ReDLINES & Buttons


The goal of these pages is to deconstruct the pivotal and ground-breaking first 8 years of Mattel Hot Wheels, the Spectraflame, Enamel, and Flying Colors (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 with over 1500 detailed photos!

All of the casting year summary pages have been updated with more information. If you haven't read them in a while, take another look!

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

Cases & Playsets Accessories Track Sets

1968 1969 1970 1971 1972

You can also navigate using the expandable menu at the top left of this, and every page.

Now Featuring MORE CASTING YEARS, Accessories, CASES & Playsets!

All 1973 castings have been added to our web pages, including the Shell promotional cars.

1974, the first year of tampo designed Flying Colors now included!

1975, the first year of vans, pickups, motorcycles, and military vehicles.


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Mark Buser