and will set you back at least $12,000.
6. 1969 Brown Custom Charger
Estimated Value: $13,000
The 1969 Brown Custom Charger was designed by Ira Gilford and released as part of the 1969 Hot Wheels range.
It’s based on a real-life 1969 Dodge Charger and was manufactured in the United States between 1969 and 1971.
The car comes in a variety of Spectraflame colorways, but it’s the brown ones that are worth the most, with only a handful, thought to be made.
5. 1970 Mad Maverick Base
Estimated Value: $15,000
The fifth most expensive Hot Wheels car is the 1970 Mad Maverick with ‘Mad Maverick’ base.
The car was designed by Howard Rees and based on the 1969 Ford Maverick.
It debuted in 1970 and continued production until 1977.
What makes this particular model rare is what’s underneath the body.
Only a few models are known to exist with the ‘Mad Maverick’ name cast into its baseplate.
Due to copyright issues, the name was changed, therefore making all the pre-named Hot Wheels models more desirable.
4. 1968 Over Chrome Camaro
Estimated Value: $25,000
The antifreeze 1968 Over Chrome Camaro was thought to be used primarily for commercials and advertising campaigns.
As the cars weren’t production units, only around 20 were made, which is why they demand such as high price.
Couple that with their rare paint job, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the most expensive Hot Wheels cars.
3. 1968 Over Chrome Mustang
Sold For: $40,000
Being one of only two Hot Wheels Over Chrome Mustangs, you can start to appreciate why it sold for $40,000.
It was another Hot Wheels car that was made for advertising purposes only, and never meant for retail.
This one was purchased for $40,00 at an estate sale from a private collection at a trailer park. How it got there remains a mystery.
2. 2008 Diamond-Encrusted Custom Otto
Sold For: $60,000
With an estimated value of over $100,000, you’d think it’s encrusted with diamonds or something, right? Well, it is!
Mattel decided to do something special to commemorate their 40th anniversary. And, it went all out.
The car is cast in 18-karat white gold, encrusted with 2,700 diamonds, has red rubies for taillights, and comes with a custom-made diamond case.
The Custom Otto was valued at $140,000 and sold at auction for $60,000.
1. 1969 Pink VW Beach Bomb
Estimated Value: $175,000
Here it is. The most expensive Hot Wheels car known to man!
Dubbed the “Holy Grail” of Hot Wheel cars, the 1969 Pink Beach Bomb, is thought to be one of only two models in circulation.
It was only a prototype and was never released due to being too narrow and top-heavy.
Instead, it was replaced by a version with side-mounted surfboards and a full-length plastic sunroof.
So, if you’ve got a spare couple of hundred thousand dollars that you’re looking to invest, keep an eye out for the other one!
We hope you enjoyed our list of the 15 most expensive Hot Wheels cars.
It blew our minds when we found out how much they’re worth.
Still, you’re buying an investment piece and a bit of history, so it makes sense if that’s your thing.
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Here’s a quick recap of the 15 most expensive Hot Wheels cars:
- 1969 Pink VW Beach Bomb
- 2008 Diamond-Encrusted Custom Otto
- 1968 Over Chrome Mustang
- 1968 Over Chrome Camaro
- 1970 Made Maverick Base
- 1969 Brown Custom Charger
- 1971 Purple Olds 442
- 1969 Ed Shaver Blue AMX
- 1969 Python With “Cheetah” Base
- 1974 Blue Rodger Dodger
- 1969 Brown ’31 Woody
- 1969 Red Baron (White Interior)
- 1971 Purple Spectraflame Bye Focal
- 1970 Red Ferrari 312P (White Interior)
- 1972 Green Open Fire
What’s your favorite Hot Wheels car? Leave a comment below.
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25 Hot Wheels That Are Impossible To Find (And How Much They’re Worth)
When it comes to one of the most popular toys to ever roam the world, the Hot Wheels diecast cars are among some of the most recognizable ever made. There is no doubt that you have been in the grocery store or just about any other type of store and seen the little blue rack of cars which usually retail for around one dollar. This same price has remained true to these cars for the last few decades, and a whole generation grew up buying and collecting these cars. The Hot Wheels brand has evolved a lot over the past sixty years, and one of the brands strongest attributes is the fact that the cars are so unique.
No two Hot Wheels are the same, and every series adds something new to the mix. You have everything from production cars, concept cars, and theme cars that have been designed by Hot Wheels for a certain set. The amount of different cars is absolutely stunning, and many of these cars have exploded in value. The Hot Wheels brand is a very carefully thought out brand, and finding which cars might be the most valuable can take years of research. There have been many different vehicles in the series that have been released over the past few decades, and this is what has made the Hot Wheels brand have the longevity that it has. We are going to be taking a look at some of the rarest Hot Wheels cars in the world, and how much they are worth.
25 1968 White Custom Camaro
Perhaps known as one of the rarest Hot Wheels models in the world, the 1968 White Custom Camaro is perhaps known as one of the rarest to be found. Half of this is due to the fact that the model is actually a prototype, and although there were various 1968 Camaro Hot Wheels that were manufactured around this time, the white one was among the rarest and was never actually put into production. This rare prototype would be an awesome find for any collector who wanted this one-of-a-kind Hot Wheels in their collection.
24 1970 Red Baron With White Interior
Looking for a real blast from the past that will net you some serious greenbacks? Well, take a look at the 1970 Red Baron with White Interior. This one of a kind Hot Wheels is among the rarest in the world, and with good reason. The 1970 Red Baron with White Interior was part of a ten car series, and the model is worth a whopping $3,000. This is a remarkable price to pay for a toy that has traditionally retailed for a buck, and we can’t help but wonder how this tiny little toy car became such a rarity.
