Oct 2, 2021

2021 Halloween Hot Wheels - '16 Camaro SS

 Welcome back to another year of Halloween Hot Wheels! Like last year, I resorted to getting these online. I don't even know if they're sold in brick & mortar stores anymore. A long time ago, I used to be able to find them in Walmart or Target. Then they went to Kroger's or some other chain store that isn't in New England. Having spooky friends around the country helped out there!

I snagged this wave from Die Cast Garage after a quick search. Never used them before but they offered the wave, as opposed to Entertainment Earth which only had the case, and the price was right. The cars were nicely packed and arrived safe and sound.

Enough about that...let's get to the new card art!


If I were to look back at previous posts I'd bet I say they keep outdoing themselves with the card art every year. And I'm going to keep saying it because it's true!

The art is amazing. Take a click to drink in all the details! I was pleasantly surprised when I looked up the cars that they went Dia de los Muertos with the designs this year. I think it's a fantastic idea and a great way to shake things up.


In addition to Dia de los Muertos, all the cars in this series share a couple of other things. They all have the skull wheels and they all use real world cars. Usually, there's at least one or more vehicles that would probably not work in the real world. Because these are real cars, I can easily see them all being in a parade together.

I have to say, I love metallic paint like this. It really makes the car standout. If you squint at the rear bumper, you can see the Hot Wheels Halloween logo, which I call Smiley. You'll be able to see him better on other cars. I just didn't get a good shot of him here.

Because of the color of the windshield, I decided to break out the black light.


I guess they didn't intend for it to be completely reactive under black light based on the weird partial details that pop. How cool would it be to have an entire Halloween set that glowed under black light?

Click below to hit the Countdown site with a list of all the participants this year!

3 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic. Love it.

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    1. It’s really cool they did a theme for the set. As far as I know they’ve never done that before.

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