82 corvette page

Hello Mike, I've been following the Corvette pages (I'm a huge HW Corvette fan) and I noticed Corvette Stingray (1996)'82_Corvette_Stingray has been called "82", but there's another HW casting named "82 Corvette Stingray", two different castings. The thing is, I think this page should change its name, but, since you created it, I don't want to do it without discussing it with you first. The first one, the "Stingray", has had always plastic body, opaque windows and no interior, longer and larger body, smaller rear window and windshield, and different hood scoop; produced from '90 (power command) to '17, license date in base is 1975 (2012 in some cases). The second one, the "'82 stingray", is metalic body, thinner and smaller, bigger windows, has interiors, opening hood, detailed engine and a "T" line on the roof; produced from '98 to '03, and license date in the base is 1997. I told Kenny and he agrees User_talk:HaarFager. I put some images down. Greetings, George Il maniaco (talk) 02:10, April 20, 2017 (UTC)


'82 version


Hi Mike, I had wanted to reach out to see if you would be willing to help me with McDonald's issues as we do not have them yet on www.hobbyDB.com, could you get in touch via our contact button on the bottom right of every page?  Thanks!  Christian AKA Joschik (talk) 18:56, December 15, 2015 (UTC)

How can I help,, with what about the McDonald's issues?Vista69 (talk) 01:35, December 16, 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for coming back to me. I mostly need images as I have only a very few of these.  Stuctural advice for issues overseas would also be welcome.  Joschik (talk) 06:34, December 16, 2015 (UTC)

Cadillac Comment

Mike, did you say something on the talk page of a Cadillac Seville picture I just uploaded? I go there and there's nothing on the page. I'm confused. (Which is what I am most of the time anyway!) HaarFager 05:11, November 11, 2009 (UTC)

Hi Kenny, I was just congratulating your new Seville with white walls. But than I removed my comment after I saw that the White Walls didn't reflect on the base the car it was sitting on. So I guess I'll say, nice editing job on those wheels. I wish I had a real one too. Vista69 06:04, November 11, 2009 (UTC)
Uh.... you weren't supposed to notice that! Check out the picture now! Yeah, I wish I had that one, but I never see it on eBay! Maybe one day! HaarFager 06:29, November 11, 2009 (UTC)

1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

Hey, Mike - have you seen the new 1971 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser from Matchbox yet? I finally scored one on Friday! Here it is if you want to see what they look like. HaarFager 23:56, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

I LIKE IT! I've heard and read about the new casting but this is the first time I've seen it. I'm sure I'll buy more than a couple when I finally find them. I'm still waiting for the Johnny Lighting '64 Vista to show up on the pegs, because I don't want to pay S/H. Thanks for sending me the link to your photo site, you have a neat collection.... 'Still waiting for a '69 VC though :-) ... Vista69 00:19, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey Mike

Thanks for the welcome. Still trying to figure things out around here. 69 Vista, had a 69 El Camino before wife and kids. Hope to talk to you later on here.

PaulHaypaul1 02:42, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

Hi Paul, The 68-69 Chevelle has always been my favorite years. I've been a carpenter for most of my working life, so I've always fantasized about having a car/pickup like the '69 El Camino. Welcome to the Hot Wheels Wiki, and check out the Matchbox Wiki while you're surfing. MIke, Vista69 03:52, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

20th Anniversary 3-Pack

Hey, Mike, do you know what the other 2 vehicles were that was in the 20th Anniversary 3-Pack along with this Ferrari Testarossa (chrome model with 20th Anniversary stamped into the roof)? I have the Chrome Ferrari, so I must also have the other two. I just don't remember what they were! Thanks! HaarFager 00:38, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Kenny, The 20th Anniversary 3-Packs only included one exclusive car plus two other more common issues. Along with the Testarossa, other exclusive castings included... Monster Vette, Combat Medic, Mercedes 540K, Tall Ryder, and Firebird Funny Car (1982). Some of them were also issued with Gold Chrome. Vista69 14:34, 28 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, Mike. I have the Combat Medic from this set, but I bought it last year. The others must have been lost, because I don't have any of those anymore. HaarFager 22:16, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Redirecting Series

