The Postal Service will soon release stamps that celebrate Hot Wheels, the die-cast cars that have captured imaginations for 50 years.
Each Hot Wheels stamp will show one of 10 different vehicles:
- The Twin Mill (1969), featuring dual big-block engines
- Rodger Dodger (1974), a classic muscle car that has a giant engine bursting out of its hood
- Rocket-Bye-Baby (1971), which is equipped with a roof-mounted rocket
- The Sharkruiser (1987), a carnivore on wheels that features fins, a tail, a sharp-toothed grille and a V-8 engine
- Purple Passion (1990), a sleek purple and green model
- Rigor Motor (1994), a coffin-shaped hot rod that is powered by a huge engine adorned with two skulls
- Deora II (2000), a souped-up vehicle similar to a surfboard-toting car included in the first Hot Wheels line
- Bone Shaker (2006), a hot rod with a fierce-looking skull for a grille
- The HW40 (2008), a car introduced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hot Wheels, featuring a jet turbine engine and a futuristic glass hood
- Mach Speeder (2018), which has a twin turbo V-6 hybrid engine and wide front air intakes built to look like a predatory fish
Mattel introduced Hot Wheels in 1968. Thousands of varieties have been produced, and the line was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2011.
The stamps will be available in panes of 20, with each design included twice. The iconic Hot Wheels logo will appear in the top right corner of the pane, while the back of the pane will display the Hot Wheels 50th anniversary logo.