23 1995 Collector Number 271 Funny Car
The nineties were a great time for the automotive industry, and an even better time for the Hot Wheels brand which was greatly expanding with all kinds of new toy cars. The sport of NHRA drag racing had increased dramatically in popularity with the release of the GM F-Body cars, and thus the 1995 Collector Number 271 Funny Car was erected to celebrate this. There are only a few of these in existence and the average sales price is $2,499.00, which is a small price to pay for a piece of history.
22 1970 Ed Shaver Custom AMX
The original Hot Wheels line was known as the Redline, and one of the more rare models was known as the 1970 Ed Shaver Custom AMX. With an initial production of three units this one of a kind blue coupe is among the most highly coveted Hot Wheels that you can buy, and with a soaring valuation this tends to be one of the more rare Hot Wheels models that rolled off the shelve. There has not been a reproduction of the 1970 Ed Shaver Custom AMX, which goes to show you just how rare the car is. (Collectors Weekly)
21 1974 Blue Rodger Dodger
Another rarity in the Hot Wheels world is the 1974 Blue Rodger Dodger, and the toy is so rare in fact that there are only about seven of them in existence. With a pricey value of $8,000.00 this is an expensive proposition, but if you are serious about your Hot Wheels collection this little blue sports car is a must have for any collector. The 1974 Blue Rodger Dodger stands out as one of the rarest and probably the coolest Hot Wheels cars to have been produced.
20 1969 “Cheetah” Base Python (Hong Kong)
Rare Hot Wheels cars are few and thin, and the cars that were manufactured in Hong Kong are among some of the rarest. The 1969 “Cheetah” base Python is a car that has “Hong Kong” stamped on the bottom, and that is what makes it among one of the rarest. The 1969 “Cheetah” base Python cars are known for their distinct blue tinted windows, and this is how you can tell these cars apart from the later revisions which are less rare than the first sixteen variations of the car.
19 1968 Hot Pink Beatnik Bandit
Easily one of the pricer classic Hot Wheels cars on this list, the 1968 Hot Pink Beatnik Bandit is just about as hard to find as it is to pony up the money to buy one. You can find these rare variations online for nothing less than $130.00, and that is a fair estimate for one of these cars opened and unboxed. The 1968 Hot Pink Beatnik Bandit was one of the original sixteen cars to have been produced, and that is what made it so rare.
18 1970 “Mad Maverick” Base Mighty Maverick
We can’t even begin to mention how rare the 1970 “Mad Maverick” base Mighty Maverick is, and that is because we really want one bad. This rare car is another one of the classic Hot Wheels cars of the seventies, and it was based on the actual Ford Maverick car. The 1970 “Mad Maverick” base Mighty Maverick has a one of a kind model that was also produced in Hong Kong, and these rare models can be differentiated by the difference in the roof shape.
17 1969 Pink Rear-Loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb
This was on the hit TV show Pawn Stars and valued at a whopping $150,000.00. The 1969 Pink Rear-Loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb is among the rarest of all Hot Wheels models in the world, and one of the most expensive. There are only two that are known in existence, and the one-of-a-kind car features notable additions such as removable surf boards in the rear hatch and a number of other touches that make us want this little toy car pretty badly.
16 40th Anniversary Diamond Encrusted Otto
Have you ever wanted a blinged-out Hot Wheel? Well, most of us have not. But the 40th Anniversary Diamond Encrusted Otto is a special edition car that was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand. The 40th Anniversary Diamond Encrusted Otto has a retail price of $140,000.00, which is a whopping price to pay for a piece of history that you can never play with or actually enjoy. Unless, of course, you want all of the diamonds to fall off; then we say go for it.
15 1970 Ambulance
Looking to think vintage? The 1970 Ambulance is one of the rarer Hot Wheels models to have hit the market, and there are not a lot of these interesting looking little cars around. The 1970 Ambulance was available in green and pink, just to name a few of the models that were available and the prices of these little toy cars can increase dramatically depending on what one you are looking for. The 1970 Ambulance will definitely go down as one of the more memorable Hot Wheels models to hit the market.
14 1975 Chevy Monza 2+2
During the seventies GM decided to try and make a new muscle car that was fuel efficient and would be sold alongside the Camaro, and that car was the Chevy Monza 2+2. To commemorate this car Mattel also set out to make a one of a kind Hot Wheels toy, and this is also one of the rarer Hot Wheels toys to have hit the market. If you manage to find one in green or orange, the little toy can retail for as much as $500. Still, this is a pretty rare little Hot Wheels that would look great in any collection.
13 2000 Seared Tuner
When the Fast And The Furious franchise came out, all of a sudden there was a huge influx of aftermarket tuner shows and video games that flooded the market. Everyone wanted to upgrade their vehicles beyond belief and Mattel jumped onto this craze with the Hot Wheels 2000 Seared Tuner. With the bright yellow paint job and the signature style of the tuner cars from this period, the 2000 Seared Tuner was a one of a kind Hot Wheels that still holds value to this day.
12 1971 Cockney Cab
Part of the original Redline series, the 1971 Cockney Cab was a metallic green Hot Wheels that really set the bar for what the Toy maker would create. We really like how the 1971 Cockney Cab is one of the original Redline Hot Wheels but the value is not crazy expensive, with the average car ranging around $249.00. The 1971 Cockney Cab was available in Metallic green and a Metallic pink color, both of which were pretty cool to look at and enjoy.
