The 2012 year of collecting will go down as one of the more nostalgic ones, as the years pass. Mattel paid homage to some notable brands such as NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity, which landed on Mars on 6 August 2012, the "Spin King" model, which was also a Shane Warne limited edition in Australia, the K.I.T.T. Trans Am from the 80's hit show "Knight Rider," The Bat from "The Dark Knight Rises," the Mystery Machine from the "Scooby Doo" cartoon, Red Bird and Minion Pig from the insanely popular "Angry Birds" video game and the DW-1...a last-minute, sentimental addition to the line in memory of Indy driver Dan Wheldon, who tragically passed away after a 15-car wreck in Las Vegas on 16 October 2011. Quoted values are for CARDED, NM examples. Cards less than NM will obviously command a lesser value than listed, depending on overall condition.

Note that the NCHWA utilizes a pricing method called "Star Value©." Instead of specific dollar values, each car will be assigned a Star Value© to indicate rarity and potential price range. There are simply too many variables to place a "set" value on any model, so a range will be used instead to indicate where that particular model may fall on the secondary price scale. A +/- indicates where on that scale the value is approximated, while a number by itself would indicate the value falls in the middle of the Star Value. This is also an easy quick-glance method to determine rarity; the higher the number, the rarer the car. The value chart will be placed at the bottom of each page.

Option: Click the button to the left to download a printable copy of the Star Chart for easy reference (Microsoft Word or equivalent program required for viewing or download). It beats scrolling up and down when you're pricing your cars!
#
Name
2012 New Models
Wheels
Star Value
1
Troy Soldier
#1 of 50
a) Gold chrome body with red top, Malaysia base and red MC5 wheels
b) Green body with red top, Malaysia base and gold MC5 wheels
MC5
MC5
1
1
2
'64 Chevelle SS
#2 of 50
a) Dark red body with silver pinstripe, Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Light blue body with Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
5spk
1
1
3
Imparable
#3 of 50
a) Black/red body with Malaysia base and Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
b) Blue/red body with Malaysia base and Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
OH5
OH5
1
1
4
Ford Falcon Race Car
#4 of 50
a) Blue body with white HW logo, Malaysia base and white 10-Spoke wheels
b) Same as "a", but with light-blue HW logo on sides
c) White body with "Ford" logos, Malaysia base and grey Lace wheels
d) Same as "b", but with grey 10-Spoke wheels
10spk
10spk
LACE
10spk
1
1
1
1
5
BMW M3 GT2
#5 of 50
a) White body with "M" logo on sides, Malaysia base and chrome/black PR5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with chrome/black MC5 wheels
c) Black body with red wing, Malaysia base and red/black PR5 wheels
PR5
MC5
PR5
1
NSR
1
6
'71 Road Runner
#6 of 50
a) Purple body with chrome interior, grey Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Red body with chrome interior, Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
5spk
MC5
1
1
7
Growler
#7 of 50
a) Dark blue body with Malaysia base and gold Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
b) Brown body with Malaysia base and chrome Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
OH5
OH5
1
1
8
Boss 302 Laguna
#8 of 50
a) Black body with Malaysia base and red PR5 wheels
b) Metalflake silver body with Malaysia base and red PR5 wheels
c) Same as "b", but side mirrors are missing
d) Enamel grey body with Malaysia base and red PR5 wheels
e) Light blue body with Malaysia base and chrome/black PR5 wheels
PR5
PR5
PR5
PR5
PR5
1
1
1
1
1
9
12 Camaro ZL1
#9 of 50
a) Red body with black interior, Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
b) Metalflake blue body with black interior, Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
c) Same as "b", but with painted headlights and Chevy emblem
d) Same as "b", but with grey interior
e) Yellow body with black interior, Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
f) Same as "e", but with OH5 wheels
g) Metalflake green body with black Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
MC5
MC5
MC5
MC5
MC5
OH5
MC5
1
1
NSR
1
1
1+
1
10
Funny Side Up
#10 of 50
a) Translucent dark blue body with Malaysia base and yellow rear/blue front 5-Spoke wheels
b) Translucent red body with Malaysia base and gold rear/red front 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
5spk
1
1
11
2013 Viper
#11 of 50
a) Red body with black interior, Malaysia base and J5 wheels
b) Metallic red body (no hood/roof deco), with "SRT" badge and J5 wheels (2012 NY Auto Show excl.)
