Classic Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt Cars For Sale
Treasure Hunt series is a line of Hot Wheels cars, introduced by Mattel in 1995. It consisted of 12 cars every year (15 beginning in 2011) with one or two released per month. The original production run was 10,000 of each car worldwide; that number has since risen due to the increasing demand for and popularity of Hot Wheels as a collector’s item.
Treasure Hunt vehicles are identifiable by a label on the package. The blister card said “Treasure Hunt” or “T-Hunt” on a green bar, sometimes with an illustration of a treasure chest. Since 2013, treasure hunts do not have the green stripe anymore; instead, the cars are recognizable with a “flame in a circle logo” on the vehicle and behind it on the card. The cars were decorated with flashy designs and special “rubber” wheels before 2007.
In 2007, Mattel introduced a two-tiered Treasure Hunt system. A regular Treasure Hunt will feature normal enamel paint and normal wheels like other Hot Wheels cars. The production of these is rumored to be greater than previous T-Hunts. Super Treasure Hunts are much harder to find. Like Treasure Hunts of the past, a Super Treasure Hunt features premium wheels and Spectraflame paint. Before 2013, all 12 Treasure Hunt cars of a year were released in both regular and super versions. In 2012, Supers came with special paint and wheels, but with series designation on the card. However, the regular T-hunts retained a special series card. Mattel stopped using special cards for all Treasure Hunts in 2013. Super Some U.S. releases in 2014 had the phrase “This symbol on the vehicle lets you know it is hard to find and highly collectible”. However, in 2016, this was changed to “Congratulations! This symbol means you just found a collectable treasure-hunt car!”. This would be under a silver flame logo on the card for T-Hunts. In 2015, Supers featured a gold logo on the card. Generally, Hot Wheels has targeted both kids and adults with the T-Hunt series, focusing more on the adult collecting market with Supers.
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