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Mixed Cases

Does anyone know if Mattel mixes in 2009 cars with 2010 cases? The reason I ask is this: My local Dollar General store only seems to order Hot Wheels about the end of November and they sell them all by mid-December, then they don't order any more until the next November. I know this because I kept checking in and asking, the store is about 5 blocks from my house. Anyway, I was there last night and they finally had some new Hot Wheels stocked. I found the 1956 Ford Truck, the panel truck that says Champion spark plugs on the side and 3 or 4 Mystery Cars. The Mystery Cars were all from 2009, no 2010 editions. Does Mattel mix in older cars with newer cases? Because I've heard they're on the 3rd or 4th case ("D" cases in some places.) Maybe they had a huge number of 2009 Mystery Cars and they're getting rid of them a little at a time, spread out over time? If so, 2010 Mystery Cars might be a little more scarce this year than normal. Has anybody else noticed this, or have any insight to this? HaarFager 23:54, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

They do mix in alot of 2009 cars with the 2010 cases, alot of final color variations, and just some random stuff. The "D" cases that are starting to show up are supposed be the last for the 2009 cars (dont quote me on that). So hopefully the "E" case will be all 2010 cars, and considering they will ship in January they should be all 2010! As for the mystery cars, I have not had any problems finding them, they are scarce as most in the cases still seem to be 2009, but they are out there. Sinnin 02:24, December 12, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, David! HaarFager 03:10, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Collector Numbers

Anyone know how the collector #s and car #s are associated to each car? Is there an official statement issued by mattel? or is it just random placement based on release order? Sinnin 22:11, November 23, 2009 (UTC)

I know the 2008 & 2009 ones are from the official list Mattel released and maybe even the 2007 ones. We will have the corresponding #'s for the 2010 cars as soon as Mattel posts that official list, otherwise, they are currently in order of in which they were released. BigBadBrad01 03:50, November 25, 2009 (UTC)
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