Mike, please don't take this wrong, and I hope you don't think I'm always getting on your case, I'm not intending to - it's just that lately you've been doing most of the work on here. But what I wanted to ask you about involves your redirecting the various series put out each year. Such as these two kind of series: Wild Wave Series and 2003 Wild Wave Series. I had hoped that people would start creating pages for each series such as the one I did for the 2003 Wild Wave Series. That way, each series could sort of be spotlighted with it's own page. I may have this page incorrectly named, (maybe it should only be called the "Wild Wave Series" without the 2003 in front of it), but when each of these are redirected to the page for the year they were released, the specific pages detailing just the series itself will be lost or not be able to be created. I really wouldn't want to have the Wild Wave page redirected into nothingness, (after all the work I put into it), and it seems a shame to take away the potential for creating other pages for other series in this manner. It also seems like it might make using series names as categories a moot point. You'll lose the functionality of what having categories is all about and what the code behind it does. You might have noticed I like creating pages that group things together and I don't use a lot of redirects. I think instead of redirecting stuff in this manner, links to where it would or could have been redirected to could be used in the articles themselves and people will find their way to these other pages by clicking on the appropriate link. With redirects, searching for several different names will take you to only one place. That seems like we might risk losing potential pages - such as a special page for each series. I hope I'm being clear, because it's such a confusing matter to me sometimes in dealing with redirects. I don't want to make you mad, but I had intended on creating more series pages. If they're just going to be redirected somewhere else, there would be no point in creating them. I hope you can see the point I'm trying to make. Just tell me your thoughts on the matter and we'll see what can be done. Maybe I missed something and will have to rethink my position. Please just don't take this the wrong way and be mad at me. I feel I'm trying to do what's best for the Hot Wheels Wiki, as I'm sure you do, also. I figure there's usually a good solution if it is worked on long enough. HaarFager 07:28, 27 April 2009 (UTC)


The Go kart page is giving me as headache. I have tried linking 2007-135 but can't get it to show. I tried this at least a dozen times and even got me so cinfused I screwed some photos up.

Could you help me out and see why the thumbnail isn't showing? http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Go_Kart http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Image:2007135gokart.jpg

I feel your frustration. I tried to insert it too, with no luck. Were you aware of wiki-wide maintenance this morning? Maybe you downloaded your file during this time and it just didn't take fore some reason. Maybe you could re-download your file with a slight change to the file name. If you get a 'duplicate file warning' just ignore and download anyway. Kenny can delete unused or duplicate files. Good Luck Vista69 16:20, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Also, I stupidly typed Walgreens instead of Walmrt in the comments section of this photo http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Image:2007135wgokart.jpg is there a way to edit JUST the comments? Thanks ranugad 15:16, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm not real sure, but I don't think that you can just edit photo comments. Just download another copy of your file, with a slight file name change, rewrite a correct comment and ignore any warnings. Let, Kenny, (HaarFager) know which file is correct. Good Luck, Vista69 16:20, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I'll keep my eye on it and when you're ready for me to delete the one that's not needed, just let me know. HaarFager 17:39, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
I reloaded the image with a name change and edited it into the page - fixed, thanks for the tip.

I thought it was maybe a syntax error I just couldn't see.

