HWC’s top 10 Hot Wheels facts:

When and where Hot Wheels was first introduced: New York Toy Fair in 1968

Hot Wheels’ birthday is: May 18th

First ever Hot Wheel: dark blue CUSTOM CAMARO

Number of Hot Wheels produced per year: 519 MILLION

Number of Hot Wheels produced per second: 16.5

Number of Hot Wheels cars variations: 20,000

The most expensive Hot Wheel: pink Beach Bomb sold for $72,000

Number of world records broken by Hot Wheels: 3

Number of countries where Hot Wheels are sold: 150+

Hot Wheels is the #1 selling toy in the world!

MORE FACTS you might be interested in:

Amount of Hot Wheels produced per year in distance: 6000 miles

Hot Wheels size: 1:64

Number of Hot Wheels partners: 350

Amount of collectors aged 5 – 15: 15 MILLION+

Amount of Hot Wheels sold per second: 2

Top Hot Wheels that every collector should be looking for:

1974 Baja Bruise

1977 ’31 “Redline” Doozie

1996 Ferrari F50 Spider

1983 Classic Cobra

1970 Red Baron

1970 Ed Shaver Custom AMX

2008 Diamond Encrusted Custom Otto

1976 Corvette Stingray

1974 Blue Rodger Dodger

1968 Beatnik Bandit

1969 Pink Rear-Loading Volkswagen Beach Bomb

Amount of Hot Wheels owed by the average collector: 1,550

Year in which Treasure Hunts were released for the first time: 1995

Year in which Super Treasure Hunts were released for the first time: 2007

Year in which Redline Hot Wheels were released for the first time: 1968

Year in which Hot Wheels stopped manufacturing Redline’s: 1977

Mainline car costs: $0.97 – $1.08 (USD)

The “Sweet 16”

  1. Beatnik Bandit
  2. Custom El Dorado
  3. Custom Camaro
  4. Custom Corvette
  5. Custom Fleetside
  6. Deora
  7. Custom Mustang
  8. Custom T-Bird
  9. Hot Heap
  10. Ford J-Car
  11. Custom Cougar
  12. Custom Firebird
  13. Custom Barracuda
  14. Python (Cheetah)
  15. Silhouette
  16. Custom Volkswagen