Toys’R’Us Mail-in Part 1

Toys’R’Us is currently running a mail-in promotion in which you can get a ’76 Greenwood Corvette. You can go to the official Hot Wheels site to learn more. In short, if you spend $20.00 or more on Hot Wheels at Toys’R’Us between 7/5/15 and 9/6/15 you can send away for the ’76 Greenwood Corvette. Only certain products are eligible for this promotion, so be sure to check the rules before making any purchases. You’ll also need to pay $3.50 for shipping.

I definitely want this exclusive car, but being a new collector I was surprised to find out that I had to send in the cards from the Hot Wheels. I wasn’t too excited to mail in 20 cards, so I looked for another option.

What I ended up doing was purchasing two 9-Packs. According to the rules, if you purchase a multi-pack you can send in just the UPC. This was much more reasonable in my opinion.

Not to mention, it gave me a chance to get a few exclusive cars to add to my collection. I’ll document the first 9-Pack in this post, the second 9-Pack in another, and hopefully the Greenwood Corvette itself shortly after.

I completed the paperwork and sent it off on 7/20/15. They say it could take 8-12 weeks to show up. We’ll see how quickly it gets here.

If you’d like to see all the cars I’ve gotten from 2015 9-Packs in detail, click here.

If you’d like to see every car in my collection, click here.

X6999 You can only get the ’72 Ford Grand Torino Sport in this paint scheme from the 2015 9-Packs. I was happy to add another Torino to my collection. Under the lights the metalflake purple looks great. It has a metal body with plastic chassis. You can’t see it in this picture, but if you look at the detail pictures for this car – it even says Gran Torino on the side!

X6999-3The ’94 BMW M3 GTR is a nicely detailed model. It has a gloss black paint job and racing tampos. It has a metal body and plastic chassis.

X6999-2 Bad to the Blade is a nice fantasy casting. This one’s not part of the 2015 mainline, so it’s nice to get a new casting. It looks like a fighter jet and has a metal body and metal chassis.

X6999-6 This ’73 Pontiac Firebird is on fire with a classic flames design. It features Chrome PR5 wheels on a metal body and plastic chassis.

X6999-7 The ’65 Corvette is another great looking casting. It has a set of racing tampos on a metalflake purple body. The body is metal and the chassis is plastic.

X6999-8Keeping with the race theme, a Dodge Charger Stock Car was also included in this 9-Pack. It has a metal body ontop of a plastic chassis. This is a neat looking casting. I’d like to get a bunch of different stock cars to display together.

X6999-5The Mazda RX-7 also has race tampos. It’s matte white finish is alright, but I’d prefer another color. The casting itself is decently detailed. It seems the matte color is a little more fragile than the other finishes as it shows some wear from bouncing around in the box.

X6999-4 The Mountain Mauler is my least favorite casting from this bunch, but it’s not too bad. I think this is the same exact car you can get in the 2015 Mainline, however. It would have been nice to get some sort of variation. It has a metal body on top of a plastic chassis.


X6999-9 Here’s another Blvd. Bruiser to add to my collection of them. This and the Torino are my favorites from this box. The Blvd. Bruiser looks great with the metalflake black paint, red and white tampos and red chrome wheels. It has a metal body and plastic chassis.

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