11 1976 Gun Bucket
When Mattel begun to expand the Hot Wheels line in the seventies there were quite a few interesting models that have come across the spectrum, and one of the most notable cars that you never really hear anything about was the 1976 Gun Bucket. In terms of a unique Hot Wheels design, the 1976 Gun Bucket really stands out, showing that Mattel was going for more of an action figure direction with their newer Hot Wheels cars at the time, and this is pretty cool.
10 1994 Killer Copter
The nineties were a great time to be a Hot Wheels collector, as there were many new sets and cars that were being released at the time. Perhaps one of the most recognizable to the discerning collector is the 1994 Killer Copter, which is known for its color changing paint job and relative rarity. The 1994 Killer Copter was part of the Hot Wheels Color FX set that debuted in 1994, and the set managed to become one of the most popular to this day. An out of the box 1994 Killer Copter can be found for under $20.00, but to find one in the packaging is quite the task.
9 1975 Backwoods Bomb
There is always that one Hot Wheels model that combines the culture at the time with a model that captivates the young children and the collectors who enjoy these diecast cars, and the 1975 Backwoods Bomb is perhaps one of the most recognizable Hot Wheels ever. This unique truck is quite rare, and will set you back around $200.00 when it comes time to obtain one. The 1975 Backwoods Bomb was produced in a series of colors, but the most notable is the green model with the brown camper shell.
8 2001 Fright Bike
As the Hot Wheels brand moved into the new millennium, the cars begin to take on a new life with bold new styling and even an online racing website that was known as Planet Hot Wheels. For anyone who grew up around this time I’m sure that we all remember going onto Planet Hot Wheels and trying to race our friends, back when the lag was horrible for PC Gaming online. The 2001 Fright Bike holds it value quite well, as finding one will set you back around $100.00, and even more so if you manage to stumble across a first edition.
7 1975 American Victory
Known as the Speed Machines series, the 1975 American Victory was a one of a kind Hot Wheels model that came in a selection of three different colors. The average value for the 1975 American Victory can range from $17.86 to all the way up to $100.00, and this is a pretty penny to pay for the one of a kind Hot Wheel. Most of the cars from the American Victory set were quite rare, and we like how the one of a kind car really separates itself from the other cars of this era and series.
6 1972 Funny Money
The Brinks truck has long been a staple of the banking business, and Hot Wheels decided to bring this to life with their 1972 Funny Money toy car. The 1972 Funny Money had a distinct solid grey color, and this is what gave the Hot Wheels its signature style. The 1972 Funny Money is among one of the rarest Hot Wheels to come across, so naturally the distinct little car is known for its one of a kind style and interesting design. The 1972 Funny Money was made in Hong Kong and retails for around $47.00 on most second-hand markets.
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Top 10 Hot Wheels Unleashed best cars
Want to drive the best cars in Hot Wheels Unleashed? Here is a list of my 10 favourites and what makes each one special.
If like me you are a bit addicted to Hot Wheels Unleashed, then perhaps you would like to know which are the best cars for success? Well, you have come to the right place.
Unlocking new vehicles is done by completing certain events, finishing the four main elements of the single player City Rumble mode, opening purchased or earned Blind Boxes and buying stuff from the Limited Offers shop.
The Limited Offers shop rotates five different vehicles every few hours, making it the easiest way to guarantee the best cars. Typically, the better vehicles cost more and live further down the list but not always.
What makes a good Hot Wheels Unleashed car? Mainly, the amount of boost it has, how well it handles and the overall speed. How cool it looks obviously helps, too. Why would you not want to race as a rubber duck?
Anyway, the reason for boost amount is three-fold. 1) Drifting fills up your boost gauge fast and the speed boost is big. 2) Having a spare boost can be a life-saver if you mess up. 3) Having more than one boost slot means you never waste those boost recharge pads.
Handling, meanwhile, is important because getting round corners sideways without hitting the sides and while carrying as much speed as possible matters. And one thing Hot Wheels Unleashed is not short on are corners.
As for the speed stat, this helps keeps you competitive between boosts. Because as useful as boosting can be, there are times when you simply cannot fill that gauge up fast enough and slower cars will be left behind.
Acceleration is less important because to be fast you will be making efficient use of boosting and braking power beyond a certain point is largely useless as even the fastest cars can scrub off speed rapidly. Most of the time.
One thing you will notice as you unlock a lot of vehicles is that the worse the stats, the better the boost amount. In fact, some cars ditch the boost icons for a boost bar so you can be more precise with how much you boost for.
Be aware that upgrading some cars, by spending upgrade points, can change the boost bar to boost icons or reduce the number of boost icons. This may not be a worthwhile trade.
Speaking of stats, common cars have weaker stats than rare which have weaker stats than legendary. Upgrading takes you up one stage, with legendary the maximum.
And that’s enough background information. Here’s my top 10 Hot Wheels Unleashed best cars list. Let me know your favourites and why in the comments.
For those who want handling sharper than a velociraptor’s claws, reasonable speed and stability, try the triple-exhaust-exit Veloci-Racer. Yes, the one boost limit is, erm, limiting but being more predictable to drive means fewer mistakes and that can make up time.
How to unlock? You can save up to buy it from the Limited Offer menu or maybe get it randomly in a Blind Box. A similar alternative to Veloci-Racer is Shark Bite.