J5
J5
1
5+
12
Lamborghini Aventador
#12 of 50
a) Orange body with Malaysia base and black PR5 wheels
b) Silver body with Malaysia base and chrome/black PR5 wheels
PR5
PR5
1
1
13
Hypertruck
#13 of 50
a) Red body with Malaysia base and chrome Trap-5 wheels
TRP5
1
14
Mars Rover Curiosity
#14 of 50
a) White body with translucent Malaysia base and 6 Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
OH5
1+
15
Spin King™
#15 of 50
a) Satin blue body with blue plastic Malaysia base and J5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with blue metal base
c) Satin blue body with Malaysia base and J5 wheels (On Shane Warne Card-Australian LE only)
d) Metalflake green body with green plastic Malaysia base and gold 10-Spoke wheels
e) Same as "d", but with green metal base
J5
J5
J5
10spk
10spk
1
1
1+
1
1
16
'73 Pontiac Firebird
#16 of 50
a) Enamel green body with Malaysia base and PR5 wheels
b) Red body with Malaysia base and PR5 wheels
PR5
PR5
1
1
17
K.I.T.T
#17 of 50
a) Black body with Malaysia base and chrome/black PR5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with chrome/black MC5 wheels
c) Same as "a", but with smoke-tinted windows
PR5
MC5
PR5
2
NSR
2
18
BMW Z4 Racer
#18 of 50
a) White body with white wing, Malaysia base and PR5 wheels
b) Black body with black wing, Malaysia base and PR5 wheels
PR5
PR5
1
1
19
Quicksand
#19 of 50
a) Copper body with Malaysia base and chrome/translucent blue Off-Road 5-Spoke wheels
b) Aqua body with Malaysia base and chrome/translucent orange Off-Road 5-Spoke wheels
OR5
OR5
1
1
20
Chevrolet SS
#20 of 50
a) Metalflake light green body with Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Same as "a", but with skinny rear 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
5spk
1
1
21
BMW 2002
#21 of 50
a) Orange body with Malaysia base and chrome/black PR5 wheels
b) White body with Malaysia base and chrome/black MC5 wheels
c) Same as "b", but with chrome/black OH5 wheels
PR5
MC5
OH5
1
1
1+
22
1985 Camaro IROC Z
#22 of 50
a) Enamel red body with Malaysia base and PR5 wheels
b) Black body with Malaysia base and PR5 wheels
c) Same as "b", but with Hot Wheels windshield banner
d) Yellow body with Malaysia base and chrome PR5 wheels (multi-pack only)
PR5
PR5
PR5
PR5
1
1
1
1
23
'12 Corvette Z06
#23 of 50
a) Black body with Malaysia base and chrome red/black J5 wheels
b) With '11 Grand Sport body (deco is correct, model is not)
J5
J5
1
NSR
24
VW New Beetle
#24 of 50
a) Metallic dark red body with black roof, Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
MC5
1
25
Ferrari 458
#25 of 50
a) Red body with black Malaysia base/interior and Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
b) Yellow body with black Malaysia base/interior and Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
OH5
OH5
1
1
26
Porsche Boxter
#26 of 50
a) White body with black "Porsche" stripe, Malaysia base and J5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with pink-tinted windows
c) Red body with black "Porsche" stripe, Malaysia base and 10-Spoke wheels
J5
J5
10spk
1
1
1
27
The Bat
#27 of 50
a) Black body with blue canopy and all kinds of other attachments that I can't describe
N/A
1
28
Monster Dairy Delivery
#28 of 50
a) White body with green suspension and green/black Off-Road 5-Spoke wheels
OR5
1
29
Mad Splash
#29 of 50
a) Red body with translucent blue "wave" Malaysia base and translucent blue J5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with chrome Open-Hole 5-Spoke hubs
c) Aqua body with translucent "wave" Malaysia base and translucent J5 wheels
J5
OH5
J5
1
1
1
30
Harley Davidson
#30 of 50
a) Mustard yellow body with Malaysia base and black MC3 wheels
b) Red body with Malaysia base and chrome/black MC3 wheels
MC3
MC3
1
1
31
Mazda RX-7
#31 of 50
a) Black body with Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
b) Dark blue body with Malaysia base and white MC5 wheels