And right after I asked, I noticed an edit this page button above theother offending photo, it allowed me to change the comments easily. Thanks again


Mike, ever since I joined here, I have tried to get rid of any abbreviation I've seen. They just get confusing sometimes, as to exactly what they stand for, so please don't undo all my work. One thing I've specifically changed is Met. to Metalflake. I've tried to keep the wiki easy to read and abbreviations slow up this process. Thanks! HaarFager 23:23, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

O.K. I'll stop, I didn't realize you were changing the the abbreviations. Sorry dude, Vista69 23:26, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Inserting Pictures Problem

Hey Mike, are you still having problems? BigBadBrad01 06:33, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Nevermind Mike, I am having the problem too. I emailed someone so hopefully it gets fixed soon. Until then, I guess we just have to continue inserting them manually. ;) BigBadBrad01 06:57, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Station Wagons

Mike, can you think of any Hot Wheels Station Wagon models I might have missed in this list? Station Wagons. I tried to think of them all, but I'm sure I've overlooked some. It's just that Hot Wheels hasn't made too many Station Wagon models, unfortunately. HaarFager 22:00, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Base Color / Type

Mike, I saw your message about adding in "Type" with the Base Color. When I started out, I missed adding that in some pages, too. Now, I'm just trying to go through pages and standardize them. Thanks for adding it! HaarFager 05:10, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Oh, yes.... is that your station wagon on your user page? When I was little, my best friend's parents had one of those Vista Cruisers. My parents had a station wagon, too. I guess that's why I grew up loving them. I have a station wagon myself! HaarFager 05:10, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Casting Names

Hi Mike, I learned doing the lists the casting names on the card with our names together will work. Example Purple Passion will take you to Purple Passion. Now let's say the page Purple Passion is already there, watch what happens without making a redirect with Steel Passion with a break in the middle. Purple Passion has to be first then a | break then Steel Passion ""Example click here still takes you to the Purple Passion Steel Passion. Fantazim 21:45, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Your new pics

Hi Mike, I like your new pictures you have uploaded. They look very nice. I especially like the Evil Twin ones. Its a cool casting and you did a great job. Keep up the great work! BigBadBrad01 18:29, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Super Scraper

About the Super Scraper of mine that you moved - I finally found out where you had moved it to, but it wasn't to a page for the Pathbeater, as you had identified my version. I found it on the Power Plower page, oddly enough, but I did find it. There was no Pathbeater released in 1997, so my unknown version is not from then and I still don't know when mine was released. I did have the guy that runs the South Texas Diecast page identify mine as a Super Scraper, though. I had already created the Super Scraper page a few months ago, so I added all your pictures and info on it, too. Unfortunately, I had it incorrectly named, so that's probably why you didn't see it. I have corrected that, too. There is no description of my version over on the South Texas Diecast page identifying it as either a Power Plower or Pathbeater, so I'm pretty sure it was not named with either of those names. I'm also going to move the description of mine and all the other descriptions for the Super Scraper and Power Plower to the Bywayman page because when Big Bad Brad gets done redirecting all the other pages to Bywayman, those other pages won't exist anymore and all the descriptions and images will have to be relocated to the Bywayman page or lost, too. Brad's been going around and unconfusing things for castings with multiple names, so please don't take offense if your page should disappear. Many of my pages have gone the same route also. HaarFager 08:02, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Hi Mike, I see that on the Ford F-150 page you changed the designer at the top. I am assuming you changed it to the actual car designer but that category is for the Hot Wheels Designer, therefore it should be Michael Kolins. I'll change it back for you. BigBadBrad01 07:58, 11 December 2008 (UTC)


Mike, I just wanted to let you know that you don't have to include a blank line between all the descriptions of vehicles. It's not needed and adds unnecessary space to entries already long enough. This symbol "|-" is what denotes a separation between descriptions. Just thought you'd like to know this so it could save you extra steps. HaarFager 16:11, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Tampo Location

You bring up a very good point, and I have seen it done both ways too. That is, the tampo listed in the same column with the color of the car, and then sometimes in the next to last column right before the image column. I've noticed that there seems to be 2 different page forms and they list the tampo in a different area on each. An administrator once told me not use 100px sized thumbnail images because it throws off the column spacing. Well, using this thought, I myself tend to like putting the tampo information in it's own column. Because sometimes when a color of the car is like "Metalflake Green, w/White fenders," or a long name such as that, when you include the tampo info with this, the column space is really stretched way out there. That's why I personally like to separate these two things, so that one column isn't real wider than all the others. Maybe we can get some kind of consensus on this and that way, everybody will know once and for all on this matter.