2) Koenigsegg Jesko
Koenigsegg, purveyor of minivans, just kidding, makes very fast cars and the Jesko is one of them. In Hot Wheels Unleashed it is lethal, too, thanks to maxed-out speed, acceleration and handling stats.
Still unconvinced? It seems to appear a lot at the Limited Offer shop, costs a mere 1,200 gold coins, and has two boost icons. If you are struggling with races and time attacks, give it a shot.
Yes, the Batmobile is a thing in Hot Wheels Unleashed and it is worth unlocking. Max acceleration, almost max speed and handling plus three boosts at legendary make it anything but a joker. Open some Blind Boxes and pray or snap it up when it appears on the Limited Offer shopfloor.
The real-life toy Exotique from 2018 features a 700 horsepower V12. Well, not actually. So it makes sense for it to be fast. And fast it is, with maxed out speed and acceleration and almost maxed out handling at legendary. As for boosts, you get two.
Get lucky with a Blind Box or Limited Offer for this car.
5) Back to the Blade
Next, we have Bad to the Blade. Cool name, cool futuristic jet fighter aesthetic and cool stats. Braking power is the only weak link, not that it matters, and you can max out all three other stats with upgrades.
However, doing so means those three lovely boost icons become one, almost a Spice Girls reference, and I do not think that is worth the extra speed. Unlock Bad to the Blade by either getting lucky or completing the nearby ‘Fearsome Rivals’ time attack event.
6) Winning Formula / Formula Flashback
Formula One cars in real life have downforce aplenty so it makes sense the handling stats for the Winning Formula and Formula Flashback vehicles are high. That and overall impressive stats make them potent racers.
Which is best of the two though? I would say Formula Flashback because it retains two boost icons at legendary, whereas Winning Formula drops to one.
7) Street Wiener
And now one of the weirder cars in Hot Wheels Unleashed, the Street Wiener. Don’t look at me like that. This hot dog and bun with mustard and ketchup, maybe some hot sauce, also has its own cooking apparatus at the back that works like an active spoiler.
Why is it good? Because of the maxed-out speed, maxed-out acceleration, almost maxed-out handling and up to four boosts in reserve. That’s the long and short of it if you’ll excuse the pun.
Who knew sticking a rocket on the back would work wonders? RocketFire, gold paintjob and all, is another beast at handling, speed and acceleration once upgraded. But what really sets it apart is that at legendary it seems to gain another boost – for a total of three.
This makes RocketFire one of the best cars in Hot Wheels Unleashed – and hopefully I am right in saying that it appears in the Limited Offers menu and from Blind Boxes.
9) 24 Ours
Next up, we have the first car I bought from the Limited Offer shop. 24 Ours, a cheeky nod to the Le Mans 24 hours race, backs up race car looks with race car performance.
Honestly, this might be the best combination of performance, value and aesthetics. Just remember to bring sunglasses for that paintjob. Even better, two boost icons at legendary.
Buy 24 Ours in the Limited Offer menu for 1,200 gold or get lucky with a Blind Box.
10) Power Rocket
And last in my Hot Wheels Unleashed best cars round-up, we have the awesome Power Rocket. It may be down on speed, but it has great handling, maximum acceleration and, most importantly, six boost icons.
I also love that it looks like a land speed car that drove through a tin foil factory. Unlock it via the Limited Offer menu or a Blind Box.
Bonus car: GT-Scorcher
Despite looking plainer than its rivals, the GT-Scorcher is not to be underestimated. With maxed out speed and handling stats, decent acceleration and braking power plus a boost bar, it can tear through a race like a scorching hot knife through butter.
The downside? This is only for those who got the Hot Wheels Unleashed Day One edition. But maybe it will be added later as DLC. Assuming, of course, it cannot be won in a Blind Box.
And that is it for my Hot Wheels Unleashed best cars list. If you enjoyed it, like and subscribe. If not, I tried my best. Should I do a top 10 worst follow-up video? It’s mighty tempting. Take care homescones, bye.
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I understand the fuel mechanic in most free games, it's a way for a company to make money. As a life long hot wheel collector, I decided to try these new ID cars and see what's so fancy about it. $5 is a pretty decent amount of change for a hot wheel of such bad build quality, but that's not why I bought it. I wanted to play the game included with it, what a cool concept. The game itself is a decent game, good enough for passing time in a waiting room, but its really nothing special, if not a bit underwhelming, but after getting through the tutorial, I found one very bad issue. I'm paying for fuel on a physical car I paid real world money for. This is like buying a game for your xbox to learn you didn't actually buy a game, just access to the game. I spent my 8 bits of juice in about 5 minutes, and was greeted with a hour long timer. Who came up with this? If I was a kid and was met with that, I'd throw a fit. Why would you make a mechanic that teases your customers lime this, knowing your customers are mainly children who don't understand the point of a pay to win mechanic on a toy they have in their hands... Terrible idea. I was considering collecting all these ID cars for my collection, but not after this. They aren't worth it, and this game is hardly worth the effort.
Great game, but...
Been playing and collecting for a few months now and it’s a great game - lots of fun and reasons to keep coming back! The “rubber banding” has always been a strong influence for the opponent of this game (only way a power rating 90 opponent can keep up with a PR 2000 ID car?), but since the last update it gets really ridiculous in certain races. Races I’ve been consistently able to win against an opponent of the same PR are now randomly impossible to win, with the opponent screaming out ahead of you without using turbo in the last few seconds of the race and somehow you can’t catch up despite being able to easily catch them earlier even when they had used a turbo... on a perfect run too, no hitting the walls or missed boosts, etc.. Seems like they purposefully unbalanced the power levels, maybe so gamers didn’t get used to winning all the time? Still a fun game, but it’s becoming frustrating, especially in the Valentine’s Day pack when you play opportunity is limited by the amount of “juice” your car has, to have a noticeable lead on your opponent only for them to cruise ahead and beat you like it was the easiest thing in the world.
