Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mattel Hot Wheels Review

I was so super excited to be chosen as part of the Hot Wheels Customs, where you get to personalize your very own Hot Wheels vehicle! I knew my grandson would love this and I wanted to surprise him with something I hope he will cherish and keep.

I wanted him to know that although he lives in another state and we don't get to see him often we do love him and care about him so I did this because of that. I wanted to make this car with his image on it and the words, "We Love You J.W.", so that every time he plays with it he will think of us.

This was so easy even I could not screw it up! I just went to their website and just clicked on the banner, Start Making Your Custom Car Now, and 6 easy steps later I had customized a blue semi truck! I could have chosen a dairy truck, surfing school bus, semi truck and school busted.

I chose the semi because I wasn't too sure about the others since he is only 5 he may not want a school bus and may not know what a dairy truck is. Like I said, it went so fast and extremely easy that I could not believe I spent less time doing that then I do going thru my emails!

I wish my camera could have done these pictures justice but the truck was such a bright blue that the lights kept bouncing off of it so I cold not get a 100% clear picture even after downloading I went into the fix it and tried to adjust the colors here and there but this was the best that I could do.

The personalized trucks are $7.95 each with S&H extra or shop Walmart and get a code for a free one!

I did not know that part until I was ready to post the review and I went on their website to get some more details and there it was right there on the first page.

Dumb me, I could have been telling my family and friends to get their own.

Oh, well, everyone will know now!

I know it is hard to tell with the glare and the picture staring right back at you but it really did come out better than I thought it would.

I only wished I could not have taken it out of the package so he wouldn't know that someone opened it before he did but I had to take it out to try and get a good picture.

Turns out the one inside the package turned out to be the best one but these aren't too bad. Hot Wheels Customs did a really great job. I doubt I could have pulled something like this off.

You will enjoy one feature on their site that I thought alot of children would like is the Video section which has lots of cartoon videso for children to watch.

Then they have a Toy Factory where they can go and make a wish list to make shopping for the holidays so much easier!

I may have to take advantage of this feature because it will leave no doubt in my mind what J.W. wants for Christmas!

Oh, my! What I found next will really have them wanting to go and visit their website and that is the Games For Kids section!! Whew, you are going to have to give them extra time on the computer for all of this!

I never knew Mattel had so many different sites and stores for us to explore. You can also click on Meet the Team and see who and how they come up with all their ideas on what to make. I was really impressed with their site and the many options to visit all the different toy companies that are under Mattel. They would love for you to check out Hot Wheels on Facebook and on Twitter. They even have their own YouTube you can visit and watch videos there.

I hope this has given you enough information to want to try and get your own Hot Wheels Custom truck for your little man in your life whether it is a son or grandson or even a nephew, they will all love having their very own truck with their picture and name on it. I did not know this but Mattel has been in the toy business for over 40 years and that they are the world's top selling car company!

Here is how to get in touch with Hot Wheels:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 628428
Middleton, WI 53562-8428
Telephone: 800-858-0102

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. The photo's used in this review were provided by me and my sometimes cranky camera but it was all me with no copied pictures. I received this product as part of a promotional program between Hot Wheels and MomSelect.


Niko said...

This looks like something BL would enjoy for his birthday. Thank you for sharing.