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collectibles: 2012 Hot Wheels X-Raycers Morris Mini

2012 Hot Wheels X-Raycers 5-Pack 2012 Hot Wheels X-Raycers Morris Mini

Continuing our end-of-the-year collectibles series for 2012 is the Hot Wheels X-Raycers Morris Mini.  It is available only as part of the X-Raycers 5-Pack.

The Morris Mini has a transparent green body with yellow windows and 10-Spoke wheels.  The side graphics are white checkers and a No. 1 meatball.

They are available at Toys-R-Us and other retailers.

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collectibles: Matchbox 60th Anniversary Austin Mini Cooper S (2013)

Matchbox 60th Anniversary Austin Mini Cooper S (2013)
Matchbox began making die-cast cars in 1953.  So 2013 marks Matchbox’s 60th anniversary and they are celebrating with commemoration editions of 24 popular cars.

Here we have the Matchbox 60th Anniversary Commemorative Edition Austin Mini Cooper S.  The car is painted in gold with a Union Jack on the roof.  The package comes with a collectible box.  The Austin Mini Cooper S is number 9 out of 24.

The Matchbox catalog number is Y5335.

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collectibles: Matchbox 1964 Austin Mini Cooper (2013)

Matchbox 1964 Austin Mini Cooper (2013)
For you die-cast Mini collectors, Matchbox has included a classic Mini for 2013.

The 1964 Austin Mini Cooper comes in bright red with a large bull’s-eye graphic on the sides.  The die-cast Mini is part of the MBX Adventure City series and number 12 of 120 in the entire 2013 Matchbox line.

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Collectibles: Hot Wheels 2012 MINI Countryman Rally

Hot Wheels 2012 MINI Countryman RallyThis 2012 MINI Countryman Rally Hot Wheels die-cast car was originally supposed to be part of the 2012 Hot Wheels collection.  For whatever reason, it was delayed and now is part of the 2013 HW Stunt collection.

The ’12 MINI Countryman Rally is green with a white roof.  Side graphics include white checkers and the No. 27.

It is car 93/250 in the Hot Wheels 2013 collection.

The QR Code on the back takes you to the Hot Wheels My Car Collector ’12 MINI Countryman Rally page.

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collectibles: Disney Pixar Cars 2 MINI

Disney Pixar Cars 2 MINI: Becky Wheelin
More than a year ago we posted the Disney Pixar Cars 2 MINI Cooper “Ronnie del Cooper” which came in a set of four cars.

Recently, Disney Pixar expanded the Cars 2 die-cast collection with “chase” cars: limited cars inserted randomly for collectors to “chase” after.

One of the current “chase” cars is a MINI Cooper which is numbered 33 and named Becky Wheelin.  The 1:55 scale die-cast car is blue metallic with a black and white checkered roof and side mirror caps.  Again, this car was not a main character, but appeared in the background of a few scenes in Cars 2.


collectibles: Hot Wheels Team USA Olympics MINI

Hot Wheels Team USA MINI
Just in time for the 2012 London Olympics, Hot Wheels created a special limited-edition Hot Wheels die-cast MINI.  The Red and White MINI with redline wheels was offered only to HotWheelsCollectors.com members.

The Olympics are all about top performance, and this stylish vehicle captures the spirit of competition in eye-catching style. Created for the US Olympic Committee in support of Team USA, this car also earns the highest marks for good looks. Here are the specs:

  • Zinc body with Spectraflame Red finish
  • Nickel-plated chassis
  • Black interior
  • Clear windows
  • Black fenders
  • Real Riders wheels
  • Official USOC deco

The HWC USOC 2001 Mini Cooper comes with an individually numbered holographic sticker and ships in a Hot Wheels Kar Keepers case.

The original price was $16.99.  It’s unknown whether these are sold out, but they will probably be appearing on die-cast collector and auction sites.

See more on the official HotWheelsCollectors.com website.


collectibles: Matchbox 2012 MINI Cooper S Convertible

Matchbox 2012 MINI Cooper S Convertible
For you die-cast MINI collectors, Matchbox released its first MINI for 2012.

The MINI Cooper S Convertible comes in bright metallic blue paint with graphic white checkers and large 6 meatballs on the sides.  The die-cast MINI is number 3 of 10 in the MBX Beach series and number 13 of 120 in the entire 2012 Matchbox line.

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It’s rumored that the lone Hot Wheels MINI for 2012 is a MINI Countryman Rally.  Let us know if you spot it.


GreenLight Collectibles die-cast MINIs

GreenLight MotorWorld MINI Cooper Convertible
We have featured many Hot Wheels, Johnny Lightning, and Matchbox die-cast MINIs, but here is another maker of them.

GreenLight Collectibles produces a Motor World die-cast line in 1:64 scale.  They have produced seven series since 2009, most of which have included MINI models.  The MINIs are part of the Classics and British Editions.

1:64 Motor World die-cast model cars feature 100% authentic metal bodies, plastic chassis, authentic detailed wheels and are officially licensed by the respective automobile companies.  As with GreenLight Collectibles offerings, the “Green Machine” chase car program carries over into the Motor World line with 2% of the production run manufactured in alternate schemes to provide the marketplace with the rare vehicles the collector craves.
  • Series 2 (96020) 2010 – MINI Cooper (British Racing Green)
  • Series 3 (96030) 2010 – MINI Cooper (Chili Red)
  • Series 4 (96040) 2011 – MINI Cooper (Electric Blue) (2,250)
  • Series 5 (96050) 2011 – MINI Cooper Clubman (Lightning Blue) (2,750)
  • Series 6 (96060) 2011 – MINI Cooper Convertible (Liquid Yellow) (2,750)
  • Series 7 (96070) 2012 – MINI Cooper Clubman (Chili Red) (2,750)

GreenLight die-cast cars are available at Toys”R”Us.

GreenLight Motor World MINI Cooper Clubman


Collectibles: Hot Wheels 2011 MINI CHALLENGE in white

Hot Wheels 2011 MINI CHALLENGE (white) Hot Wheels 2011 MINI CHALLENGE (blue) Hot Wheels 2011 MINI CHALLENGE (red)

Months ago we posted the Hot Wheels 2011 MINI CHALLENGE in Blue and Chili Red.  A third color variation has appeared: White with a Red roof.  It has the same graphics as the previous two but has black wheels with redline tires.

This one is labeled MINI COOPER S CHALLENGE instead of MINI CHALLENGE but is still number 30/50.

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Collectibles: Hot Wheels 2011 yellow MINI

Hot Wheels 2011 yellow MINI
For the collectors, we have been featuring the 2011 Hot Wheels collection MINIs.  Today we have a solid yellow MINI.  Unlike the blue MINI CHALLENGE, red MINI CHALLENGE, and Morris Mini, this die-cast MINI is not sold individually.

The yellow MINI shown comes as part of the exclusive Hot Wheels Toys”R”Us Winter 10 Pack (see below).  The product number is W6254 and sells for $10.99 in your local store or buy it online from Toys”R”Us.com.

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Hot Wheels Toys"R"Us 10 Pack