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My kids have Hot Wheels scattered all over our house, in boxes, under chairs. At a dollar a pop, they're the cheap consolation prize at the supermarket. Hot Wheels is going a little more upmarket this year, embedding NFC chips into its newest line of cars. Hot Wheels ID (technically it's "Hot Wheels id") is like the Nintendo Amiibo of toy cars, aiming to be a new line of toys that scan into phones and tablets, and track lifetime race stats on a little chip inside. I got to play-race with the cars and Mattel's Smart Track set that are launching today: here's what they're like.
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I say Amiibo because, really, Hot Wheels ID cars aren't smart cars. They're NFC-enabled, but they store data, they don't actively record it. To know your Hot Wheels' virtual miles an hour, or rpm, or laps raced, you'll need some extra hardware: either a $40 Hot Wheels Race Portal, or a much more expensive $180 Smart Track race kit. In another unusual spin, Hot Wheels ID will be an Apple Store exclusive for now before expanding to Android later this year.
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Hot Wheels have been around for 51 years, and Mattel has experimented with funky tech in its cars before. A video racer doubled as a video camera. A GoPro-connectible Hot Wheels car could record close-ups of stunt footage. There was even a Rocket League Hot Wheels game set.
Hot Wheels ID cars don't have cameras, unfortunately, but the cars do look nice. They're also more expensive than normal Hot Wheels, at $7 a pop. The packaging feels collectible, and the boxes are designed so you can scan your car into the Hot Wheels app without ever taking it out of the box. The car designs, including a funky hammerhead shark (my favorite), are...well, they're Hot Wheels.
Tracking speed, laps and more (but you need the extras)
When Mattel first described Hot Wheels ID, I expected a truly self-contained smart car. That's not what these are. In fact, all sensing data is done off the car. It's a basic toy, plus an NFC chip. The base Race Portal launcher has Bluetooth, IR sensors, and NFC, and measures the speed of a Hot Wheels ID car as it passes through.
The speed is calculated into an estimate of the scale car's miles-per-hour equivalent. The little smart gate can also count laps raced. The $40 portal comes with two cars, so it's clearly the gift package Mattel envisions as the "starter pack." The portal connects with existing Hot Wheels race track sets, so it can basically turn your old track into a "smart" one.
But for the full experience, there's the Smart Track ($180), which has a pump-accelerating launcher and zips cars along the course one by one. There's not much to the "game" here...it's nothing like what Anki's robotic race cars did. Instead, you're just seeing how fast you can get those cars to do laps before they fly off the track. (Hot Wheels fans, you're familiar with what's going on.) The Smart Track can also measure launch rpm and lifetime mileage for your cars, but $180 is a pretty big gift to ask for.
Scanning your car into an app game
Mattel has a new Hot Wheels ID game app that stores the cars you scan in and turns it into a museum/arcade of sorts: you could look at details up close, study stats, or race in video games with the car. That's a lot like many other app-ified toys, but Mattel sees this "mixed play" strategy as a way to not need the iPhone or iPad around all the time. Kids would play with the real toys in real life, and sometimes go to the screen, but not necessarily both. It'll be interesting to see how that plays out over time as Hot Wheels ID expands.
A world of NFC toys to come?
Maybe the most interesting part of Hot Wheels ID is that it can use the NFC capability on iPhones to scan directly in (for iPads, you'll need the $40 portal as a car-scanner). iOS devices haven't unlocked NFC for a lot of uses, and Hot Wheels are the first toys I've seen that do this. (The cars will work on Android in July, timed to Amazon Prime Day.) If Mattel is launching a bunch of cars that do this, maybe a lot more toys with NFC chips are next.
Hot Wheels ID don't seem revolutionary, and they're not magic robot cars. But they look like a model for where all action figures, toys and collectibles are going next: being scannable.
Hot Wheels celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 with one of its best years ever. We called our old friend and Hot Wheels-fanatic Bruce Pascal to check up on what’s changed since last year in terms of rare and valuable cars. His collection of more than 7000 items is valued at just over $1 million. So he knows his stuff.
What’s the difference between a 10-cent toy, and one worth more than a real Porsche Taycan? According to Bruce, low-volume models in original condition are the cream of the crop, even when their age is showing. The true diamonds are models with unreleased colors or wheel combinations. Pascal told us Hot Wheels can use as many as 30 different sets of wheels a year. It’s toward the end of the production run when the people who assembling the cars begin dipping into different parts buckets.
That doesn’t mean swapping parts on what you already own will turn you into a celebrity at the next Antiques Roadshow. Pascal said that just like with real cars, adding aftermarket parts or custom paint can actually devalue the original. The cheaper Hot Wheels, known as beaters, are worth a couple dollars, at most. Even if they’re cheap, some are still highly sought after by artists and customizers who wish to cut costs in their restoration efforts. With Pascal as a guide, here are the hottest Hot Wheels.
221968 Dodge Deora – $1
Although these beaters don't burn oil, they fall under the same price range as real cars that share the same term. What they don't hold in collector value, they make up for in demand from the people who turn restoring or modifying die-cast cars into an art. These misfit Hot Wheels are high-mileage playthings, but isn't that the whole point of a toy?