As far as the entering in of information when you make an edit, just under the window where you type in all the changes, add in image, etc., there is some text that begins with "All contributions to Hot Wheels Wiki...." etc. Below that is a box for typing in information with the word "Summary:" to the left of it. Type in the changes you did there, and then below there, select "this is a minor edit," because it usually is considered minor, and then hit the "Save Page" button. That's all there is to it. It's so handy when you're reviewing changes to see, in writing, what the other guys did. That way, when he's uploaded really cool pictures of some great looking '31 Doozies, such as you just did, others can read that and know immediately that it's something they'll want to go and see for themselves. Plus, I'll bet it makes life for the administrators easier, and I'd say they sure appreciate it.

Did I mention those were some nice looking '31 Doozies you uploaded earlier this afternoon? I replaced the image, which I had taken and uploaded, and was up at the top in the header of the '31 Doozie page, with one you had taken because it was the first edition. That's another thing I wonder about and here's my stance on the issue. I think any image and any casting is better than no image. Followed by a clear, sharp image of any casting being next best. Then, an image of the first edition casting, with an image of a pre-production sketch being the absolute greatest thing you could have in a header. That's why, when I create a page, if I only have a later casting, I'll use it until an image of a first generation release gets uploaded. That way, a page will at least have a picture of what the body style looks like, but the first version being the ultimate preference. After all, that's what Hot Wheels decided the first one should look like, so why not use this one? I've said a lot, but hopefully I was able to answer all your questions and maybe somebody will hear us and we can decide on the tampo placement issue. HaarFager 22:28, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Standardized Pages

Please don't take this the wrong way, but I just wanted to ask why you went into the Baja Bug page and undid all my corrections? You say that you're a newbie, and there's no problem with that. But, when I joined, I saw how the pages were already being built and used that style. I figured others before me who had started this Wiki knew best. So, I always use that same style. You can refer to the Purple Passion page to see what I mean. But, the names and colors are always capitalized and the colors aren't bolded. When I first joined and changed something I wasn't aware of, I was called on the carpet the very same day about it by an administrator. I'm not doing that, just trying to be helpful and let you know. Because, after all, aren't we wanting this Hot Wheels Wiki to be good? If so, consistency is a way to insure that. If the pages all look the same, it will be so much better. Oh, and I've seen administrators say that when you make changes, please note what you did and why in the space provided. It helps others at a glance to see what changes were implemented. This is just stuff I found out, so I thought I'd pass it along to you, trying to be helpful. Keep up the good additions! HaarFager 17:34, 29 October 2008 (UTC)


I'm new here and I thought I should ask a member here to show me what to do. Fclass 17:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)


Do you know what year the Drive-In Set was released? Fclass 17:04, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't know for sure, because I don't have the set. However since the 4th Edition Tomart's Guide only goes to 1999 and the set is NOT in it, than I'm inclined to guess that the set came out in 2000 like the Hot Wheels Collector site shows.Vista69 14:21, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Roll Patrol

hey there, I have 2 versions of Jeep CJ RornRdsCTY.JPG one has a black tinted base and the other has a black painted base. could u please verify which one is in the pic, and i will put up the other. Thanks David Sinnin 00:49, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

Hi David, I have the version with the black tinted base. I didn't know that there were two different bases for the yellow CT. I knew about and searched, for the Chrome wheeled version of the Roarin' Rods Series Jeep for a few years before I finally bought it on ebay. Please go ahead and upload the painted base version, plus all your other CJs 1st and 2nd versions. I'll follow up with any other versions I might have to help build this page. Are you the one who highlighted the 1st and 2nd versions on to one page? If so, Thanks! Ive been trying to figure out a way to include the rest of my CJs into the wiki and this will be a great new start. Mike Vista69 01:17, September 28, 2009 (UTC)


Computer Warrior and Phantomachine are the same casting. Merge the two, if you can. Fclass 14:54, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

we have a problom

Fclass is telling all the new editers not to edit this wiki and calls them vandels. Hellers4

