Thursday, 18 April 2013

UPDATED: 2013 13TH ANNUAL HOT WHEELS COLLECTORS NATIONALS CONVENTION IN INDIANAPOLIS SPOTTED! - 16.APRIL.2013
I'm very excited to share with you all about this cool event held at Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN. Its the event that all hw collectors should not miss out coz there's alot of prizes to be won during the auction session and lots of cool custom been displayed at the event. It was held from 10th til 14th of April 2013. Some of the activities during the event are:
- Hot Wheels Race banners
- Mattel donated prototype cars signed by the designers
- Items donated by members such as Hot Wheel themed mail boxes, small quilts, grab bags of cars and sets
- Original art work by Larry Wood
- A Lexmark printer that had designs drawn on it by the three designers that were at the convention.
- Autograph sessions - Hot Wheels designers and special guests, including legendary Hot Wheels designers Larry Wood and Phil Riehlman. 
- Custom Car Contest - Check out the wild entries and/or enter your own creation
- Seminars - Custom Cars, Redlines Collecting, Variations
- Downhill & Sizzlers Racing
- Children’s Activities - Includes Scavenger Hunt and Coloring Contest
- Finale (Saturday) - Guest speaker and Q&A with Mattel, plus Finale car
- Hot Wheels Toy Show (Sunday) - Loads of merchandise, open to the public (Table space is available to ticket holders for $25.00)
Note: The entire 13th Nationals Convention schedule is here.

Here's a video on someone just bought a bunch of goodies during the event including some cool hw nationals convention event t-shirts!! Check it out..


Anyway.. these are some of the photos during the event..
All ages have attended this awesome event!! 
The charity auction session..

These were some of the attendees who join the CUSTOM COMPETITION..
Very cool display for a VW KOOL KOMBIs!!
These customizers really have the efforts to have all these wonderful cars being customized!
Too cool!! :)
 Nice colors for this year's latest new casting - BUMP AROUND!!
SOO... MANY BUMP AROUND!! Amazing idea indeed!!
Just look at these body tampos!! Amazing indeed!!
 Speechless...
 A romantic display eh.. i love it!! i just love it!! :)
 One whole lot of customized cars in one competition..how cool can this be? :)
 UNBELIEVABLE!!
 I say that all of these are already winners for them all.. if i were the judges.. hehe.. :D

UPDATED ON: 19.APRIL.2013
Oh and i forgot to mentioned that one of the fellow attendees named Gary Watson won a full case of Hot Wheels 2013 K Case International edition during this event.. way too cool for him.. :) Check out the entire case cars below.. 
 I'm not sure which wave of K case he won, but from what we can see here, there's alot of limited to one car model per case here such as.. 
- #3 '70 Dodge Charger R/T (BLACK) FAST & FURIOUS mainline series
- #5 Toyota Supra (ORANGE) FAST & FURIOUS mainline series
- #13 '07 Chevy Tahoe (PEARL WHITE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN G,H & J CASE
- #23 Toyota Corolla AE-86 (WHITE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #42 Propper Chopper (BLUE+ORANGE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #44 Wheel Loader (BLACK+ORANGE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #48 Armored Truck (YELLOW)
- #64 Batcopter (BLACK) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #68 Dragon Blaster (RED+TRANSPARENT YELLOW WING) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN G, H & J CASE
- #73 Mad Splash (ORANGE+TRANSPARENT DARK BLUE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #100 Street Noz (MATTE OLIVE)
- #111 Torque Twister (RED)
- #133 Phastasm (TRANSPARENT PINK)
- #150 The Gov'ner (CHROME) ~ THE RAREST AT THIS MOMENT!! EVEN EBAY CAN'T FIND IT!! - 19.APRIL.2013 - 11:51A.M. (ASIA TIME ZONE)
- #158 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34) (BLACK)
- #159 Datsun 240Z (WHITE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN G,H & J CASE
- #165 1987 Toyota Pickup Truck (BLACK)
- #166 '83 Chevy Silverado (METAFLAKE PURPLE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #176 Toyota 2000 GT (RED) ~ Regular version
- #188 Shoe Box (METAFLAKE RED)
- #195 '64 Chevy Nova Station Wagon (METAFLAKE RED)
- #218 Custom '64 Galaxie 500 (ORANGE)
- #231 '66 Chevy Nova (LITE BLUE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
- #235 '73 Pontiac Firebird (DARK BLUE) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN G,H & J CASE
- #237 '70 Plymouth Road Runner (METAFLAKE BLACK)
- #247 '70 Plymouth AAR Cuda (SILVER)
SOME OF THE CAR MODEL WHICH DOES NOT APPEAR HERE IN K CASE IS:
- #183 Purple Passion (GREEN) ~ 2ND COLOR.
- #222 '71 Dodge Challenger (YELLOW) ~ PREVIOUSLY RELEASED IN J CASE
Note: The 2013 K CASE U.S. carded version haven't released at this time. Will update here at my blog soon once i have the details. :)

