Sunday, 20 July 2014

RE-INTRODUCTION & DEEP REVIEW ON 2014 HOT WHEELS MAINLINE J CASE - WRITTEN ON: 19.JULY.2014

A rough review has already been written in my previous blog which you can read it here.

As you all know [and for those who didn't know], a few years back where Hot Wheels has been discovered with lots of variants on its castings such as wheels, windows, paint job, base and most of all - the variations on its front & back cover, not to include the errors. This year, when it started on its very first wave - 2014 Mainline A Cases, it begins with interior variations, body chassis & spoilers. Whether its INTERIOR has ROLL CAGE or Without them [in this case, so far these variations are on '92 BMW M3, MAZDA RX-7 & NISSAN SKYLINE H/T 2000GT-X], with 2 Front Seats or only 1 Seat [this is only for NISSAN SKYLINE H/T 2000GT-R - which is first seen in 2014 Mainline N Cases - Not to include the 2014 FLYING CUSTOMS series]. For body chassis variations, TOYOTA COROLLA AE-86 has either Old or New body which the NEW body chassis has more sharper details on its body's outline. Spoiler's variations will be on both JDM cars - Nissan 350Z & NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R (R34). They have been built with plastic rear spoiler since their first existence, in the year of 2006 & 2010 respectively. Nissan 350Z was the first to have this alter in the year 2013. And for this year, it enters 2014 4th of July Walmart exclusive series.

To have discovered this year's rare variations, it all comes down to the various shapes of blister/bubble used for each of the models in 2014 Mainline series. Many of the collectors might not realized the important of this features as now it might seems irrelevant or not that important in ones collections, but Mattel itself knows that this is a special hidden features [not accidentally misplace it or factory fault, in other words - An Error] which someday some collectors who has a very heavy taste on details of each of the material used not just the car itself but the entire packaging as well.

Before we move on, just wanted to let you know that all these information was gathered in days and takes alot of concentration just to bring this and share with you all, alright. Ok, let's starts the engine!...shall we? :)
Usually, there will be 26 different models in each wave of the Mainline Series including the Super & Regular treasure hunt. Not all cases have the complete set of this 26 models as there will be alot of carry over from previous wave, some can be even from an earlier waves. You can always check out the videos uploaded from these cool guys at youtube. I have gathered all of them here for your conveniences. Check it out.
2014 HOT WHEELS MAINLINE J CASE UNBOXING
VIDEO #1: RaceGrooves - U.S. CASE - L2593 - 987 JJW

VIDEO #2: mushedroom - U.S. CASE - L2593 - 987 JLL ~ SUPER TH$ FOUND!

VIDEO #3: king hotwheels - U.S. CASE - L2593 - 987 JJW

VIDEO #4:  Diecast1 - U.S. CASE - L2593 - 987 JJW

VIDEO #5: mikecalcagno - INTERNATIONAL CASE - C4982 - 993 JJM

VIDEO #6: branfrog- U.S. CASE - L2593 - 987 JKX ~ SUPER TH$ FOUND!

NOTE: Whenever you wanna do Hot Wheels Unboxing video, just show it naturally without worrying that people might not like your videos or too much talking or any other bad negative saying in your videos, alright. Because the minute you do a Hot Wheels unboxing videos, you have gave the world a piece of mind on what is to be expected in those Hot Wheels cases. Every little details in your videos means something to some people like me! :D So, i thank you all for uploading those wonderful videos of yours and share it to the world. Even if you don't get any super or regular treasure hunt, you still have those cars that some people don't have. You might get some errors or some valuable & rare cars that is compatible with those super or regular TH$, alright. Unfortunately, we are getting fewer and fewer of the UNBOXING of the INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD CASEs. Hope to see more of them in the near future. Cheers! :)
 
We begins with the SUPER TREASURE HUNT$ that will be expected to be found in this wave.
All photos will be in left to right sequences: INTERNATIONAL LONG CARD, U.S. LONG CARD & INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION.
2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: MUSCLE MANIA
#236 '64 CHEVY® NOVA STATION WAGON (SPECTRAFLAME DARK COPPER)
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION + BACK COVER VIEW

INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION: REGULAR EDITION
NOTE: International Long card edition for Blister type #3 & #4 were not to be found at this time. U.S. Long card edition for Blister type #2 were not to be found at this time.

INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION: REGULAR EDITION
NOTE: International Short card edition for Blister type #2 & #3 were not to be found at this time.

For this SUPER TREASURE HUNT$ EDITION, no INTERNATIONAL short card or any bubble/blister variants were found at this time. If these variant were to be found, a complete set for this SUPER TREASURE HUNT$ EDITION will be 3pcs and to count on various types of blisters added, a complete of 12 cars set is needed:
1. Bubble/Blister Type #1 (International Long, U.S. Long & International Short Card)
    Type #1: Left Bottom 'L' Curve Shape + Right Slide Curve Shape Blister.
2. Bubble/Blister Type #2 (International Long, U.S. Long & International Short Card)
    Type #2: Left + Right Top 'L' Curve Shape Blister (EXTREMELY RARE FINDING!).
3. Bubble/Blister Type #3 (International Long, U.S. Long & International Short Card)
    Type #3: Right Top Square Curve Shape + Left Full Square Shape Blister.
4. Bubble/Blister Type #4 (International Long, U.S. Long & International Short Card)
    Type #4: Left Deep 'L' Curve Shape + Right Full Square Shape Blister. 

There is another differences between INTERNATIONAL & U.S. card is the name of the car. For International Long & Short Card edition, the name of the car printed at bottom of the front card as well as at the back of the card is shorter than the U.S. Long card edition.
INTERNATIONAL LONG & SHORT CARD EDITION
'64 CHEVY® NOVA
U.S. LONG CARD EDITION:
'64 CHEVY® NOVA STATION WAGON

For REGULAR TREASURE HUNT in this wave:
2014 HOT WHEELS - HW RACE: HW RACE TEAM
#148 TWINDUCTION (METAFLAKE DARK BLUE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.

Now, the following will be listed by the small to large number sequences.
2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: CITY WORKS
#1 REPO DUTY (BLACK+ORANGE) ~ 2ND BODY COLOR.

HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: CITY WORKS
#2 BACK SLIDER (METAFLAKE PURPLE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.

HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: CITY WORKS
#9 SWEET STREET A.K.A. ICE CREAM TRUCK (WHITE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.
NOTE: INTERNATIONAL LONG & SHORT card edition named this model as: SWEET STREET. For U.S. LONG CARD EDITION, it is called ICE CREAM TRUCK. Noticed that the end of the name Sweet Street has the symbol TRADEMARK printed on the card whereas the U.S. card doesn't have any symbol at the end of the model's name.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: GOAL
#20 AVANT GARDE (BLUE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR with France Football logo on card.
INTERNATIONAL & U.S LONG CARD EDITION
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
NOTE: There are 2 variants type of Blisters used in this model.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: NIGHTBURNERZ 
#30 1990 HONDA CIVIC EF (METAFLAKE LITE BLUE) ~ NEW CASTING! (2ND BODY COLOR).

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: SPEED TEAM
#37 LAMBORGHINI VENENO (METAFLAKE SILVER) ~ NEW CASTING! (1ST BODY COLOR).

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: RESCUE
#49 SUPER VAN (METAFLAKE DARK BLUE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: RESCUE
#50 SO PLOWED (WHITE+BLUE) ~ NEW CASTING! (1ST BODY COLOR).

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: FUTURE FLEET
#57 TURBO TURRET™ (METAFLAKE BLUE) ~ 2ND BODY COLOR.
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
NOTE: The INTERNATIONAL SHORT card edition might have another variant on its blister which is the Complete Square Shape Blister which are not been seen at this time. This model is very hard to find especially for this Short Card edition.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: TOONED II
#88 SNOOPY (WHITE DOG FIGURE WITH RED HOUSE) ~ NEW CASTING (1ST BODY COLOR).

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: MUSTANG 50TH
#92 FORD MUSTANG GT (ORANGE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.
 
