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Pink Guy    1,518

That's the first stadium show in who knows how long without a backflip ramp

EDIT Nvm, it's built into one of the van stacks. Todd double downed, beat Alex in racing and from what I can tell was the only one to complete the backflip

 

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steiale    364
15 minutes ago, litl_e_fan said:

Spin Master will be Monster Jam's official toy partner beginning in 2019. 

http://kidscreen.com/2017/07/28/spin-master-welcomes-monster-jam-into-portfolio/

Instagram kids are TRIGGERED. 

Well... Scott is getting a new truck... 

Not gonna lie, gonna miss Hot Wheels. They've made some really nice trucks over the years. Hope these new ones are at least decent. I can understand the IG kids tho. Most of them have been collecting for years and have built up quite the collection.

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Pink Guy    1,518

I'm being optimistic considering Spin Master does NASCAR Authentics and those are pretty solid but my overwhelming gut instinct says it's gonna be downgraded cheap tat 

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litl_e_fan    141
39 minutes ago, Pink Guy said:

I'm being optimistic considering Spin Master does NASCAR Authentics and those are pretty solid but my overwhelming gut instinct says it's gonna be downgraded cheap tat 

The current NASCAR Authentics line is produced by Lionel, who also makes the non-retail stuff. Spin Master made them from 2011-2015. 

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NitroMenace    66

From what im kind of getting from a few articles is what im hoping will be Hot Wheels and SpinMaster coexisiting, I mean its possible, Axial and New Bright Coexist so I mean..

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MJFanatic    1,744

Canadian toymaker Spin Master is set to become the global master toy partner for Monster Jam beginning in 2019.

Global master toy partner definitely makes it seem like there is no chance of them co-existing with Hot Wheels.

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bkelly    178

I'm gonna rant so long post incoming

I'm actually surprised people didn't see this coming, Mattel's agreement had expired in 2012 and MJ extended it until 2018, so there was some warning to this possibly happening.

Yet I'm also surprised MJ is just dumping Hot Wheels. I mean seriously, those guys have done some impressive stuff in the last two years. And this was obviously just a move for more money.

Heres what sucks about this, if all the collectors who've been loyal fans and have  been giving MJ/Hot Wheels our money for 17 years didn't buy the new toys, MJ wouldn't care, they'd have a new generation of kids growing up to buy the new toys for ten years until they do the same to them to gain revenue.

I do wonder how short Mattel's leash has been and for how long. I mean the 2015 line wasn't great, the 2016 line was great and the 2017 line was even better. 

Unless Mattel dropped MJ, which wouldn't make sense because the die casts have been a money maker. The only way they've lost money is probably with all the extra toys.

The other way this might of happened was MJ selling the rights to the highest bidder, with Mattel finding the bid not worth it and Spin Masters finding a license worth it as they know it'll cash in,  however, I wonder if they've anticipated all of the HW fans to resist it this much. 

Maybe, just maybe Bigfoot will get an agreement with Hot Wheels. And maybe they'd keep the same molds so that they become compatible with the ones sold from 2000-2017. They did it with Traxxas. That would really stir up Felds pot. Do it Bob, you've got nothing to lose. People will buy Bigfoot toys if they stay consistent with what Mattels been selling us.

Honestly though these Instagrammers are taking this wayyyy to far. They've renamed their accounts to things like f*** Feld and are just going off, somehow finding a way to scream through the keyboard. They're worried that Scott will be fired (which won't happen, he's one of MJ's best drivers, and if he goes, then there is some serious internal issues at MJ). Some people are selling off their collections (which you shouldn't, just because they won't be made doesn't mean they aren't worth still keeping).

And I'd never buy new toys, I'm not trying to be stubborn, but I've collected these because they're Hot Wheels. And I've been collecting for as long as I can remember. And for the sake of consisitency, but I'm sure these new toys would never be the same as Hot Wheels.

And shoot, I've just realized something. MJ has gotten a lot of free publicity with all of these collectors and you tubers showing off their collections, which brings in more customers. With all of these public collectors (especially the ones who do the "sign up series") saying they won't buy new ones, MJ loses that publicity and their new toy line won't have much momentum. Until this new generation that they're banking on gets old enough to begin promoting the toys themselves (which will be 10 years, conveniently the same time the new license runs for) there won't be much of anything for these new toys except for the little kids, and MJ will have to begin promoting their toys themselves full time, as all the previous HW collectors won't buy the new ones and the kids buying them won't have youtubes/social media. 

At least this whole situation doubles my collection value.

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Swegliner849    812

Is really funny to see the instagram kids fighting and saying "love feld, feld sucks #bringbackmattel, etc" seriously i dont see the point of fighting for a contract that already has been signed, gonna miss hotwheels still. The trucks they have been making were solid and im not sure what will happen with Scott Buetow, probably will be in a "spin master" truck or any other truck :/

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bkelly    178

I had a thought: what if Hot Wheels keeps making trucks, just not ones that run with MJ, or ones that aren't licensed with MJ? Like Bigfoot, Ballistic, etc. MJ doesn't owns the molds HW uses. Or what if Hot Wheels signs a contract with Monster Nationals or Throwdown? That'd be pretty sweet. 

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48 minutes ago, bkelly said:

I had a thought: what if Hot Wheels keeps making trucks, just not ones that run with MJ, or ones that aren't licensed with MJ? Like Bigfoot, Ballistic, etc. MJ doesn't owns the molds HW uses. Or what if Hot Wheels signs a contract with Monster Nationals or Throwdown? That'd be pretty sweet. 

i have a feeling they might do this. they have the base for the monster trucks already, just different bodies/paints is all

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tyrannos    26

just got home from hagerstown. gary went out with style with the CC team winning racing, qaud wars, and freestyle with wheelies going to pablo. steven almost rolled in racing just barely saving it and had a great fs run

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Pink Guy    1,518

And with that a 32 year legendary career has concluded. It's astonishing to think how long Gary has driven, he was one of the last of his kind. I'm glad FELD did the right thing and let him finish it in Carolina Crusher

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Pink Guy    1,518

Double post, Monster Jam has unveiled its 2017 Halloween truck. El Toro Loco gets the treatment. It looks good but it screams of another truck. Reminds me of another famous bull(dozer)

 

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