|Welcome to KMJDiecast.com
Here you will find one of the greatest Hot Wheels sites ever.
We have our share of good and bad over the years.
On this page you will find some of the good and the bad.
Scroll down and enjoy!
First let me make it clear, this site is by and for Hobby people, we are NOT nor do we want to be
endorsed by Mattel. Their logos are their logos, NOT mine and if they appear on our site they DO
NOT indicate any kind of endorsement or reflection by or to Mattel. Whew, glad that is cleared
up! I know many of you thought that Mattel endorsed me all these years, NOT! Just the legal
beagles and others who have no life and like to mess with others.
We will first be spending our time creating a site for Collector's of Hot Wheels Mainline Vehicles.
We will work from present to past creating checklists for each year going back to 1989. We will
include as many variations as we are aware of & if you have information for us please feel free to
share it with other collectors. We also are going to add some fun features to the site, so keep an
eye open for new features & Bookmark the site!
We have a basic navigation bar on the left column for each year from 1989 to 2008. Once you click
on a year then you will find a checklist for that year. Also there will be links to Sub-Series,
Segment Series, and/or Teams for that particular Year. Images of each vehicle are included on
the Vehicle pages. Have fun checking out all your favorites. You will find links to our Online Store
called Web Page Sales throughout the site. Once you are in our Online Store it is a separate &
secure site and over 20,000 Hot Wheels that are available for sale with low cost shipping.
If something is not working properly please let us know.
So far a lot of Collectors are asking for a good Price Guide for Hot Wheels. Prices do vary from
day to day and week to week. We are looking into ways we can provide an accurate Price Guide for
the Hot Wheels Mainline Vehicles.
In the future we do plan on adding other lines of Hot Wheels to our site. Some are available for
sale in our online store, but this site is mostly dedicated to just the Mainline Vehicles and
As anyone who knows anything about websites, it takes a lot of man hours to create a site like this.
Man hours means money and any of you who enjoy this site and would like to support the site
through a Donation please use the PalPay link on the right to make a small donation. It will help us
feed the webmaster.
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|We hope this helps with your
Collection! If you have any questions
or want to provide some information,
please contact us.
Kirk L. Smith
PO Box 5595
Mesa, AZ 85211-5595
Phone = 480-621-7765
eMail = email@example.com
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
The One and Only Letter
The Very First Letter
Let me say a few things here.
#1 - I buy all my Hot Wheels from authorized dealers and distributors. To my ignorance I thought
that gave me the okay to use the logo to sell the goods, I was wrong.
#2 - The letter stated that "On numerous occassions over the past several years" , this is not true. I
have NEVER ever received a letter from anyone regarding the Hot Wheels logo until now. FACT!
The phone call that was mentioned took place about 3 weeks ago. That was the first time EVER I
had been contacted. During that phone call the woman mentioned that over several years she had
been sending me emails, yes emails, in regard to this logo problem. I never got an email, if I did I
deleted it, just like the ones about me winning the British Royal Lottery. Deleted without opening.
#3 - This is a perfect example of just how wasteful lawyers are, for several years they have charged
Mattel big $$$ for their service, yet if they had just sent me a letter the very first time they claim this
started several years ago all this would have been over then. But no, the woman on the phone said
all she had was my email address to contact me, really? My contact information is all over my site,
always has been and always will be. I am not hiding. So either she is lying or plain stupid or just
using this situation to charge Mattel outrageous legal fees for years. Someone got a paycheck if it
really has taken years to fix! They made a living off my site by telling the Mattel they are attempting
to contact me via email!!! Yeah right!
#4 - Only lawyers think my site was endorsed by Mattel when the logo appeared on the site, not one
of customers ever told me they love my Mattel endorsed site. But it is their logo and they can have it.
#5 - You know when things like this happen it makes me think, should I continue to hold the FREE
Hot Wheels Races I manage every Friday for kids? Should I go to the Children's Hospital every
Christmas and donate 100s of Hot Wheels to the kids? Should I still buy their products? Should I still
promote the hobby? These questions will be with me for awhile and a decision will be made after
some more thought. But one thing is for sure, I was never a threat to Mattel, but someone with a
greivence against me told Mattel's legal dogs to harass me over the logo, so I have to agree, that
logo looks terrible next to the KMJ Diecast logo!