2014 HOT WHEELS - HW CITY: MUSTANG 50TH
#98 '67 CUSTOM MUSTANG (METAFLAKE LITE BLUE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW OFF-ROAD: ROAD RALLY
#110 FAST 4WD (METAFLAKE ORANGE) ~ NEW CASTING! (2ND BODY COLOR).
NOTE: If you take a closer look at the INTERNATIONAL LONG card edition, the type of blister used is the 'N' Shape Blister. The Complete Square Shape Blister was found in mikecalcagno Hot Wheels J Case Unboxing video. For INTERNATIONAL SHORT card edition, it is the hardest to find currently on the net and the pic that i took from the net was not in a complete form so i have to edited a bit to make it whole again. The blister used is the Complete Square Shape Blister. The 'N' Shape Blister for the Short Card edition was not to be found at this time. Whereas for U.S. LONG card edition, only the Complete Square Shape Blister was seen at the moment. No 'N' Shape Blister was found yet.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW OFF-ROAD: HOT TRUCKS
#139 DATSUN 620 (CHILI RED) ~ NEW CASTING! (3RD BODY COLOR).

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW RACE: THRILL RACERS
#159 NITRO DOORSLAMMER (FLAT BLACK) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.

NOTE: INTERNATIONAL LONG & SHORT card edition has symbol TRADEMARK printed at the end of this model's name. For U.S. LONG card edition, it has symbol REGISTERED ®.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW RACE: X-RAYCERS
#176 NERVE HAMMER (TRANSPARENT / CLEAR YELLOW) ~ 2ND BODY COLOR.
NOTE: FOR INTERNATIONAL LONG & SHORT card edition, the end of the name has the symbol TRADEMARK ™ PRINTED ON THE FRONT & BACK of the card. Whereas U.S. LONG card edition has the symbol REGISTERED ® PRINTED ON CARD.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: HEAT FLEET
#212 '69 DODGE CORONET SUPERBEE (METAFLAKE DARK PURPLE) ~ 2ND BODY COLOR.
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
NOTE: The INTERNATIONAL SHORT card edition might have another variant on its blister which is the Left Deep 'L' Shape Curve Blister which are not been seen at this time. This model is very hard to find especially for this Short Card edition.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: HEAT FLEET
#213 '69 CAMARO® (METAFLAKE BLUE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
NOTE: The INTERNATIONAL SHORT card edition might have another variant on its blister which is the 'N' Shape Blister which are not been seen at this time. This model is very hard to find especially for this Short Card edition.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: HEAT FLEET
#219 '69 MERCURY COUGAR ELIMINATOR (DARK TEAL)
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
NOTE: There were 2 variants Shape Blisters being used in this model.

Now, this model CUSTOM V-8 VEGA (LITE BABY BLUE) will have a very interesting VARIATIONS not just in variants on card or shapes of blisters used but also have variants on its WHEELS used. Check it out. 
2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: HEAT FLEET
#220 CUSTOM V-8 VEGA (LITE BABY BLUE) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
WHEELS VARIANT #1: CHROME RIMS WITH BLACK MUSCLE CAR 5 SPOKES (BLACK MC5) WHEELS.
WHEELS VARIANT #2: CHROME RIMS WITH BLACK DOUBLE 5 SPOKES (BLACK PR5) WHEELS.
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
BLISTER'S SHAPES & WHEELS VARIANT #1: 'N' SHAPE BLISTER WITH 2 TYPES OF WHEELS - CHROME RIMS WITH BLACK MUSCLE CAR 5 SPOKES (BLACK MC5) WHEELS & CHROME RIMS WITH BLACK DOUBLE 5 SPOKES (BLACK PR5) WHEELS.

BLISTER'S SHAPES & WHEELS VARIANT #2: LEFT BOTTOM 'L' CURVE SHAPE BLISTER WITH 2 TYPES OF WHEELS - CHROME RIMS WITH BLACK MUSCLE CAR 5 SPOKES (BLACK MC5) WHEELS & CHROME RIMS WITH BLACK DOUBLE 5 SPOKES (BLACK PR5) WHEELS was expected to be found. These 2 variants are not been seen yet at this time.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: MUSCLE MANIA
#234 '69 DODGE CHARGER DAYTONA (METAFLAKE LITE GREEN) ~ 3RD BODY COLOR.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: MUSCLE MANIA
#235 '69 FORD TORINO TALLADEGA (METAFLAKE LITE SILVER) ~ 2ND BODY COLOR.
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
INTERNATIONAL SHORT CARD EDITION
NOTE: There are 2 types of Shape Blisters used in this model.

