Director Justin Lin, who was responsible for cinematic masterpieces like The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Fast Five is now set to direct a Hot Wheels movie, whenever that’s happening.
Like many Jews, I spent most of my younger years as a “child.” And, as a Judaic child growing up in an overwhelmingly Christian area, I saw plenty of nativity scenes. Before I knew what they were, I thought they were some kind of playset for some media property I wasn’t familiar with. They still have a sort of…
If you’re getting fed up with Batmobiles getting bigger and bigger with every new movie, here’s the street-legal Darth Vader car from Hot Wheels’ Star Wars collection with Jay Leno acting as the Sith Lord.
If you had to guess what the first really successful Matchbox toy vehicle was, the one that convinced them there was money to be made cranking out tiny toy cars, what would you guess? An E-Type? A Model T? A tank? Nope, nope, and nope. The one that convinced them had a pair of disembodied shins. Were you going to…
The Sultan of Brunei has what’s considered to be the world’s most insane car collection with over 5,000 rare cars. But there’s a suburban dad from Pennsylvania who puts him to shame with over 30,000 vehicles covering nearly every brand and model. And they all fit in his house.
Our more astute readers may have noticed this interesting fact already: chess pieces and Hot Wheels (or Matchbox, or similar) cars are both small, solid objects that can be held easily in one hand. I’ve confirmed this with a double-blind study. This fact leads to one question: what cars would be what chess pieces?
If you’re a Star Wars fan and an Uber user in New York City, you’re in luck. Get ready to pull out your phone and wait reluctantly by it for a #branded Dodge Charger Hot Wheels Storm Trooper Hellcat Uber to come your way.
Back in the 1980s, the car magazines and executives at General Motors dubbed the sinister and obscenely powerful Buick Grand National “Darth Vader’s car.” Thanks to the folks at Hot Wheels, Lord Vader has something to upgrade to.
Last year at the X Games, Hot Wheels had Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy drive through a double loop, like the type we all made as kids. Except this time the cars didn't crash into each other and make a mess on your floor. This is how they did it.
Mustachioed stunt driver Greg Tracy and former One Direction tenor Tanner Foust set a completely made up world record earlier today when they drove their cars through a double loop simultaneously at the X Games in Los Angeles. Tracy won, mostly because he did a Q&A with our readers on Friday. When will you learn,…
You've seen Greg Tracy drive, you just didn't know it. The six-time Pikes Peak champ has been the wheelman in movies like The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Italian Job just to name a few. He's also going to attempt a world record double loop stunt for Hot Wheels Saturday with Tanner…
Do grandparents let their grandkids get away with stuff their parents won't let them do? Sure. But most grandparents are still pretty good baby sitters, from a safety standpoint (mine were anyway).
So far the closest we've gotten to the 2013 SRT Viper ahead of its New York Auto Show debut next month is teaser pictures and renderings based on the image leaked by Hot Wheels. Although we still don't have pictures of the actual car, we now know what it looks like 1/64th scale diecast.
Like most car-obsessed folks, I have many more toy cars around than a reasonable person with a mortgage should. It's a limited way of satisfying car-ownership urges without turning your yard into an oil-soaked scrapyard. Well, turning it into more of one, I mean.
A Grandma gifted a Mattel Matchbox toy truck to her 3-year-old grandson because like most 3-year-old boys, he loved playing with trucks. Unbeknownst to both of them though, the phone number painted on the truck directed to a sex line.
California artist Chris Burden’s city of 1,200 Hot Wheels cars is close to completion at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It’s a giant, noisy, throbbing city of custom-built toy cars, and it’s also a sad farewell to the first century of the automobile. In Burden’s city, you see, the cars move on tracks. (via …
Eliot Handler, the creator of Hot Wheels, died at his home on Thursday at the age of 95. In honor of the man who created the first vehicle most young car lovers ever owned, we present a special QOTW. What is your favorite Hot Wheels car?