The race to buy these Hot Wheels vehicles is on!

Daniel Arsham, a renowned artist passionate about eroded versions of contemporary objects, recently partnered with Mattel Creations to unveil a selection of Hot Wheels 1:64-scale models and accessories. The vehicles are released periodically across four drops, titled “Laps.”

Lap One debuted on Mattel Creations on Oct. 27 with crystalized eroded versions of Hot Wheels’ famous Rodger Dodger and a Porsche 930 Turbo. Now, Lap Two will be available in limited quantities on Dec. 8. The new items include a crystalized and eroded version of the Deora II, which is one of the Hot Wheels “Original Sweet 16” castings released in 1968, and a replica of Arsham’s personal Porsche 356 Speedster, which replicates the welding lines and Arsham’s signature weathered aesthetic.

The Deora II is influenced by southern California surfing car culture. Inspired by a sample of patinated bronze from Arsham’s foundry, the car’s material enables the fusion of antique and contemporary aesthetics. 

The Porsche 356 Speedster is deeply influenced by Japanese culture and the concept of wabi-sabi, or finding beauty in transience and imperfection. Arsham upholstered the vehicle with indigo-dyed fabrics. The replica version included the vintage “BONSA1” license plate.

This two-year collaborative project by Arsham Studio and the Mattel Creations design team combines Arsham’s experimentation with materials across iconic Hot Wheels models. There will be four drops, totaling eight vehicles.

Arsham is known for experimenting with materials, and this collaboration is no different. To ensure that Arsham’s signature eroded details were expressed in 1:64-scale, Mattel Creations designers explored materials used across Mattel’s portfolio and landed on Silkstone, a modern composite with a porcelain appearance utilized in some Barbie dolls. This is the first use of this material in the manufacturing of 1:64-scale cars.

The Mattel Creations x Daniel Arsham Hot Wheels collection will be available for $70 each on Dec. 8 at 9:00 A.M. PT via this link.

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Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty

Maggie Dougherty is an editorial intern at Adventure Media & Events. She is a senior at Iona University in New Rochelle, New York, where she studies digital media and production. In her free time, Maggie can be found watching Conan O’Brien videos on YouTube, reading biographies of Lyndon B. Johnson, or listening to the Succession soundtrack.