New Hot Wheels 2018

Last Updated on December 7, 2021 by Danielle

New Hot Wheels 2018

Mattel unveiled the new Hot Wheels for 2018 at the New York Toy Fair 2018. Here’s your ‘First Look’ at what’s new and hot in the exciting world of Hot Wheels.

Wondering what’s new and exciting in the world of Hot Wheels? Mattel unveiled the new Hot Wheels for 2018 at the New York Toy Fair 2018. The iconic Hot Wheels brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and it holds the elusive title of #1 Selling Toy in the World.

Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary Logo

From basic Hot Wheels cars and playsets to new Trackbuilder sets, AR technology, and a Rocket League partnership, there’s plenty of excitement in the world of Hot Wheels. Without further ado, let’s dive right into what to expect on store shelves later this year.

Hot Wheels Basic Cars

Hot Wheels Basic Cars

Hot Wheels Basic Cars
SRP: $1.00 | Ages: 3+ | Available: 2018
Celebrating 50 years of Hot Wheels fun, Mattel will launch The Hot Wheels Original Sweet 16 – based on the original 16 toy cars in the line. While the Hot Wheels line has sold more than 6 billion toy cars and garnered the title of #1 Selling Toy in the World, each car still costs $1.

Hot Wheels System of Play

The Hot Wheels Play System encompasses City, Playsets, and Track Builder. What’s cool is that they can all be interconnected to build your ultimate Hot Wheels challenges, stunts, loops, and tracks. The system is designed to foster experimenting, creativity, and competition and it develops confidence, inspires creativity, and builds sportsmanship with limitless play possibilities. Let’s take a look at each of these categories: Hot Wheels City and Hot Wheels Track Builder.

Hot Wheels City

Experience a world of limitless play possibilities with Mattel’s new Hot Wheels City system. What’s cool? Each playset in this assortment can be connected to either a location or tracks to expand your Hot Wheels world and the fun.

Hot Wheels City Downtown Fire Station Spinout Play Set (FMY96)

Hot Wheels City Downtown Fire Station Spinout Play Set (FMY96)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018

Designed to ignite your child’s imagination, the Hot Wheels City Downtown Fire Station Spinout playset features a cool ramp and pole. What’s cool? Load up your car and spin your way to fun down the fire pole.

Hot Wheels City Downtown Super Fuel Stop Play Set (FMY97)

Hot Wheels City Downtown Super Fuel Stop Play Set (FMY97)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
The Hot Wheels City Downtown Super Fuel Stop playset inspires open-ended, imaginative play. Fill up your Hot Wheels cars at the gas station before setting out on your next adventure in the city.

Hot Wheels City Downtown Power Plant Blast Play Set (FMY98)

Hot Wheels City Downtown Power Plant Blast Play Set (FMY98)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
Love playing out heroic action stories? Then you’ll love the Hot Wheels City Downtown Power Plant Blast playset. Your objective in this mission – Can you catch the mischievious monkey before it causes a load of trouble and save the day?

Hot Wheels City Downtown Aquarium Bash Play Set (FMY99)

Hot Wheels City Downtown Aquarium Bash Play Set (FMY99)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
Inspire your child’s imagination with the Downtown Aquarium Bash playset. Can you avoid the dangerous piranhas with your Hot Wheels and make the big escape?!

Hot Wheels City Downtown Police Station Breakout Play Set (FNB00)

Hot Wheels City Downtown Police Station Breakout Play Set (FNB00)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
The Hot Wheels City Downtown Police Station Breakout playset fuels your child’s imagination. Your mission is to capture the baddies and lock them up in prison. Will you get them or will they get away?

Hot Wheels City Gator Garage Attack Play Set (FNB06)

Hot Wheels City Gator Garage Attack Play Set (FNB06)
SRP: $14.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
Get ready for heroic play and storytelling fun with the Hot Wheels City Gator Attack playset. Fans will discover a giant alligator hiding inside the garage. Will you fight it head-on or make a quick getaway? It’s all up to your imagination!

Hot Wheels City Spider Park Attack Play Set (FNB07)

Hot Wheels City Spider Park Attack Play Set (FNB07)
SRP: $14.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
The Spider Park Attack set features a giant swinging spider in the city park. Escape the threat by racing away. Other scenarios are also possible. Dream it and make it a reality.

Hot Wheels City Bat Manor Attack Play Set (FNB08)

Hot Wheels City Bat Manor Attack Play Set (FNB08)
SRP: $14.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
Ready for a thrilling adventure? Dare you to venture out to the Hot Wheels City Bat Manor. While it may seem like it has been abandoned for ages, beware of the giant bat lurking inside.

