Hot Wheels are toy cars manufactured by Mattel and are getting collected by children and adults all over the world. Especially, in North America collecting Hot Wheels is a popular hobby.

In 1995, Hot Wheels introduced a new series called “Treasure Hunts” releasing 12 Treasure Hunts every year until 2015 when a VW Bus came out as a bonus car. From 2005 until 2011 there were 12 Treasure Hunts, before they were increased to 15 Treasure Hunts per year. Those 10,000 “special” cars were randomly added to cases. Being very popular among collectors, Mattel increased the number to 25,000 in 1996. Therefore, Treasure Hunts are difficult to find. The first series were marked with a green label on the right side of the Hot Wheels cards saying “T-Hunt” including a small image of a treasure chest. Moreover, the painting of the cars would differ from other cars.

In 2007, Mattel released slight changes in the Treasure Hunt system introducing Super Treasure Hunts. The amount of Treasure Hunts eventually increased, whereas the rare number of Super Treasure Hunts equals the amount of Treasure Hunts released in the past. In recent years, Treasure Hunts had some minor changes like getting rid of the green bar on the card indicating a T-Hunt making them harder to find. In 2013, Hot Wheels came out with bigger changes including new models, mixing them with normal cars and painting them with the famous, small flame symbol  . You will also be able to identify the silver circled flame on the card, hiding behind the car.

Twin Mill – Treasure Hunt Symbol On Card

Twin Mill – Treasure Hunt Symbol On Vehicle

1995 TREA$URE HUNT SERIES

Olds 442
Gold Passion
’67 Camaro
’57 T-Bird
VW Bird
’63 Split Window
Stutz Blackhawk
Rolls Royce Phantom II
Classic Caddy
Nomad
Classic Cobra
’31 Doozie

1996 TREA$URE HUNT SERIES

’40’s Woodie
Auburn 852
Ferrari 250
Jaguar XK220
’59 CAddy
Dodge Viper RT-10
’57 Chevy
Ferrari 355
’58 Corvette
Lamborghini Countach
Dodge Ram 1500
’37 Bugatti

1997 TREA$URE HUNT SERIES

’56 Flashsider
Silhouette II
Mercedes 500 SL
Street Cleaver
GM Lean Machine
Hot Rod Wagon
Olds Aurora
Dogfighter
Buick Wildcat
Blimp
Avus Quattro
Rail Rodder

1998 TREA$URE HUNT SERIES / LIMITED EDITION!

Twang Thang
Scorchin’ Scooter
Kenworth LTL
3-Window ’34
Turbo Flame
Saltflat Racer
Street Beast
Road Rocket
Sol-Aire CX-4
’57 Chevy
Stingray III
Way 2 Fast

1999 TREA$URE HUNT SERIES / LIMITED EDITION!

Mercedes 540K
T-Bird Stocker
’97 Corvette
Rigor Motor
Ferrari F512M
’59 Impala
Hot Wheels 500
Jaguar D-Type
’32 Ford Delivery
Hot Seat
Mustang Mach 1
Express Lane

2000 TREA$URE HUNT SERIES / LIMITED EDITION!

Double Vision
Tow Jam
1936 Cord
Sweet 16 II
Lakester
Go Kart
Chaparral 2
’57 T-Bird
Pikes Peak Celica
’67 Pontiac GTO
Ford GT-40
1970 Chevelle SS

Lakester – TH

2001 TREASURE HUNT SERIES

’65 Corvette
Roll Cage
So Fine
Rodger Dodger
Blast Lane
Hammered Coupe
Vulture
’67 Dodge Coupe
Olds 442
Pontiac Rageous
Deora
Cabbin’ Fever

2002 TREASURE CHEST

La Troca
’71 Plymouth GTX
’57 Roadster
Lotus Project M250
Ford Thunderbolt
Panoz LMP Roadster S
Phaeton
Fat Fendered ’40
’40 Ford
Tail Dragger
Mini Cooper
Anglia Panel

2003 T-HUNT

Hooligan
’56 Ford
Shoe Box
’68 Cougar
’68 El Camino
Porsche 959
Midnight Otto
Riley & Scott MK III
Cadillac Eldorado Brougham 1957
Muscle Tone
Super Tsunami
1971 Plymouth GTX

2004 T-HUNT

Pontiac Bonneville 1965
GT-03
Cadillac Cien
Double Demon
Super Smooth
Splittin’ Image
Altered State
Morris Wagon
Whip Creamer II
Tantrum
Audacious
Meyers Manx

2005 T-HUNT [Bonus 13th Vehicle]

Purple Passion
1967 Camaro
1958 Corvette
1957 Chevy
’56 Flashrider
’34 3-Window
Mustang Mach I
1967 Pontiac GTO
Rodger Dodger
Morris Cooper
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
Double Demon
Customized VW Drag Bus

2006 T-HUNT

Asphalt Assault
’40 Ford Coupe
Sooo Fast
Custom ’59 Cadillac
Volkswagen New Beetle Cup
’67 Mustang
1969 Dodge Charger
Hummer H3T
CUL8R
Corvette C6
Pit Cruiser
Dairy Delivery

2007 TREASURE HUNTS / T-HUNT®

’69 Pontiac GTO
Nissan Skyline
’69 Camaro Z28
Corvette C6R
Mega Thrust
Hammer Sled
Brutalistic
Jaded
Enzo Ferrari
Custom ’69 Chevy
Cadillac V16
Evil Twin

2008 TREASURE HUNTS

Chrysler 300C
’70 Plymouth Road Runner
Rockster
Ford Mustang GT
Hot Bird
Qombee
Dodge Challenger Funny Car
Dodge Viper
16 Angels
’64 Buick Rivera
Drift King
’69 Camaro