2014 HOT WHEELS - HW WORKSHOP: PERFORMANCE
#242 '71 DODGE CHALLENGER (YELLOW) ~ 1ST BODY COLOR.

Finally, we have come to an end for this wave! :D
During the worldwide released for this Case J, alot of collectors are hunting for this model, Lamborghini Veneno as it is one of the hottest car that any one won't want to miss out for. This Case has so much wanted cars that the sellers from the eBay site has sold out (1 whole case set) quickly for this wave. Now, the U.S. sellers has bringing in lots of INTERNATIONAL SHORT card edition so it will be convenience for some countries to get a cheaper postage. U.K sellers also has bringing in some INTERNATIONAL LONG card edition (normally we don't get to see these in U.K.).
Good luck to you all for hunting down those wonderful cars, alright.
Hope you have all the information you need from my blog.
Thank you for all your support and your time.
Many more updates are coming your way soon. Take care guys! See you all soon. :D

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

2014 HOT WHEELS Q CASE FULL LIST - 27 CARS SPOTTED ON: 15.JULY.2014

A complete list of this final case in 2014 Mainline Q series. No carded form were found at this time only the 2D pictures were spotted on Hot Wheels official site. I have compiled all cars that will be seen in this wave series. Enjoy! :D

2014 HOT WHEELS MAINLINE Q SERIES
2014 - 15TH SUPER TREASURE HUNT
HW WORKSHOP: GARAGE
#206 '71 DATSUN BLUEBIRD 510 WAGON (SPECTRAFLAME DARK RED) ~ SPECIAL COLOR!
REGULAR VERSION:
#206 '71 DATSUN BLUEBIRD 510 WAGON (CHILI RED)

2014 - 15TH REGULAR TREASURE HUNT
HW CITY: FRIGHT CARS
#77 CLOAK AND DAGGER (TRANSPARENT / CLEAR GREEN)

ALL CARS LISTED REFERRING TO THE PICTURE IN SEQUENCE
HW CITY: MUSTANG 50TH
#100 2015 FORD MUSTANG (BRIGHT RED) ~ NEW CASTING (1ST COLOR)!
HW WORKSHOP: PERFORMANCE
#249 NISSAN 370Z (RED) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: SPEED TEAM
#37 LAMBORGHINI VENENO (ORANGE) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: RESCUE
#48 DODGE CHARGER DRIFT CAR (BLACK) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW RACE: TRACK ACES
#169 BMW E36 M3 RACE (RED) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR)!
HW CITY: MUSTANG 50TH
#96 1999 FORD MUSTANG (GREY) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: PLANET HEROES
#74 PORSCHE 934 TURBO RSR (ORANGE) ~ NEW CASTING (1ST COLOR)!
HW CITY: NIGHTBURNERZ
#21 MAZDA RX-7 (YELLOW) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: SPEED TEAM
#36 DUCATI 1199 PANIGALE (WHITE) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR)!
HW CITY: MUSTANG 50TH
#92 2005 FORD MUSTANG GT (YELLOW) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW OFF-ROAD: HOT TRUCKS
#138 JEEP SCRAMBLER (BLACK) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW RACE: NIGHT STORM
#190 TWO TIMER (BLUE) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR).
HW OFF-ROAD: HOT TRUCKS
#140 OFF-DUTY (GREEN) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR).
HW CITY: RESCUE
#43 RAPID RESPONSE (CLEAR BLUE+WHITE) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: FUTURE FLEET
#60 WATTZUP (GREEN) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR).
HW CITY: MEDIEVAL RIDES
#67 HOWLIN' HEAT (BROWN+YELLOW) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: MEDIEVAL RIDES
#68 BUZZERK (GREEN) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW CITY: MEDIEVAL RIDES
#70 KNIGHT DRAGGIN' (BROWN) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR)!
HW CITY: MUSTANG 50TH
#97 '70 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1 (ORANGE)
HW OFF-ROAD: OFF TRACK
#115 LAND CRUISER (ORANGE) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR)!
HW OFF-ROAD: HOT TRUCKS
#131 '10 TOYOTA TUNDRA (PURPLE) ~ 3RD COLOR.
HW OFF ROAD: OFF TRACK
#114 MEYERS MANX (GOLD) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW OFF-ROAD: STUNT CIRCUIT
#104 CARBONIC (MAROON) ~ NEW CASTING (2ND COLOR)!
HW RACE: THRILL RACERS
#159 NITRO DOORSLAMMER (BLUE) ~ 2ND COLOR.
HW WORKSHOP: THEN AND NOW
#224 '68 COPO CAMARO (RED) ~ 2ND COLOR.

