ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Hotwheels Retro Entertainment Line - Reference List Guide (Part 1 - Year 2013)

Updated on November 3, 2015

Hooray for Retro – Hooray for Hotwheels

Last 2013, toy manufacturer Hotwheels made millions of diecast collectors happy by releasing the first batch of their Retro Entertainment line. This series is called as such because the lineup contains iconic cars that appeared in popular movies and TV series of the 80s.

Diecast collectors who grew up in that era would obviously try to grab the first wave of Hotwheels Retro Entertainment line – this being the movie and TV cars featured on the first release is a huge part of their childhood. In simpler terms, it brings back nostalgic memories.

Another reason why the first wave of Hotwheels movie car lineup is a big hit is because of the car replica selection and representation. It featured cars that have been on the wish-list of many collectors for the longest time. Additionally, certain famous movie cars that have only been released exclusively on foreign markets or on conventions are also included – with a better version (having rubber tires and excellent packaging).

The Problem with Hotwheels Retro Entertainment Series

The first wave of Hotwheels retro entertainment lineup is a huge success that it made collectors scoured both online and local toy stores just to get one. Ironically, aside from collectors, it also attracted hoarders and opportunistic hoarders whose intention is to deplete supply and re-sale it at over inflated prices.

The Retro Entertainment was also initially seen as a one-time occurrence. However, with its huge commercial success, the company opted to make their movie car series an ongoing part of their annual lineup

Unfortunately, there is a huge drawback to this. Obviously, not all famous movies have iconic cars. There are only a select few of vehicles that impacted an impression on the viewer (Herbie, Ecto1, KITT, The Fast and The Furious vehicles, etc...) Because of this, Hotwheels have to put in mediocre or obscure vehicles (like who would really care to collect the black van used in kidnapping good ol' Blue the film Old School).

Aside from including "not-so-popular" film cars, the company has to re-release vehicles that was included in previous series (*cough Dom's Charger cough*) just to fill-in five car lineup.

Great Addition To Collection

Anyway, even though there are some downside to Hotwheels' Retro Entertainment line, there are some famous cars that would certainly be a great addition to anyone's movie car collection.

This Retro Entertainment guide aims to list all diecast replicas that was released in Hotwheels' movie car series. The tables below will be divided into columns and section for easy reference of the reader.

Wave 1 (2013)

Rating (5 being the highest)
20 --- (what can I say, this diecast has been a long time coming and the one made by Hotwheels is totally worth the wait)
1966 Batman TV series
1966 Batmobile
4 --- (great diecast rendition. Unfortunately, this particular Batmobile designed by George Barris has been released by Hotwheels too many times already. The accurate details are there but the excitement of getting one is not)
Knight Rider
5 --- (perfect!)
Scooby Doo
The Mystery Machine
5 --- (you got to give it to this meddling teenagers, they have an awesome ride)
American Graffiti
32 Ford
1 --- (just because it has the same color doesn't follow it's also the same car seen in the film, ugh!)
A comparison between Hotwheels' Retro Entertainment line with a basic/regular Hotwheels. Notice the difference in detail and package representation
A comparison between Hotwheels' Retro Entertainment line with a basic/regular Hotwheels. Notice the difference in detail and package representation

Wave 2 (2013)

Rating (5 being the highest)
Knight Rider
5 --- (hey, it's only fair that KITT's nemesis would also have an excellent diecast representation)
The Muppets
School Bus
3 --- (ok, the model released by Hotwheels isn't entirely accurate, but since this is the first diecast rendtion of the Muppets school bus with very cute decals, it deserves an 8)
Smokey and the Bandit
'77 Pontiac Firebird
1 --- (see for yourself with the item below)
The A-Team
Baracus' Van
American Graffiti
'58 Edsel
3 --- (it's a great diecast but yaawwnnn)

Wave C (2013)

Rating 5 being the highest)
Back to the Future
DeLorean Time Machine
4 --- (it's nice. but the wheels are out of time, or rather out of place)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
'84 Pontiac Fiero
3 --- (we like the car driven by the main character - not his sister)
Rockford Files
Hot Bird
1 --- (one word, FAIL!)
Beverly Hills Cop
'68 Chevy Nova
4.5 --- (the one used in the film is a 70 Nova. But hey, given its excellent diecast representation, it's all good)
VW Bug
4 --- (nice car, but really!!!)

Wave D (2013)

Rating 5 being the highest)
Magnum P.I.
Ferrari 308 GTS QV
Miami Vice
Ferrari F512M
1 --- (Don's Ferrari is a Testarossa)
Stroker Ace
T-Bird Stocker
'80s Corvette
Brady Bunch
'71 Plymouth Satellite
4 --- (the one on the TV is somewhat chocolaty brown, not golden)

Wave E (2013)

Rating 5 being the highest)
Miami Vice
Ferrari 365 Daytona Spyder
The Italian Job
Morris MINI (Blue)
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper
Magnum P.I.
Island Hopper
Magnum P.I.
Volkswagen Sunagon

Wave F (2013)

Rating 5 being the highest)
'48 Ford
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferrari 250 California
Simon & Simon
'85 Camaro IROC-Z
American Graffiti
'58 Chevy Impala
The Italian Job
Morris MINI (Red)

Wave G (2013)

Rating 5 being the highest)
The Italian Job
Morris Mini (White)
Beverly Hills Cop II
'68 Olds Cutlass Convertible
2 --- (yaawwwnnn)
Smokey and The Bandit
'75 Kenworth W900
3 --- (it would be nice if they included the trailer)
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider
Greased Lightning

Hotwheels Retro Entertainment 2013

That's just about it for this Hotwheels Retro Entertainment 2013 guide. Be sure to check out part's 2 and 3 for the 2014 and 2015 line up / release.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)