2009 TH / 09 / T-HUNT® / TREASURE HUNTS

Ford Mustang
’57 Plymouth Fury
Bad Bagger
Fire Eater
’37 Ford
’34 Ford
Custom ’53 Chevy
Bone Shaker
’49 Merc
’55 Chevy
GMC Motorhome
Neet Streeter

2010 TH / TREASURE HUNTS / 10

Custom ’53 Cadillac
Chevroletor
Classic Packard
Ratbomb
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Gangster Grin
Ford GTX1
Old Number 5.5
’69 Ford Torino Talladega
Chevy Camero Concept
Baja Beetle
’69 Ford Mustang

2011 TREASURE HUNT / TREASURE HUNTS ’11 / T-HUNT®

Tucker Torpedo
’57 Chevy
’58 Impala
Custom ’62 Chevy
Studebaker Avanti
’63 T-Bird
’64 Pontiac GTO
’68 Olds 442
Corvette Grand Sport
’71 Mustang Funny Car
’71 Buick Riviera
Datsun 240Z
’80 El Camino
OCC Splitback
’59 Chevy Delivery

2012 TREASURE HUNTS ’12

’41 Willys
Ducati 1098
’69 Chevelle SS 396
Ford GT
’69 Corvette
Tyrell P34
’67 Custom Mustang
’52 Chevy
Ferrari 430 Scuderia
’65 Chevy Malibu
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept
’65 Ford Ranchero
Surf Crate
’92 Ford Mustang
’70 Chevy Chevelle Convertible

2013

Dodge Challenger Drift Car (HW City)
Ford Mustang GT Concept (HW City)
Fast Fish (HW Racing)
Bread Box (HW City)
Carbonator (HW Racing)
’10 Camaro SS (HW City)
Circle Trucker (HW Racing)
’64 Lincoln Continental Convertible (HW City)
Sting Rod II (HW Imagination)
Prototype H-24 (HW Racing)
Custom ’77 Dodge Van (HW City)
Fire Eater (HW City)
’12 Ford Fiesta (HW Stunt)
Bad To The Blade (HW Racing)
Mazda RX-7 (HW City)

Mazda RX-7 – Treasure Hunt Symbol

2014

Subaru WRX STI (HW City)
Night Burner (HW Race)
Fangster (HW City)
Speedbox (HW Off-Road)
Maximum Leeway (HW Race)
Loop Coupe (HW Off-Road)
Rescue Duty (HW City)
’12 Ford Fiesta (HW Off-Road)
Stockar (HW Race)
Twinduction (HW Race)
Custom ’71 El Camino (HW Off-Road)
Off Track (HW Race)
Poison Arrow (HW City)
La Fasta (HW City)
Cloak And Dagger (HW City)

2015

Chicane (HW Race)
Jeep CJ-7 (HW Off-Road)
Rocketfire (HW City)
Fast Felion (HW City)
Volkswagen Beetle (HW City)
Jet Threat 4.0 (HW Off-Road)
Paradigm Shift (HW Race)
Fast Gassin (HW City)
Enforcer (HW Off-Road)
Mad Splash (HW Off-Road)
Piranha Terror (HW City)
Time Tracker (HW Race)
Team Hot Wheels Corkscrew Bugy (HW Race)
Rogue Hog (HW Race)
Tread Air (HW Off-Road)

Chicane – Treasure Hunt Symbol

2016

Rig Storm (X-Raycers)
’11 Corvette Grand Sport (HW Digital Circuit)
Rip Rod (HW Glow Wheels)
4ward Speed (Sky Show)
Dodge Charger SRT8 (HW Rescue)
Mountain Mauler (HW Daredevils)
Mig Rig (Super Chromes)
Grease Rod (HW Screen Time)
Let’s Go (HW Ride-Ons)
Bad Bagger (HW Moto)
Night Burner (Tool-in-1)
T-Rextroyer (Dino Riders)
Howlin’ Heat (Street Beasts)
Repo Duty (HW City Works)
Dune Crusher (HW Daredevils)

2017

Winning Formula (Legends of Speed)
Fangula (Fright Cars)
Dragon Blaster (Street Beasts)
’69 Camaro Z28 (Tooned)
Tooligan (Experimotors)
So Plowed (HW Snow Stormers)
HW Pursuit (HW Rescue)
Fandango (HW Art Cars)
Pedal Driver (HW Ride-Ons)
Blade Raider (HW Digital Circuit)
Arrow Dynamic (X-Raycers)
24 OURS (HW Glow Wheels)
Hot Wheels Ford Transit Connect (HW City Works)
Blast Lane (HW Moto)
Pharodox (Super Chromes)

HW Pursuit – Treasure Hunt Symbol

2018

Sting Rod II (Dino Riders)
El Viento (X-Raycers)
Tanknator (HW Ride-Ons )
Street Stealth (HW Moto)
Zombot (HW Robots)
Rockster (HW Sports)
Blitzspeeder (Super Chromes)
Rrroadster (Holiday Racers)
Kool Kombi (HW Art Cars)
Bump Around (HW Fun Park)
Hollowback (HW Glow Wheels)
Quick Bite (Fast Foodie)
Ratical Racer (Street Beasts)
Batmobile (Batman)
Crate Racer (Experimotors)

Rrroadster – Treasure Hunt Symbol

2019

Bazoomka (HW Ride-Ons)
Sting Rod (Dino Riders)
’69 Chevelle (X-Raycers)
Twin Mill (HW Game Over)
Honda Monkey Z50 (HW Moto)
Humvee (Baja Blazers)

Bazoomka – Treasure Hunt Symbol

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