Video Of The Evolution Of Hot Wheels Cars To Celebrate Brand's 50th Anniversary

May 21, 2018

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the brand, this is a video of the evolution of Hot Wheels cars, complete with pop-up landmark years for the toys. I learned a lot by watching it -- mostly, that I'd forgotten about those heat-activated color-changing cars that were released in 1988. Those were pretty sweet. Man, I can still remember the first time I was finally able to rip the wheels off a Hot Wheels car and jam them up my nose and have to go to the ER to get them removed. "Um, what?" *reminiscing fondly* Those were simpler times.

Keep going for a trip down memory lane.

Thanks to J Jordan, who agrees there's no party that a Hot Wheels car, a length of track, and somebody's ass can't liven up.

  • Closet Nerd

    I use Hot Wheels to bribe my 3 y.o. son to do things.
    $0.94, cheapest bribes EVER!!!

  • Frédéric Purenne

    I remember having colors changers. Nothing like getting yourself some frozen snacks and seeing the car you had put there 2 days ago and then forgetting you were hungry to begin with. I had a blast running down my mom's neck who sat on the couch with the frozen hot-wheel and then screaming away with glee as she screamed of frozen shock.

  • TheQiwiMan

    So many nostalgic memories of playing with those "Crack-Up" ones, where they had the spring-loaded rotating sides that flipped to show damage after being hit.

    Good times.

  • Kanger

    I loved them, but eventually the hood wouldn't stay shut.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I always wanted more of those. I think I had about four or five total crack-up cars.

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