Hot Wheels City Octopus Pier Attack Play Set (FNP61)

Hot Wheels City Octopus Pier Attack Play Set (FNP61)
SRP: $14.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
More storytelling fun and excitement await with the Hot Wheels City Octopus Attack playset. Venture off down to the docks close to the lighthouse to meet up with the Hot Wheels City Octopus. You’ll find it riding the waves and waiting for a Hot Wheels vehicle to come close enough to unleash an attack. It’s a great set to fuel your child’s imagination and creativity with open-ended play.

Hot Wheels City Scorpion Drive-In Attack Play Set (FNP62)

Hot Wheels City Scorpion Drive-In Attack Play Set (FNP62)
SRP: $14.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
Everyone gets hungry at some point and needs a place to eat. Welcome to the Hot Wheels City Scorpion Drive-In Attack playset! This joint serves up the tastiest burgers in town. However, a giant scorpion is hiding inside – ready to sting customers. What will happen next in this fun adventure?! That’s completely up to your child’s imagination and creativity.

Hot Wheels City Cobra Crush Play Set (FNB20)

Hot Wheels City Cobra Crush Play Set (FNB20)
SRP: $24.99 | Ages: 4-8+ | Available: Spring 2018
Ready for action-packed storytelling fun? Then you’ll enjoy this thrilling Hot Wheels City Cobra Crush playset. Here you’ll have to escape a giant attacking cobra that captures cars in its jaws. Will you be able to launch your car over the cobra’s venomous bite and survive or will you be a lunchtime snack? With different Cobra head adjustments and difficulty levels, kids can boost their launching and timing skills.

Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash Play Set (FTB67)

Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash Play Set (FTB67)
SRP: $69.99| Ages: 4+ | Available: Fall 2018
Spark your child’s imagination and storytelling with the Hot Wheels Ultimate Gator Car Wash playset. This set features a crazy track, Color Shifters car, water tower, dunk tank, color change element, and massive gator attack.

Hot Wheels Track Builder

Hot Wheels Track Builder is all about experimentation, creation, and competition with your favorite Hot Wheels. Inspire limitless play possibilities with these awesome new Hot Wheels Track Builder sets.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Race Crate (FTH77)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Race Crate (FTH77)
SRP: $49.99 | Ages: 8+ | Available: Fall 2018
Start your engines! Race three exciting races (Gravity Drip, Drag Race, Mega Jump) in 4-lanes with the Hot Wheels Track Builder Race Crate. There are limitless possibilities as to what stunts can be created with the included multi-use pieces. What’s cool? It’s easy to transform and ideal for multiplayer fun. The set includes two Hot Wheels cars along with two double-launchers.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Starter Box Assortment (FLK89)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Starter Box Assortment (FLK89)
SRP: $20.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Spring 2018
Love creating your own Hot Wheels tracks? Then the Hot Wheels Track Builder Starter Box set is perfect for you! Featuring a variety of pieces ranging from orange track and curves to launchers, multiple connectors and a Hot Wheels vehicle, this set is perfect for kids to design their own awesome stunts. Even the box can be part of the fun. Each set features a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Multi Loop Box (FLK90)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Multi Loop Box (FLK90)
SRP: $20.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Spring 2018
What insane stunts will you create? Featuring 10-feet of track, connectors, launcher, one Hot Wheels vehicle, and Stunt Box, the Hot Wheels Track Builder Multi Loop Box delivers incredible open-ended fun. Fans are encouraged to experiment in creating their stunts and there’s even a crazy loop. Interestingly, even the lid and bin are woven into the play experience with connection points and scoring buckets.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Box (DWW95)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Box (DWW95)
SRP: $20.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Carry Forward from 2017
The Track Builder Stunt Box, the number one Track Builder set from 2017, is all about epic stunt creation. It’s perfect for inspiring creativity, developing problem-solving skills, and building confidence. There are endless stunt creation possibilities, making this one of the most fun sets around. The set includes a single Hot Wheels vehicle, various components, construction blocks, and allows for multiple connecting points.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge Assortment (FLL0)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge Assortment (FLL0)
SRP: $15.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Spring 2018
Put your skills to the ultimate test with a variety of exciting challenges with the Hot Wheels Track Builder Challenge Assortment. This stunt set includes one Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Hammer Drop Challenge (FLL01)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Hammer Drop Challenge (FLL01)
SRP: $15.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Spring 2018
The Hammer Drop Challenge stunt set has fans launching their Hot Wheels car into the air. Can you stick the landing, slam the hammer, and experience the glory of taking home the winning flag? What’s cool? You can expand the fun by connecting to other Track Builder sets to build a whole world of fun.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Rev ‘n Launch Challenge Track Set (FLL02)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Rev ‘n Launch Challenge Track Set (FLL02)
SRP: $15.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Fall 2018
The Hot Wheels Track Builder Rev ‘n Launch Challenge Track Set offers a complete stunt challenge featuring the first ever kid-powered booster and launcher. Depending on your kids’ power, it jump-starts stunts at various speeds for incredible excitement. A speedometer measures the car’s speed and you can even track your records. Can you break your previous best record?! This set comes packaged with a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Accelerators Assortment (DNH84)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Accelerators Assortment (DNH84)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Spring 2018
Get ready for epic thrills with the Hot Wheels Track Builder Accelerators set. Race into action with an exhilarating speed boost. What’s cool? These accelerators can be connected to your other sets to expand the fun and stunt possibilities. Each set in this assortment comes with a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Custom Turn Kicker (FPG95)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Custom Turn Kicker (FPG95)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Spring 2018
Got the need for speed?! Racing around turns will be a breeze with the Hot Wheels Track Builder Custom Turn Kicker. Kick it into high gear around the bends at any angle. This Turn Kicker set includes one Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Loop Launcher (DMH51)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Loop Launcher (DMH51)
SRP: $9.99 | Ages: 6+ | Available: Carry Forward from 2017
Ready for some crazy looping action? Welcome to the Hot Wheels Track Builder Loop Launcher! As you would expect, the Loop Launcher accelerates your car before launching through a cool loop. This set comes with a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder Rapid Launcher (DWW94)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Rapid Launcher (DWW94)
SRP: $9.99| Ages: 6+ | Available: Carry Forward from 2017
Gear up for epic fun with the Hot Wheels Track Builder Rapid Launcher set which launches four cars all at once. Race down the straightaway at breakneck speeds and launch into action! Who will take the gold medal?