211974 Magenta Rodger Dodger with White Interior – $3000
First issued in 1974, Rodger Dodgers with a black interior are relatively common; those with the white-colored interior are rare, as pictured here, and are the ones that collectors desire.
201968 Brown Custom Camaro – $3000
There is no shortage of Hot Wheels based on the Chevrolet Camaro, which was issued in numerous forms since its introduction as one of the original Sweet Sixteen cars. This brown-over-white version is one of the rarest, and some collectors claim it was only ever used for store display purposes.
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191968 White Custom Camaro – $3000
Reportedly the first Hot Wheels car to make the transition from the drawing board to production, the Enamel White Camaro was intended as a prototype for designers to use as a muse. Some of them were mistakenly packaged and sent to stores, however, making each one another rare find.
181977 White Z-Whiz – $3000
The first Japanese import vehicle to be cast as a Hot Wheels car, the Datsun Z-car-inspired Z-Whiz was issued in 1977.
171974 Blue Rodger Dodger – $3000
Rarity does not always beget value, but in the case of the blue-colored Rodger Dodger model, it does: It was produced in ultralow volumes and is very desirable.
161972 Pink Superfine Turbine – $3500
Designed by Larry Wood, the Superfine Turbine was one of three new castings released in 1973. It was reissued in 2010.
151969 Red Baron with White Interior – $3500
The Red Baron is one of the most popular Hot Wheels of all time, and it has been in production on again and off again for decades. Sensing a theme yet? It is the early production model with the white interior that sets this ultra-collectible Red Baron apart from those with black interiors.
141972 Green Open Fire – $4000
Designed by Paul Tam, the Open fire is based on a stretched AMC Gremlin. Because if there's one thing this world needed more of, it was more AMC Gremlin . . .
131971 Red Olds 442 with Black Interior – $4500
The Olds 442 was issued in the the usual array of Hot Wheels colors, but those with the combo of a red exterior and black interior are anomalies, believed by many collectors to be pre-production pieces. Some authorities claim that fewer than 15 examples exist today.
121968 Pink Beatnik Bandit – $5000
Based on the car of the same name designed by the legendary Ed "Big Daddy" Roth of Rat Fink fame, the 1968 Beatnik Bandit was one of the original Sweet Sixteen Hot Wheels issued in 1968. Available in approximately 18 colors, the Beatnik Bandit's most sought-after hue is this ultra-rare pink. This is the version that brings the bucks.
111970 Red Ferrari 312P with White Interior – $5000
Produced at Mattel facilities in both the United States and Hong Kong, the Ferrari 312P is almost always found with a black interior. That makes examples that came with a white interior the rarest of the bunch.
101971 Spectraflame Purple Bye Focal – $6000
Hot Wheels used numerous shades of blue, purple, and magenta for its models, and it is easy for the novice collector to confuse them all. Bone up on your color-wheel skills and find the purple, because it is the rarest of Mattel's Bye Focal colors. This Spectraflame Purple Bye Focal model is also subject to "crumbling," a condition in which the body or chassis develops cracks and literally begins to crumble.
91969 Cheetah Base with Python Body – $6000
The car that would become the Hot Wheels Python was initially called the Cheetah inside the company. It was based on the Dream Rod built by Kustom Kulture pioneer Bill Cushenbery. Before the decision was made to change the name to Python, a small number of Cheetah prototypes were assembled, and, predictably, a few escaped the confines of the Hot Wheels empire. Reportedly only made in red, these Cheetahs have been hunted by Hot Wheels collectors ever since.
81969 Brown '31 Woody – $8000
Issued as part of the 1969 Hot Wheels series, the brown '31 Woody is considered by some redline experts to be extremely rare. Many guesstimate that fewer than a few dozen exist, a number that includes some prototypes.
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71969 Ed Shaver Blue AMX – $10,000
Issued only in the U.K. as part of Mattel's sponsorship deal with racer Ed Shaver, this model has been on the radar of collectors for years. According to experts, the only thing that differentiates the genuine Ed Shaver AMX from the more common non–Ed Shaver models is the graphic treatment. Therefore it is critical that, should you come across one of these AMXs, you determine whether or not the stickers are sly reproductions.
61971 Purple Olds 442 – $12,000
Manufactured exclusively in Mattel's Hong Kong facility in 1971, the purple Olds 442 is considered by many collectors to be not only the rarest Olds Hot Wheels car but the rarest of all production redline Hot Wheels.
51969 Brown Custom Charger – $13,000
Made between 1969 and 1971, the Custom Charger was an extremely popular model. The exception is the brown variant, of which only a few are known to exist. Many collectors consider it to be a prototype, not a series production model.
41969 Mad Maverick Base on Mighty Maverick – $15,000
Everyone knows what a Mad Maverick looks like, so we focused on the important part here: the base. While there is no shortage of Mighty Maverick Hot Wheels in circulation, there only are a few with its original name, "Mad Maverick," cast into the baseplate. It was changed due to a copyright issue with rival toy manufacturer Johnny Lightning, which had previously issued a Mad Maverick, so the pre-name-change cars are highly sought after.
31968 Over Chrome Camaro – $25,000
While there are many lime or "antifreeze" Hot Wheels, this is a rare antifreeze-over-chrome-finish Camaro used for advertising purposes. Made the same way as a Christmas ornament, the Camaro showed up in commercials with higher production values, and only 20 Hot Wheels cars with this special finish are known to exist.
