The Not So Complete GUIDE TO Hot Wheels


The goal of these pages is to deconstruct the pivotal and ground-breaking first 5 years of Mattel Hot Wheels, the Spectraflame (aka Redline) years, for collectors. We do that by breaking down the cars themselves to make it easier to compare the various pieces they were comprised of, and with other castings manufactured at the time. You'll find exterior colors, interior colors, buttons, stickers and decals listed in a 'show me' minimalist text format.

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Brand new 44 page guide to every redline era button, including a detailed reference section with photos of every button on this site.

Includes sections on design and packaging, errors, values and rarity.

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