Hot Wheels Track Builder Lift & Launch Accessory (DJD66)

Hot Wheels Track Builder Lift & Launch Accessory (DJD66)
SRP: $9.99| Ages: 6+ | Available: Carry Forward from 2017
The Hote Wheels Track Builder Lift & Launch accessory set elevates your Hot Wheels and launches them down ramps. This accessory pack includes a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Track Builder 2 Lane Launcher (DWW94)

Hot Wheels Track Builder 2 Lane Launcher (DWW94)
SRP: $9.99| Ages: 6+ | Available: Carry Forward from 2017
The Hot Wheels Track Builder 2 Lane Launcher is perfect for epic head-to-head competitive races with two Hot Wheels cars. This set includes a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Advanced Play

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set (FTB65)
SRP: $44.99 | Ages: 5+ | Available: Fall 2018
Brace yourself for epic crashing smashing thrills with the Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash set launching this fall. The awesome set features three crash zones with insane crashing and smashing action plus motorized boosting action. It reimagines the crash and smash play kids loved from the best-selling Criss Cross Crash set but now introduces even more insane loops and boosters to take the crashing and smashing fun to the next level. This Corkscrew Crash Track set includes a single Hot Wheels vehicle.

Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set (FTB65)

Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racing Track Set (FWK44)
SRP: $119.99| Ages: 8+ | Available: Fall 2018

Hot Wheels races into the digital era by introducing AR tech into its play experience with the Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racing Track set. It combines the classic fun of Hot Wheels with a video game-like experience. The electric cars race around the track at thrilling speeds. But as they race around the track, they lose energy and you will need to strategically pit to refuel just like in a real race. AR tech brings a new dimension to the track with loops of fire, oil spills, fireworks and more. There are even mini games, combat, and counters. Designed for single or two-players, Augmoto delivers the next generation of competition, speed, and performance the Hot Wheels brand is known for.

Hot Wheels Augmoto Augmented Reality Racing Track Set (FWK44)

Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Playset (FWP45) (Tentative Title)
SRP: $179.99 | Ages: 8-14+ | Available: Fall 2018
Mattel announced an exciting new partnership between Hot Wheels and Rocket league at the New York Toy Fair 2018. Tentatively titled Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals, Mattel brings the hottest gaming property into the physical world with exciting head-to-head competition. Control the Dominus and Octane via your smart device like an RC vehicle. For those new to the game, it is best described as soccer with little RC cars. On a single charge, the rechargeable cars last for roughly 15 to 20 minutes. The set includes a Hot Wheels Rocket League Arena inspired by the video game. What’s cool? The game uses infrared sensors to determine whether the ball has passed through the goal and the game offers LCD scoreboards indicating the current score. There’s even a Turbo Boost mode to kick the action into high gear. The set will include Rocket League Hot Wheels DLC for use in the video game across platforms. The set includes two Rocket League Hot Wheels cars, Hot Wheels Rocket League Arena with goals and mat, game ball, vehicle/ball display unit, and a USB charging cable.

Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Playset (FWP45)

So that’s a wrap! We hope you enjoyed your ‘First Look’ at what’s new and exciting in the world of Hot Wheels. What are our readers’ favorite 2018 Hot Wheels that you are most looking forward to this year? Sound off in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Source: Mattel

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