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HWC Gary

aka Gary

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  • I was born on September 13
  • My occupation is Writer for Hot Wheels
  • I am Male

Hello, and welcome to the Hot Wheels Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the Smokin' Grille page.

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And lastly, if you have any questions or suggestions, please leave a message on my talk page and I'll see if I can help! HaarFager (talk) 19:32, June 10, 2014 (UTC)

Enjoy the Hot Wheels Wiki!

Wheel Type Names

I hate to be a big drag, but would you mind replacing all your updated "official" tire names with the names they originally had? I see it like this. We're not allowed to use any trademarked images that belong to Mattel, so Mattel shouldn't have any say on how we name things here on this clearly not officially Mattel-owned page. Thank you. Administrator Kenny HaarFager (talk) 05:10, February 20, 2017 (UTC)

And not only that, users here who have done a lot of work remember the original names better. It seems strange to change names mid-stream. Administrator Kenny HaarFager (talk) 05:11, February 20, 2017 (UTC)

The use of Hot Wheels drawings

HWC Gary, there is a question flowing through this Wiki: is it legal to use the drawed images of models, as they appear on http://www.hotwheels.com/en-us/collection/index.html for instance. Are we allowed to use those images or will that infringe the copyright? Could you shine some light on that since you're an official Mattel employee. Stephan3321 (talk) 09:30, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

It probably depends on what you use them for, but I don't think anyone's going to complain if you use them here on the Wiki. But I could be wrong. That's more a question for the legal department. But I see them on here, and I haven't heard any objections.
Could you ask that for me? Or do you know an email address where I can reach them. I think that those specific drawing would be nice on the wiki. Stephan3321 (talk) 15:00, October 21, 2015 (UTC)

If you use them, the worst thing that can happen is they ask you to remove them. They haven't asked that so far, so I'd use them until I heard otherwise.


HW Jeff

Hi, Gary. I have a question...is there a Jeff who writes articles for HWC? thanks. Thehotwheelsguy99Talk! 23:55, July 18, 2016 (UTC)

Community Portal

Admin assistance needed Hot_Wheels_Wiki:Community_Portal. Mach 5 (talk) 20:15, March 4, 2018 (UTC)

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