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When is a Hot Wheel not made by Mattel ?


When it’s made by someone else – and this has only happened one time that I can remember . . . “when a Hot Wheel was produced and brought to the market but not manufactured by Mattel Inc.”

In 1993, McDonalds  received permission from Mattel Inc. to produce their own Hot Wheel for their give-away program. This Hot Wheel – Cadillac Convertible – was not manufactured by Mattel but rather by a manufactured commissioned by McDonalds.

The “non-Mattel” Hot Wheel you see pictured above came with the following features:

  • Red in color
  • White plastic wheels with silver line sidewall and hub
  • Cadillac “convertible” style
  • Laker pipes
  • Exposed air cleaner (on hood)
  • White interior
  • Clear windshield
  • Metal base
  • 1993 Mattel Inc. embossed on base
  • Hot Wheels Inc. embossed on base
  • Chassis screw to body (not braded)
  • McDonalds’  ‘Golden Arch’ logo on license plate
  • Cadillac ‘V’-style emblem on trunk
  • Length of 3-1/4 inches in length

In the Hot Wheels collector market, a good number of the experienced, purist collectors do not recognize this McDonalds Hot Wheels as qualifying to be part of their ‘Mattel’ Hot Wheels collection – while other collectors are happy to include this Hot Wheel in their collection. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.




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Posted in Diecast and Hot Wheels and Texas Toy Man Favorites 7 years, 1 month ago at 10:27 pm.

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