c) Same as "b", but with white 10-Spoke wheels (possibly International card only)
d) Same as "b", but with chrome MC5 wheels (multi-pack only)
MC5
MC5
10spk
MC5
1
1
1+
1
32
Street Creeper
#32 of 50
a) Red body with chrome motor/"legs/web", Malaysia base and Open-Hole 5-Spoke wheels
OH5
1
33
Subaru WRX
#33 of 50
a) Metalflake blue body with Malaysia base and white 10-Spoke wheels
b) Metalflake red body with Malaysia base and wh9ite 10-Spoke wheels
c) Same as "b", but with Redline 5-Spoke wheels
10spk
10spk
RL5
1
1
1
34
'78 Dodge Lil' Red
#34 of 50
a) Red body with grey stacks, Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Metalflake purple body with grey stacks, Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
5spk
1
1
35
Minion Pig
#35 of 50
a) Green body with black fenders, chrome engine, Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
36
Bentley Continental
#36 of 50
a) White body with red interior, Malaysia base and J5 wheels
J5
1
37
'61 Impala
#37 of 50
a) Metalflake light blue body with Malaysia base and chrome/black PR5 wheels
b) Metalflake red body with Malaysia base and MC5 wheels
c) Same as "b", but with Hot Wheels windshield banner
d) Same as "b", but with PR5 wheels
PR5
MC5
MC5
PR5
1
1
1
1
38
Mystery Machine
#38 of 50
a) Aqua body with "The Mystery Machine" tampo on sides and gold J5 wheels
b) Same as "a", but with gold 5-Spoke wheels
c) Same as "a", but with painted front headlights
J5
5spk
J5
1
2+
2
39
Altered Ego
#39 of 50
a) Metalflake purple body with chrome engine, Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
40
Toyota Tundra
#40 of 50
a) Black body with Malaysia base and chrome/black Off-Road 6-Spoke wheels
b) Yellow body with Malaysia base and blue/black Off-Road 6-Spoke wheels
OR6
OR6
1
1
41
Blastous® Moto
#41 of 50
a) Yellow body with black handlebars, metal engine and orange/black OH5 rear/MC3 front wheels
OH5
1
42
2011 Indycar
#42 of 50
a) White body with Malaysia base and red/black PR5 wheels
b) Black body with Malaysia base and red/black PR5 wheels
PR5
PR5
1
1
42
DW-1
#42 of 50
a) White/burgundy body with and chrome hub Real Riders/"Lionheart" print (Dan Wheldon tribute)
RR
1+
43
'81 Camaro
#43 of 50
a) Metalflake silver body with Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Red body with Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
5spk
1
1
44
Mad Manga
#44 of 50
a) Metalflake purple body with purple Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Metalflake orange body with yellow Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
5spk
1
1
45
Hiway Hauler 2
#45 of 50
a) Gold cab with black box (Rodger Dodger deco), Malaysia base and blue 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
46
Eagle Massa
#46 of 50
a) Green/grey body with Malaysia base and yellow/black PR5 wheels
b) Blue/grey body with Malaysia base and white/black PR5 wheels
PR5
PR5
1
1
47
Red Bird
#47 of 50
a) Red body with yellow beak, black fenders, white Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
48
'71 HEMI 'Cuda
#48 of 50
a) MOPAR green body with black hood scoop, Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
b) Same as "a", but with smooth rear window (no louvers)
5spk
5spk
1
1+
49
Custom El Camino
#49 of 50
a) Black body with chrome Malaysia base and red/black MC5 wheels
MC5
1
50
'68 Mercury Cyclone
#50 of 50
a) Orange body with chrome Malaysia base and 5-Spoke wheels
5spk
1
From the 2012 Collector Poster:
"We're introducing 50 new designs for 2012! Find models from classic cars to today's finest, as well as some original creations from Hot Wheels designers. Add the newest Hot Wheels rookies to your collection!

1 = $1-5 2 = $6-15 3 = $16-25 4 = $26-35 5 = $36-50 6 = $51-70
7 = $71-90 8 = $91-110 9 = $111-130 10 = $131-160 11 = $161-180 12 = $181-200
13 = $201-220 14 = $221-240 15 = $241-270 16 = $271-300 17 = $301-330 18 = $331-350


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