It has been taken care of. BigBadBrad01 19:08, September 28, 2009 (UTC)

Final Run

Hi. Where do you get the final run series? are the like the First editions and so on or a different series?JapSkylineDrifter 09:20, October 2, 2009 (UTC)

Yes, they're like any other separate series on special cards. When the series began, they were issued with special wheels and paint. For the first series, the blister packs were aold in boxes. After that the blister packs were sold in clear plastic encasements. In the end of series they were sold as every other blister pack with "Final Run Series" on the card. I haven't seen any new Final Runs for a long time, so I'm guessing the program is done. But I hope Mattel starts doing it again. MIke, Vista69 12:25, October 2, 2009 (UTC)
Mike, I hope they don't start doing it again. For many reasons. I hate to hear that there's a casting they won't be using again, even if it's not one of my favorites. Plus, they just remold castings, so it's kind of misleading, because then, any casting can still be released again. It's so confusing, but I hate to see any car go away. HaarFager 21:01, October 2, 2009 (UTC)
The reason I like the series is because it puts a period at the end of the run. If I have the final run of a casting that means I can finally fill in all the spaces in between. Vista69 01:49, October 3, 2009 (UTC)
I agree with Kenny. Hotwheels1999 22:55, November 17, 2009 (UTC)

Excuse Me

When you come across a different name for the same casting like Pipe Jammer and Cybercruiser, just redirect the second name to the original name. Fclass 15:39, October 6, 2009 (UTC)


Because it's the same casting. Having two articles about the same casting can be confusing. Fclass 15:51, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

But if someone types Cybercruiser into the the search box and a page titled Pipe Jammer shows up, THAT could be confusing.

I put a lot of effort making pages for the uniquely named Tattoo Machines releases for you to just go and delete and redirect a few hours later. I guess you'll just have to keep chasing me around to undo my CONSTRUCTIVE input. Vista69 16:32, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

Pipe Jammer and Cybercruiser are the same casting. They're the same. They just have different names. Having two articles on the same casting is confusing. Fclass 16:36, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

I'm still not ready to let this argument go away until I get a REASONABLE argument as to,,,, WHY??? Fclasss, you're obviously not a member of a debate team, so I'm still looking for a reason why there can't be separate pages for castings with unique and/or different names as long as you include hot links to the ORIGINAL release. This forum is open to ALL! Vista69 04:41, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

Im stuck in the middle on this one. I like seeing all the similar castings on one page, since I organize my collection by casting, its also nice to have a page that recognizes a unique given name. So Im just going to continue doing what im doing. Putting all casting versions under the most common casting name, and leaving the alternate casting pages as I found them. It is mind boggling to me that Fclass still has the nerve to delete other peoples work, considering his track record around here. Sinnin 20:16, October 7, 2009 (UTC)


Bigger bigger make them bigger!!! oh and undo all those vandalized pages of yours =P Sinnin 08:26, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

I'll zoom in a little closer for the next batch of pics I take. I always tried to keep them small for my own personal Hot Wheels site to save on the disk space that I have to pay for on Homestead.

I'm confused about the vandalized pages comment though. Vista69 19:23, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

Im just giving you a hard time about the images, i use a real high resolution display, on my monitor, so the images are real small. as for the vandalism, i was referring to your tattoo machine pages. I used the word vandalism, cause thats what fclass calls it when ever hes complaining about changes on the wiki. Sinnin 19:46, October 10, 2009 (UTC)

You're funny, I thought that's what you were referring to. No, I won't be undoing anything, I'll leave all the undoing for the people who don't like my contributions. Besides, I'll be too busy looking for ways to piss flass off :-)

You misspelled "Fclass," Mike - I might have to undo that bit of vandalism! HaarFager 22:43, October 10, 2009 (UTC)


Havin' a few problems tonight, Mike? HaarFager 06:19, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Photo "Studio"