Now, let's get to see all the goodies the Indianapolis National Convention have to offer.. :)
Children's Miracle Network CHARITY EVENT - VW T1 Drag Bus (BLACK) - 50 MADE!!
NOTE: This were the ONLY 1 MODEL VW DRAG BUS ever produced during the 2013 13TH INDIANAPOLIS NATIONAL'S CONVENTION!

Children's Miracle Network CHARITY EVENT - VW Drag Bus (COPPER) - 40 MADE!!
with RED LINE RUBBER TIRES, CHROME 5 SPOKES WHEELS!

Children's Miracle Network CHARITY EVENT - VW Drag Bus (BLUE) - 80 MADE!!
with RUBBER TIRES CHROME 5SP WHEELS!

Children's Miracle Network CHARITY EVENT
VW Drag Bus (SPECTRAFLAME PINK) - 100 MADE!!
The extra large rear rubber tires wheels has some kind of black paint spokes wheels with chrome rims. The front has RUBBER TIRES CHROME 5SP WHEELS.

Children's Miracle Network CHARITY EVENT - VW Drag Bus (RED) - 160 MADE!!
There might be VARIANTS spotted for this model. Take a look at the extra large rear wheels.
1. CHROME RIMS RUBBER TIRES WITH BLACK SPOKES WHEELS.
 2. Entire rims are in CHROME with RUBBER TIRES 5SP WHEELS.
So, i leave it to you to decide, ok. :D

13th Nationals Liberty Promotions Indianapolis Drag Bus - 1,000 MADE!!
 This piece came with acrylic display case & was sold on eBay for US$49.99 
(BEST OFFER PRICE ACCEPTED).

Here is the 1 SET of 4 SOUVENIR SALE CARS..
#1 OF 4 - VOLKSWAGEN DRAG BUS with police siren!! (one of the kind VW Drag Bus) ~ 3000 made!
The RUBBER TIRES is imprinted white wording 'HOOSIER'.
If you take a closer look at the siren at roof top, i think it might have a hole to attach the siren from below.
#2 OF 4 - '55 CHEVY PANEL (WITH MOTORCYCLE AT REAR TRUNK!) ~ 2000 made!
Well, at first before they announced the official casting for this '55 CHEVY PANEL which everyone is wondering about this - WILL IT HAVE THE MOTORCYCLE AT THE REAR TRUNK? The answer to this is YES!!! HAHA... We finally have the TRUE COLLECTIBLE CASTING that is worth it all the way. Here's the pic from the official HW web site show off the motorcycle once again..
Do take note that the rims is not in BLACK color but in CHROME 5SP WHEELS. A MUST HAVE FOR ALL SERIOUS HW COLLECTORS OUT THERE! :D

 #3 OF 4 - '67 SHELBY GT500
FROM CHILDREN'S CHARITY NETWORK HOSPITALS
(CHARITY SALE CAR)
 THE TOP LEFT CORNER CARD HAS PRINTED 'CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORKS HOSPITALS' LOGO ON IT. The previous 2 car models does not have this.
Even the rear car plate has a very detailed printing. Just way too cool.. :)

#4 OF 4 - BOSS HOSS ~ 1100 made!
SOUVENIR SALE CAR
The RUBBER TIRES is imprinted white wording 'HOOSIER'.
This is one of the coolest car for this event. Really awesome indeed! :)

