MAJOR NEWS FROM 1 STOP DIECAST – PLEASE READ
Good Morning Collectors and Dealers:
We have some exciting and important news to share so lets get right to it.
Mattel has announced MAJOR CHANGES in how the Hot Wheels Adult and Collector items will be distributed. We are proud to continue as a distributor for the Hot Wheels Adult Collectibles, 50th Anniversary, Alternate and Emerging Channels Releases. Basically to make it simple we will have all Hot Wheels items that are not a store exclusive. Those of you who have been with us for a long time, and there are MANY OF YOU! THANK YOU! May remember we were Hot Wheels Distributor of the Year from 1996-1999 before they went to a B2B system. For 2018 we plan on putting the same expertise and effort towards the Hot Wheels Brand as we did back then.
WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?
For our RETAIL COLLECTOR Family – Nothing changes. You will get all the releases just like you have for the last 22 years, our subscriptions and pre-orders will still work the same way. So life and happy collecting will continue without any changes. As always if you ever have any questions please feel free to call me at 951-780-5104
There is one thing that will be more important! PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!
Mattel will have strong control on the release of information and allocation of product. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PRE-ORDER AS EARLY AS POSSIABLE TO INSURE YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.
For our Current and New WHOLESALE DEALERS our system is very simple and easy to use, once your Wholesale account has been set up you can use our website for all your ordering and PRE-ORDERING needs. However we are always here to answer your questions and help when ever you need. Simply give me a call and I will personally help you with what ever needs you have. Change is not always easy but I will make it as simple and easy as we can. You can always call me at 951-780-5104
NOW WHAT CHANGES WILL WE ALL SEE?
Mattel has put a strict time table for all release information and we can not release car names, case pack or images for a release until 30 days prior to its release date. I know some information has been out there and you may even see it around but we can not post this information until 30 days prior.
We will have one shot at ordering each product and all we need for the year period! There is no going back and asking for more at this time. Furthermore we have to give this number sometimes up to 90 days before an item is released.
PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER! IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU PRE-ORDER AS EARLY AS POSSIABLE TO INSURE YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.
I personally do not believe in allocating product. If you order early then you should be first in line to get product. Should Mattel Allocate a dash code and we can not fill all orders WE WILL FILL ALL ORDERS IN THE ORDER THEY WERE PLACED. ALL ORDERS BOTH RETAIL AND WHOLESALE ARE DATE/TIME STAMPED WHEN PLACED. First to order will be first to ship!
For Wholesale Accounts once the date has passed for us to give our numbers to Mattel our 9+ and 20+ cases pricing will expire. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU PRE-ORDER WHAT YOU WILL NEED AS SOON AS YOU KNOW YOU WILL NEED IT.
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THIS WILL HAPPEN AT MIDNIGHT THURSDAY 1/25/18 (I know this is quick, we will have more time next quarter)
DMC55-956G – Replica Entertainment Favorites #1
DLB45-956P – Pop Culture Alex Ross Edition (THIS SHOULD BE HOT!)
FPY86-956B – Car Culture Cargo Carriers – Looking to be a BIG RELEASE!
FPY86-956C – Car Culture Euro Speed (Project Cars 2 Game Release) Car Culture is RED HOT and this will be BIG
Also the following 50th Anniversary Releases need to be finalized before 1/25/18
FRN33 – Black and Gold – Mattel is working on a Final Allocation for these, We do not know if we will get more but we are taking more Pre-Orders in anticipation of a last shipment. PLEASE ORDER WHAT YOU WANT AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO GET IT FOR YOU. This is an example of why Pre-Orders are so important!
FTX83 – THERE IS A FULL PRODUCT EMBARGO UNTIL MAY 19TH 2018 ON THIS ITEM. We can’t say a ton about this which makes it very hard but it is a National Promotion Release. 5 cars in “1968 Style” packaging with a Button. 10 Car Case. My personal feeling is that this will be the biggest 50TH Anniversary Item of the Year of what has been announced. DO NOT WAIT GET YOUR PRE-ORDER IN NOW BEFORE THE 25TH!
These are some big changes but we are ready for them and are committed to making them work for everyone.
What you get with 1 Stop Diecast is Experienced, Well Educated in the Hobby Help that answers the phone when you have a question. Professional shipping and a group that wants to help you in your Hobby and for Dealers who want to help you build your business. What ever your needs from 1 Set for Collectors to 500 cases for Dealers we are here to help. Please feel free to call with any questions you may have and ask for me personally Fred at 951-780-5104.
It is really simple I started this company 30 Years ago because I LOVED PLAYING WITH HOT WHEELS! STILL DO AND NOW I GET TO DO IT WITH MY 10 YEAR OLD SON! WE ARE A HOT WHEELS FAMILY AND WE WANT YOU TO BE PART OF OUR FUN!
Mattel B2B accounts we can set you up as a qualified Dealer in Minuets and get your Dash Code Specific Orders placed right away so you don’t miss a release. Call me and we can set up any program you need.
There is other Diecast News and I will send that out at weeks end.
As always I know you have a choice and THANK YOU for your continued support.
Have Fun and God Bless
Owner / 1 Stop Diecast