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Not for use with Hot Wheels sets...

May 26, 2000
Diecasts Online
Has the new 1/64 Nash Bridges Hemi Cuda from the Johnny Lightning Hollywood on Wheels 2 series.



It's no Ferrari, but it will do.


Not for use with Hot Wheels sets...

April 18, 2000
ShopMattel.com has this amazingly detailed 1:24 scale limited edition Mongoose Plymouth Duster replica. It's made with more than 130 die-cast parts, and comes with a 1:64 scale version as well!

Free Shipping + 10% off


Naturally, the Snake is also available. Not much fun racing alone!


Watch your speed around these guys...

April 12, 2000
Diecast City has a selection of the 1999 Racing Champions Camaro Series.

Pull over!No, YOU pull over!


Yeah, baby! Yeah!! Whatever...

April 2, 2000
ShopMattel.com has this groovy Concept 1 Beetle convertible, among other Austin Powers vehicles that were actually in the movie.

Beep beep!

The uncanny resemblance to a certain Beatles animated movie may "bug" some people.


Greatly detailed Great Garages

Great GaragesMarch 28, 2000
This model kit of the 'dream garage' includes everything you could possibly ask for in a garage - including the red Corvette! Made for 1:43 scale vehicles, kit includes a large assortment of garage tools, a pre-painted die-cast Vette, garage display, and clear acrylic lid. Assembly and painting required. For ages 12 and up. Complete instructions included. Plastic model glue, hobby knife, small phillips screwdriver, and model paint not included. Outside dimension: 8-1/4"w x 3-1/2"h x 4-3/4"d. 1:43 scale. Manufactured by Estes.

Scheduled to ship: Mid March  -  Price: $24.99  -  Order from: Automobilia Limited


First Milezone's custom of 2000

February 14, 2000
The new year is here, and so is the first of three custom offerings from Milezone's Collectible Toys. Milezone's is ringing in the new year with their own version of the Hot Wheels 1999 First Edition "Track T". While last year's customs were a sporty yellow, this little beauty is snow white and is dubbed "T Zone". But order soon... quantities are limited to just 100 units!

See actual-size pic, then order online!

Milezone's Track T

See actual-size pic


New Tomart's Hot Wheels Price Guide for 2000

January 28, 2000
The long-awaited 4th edition of Tomart's popular Price Guide to Hot Wheels is finally here. This all-new version features your favourite Hot Wheels collectibles, including a listing of all the 2000 cars. As in previous versions, this book is literally jammed with lots of great colour photos, making this a must-have for any collector. And now you can own this great guide by ordering online and paying less than retail!

Canadian Collectors! Order online:

American Collectors! Order online: Amazon.com

Tomart's 2000 Guide
Loads of colour pictures sets Tomart's guide apart from the competition!


Alleyguide announces Caption Contest winners

December 4, 1999

If you are one of the many who took a shot at the Treasure Hunt Alley First Ever Caption Contest, the results have now been posted. The winner receives a "Very near mint carded (minus button) 1971 Fire Chief" and an Alleyguide T-shirt for their effort. Due to the volume of entries, 4 runners-up have also been named.


Mattel announces Hot Wheels Internet Bus III

By: Vic Prochazka
November 5, 1999

Mattel is once again offering a collectible version of their popular VW Bus, to be available only on the Hot Wheels website. As usual, the the Bus features a custom paint job featuring the hotwheels.com website address. Also included is a 24K gold plated model of the Sojourner Mars Rover, approximately 3" in length. The set is selling for a whopping $60 plus shipping and handling, and is only available online. Demand must still be high, as Mattel has requested that you do not try to order it through their 800 number.


New Custom Hot Wheels Offering from Milezone's

By: Vic Prochazka
October 22, 1999

Milezone's Collectible Toys is at it again with another limited edition custom. This time around, Hot Wheels' 1998 First Edition #10 "Dairy Delivery" goes under the knife. Observant collectors will note that the colour is the same as the Custom Cat-a-Pult from earlier this year. That's no accident! Get the full scoop right here, because this week it's our Featured Die Cast. You can even order online!







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