21968 Over Chrome Mustang – $40,000
This Strawberry Over Chrome Mustang has a story to tell. Recently purchased at an estate sale after its owner’s death, it was part of a private collection that resided with its owner in a trailer park. It’s one of only two models and, like the Over Chrome Camaro, was meant for advertising purposes, was for internal use only, and never sold. How did it get from the hands of Mattel execs to a mobile home? We may never know.
11969 Pink, Rear-Loading Beach Bomb – $175,000
Widely heralded as the most collectible Hot Wheels extant, the rear-loading Beach Bomb is a prototype that for years remained in the possession of a Mattel employee. Unique in that its surfboards load through the rear window, the Beach Bomb proved to be too narrow and top-heavy, so the design was replaced with a slightly different version that featured side-mounted surfboards and a full-length plastic sunroof for a lower center of gravity. Although a few additional copies in different colors managed to slip into public hands, only two Pink versions are known to exist.
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People Who Own Any Of These 25 Classic Hot Wheels Cars Could Be Sitting On A Fortune
Shout out to the 40 and above club! Remember that little diecast toy you used to play around with? Most of them didn’t cost much when they were brand new but apparently, the value of a few models is so much that people are willing to shed off a pretty penny off their bank accounts to own one.
You should probably start looking for the old Hotwheels and double check if it is in this list. There are a number of factors affecting the collectability and potential value for Hot Wheels. Probably the most prominent is the toy’s rarity; there might be an early prototype of something (which we barely even see). People on the market for expensive Hot Wheels should be wary of bad people who deceive buyers of rare toys. Like everything else, the condition is everything.
We would not want to buy a diecast toy car worth thousands of dollars but missing a wheel or two. The following 25 aren't missing much of anything and hold a great value. Enjoy folks!
25 1995 Collector No. 271 Funny Car- $3,500
With only 12 of these in existence, you could say that they are ultra-rare by anybody’s standards. The No. 271 Funny Car is most probably the rarest Hot Wheels car from the ’90s and is worth around $3,500 now but who’s to say that that number will not go up exponentially in the future?
As of about two years ago, there are only 7 that have been authenticated so that leaves only 5 original Funny Cars to be found and verified. They have to be in the original packaging though.
24 1970's Pink Rear-Loading Beach Bomb- $80,000 to $125,000.
There are only two Pink Rear-Loading Beach Bombs ever made which is exactly why they cost a lot more than your average entry-level luxury car. Soon after, Hot Wheels made 200 pieces of pink Beach Bombs but now the surfboards hang to the side instead of the rear but still, they are valued at $80,000 at least.
The reason why only one cast was made of the rear-loading Beach Bomb is that it was too top heavy which meant that they couldn’t go through a Hot Wheels track.
23 1971 Mutt Mobile- $2,500
Legendary Hot Wheels designer, Larry Wood was the one who created the Mutt Mobile and it was released by the company in 1971. There is actually a rear compartment that you can open and uncover two white dogs, hence, the name “Mutt Mobile.”
Along with the dog cages at the back, this toy also features a bare engine that seems to span the whole width of the toy car and long exhaust pipes between the front and rear wheels. The gold version is the more sought after Mutt Mobile of course.
22 1973 Blue Rodger Dodger- $8,000
Yet another creation by famed Hot Wheels designer, Larry Wood, you would not be able to miss the distinct paint job of the Rodger Dodger. Only 7 of these were made and sold in pristine condition Rodger Dodger will fetch you about $8,000 US today, though it might prove difficult to find nice examples of the toy since they were produced around the mid-70s.
There are rumors of the Rodger Dodger being only meant for the UK so the blokes across the pond should start scouring old boxes from their childhood.
21 1974 Magenta Rodger Dodger with White Interior- $3,000
Surprise! There is another Rodger Dodger in town but this one might be a bit more particular than the previous entry. The magenta colored Rodger Dodger must have a white interior otherwise it would be relatively common if it were black.
There is not much difference between the blue and the magenta Rodger Dodger except, well, for the color through the blue ones are valued slightly higher. In order to get a quick $3,000 off this toy though it has to be in great condition.
20 1974 Red Superfine Turbine- $2,500
If you think that the Superfine Turbine bears a distinct resemblance to the Mutt Mobile mention previously, then you are right on target. They both look the same because both were designed by the same person at around the same time in the early 70s.
Instead of a regular old combustion engine, our dear pal Larry put in an aircraft turbine to power the thingamabob. If it were real then it would have definitely packed quite a punch. We guess it’s up to our imagination to see the Superfine Turbine in action.
19 1968 Brown Custom Camaro – $3,000
Experts say that the brown Custom Camaros were only used for in-store displays exclusively. Very much like its rival sibling, the Custom Charger of the same color only produced a year apart, it has that certain muscle car charm that we all have come to know and love - the interior has to be white to be deemed valuable.
What is it with rare Hot Wheels diecast toys and white interiors eh? Both cars in real life are even comparable when it comes to performance.
18 1969 Brown Custom Charger – $13,000
Released during the golden age of the muscle car era, the 1969 Brown Custom Charger was selling like ice cream on a sunny day at the beach. It is thought to be a prototype due to its apparent rarity as some avid collectors would like to believe but it not being white or black is a rather discouraging fact against their assumption.
Anyway, if it really is not a prototype then at least it is an astonishingly unique production model (a rather classic one at that).
17 1968-1977 Purple Olds 442- $1,500 to $7,000.
