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Hot Wheels® is the brand name of a line of miniature toy automotive vehicles in varying scales of actual size (predominantly racing cars), as well as modular racetrack sets and other accessories, manufactured since 1968 by Mattel. The miniatures are often licensed reproductions of actual production cars from both the mass-market and racing worlds, and are among the company's best-selling and best-known products.


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Hot Wheels 1968 Hot Wheels 1969 Hot Wheels 1973 Hot Wheels 1993 logo
1968–1969 1969–1973 1973–1990 1990–2000
 
Hot Wheels 2000 logo Hot Wheels 2005 logo Hot Wheels logo HW Logo
2000–2004 2004–2010 2010–present 2014–present


1968-1969

Hotwheels68

1969–1970

Hot Wheels 1968
This version of the logo saw its flame being simplified, Mattel's original corporate logo increasing in size and the tagline "Fastest Metal Cars in the World!" being added to the logo even though it would be removed from the logo in its later versions.

1970–1973

Hot Wheels 1969

For the product's third year, the logo was updated. The color red was darkened, the Mattel logo was updated to reflect its current version and the tagline was removed.

1973–1990

Hot Wheels 1973
This is the only orange version of the logo.
Logo hot wheels

1990–2000

Hotwheelslogo1990
This is the first and only version to feature a thin black outline of the overall logo. The letters "Hot Wheels" appear in two colors, rather than plain white, for the first time.

2000–2004

Hot Wheels 2000 logo

The biggest change in this version was the Mattel logo being eliminated altogether. The logo itself was also given a three-dimensional look.

2004–2010

Hot Wheels 2005 logo

2010–present

2010–2014

Hot Wheels logo

The logo's shape more resembles that of the original.

2014–present

HW Logo

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