DINNER WITH STEVE VANDERATE EXCLUSIVE CONVENTION CAR
ROCKET OIL (BLACK) ~ 1200 MADE!
There were 3 versions found with added some features on the card.
1. PLAIN VERSION WITH NO STICKER ATTACHED AT TOP RIGHT CORNER CARD.
2. WITH STICKER 'AN EVENING WITH STEVE VANDERVATE APRIL, 11,2013' AT TOP RIGHT CORNER. THERE'S ALSO A DINNER PIN WITH STEVE VANDERVATE.
 DINNER PIN
3. AUTOGRAPHED BY STEVE VANDERVATE & STICKER ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE.
There are T-SHIRT available as well.
 A bit closer look...
If you look close enough on the front wheels, it is not a simple red line like normally we saw before, it is actually a new art designed by Steve Vandervate with a REPEATED RED CURVE WAVE on the REAL RIDER RUBBER TIRES!! Pretty cool eh.. It has not only have a cool flames tampo the side, there's also a red wording 'VANDERVATE' imprinted on it!! 

I wanna show some of the details about this model and for those who did not know much about this model, i have a sample of this car just to give you an idea of the entire casting. This one is from the first edition casting made in 1998 in HW DESIGNER DREAMZ SERIES 4 - ROCKET OIL + BIZARRO set. Let's have a look..
The following pics was taken from this blog: http://yihj0750.blogspot.com/2013/01/rocket-oil-designer-dreamz.html. And i have to say, he takes the pictures very very nicely. Check it out..
Now the good part is that the half of the body can be lift up to revealed the interior!!
The roof top has cut off in the middle to fit in with the oil tanker openers. Cool..cool..cool...
This model really deserved its given name..check that oil tank in the middle..its really detailed, man!!
and all the complicated parts regarding about an oil carrier vehicle..there's also a red & black oil pumping handler..it is really amazing...
Check out the front seats..
The CHROME plastic engine is just beside the driver's front seat!
So let's ask ourselves - How bad do you want this model? HAHA.. My mind is boiling now!! :D
Metal base stamped with CHINA ROCKET OIL! Notice the front, middle and rear wheels have different sizes!! Speechless..man.. SPEECHLESS... :P
So, there you have it for the ROCKET OIL review..Besides the ROCKET OIL also have an interesting car called BIZARRO. I will have to review it some other times then..hehe..
Pretty much about it then. That's what you will get for the convention version of ROCKET OIL.

THE FINALE CAR FOR THIS EVENT - MOB ROB ~ 1100 MADE!
What an oldies mixed with modern tune engine eh!!! Haha.. i really love it.. Very fine.. :)

After the auction ends.. here comes the Red Line Club PARTY - BACKWOODS BOMB (SPECTRAFLAME PINK) ~ held on Friday night (12.April.2013) ~ UNKNOWN NUMBER MADE!
These were only given out to Red Line Club members who attended the RLC party.


Now here is an interesting model - '65 MUSTANG (WHITE)
These were given out to Hot Wheels Newsletters Subscribers ONLY who attended the convention.
EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE!!
These were all REAL RIDER RED LINE RUBBER TIRES WITH BODY & BASE ARE MADE OF DIECAST/METAL! Black plastic interior. Bonnet can be lift up to reveal the engine parts.

There's another version of this '65 MUSTANG in RED BODY COLOR - 25 MADE!
These were ONLY give out to newsletter staff & advertisers who attended this convention!
EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY!!
These were all REAL RIDER RED LINE RUBBER TIRES WITH BODY & BASE ARE MADE OF DIECAST/METAL! White plastic interior. Bonnet can be lift up to reveal the engine parts.

UPDATED ON: 20.APRIL.2013 - '65 MUSTANG in CHROME BODY COLOR - 25 MADE!
These were ONLY give out to newsletter staff & advertisers who attended this convention!
EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY!!

UPDATED ON: 20.APRIL.2013 - '65 MUSTANG in ORANGE BODY COLOR - 30 MADE!
These were ONLY give out to newsletter staff & advertisers who attended this convention!
EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY!!

UPDATED ON: 20.APRIL.2013 - '65 MUSTANG in PURPLE BODY COLOR - 20 MADE!
These were ONLY give out to newsletter staff & advertisers who attended this convention!
EXTREMELY LIMITED QUANTITY!!

Now, let's get to the dinner auction of this convention, shall we..
ALL VW BUG HAS REAL RIDER RUBBER TIRES WITH WHITE WORDING 'GOODYEAR' IMPRINTED ON IT. It all came in baggie with header card & was ONLY given 1 car per person who paid to attend the $125 a plate dinner. Wow~~!! Speechless..