The Olds 442 was released around the same time the Custom Camaro and the Custom Charger came out although the Olds 442 will be a lot more detailed with things such as a hood that you can open and a replica of the engine is also included.
We should also note that this diecast is the rarest casting from 1968 up until 1977. There are multiple colors of the Olds 442 but the purple ones are the rarest and arguably the best looking. Admittedly, this toy does look a bit like the Camaro and Charger.
16 1971 Red Olds 442 with Black Interior – $4,000
With fewer than 15 known to ever exist, there is no question why the Olds 442 with this particular color scheme is regarded with high value. This is because the ones with this color combination are actually anomalies from the factory; call it a divine intervention by an upper superior being in the sky or whatever but we sure are glad some anomalies happened.
With the amount of detail in these minuscule models, it is virtually impossible to perfect everything in the production line.
15 1972 Green Open Fire – $4,000
The AMC Gremlin is dubbed as one of the worst looking cars ever made; the Open Fire is merely a stretched out Gremlin but it looks as cool as your favorite action star walking towards the camera with a big explosion in the background.
It’s because of the massive V12 engine installed at the front that another set of wheels had to be added to balance out the toy. Paul Tam, the Open Fire’s eccentric designer, really let his imagination run wild with this one.
14 1968 Red Baron with White Interior- $3,000 to $4,000
If you think that the Red Baron’s roof has an uncanny resemblance to an infantry helmet from Germany, then you are right on the money. The Red Baron is actually named after a feared pilot from Germany, probably their most renowned ace.
Aviation and automobiles, what’s not to love about the Hot Wheels Red Baron? Mattel has put this design on and off multiple times through the years, this only proves how popular this particular toy is among the young and the young at heart.
13 1977 White Z-Whiz – $3,000
Any JDM follower with self-respect would be able to recognize this car from the get-go. It is, of course, the legendary Datsun Z Fairlady! What makes this toy so valuable is that it is the first import from Japan that Hot Wheels made a diecast toy out of and granted that a huge chunk of the automotive industry is connected to the Land of the Rising Sun, you would guess that its creation is kind of a big deal.
Hold on to your socks because this little package is valued at around $3,000.
12 1969 Ed Shaver Blue AMX- $4,000
There is quite a thin line between the regular blue AMX and the Ed Shaver AMX. The only difference is the graphic treatment; people would have to be extra careful and wary of the reproductions of the decals. If ever you come across a blue Ed Shaver AMX that looks like the sticker along the doors were only made yesterday, then it is probably fake and not worth much.
This particular model was only made for the UK which makes the thing even more special.
11 1968 Pink Beatnik Bandit – $5,000
If ever you find yourself holding on to a Beatnik Bandit with the extremely rare color of pink, then you should not let go of it; not unless you want to get at least $5,000 in cash, of course.
The Beatnik Bandit features a V8 engine front and center. Ed “Big Daddy” Roth was a cartoonist, custom car designer, pinstriper, illustrator, and artist that created the Beatnik Bandit series for Hot Wheels. He was a prominent figure in the world of hot rods and custom cars back in the day which makes his Hot Wheels toy collectible.
10 1977 Gold GMC Motorhome–$2,000
Thirty gold versions of the GMC Motorhome were given to big shot sales representatives in GMC. With only 30 pieces in existence, you could definitely say that these are incredibly rare and astonishingly hard to find.
Worth around a couple thousand bucks as of 2018, it is a good bet that the value of these gold GMC Motorhomes will slowly but steadily rise as time passes. In the unlikely event that they do decrease in value, you could always sell these toys for their weight in gold but where is the fun in that?
9 1970 Red Ferrari 312P with White Interior – $5,000
Most of the Ferrari 312P’s created at the Mattel facilities in Hong Kong and the United States came with black interior; only a handful of 312P’s were found with white interior. Right behind the driver sits the Hot Wheels toy’s V12 engine that would push out a lot of horses in real life out the exhaust pipes, prancing horses to be exact (Ferrari pun intended).
Its lines are that of a beautiful track car Ferrari and the designers truly outdid themselves with this work of art.
8 1971 Spectraflame Purple Bye Focal – $6,000
Were you any good in your art classes in school? Hot Wheels used numerous shades of the colors blue, purple, and magenta for the Bye Focal models and if you do not buy the right one with the exact color then that is $6,000 down the drain.
Aside from worrying about getting the color right, you also have to think about the inevitable “crumbling” of the toy car’s chassis. The Bye Focal’s engine is in totally unrealistic proportions but hey, nothing is impossible through our imagination!
7 1969 Brown ’31 Woody- $8,000
As you would expect, a Hot Wheels diecast toy worth $8,000 US would prove to be incredibly hard to find. Fanatical connoisseurs of Hot Wheels say that less than a dozen 1969 brown ’31 Woody’s were made and maybe a couple from that dozen were actually prototypes.
One look at this special toy and it is impossible not to recognize the allure of the model. We are not sure how accurate it is to the real thing but it does exhibit the same charisma.
6 1969 Mad Maverick Base on Mighty Maverick – $15,000
Mighty Mavericks are definitely one of the most abundant Hot Wheels models in distribution. However, the reason why the Mad Maverick is particularly valuable is that another company, a rival toy manufacturer by the name of Johnny Lightning, had already issued a toy of the same name which is a clear copyright issue from the get-go.
Hot Wheels hurriedly took off the name from its lineup of toys but a number was already bought by the public that still had “Mad Maverick” on the chrome base plate.
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