I dont envy you one bit when it comes time to do the dusting in that room!! also is that Lego bricks that i see organized by color and size, in the drawers below the light?? Sinnin 00:28, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

Youbetch'a,,, Legos are just one more of my many hobbys. Good eye dude, thanks for asking Vista69 01:47, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

I Have the green blazer and i will get it photographed!! I also took some pics of some minty cars to replace some of your more seasoned cars! hope you dont mind Sinnin 00:57, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

Yes, go ahead and replace more minty examples than mine. For an example, I think your White Pontiac Fiero 2M4 is a lot better than mine but I didn't replace it with your pic because your pic didn't blend with the list. Call me a jerk, but now that I think your pictures a lot better, go ahead and retake or re-edit your pic and replace it with your better example. Vista69 02:41, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
BTW, Back to the Green Blazer 4x4, I was hoping someone like you would come along and submit their own picture. That's is why I don't submit an ebay picture that I've had on my C Drive for a while. I try not to submit pictures to the Wiki unless I can hold it in my hand, but sometimes I get impatient. I hope I'm forgiven for the few that I've submitted that aren't on my shelves. Vista69 03:11, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
I use ebay as a research tool. other then the pages we create here, alot of series are hard to find good info on. Most of the cars on the crack ups, and speed machines were compiled from auctions on ebay. I saved the images untill i had enough info to fill the pages. I also used an old image of the body swappers package on the page. So i too need forgivness on that =P

I will slowly be replacing all my old images. Im not sure of your system of choosing cars but when im in photo mode i just grab a random case and see what cars need to be added. so as soon as those cases end up in front of me again i will re-take them Sinnin 05:24, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

The purple park n plates t-bucket is one I dont have. I wish I did!! Sinnin 22:14, November 3, 2009 (UTC)
Obviously that makes two of us :-( I just thought I'd ask since you have a lot of the other Park'n Plates variations that I'm still missing. Thanks for the reply. Vista69 22:35, November 3, 2009 (UTC)
Obviously, I'm a little envious of both your collections, guys! Maybe someday I'll have that many Hot Wheels in my possession. HaarFager 02:11, November 4, 2009 (UTC)

5 Packs

We really need to wipe the 5-pack page clear, and re-do it. The usual table style just does'nt work with those images. I was thinking, perhaps just make a gallery of the 5-pack images with a link to the individual articles. Any ideas, or thoughts? Sinnin 05:27, November 19, 2009 (UTC)

Now that David mentions it, he's right. Maybe we out to use the pictures of the 5-Pack themselves in Galleries above each separated year with the tables being reconfigured to show the 5 vehicles. Something like that maybe. HaarFager 05:47, November 19, 2009 (UTC)
You make me nervous when you say you want to wipe the 5-pack page clear. I've been spending too much time working on it for you to go and pull an Fclass on me ;-) I never started the page, I'm just building on it. This seems like an ambitious project that might take a while to finish. Is there a way you could build the new pages with-out deleting what we already have done? You could then go and delete or wipe it clean AFTER the new format is finished, just a thought.
Actually, it sounds like a good idea. The page is too long, and it will only get longer. If you have a different format in mind while still using the existing links, go for it, and have fun, sound like too much work for me. Mike, Vista69 06:25, November 19, 2009 (UTC)
There is a way you can do what you propose, Mike. Just name the new page something like "5-Pack Page" and when it's all finished, it can be redirected to the old name after that page has been "sucked dry" of everything that was needed from it.