13th Nationals Convention Steve Vandervate Dinner VW BUG (YELLOW)
360 MADE!

13th Nationals Convention Steve Vandervate Dinner VW BUG (BLACK)
90 MADE!

13th Nationals Convention Steve Vandervate Dinner VW BUG (WHITE)
90 MADE!
13th Nationals Convention Steve Vandervate Dinner VW BUG (PINK)
90 MADE!
13th Nationals Convention Steve Vandervate Dinner VW BUG (BLUE)
90 MADE!
13th Nationals Convention Steve Vandervate Dinner VW BUG (GOLD)
50 MADE! EXTREMELY RARE!!
Now, for the '64 GMC PANEL TRUCK giveaways..
ALL '64 GMC PANEL TRUCK HAS REAL RIDER RUBBER TIRES CHROME 5SP WHEELS. It all came in baggie with header card & ITS A WINNER/PRIZE GIVEN TO THE WINNERS DURING COMPETITION.

'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (GOLD) ~ MADE 90!
WITH RED FLAMES TAMPOS.

'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (SILVER) ~ MADE 80!
WITH BLACK FLAMES TAMPOS.
'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (SPECTRAFLAME COPPER) ~ MADE 70!
WITH WHITE FLAMES TAMPOS.

'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (BRONZE) ~ MADE 60!
WITH WHITE FLAMES TAMPOS.
'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (BLACK) ~ MADE 50!
WITH RED/ORANGE FLAMES TAMPOS.
'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (PINK) ~ MADE 50!
WITH BLACK FLAMES TAMPOS.
 
'64 GMC PANEL TRUCK (MAGENTA) ~ MADE 25! THE RAREST!!
WITH YELLOW FLAMES TAMPOS.
This will be the last piece that will be given out at the convention.
'69 DODGE BEE a.k.a. '69 DODGE CORONET SUPER BEE
These were given out during the CHARITY games..BUTTON BINGO, CHARITY POKER & NATIONAL MANIA. All have the REAL RIDER RUBBER TIRES CHROME 5SP WHEELS.
 '69 DODGE BEE (WHITE) ~ 180 MADE!

'69 DODGE BEE (BLUE) ~ 180 MADE!
'69 DODGE BEE (RED) ~ 180 MADE!
'69 DODGE BEE (GOLD) ~ 90 MADE!
'69 DODGE BEE (PURPLE) ~ 90 MADE!
'69 DODGE BEE (YELLOW) ~ 50 MADE! THE RAREST!!
'69 DODGE BEE (BLACK) ~ 50 MADE! THE RAREST!!
Well, finally we have comes to the end of the entire convention's giveaways & merchandises.
Its really fun to see all these soon-to-be-hard-to-get models with all their limited quantity produced. I can only imagine how it would be fun to be in this awesome event eh.. :) Well, maybe someday i might have the opportunity to join the event. But, i really enjoy seeing all the goodies and the custom cars that was already happen in this wonderful event. I hope you all enjoy this little article i wrote here just to share it with all the hw fans out there, alright.
I guess that's all for now. I can feel that there will be more exciting models coming up soon.
Hopefully i will have more times to do more updates for you guyz soon.
Thank you for all your times & thank you again for visiting my blog.
Have a good ones, everyone. Take care. :D

7 comments:

  1. Pope just keeps getting better and better.
    Great pictures!!

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  2. Thanks for the comment, Rob.
    I will. :D

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  3. Chrome rims custom fabrication are polished having a chrome mirror finish that stands out within the light. They undergo a multi-step chrome plating process. Rims produced from cast aluminum can be simply changed into chrome rims. Additionally to plain silver, chrome rims can be found in black chrome.

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    1. WOW..This is really serious stuff, Audrey.
      I still doing some research on chrome plating..
      I still can't find the real answer to what i wanted to do to make my custom cars into real chrome plating color.
      Non of our local stores has the source for chrome plating my custom stripe cars. Maybe time will tell eh.. :D
      Thanks for your comment, Audrey. :)

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  4. Yeah...nice drag bus...i fall in luv...hahah.lol.. ;)

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    1. I'm glad you like it! :)
      Thanks for the comment, bro! :D

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