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Hot Wheels Flashback: 1973 – Super rare, Superfine Turbine!

The year 1973 was pivotal for Mattel and the Hot Wheels brand. Sales were slowing and production costs were climbing; Mattel had to figure out how to keep the Hot Wheels line profitable. First, they changed the paint from the shiny candy-type Spectraflame to drab, unflattering enamel colors. Changing to enamel saved processing steps which, in turn, saved time and money. Two-piece wheels were phased out in favor of a one-piece design with an open...


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