I really didnt mean to just start over from nothing. I was just implying that the style of the page needs to be changed completely so that its not so drawn out. Having so much info in your face makes it difficult to find what your looking for, especially if your not sure of the release year. I will try and make a sample article to see how some different layous may look Sinnin 07:20, November 19, 2009 (UTC)


Your Website is very cooooool!!..!! :) 10:30, November 19, 2009 (UTC)

Custom Chevy Camaro

That custom chevy camaro that you added to the custom camaro page is definately a very different casting. It is very much a closed hood version of the heavy chevy casting. It really does need its own page. IMO Sinnin  talk  Contributions 01:09, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

OK, no problem. Go ahead and make it's own page and hope that no one else decides to redirect it. I thought it looked like a repaint of the '67 Camaro and that's where I really wanted it to go. I don't have one to look at other than the picture, sorry, my bad. Unfortunately there's too many contributors that like to combine pages. I don't like so many redirect pages because the names don't show up in the search box. Good luck with your new page. Vista69 01:27, May 21, 2010 (UTC)
I have still been scratching my head on this one. It does have the SS grill and the detailed doors. I need to pick one up for myself too! Sinnin  talk  Contributions 01:57, May 21, 2010 (UTC)
Well, for now the Custom Chevy Camaro has it's own page again. I hope it stays, but I doubt that it will. Vista69 02:07, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Turbo Mustang

On the Yellow GHO turbo mustang the window and interior info seems wrong, Is that a different variation or just a typo? Sinnin  talk  Contributions 02:04, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Good catch David, I fixed it, Thanks. Vista69 02:24, May 22, 2010 (UTC)


I don’t need help with Hot wheel info. I am new to wiki and I am just trying to learn about editing. You fixed one of my post's on the mini truck(1992).

Any way I have tons of photos I don’t mind sharing that are older, I  copy and pasted on the mini truck page you helped me with. How do you make the box’s evenly spaced?

I do have other questions concerning the lay out and the way cars are listed. For example the 1974  and 1975 hot wheels by year ,cast page for a first time visitor that page may lead to false info. Example listing the Aero flash, Chapparal, repco F1 , demon. etc.. it could appear that this wiki is saying they were released then. On the main page they even have photo's of spectraflame or way later 90's cars.

I guess I don't have any solid answers for you. All I can say is it's pretty much a self taught thing about how to edit. You'll just need figure notice the code on the rest of the page and try to mimic it. I do a lot of cutting and pasting too. that's really the best way, and then just replace text you want to change. It's hard to explain, but I think you're on the right track.
About the casting by year page, I agree, it's a little difficult for a first time user of the site. The link List of 1974 Hot Wheels is more descriptive about the variations released per year. I did notice a couple things wrong with the list since you pointed it out. For example the Aeroflash page, should be listed as Large Charge. I'll clean things like that when I notice them. You could do the same. I'm not an administrator, so I don't have the final say on any of it. I work on this site a lot, but I'm still just a contributor.

I see you edited the Aeroflash,maybe more. You mention I could change it. When I am on the casting by year, click 1974, Click edit on the top left. All i get is a blank page with a puzzle piece in the upper left corner. I dont see any writing or pics. Unlike when I added to the mini truck page. Any help?


here is a screen shot-----

OK I may have answered my own question. That page is a collective of links? so only by editing the cast page does it change the cars listed and shown on the years page?    Sorry to bug just you with all these questions. You were the first person to answer. That will teach you.

I tried my hand at making a change. I created a page just for the RASH 1 since there is a huge amount of difference between spectraflame's and enamels.  Can you help me adjust the last row?  You mentioned Admin's who are they?  Em I allowed to make pages?

where do you ask questions around here?

I might be able to help. But most of my knowledge is about older Hot Wheels prior to 2000

Flyin colors (talk) 01:52, January 2, 2013 (UTC)

a long time ago I DID create separate pages for Those 1974 cars that were reissiues with different names. Also a few others that were released with different names. For example the plow truck. Some (can't remember who) went behind and redirected all those pages to a single page. pissed me off, so I gave up editing for a while. So you are allowed to create pages, but don't be suprised if someone else messes with your work.Vista69 (talk) 00:03, January 8, 2013 (UTC)
Really?? Why would they do that? Hot wheels have had very distinct years. 68-72, 1973, 1974-1977 some may say 1979 or 1980 but as such 1980  til experimenal card. blue card era. I just noticed not much is correct in the early years . Is not wiki about correct info? i noticed retool and reissue  are lumped together. What would be wrong with reissue (they are released with adifferent name) or retools having seperate pages? with links to each other? I know your not an admin... isn't this run like wikipidia just a lil more indepth? This is not a private owned site is it?Flyin colors (talk) 04:11, January 8, 2013 (UTC)

On another note

 I noticed you posted the picture of a russell stovers  easter basket 2-pack. Was that Tough Customer all plastic? just checking the 2 I have are. Always trying to learn.Flyin colors (talk) 19:58, January 8, 2013 (UTC)

If you're talking about this picture ... it's not mine.