NOTE: Some of the European short card edition in 2014 M & N waves have not much surfaced on the net til this day (15.July.2014 - Tuesday). I am still incomplete on those short card list yet but i will have more soon, hopefully. So that we all have the same page on all forms of the card edition. :)

Hopefully we might be able to see a new designed card for next years 2015 mainline series.
There will be some changes make on the front & back of the card.
Just like some years back series, the decoration of the card, especially the HOT WHEELS logo might have some changes. Inside the blister, the car might be the same color, but the card might have some changes. It won't be long now til we see more of the upcoming 2014 Q Case series in carded form.
Thank you for viewing my blog and definitely i will have more updates just for you all.
Stay tune, ok. Til next time. See you all soon. Take care! :D
2014 HOT WHEELS FINAL SUPER & REGULAR TREASURE HUNT$ HAS BEEN SPOTTED! - 15.JULY.2014

Finally, the end of 2014 Hot Wheels Mainline series has been fully revealed. The last Super TH$ which is the 15th, in the HW WORKSHOP: Sub category - HW GARAGE:
#206 '71 DATSUN BLUEBIRD 510 WAGON (SPECTRAFLAME DARK RED)
INTERNATIONAL & U.S. LONG CARD EDITION
This model already in for sell at most popular selling site as this is spotted at eBay site. The sky high bidding for this model has reached US$153.21 and its counting down to last one hour auction and will be ending today (15.July.2014 - Tuesday). These are some of the auction found on the site, whether it is in carded form with free protecto pak to a loose form. Check it out.
Before this model was spotted on selling site, there has been some "prototype" models tested for some various rubber wheels tires and more details on the entire body chassis with the tampos on it. This was spotted on 14.June.2014. The first pic which used the BLACK 6SP RUBBER TIRES was previously used in Hot Wheels 2013 Boulevard series by this model - '12 Ford Fiesta (FLAT BLUE) & the second pic which uses the YELLOW 8 SPOKES RUBBER WHEELS in 2014 Mainline series #237 '76 GREENWOOD CORVETTE (SPECTRAFLAME GOLD) SUPER TH$ version.
Even Speedhunters / Jun Imai site has the unofficial photo of the previous series, Boulevard together with the super & regular version of this model taken together. This was spotted on 6.June.2014.
Regular version of this model has also revealed for its 2D version from the Hot Wheels official site spotted on early July 2014.
REGULAR VERSION - #206 '71 DATSUN BLUEBIRD 510 WAGON (CHILI RED)
In this version, as usual, there will be no tampo on top of the bonnet or the 'TH' logo found on rear, beside the oil opener for this model. Expect to see more of this model in closed up view in the near future.

For the regular treasure hunt, it will be the last on the list of regular treasure hunt, the number 15th:
HW CITY: Sub category - FRIGHT CARS:
#77 CLOAK AND DAGGER (TRANSPARENT / CLEAR GREEN)
At this time, we only have this picture and soon will have the carded version and hopefully a loose one which can have a close up view on this beautiful casting CLOAK AND DAGGER which was first released in the mainline series in the year 2007.
So, for your quick reference, here are the full list for the entire 2014 Super & Regular TREASURE HUNT$ series.
Note: The last case of 2014 Q Case series will be very very interesting case as there will be mixing of next year's 2015 new cars series. There has been a delayed on the arrival of 2014 N Cases in the Asia Zone and also in some of the Europe Zone. 2014 Hot Wheels Mainline N cases (U.S. card edition) has also been delayed and if you noticed on the Zamac Edition of the 3 cars which will soon arrived in Walmart stores has also been postponed indefinitely. 2014 P Cases was expecting to arrived this mid to end of July and the 2014 Q Cases should be around mid to end of August 2014. Hopefully we will see more of these wonderful cases soon. :)
 
Alright, folks. That would be all for this time being.
I hope you guyz enjoy all the information here as well as the pictures, ok.
Wish you all happy collecting and happy hunting. :)
Thank you for all your time and support. I will be updating from time to time as there are still so much to revealed to you all and share with you. Stay tune for more and always be patient on collecting Hot Wheels, ok. Cheers! :D I'll see you all soon.