#6 - The logo is removed, Mattel legal dogs can now sleep at night, but look out everyone, if you
have that logo lets say on your car window, then that driver behind you may think you are endorsed
by Mattel and use that endorsement against you, you just never know what they come after next!
|Now for some of the "BAD"
|Now for some of the
Xtreme Lowz hosts Friday cruise-in
When: 5:30 p.m., Fridays.
Where: Hobby Town USA, 1817 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert.
Kirk Smith wanted to create a car cruise to interest those who can't legally get behind the wheel.
In fact, they might not even be able to reach the pedal.
"Kids can't drive the big cars, but with Hot Wheels, they can drive them," he said.
Smith, a retired Air Force firefighter from Mesa, integrated his life-long passion for Hot Wheels cars
into the Southeast Valley car scene.
Smith's club, Xtreme Lowz, hosts a cruise-in Friday nights at Gilbert and Baseline roads in Gilbert,
as a venue for car and Hot Wheels fanatics.
"We promote the custom collecting and trading of Hot Wheels cars, and we race them, too," he said.
"A few of us got together and built a 40-foot long race track and the kids come out and race the Hot
These races and customizing contests aren't just for kids. Adults participate, too. After all, some of
these teeny, die cast, collector cars are worth hundreds of dollars and can date to the late '60s.
"We hold a customs contest, where the kids and grownups customize the Hot Wheels," Smith said.
"They'll take them apart, repaint them, change the wheels and use parts from different cars."
The winners of these contests and races usually win Hot Wheels cars and giveaways from
surrounding businesses, which include McDonald's and Barro's Pizza.
Smith grew up with an admiration for cars, constantly building models, drawing and collecting them.
His stepfather worked at Mattel and would often bring home Hot Wheels. A '67 Camaro is among the
most popular cars to collect, but Smith prefers '55 Chevys because they were made the year he was
"Some people collect Ferraris because they can't afford one," he said. "But they can have hundreds
in Hot Wheels."
Few Valley car gatherings are as kid-friendly as this one, said Smith.
"It's a really good hobby for kids because (regular) Hot Wheels only cost $1."
Smith has hosted at this location for more than a year. It is open to the public.
During summer months, there are about 20 cars, usually imports because they can withstand the
heat better than hot rods. During the fall and winter, this gathering draws about 100 cars a weekend.
Read more: CLICK HERE
|Here is an article from the Arizona Republic newspaper on our
Friday Night Car Cruise-In and Toy Car Event.
This article occurred on 18 August 2010.
|We started the Friday Night Cruise for many reasons, but we would never act like Mattel and try to
bully our particiapants. You see Mattel needs me and many others like me, if I do not promote
collecting, customizing, racing, trading, buying and selling of Hot Wheels then Mattel would lose a lot
more customers during a time they are already losing them. I am so glad that I am not endorsed by
people who do not even thank you when you buy thousands of items a month, instead they waste
your time to remove a logo that no one but the Lawyers see as an endorsment. I know how this all
started, a single moron who works at Mattel started this whole mess because he is on a power trip.
You see there are those people who need power, like the moron at Mattel, they need to feel that
they are in control. And then there is me, who laughs off power tripping morons and enjoys seeing
kids win a Hot Wheels Race and jump up and down filled with joy. That is my high, not power, not
greed, not control, the simple smile of a child on a Friday Night getting the Hot Wheels he wanted,
winning the race by a split second, watching the eyes get big win they win a raffle prize, those simple
joys are so much more rewarding than to be on a power trip to control another person. So if you
enjoy Hot Wheels, have fun! I do and I will continue to laugh off power hungry people, for them I will
say a prayer that thye too will learn that the simple things in life is much more rewarding. Thanks for
letting me rant and rave, God Bless you and God Bless America!