Actually, the only ALL plastic regular issue (5-pack) Hot Wheel I have is this '57 Chevy

That 57 is all Plastic. have that one too..kewl.. But the Tough Customer that came in the russel stovers 2-pack is all plastic, the humvee is plastic body with metal base.At least that is how mine is. I guess there is 2 images with the same file name, I just reverted them. so you should see a 2-pack with a tough customer(battle tank aka big bertha ) and Humvee now. Any how this one is credited to you and say's it is the russel stovers 2-pack. Maybe it is not from the 2-pack. I opened one(2-pack) and have another in the blister.Mine were both all plastic.My question was yours also all plastic, but it apears there is a goof in that section.

Big Bertha gryL.JPG

Flyin colors (talk) 07:30, January 10, 2013 (UTC)

That Tough Customer of mine is not all plastic. I'm fairly sure that description wasn't done by me. Could you take a photo of your loose all plastic version and add it to the new list entry that I made? Vista69 (talk) 04:13, January 12, 2013 (UTC)
Can do. It is killing me..That my second fav casting is bunched with that thing (big bertha). I dare anyway that has a tank out of the package to show me a base that says Big Bertha... laffsFlyin colors (talk) 06:06, January 12, 2013 (UTC)
Did you get a chance to see the photo's? Also that humvee in that 2-pack is all plastic. what I believe happen, These casting are from the color changers 90's run. They have quite a few they changed the body to plastic for that run, I have some in Blister that I will post later as I dig it out. It has been 20 years since I have been able to display my collection. Anyway I my thoughts on this are late 80's runs had a lot of plastic bases and some of the 90's color changers had plastic bodys. It seems the mixed these together. I think they started using  plastic due to water and rot. Flyin colors (talk) 17:36, January 16, 2013 (UTC)

Hi Vista


I think your photo skills are great, wish mine were better. Maybe some tips? I am only replacing cars that are out of focus (not yours) or with better condition examples.  Like you I am just trying to help the community. I am trying to bring uniformity to the history of Hot Wheels. Like I said when we first met, this layout could create confusion to people. I notice it a little on newer stuff too. As I have not collected for years, I am a newbie to that stuff and suggested one or two things. So if I am out on something drop me a line. Flyin colors (talk) 05:13, January 19, 2013 (UTC)

BTW I have not noticed who had taken the photos, but will try and drop em to the bottom, if I notice they are yoursFlyin colors (talk) 05:16, January 19, 2013 (UTC)


80's Corvette. Could you reshoot this car to show roof? and a little bigger  http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/File:80s_Corvette_RT.JPG Flyin colors (talk) 18:49, January 19, 2013 (UTC)

Hey Vista 69!

I’m contacting you from RDF Television West, a TV production company in Bristol.

I’ve come across one of your photos of the Dodge Ram 1500 (1995) that we’d love to use in one of our shows and just wanted to check if you’d be happy for us to use it?

Please feel free to contact me tasha.roche@rdftelevision.com

I look forward to hearing from you! Tash

Vintage car

Hi i noticed you posted a photo of a 3 window '34 Ford Coupe HiRaker. My family has one and were trying to find the price of it. Do you know the price.

hi mike,

notice you put the peugeot 505 included in The Hot Ones ('81) series.

just wondering since it didn't have those GHO wheels like the others, and found this carded picture  or perhaps you other valid proof? *i'm on a quest on collecting these '81 Hot Ones.


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