Welcome to the crazy world of error collecting.
This guide features many of the different error types any Hot Wheels vehicle can have. It is broken down by the individual parts of a vehicle and some of the manufacturing steps. A basic Hot Wheels generally contains five main parts consisting of a body, window piece, interior, base and axle sets (wheels). Occasionally there can be an accessory piece such as a wing or surfboard. Every piece and the manufactureing steps have numerous ways to fail in their own unique way. Click on the links below to see the carnage.
Vehicle Body Errors
Paint & Tampo Errors
Final Assembly Errors
Facing Left: Most Hot Wheels face to the right. Upside Down Car: Self explanitory. Upside Down Bubble: Blister bubble is attached to the card upside down. Sideways: Packaged with the body or base facing outwards. Wrong Card: Mispackaged on another vehicle's card. Empty Package: No car inside. Blank Card: No blister attached. Can be untouched or struck by machine. Misaligned Bubble: Can be too high, too low or crooked on the card. Upside Down: Bubble and J hook attached upside down on the correct card. Upside Down Cut Card: Correct card for the vehicle cut upside down. Bad Cutting Alignment: Alignment of the sheet was off when cut. Multi Failures: Wrong card for the vehicle and cut upside down. Nose Up/Down: Packed with the front pointed up or down. Missing Plastic Keeper: Second plastic part that holds the vehicle gone. Trapped Part: Piece of the vehicle trapped in the bubble. Wrong Bubble: This bubble is used on Code Cars. Misprinted: Any card printing error. Missing Foil Embosing: No chrome foil on the card. P Misembossed: Chrome embossing mis-aligned on the card. Mispackaged Accessory: Other pieces packaged wrong. Two Cards: A blank card stuck to the back. Misformed Bubble: Deformed or holes in the blister bubble. Missing Backing: Missing the white or colored background cardboard. Duplicate Car: Two of the same car in a gift pack or multi-pack. Contents Inserted Wrong: Multi-pack sets or gift packs packaged upside down. Wrong Promo Card: Vehicle name on card matches packaged vehicle but is incorrect due to the promo listed on the card. Debris in Package: Tape, paper, J-Hooks, fuzz, hair, bugs, noodles, coins, string, metal slag, "ban-aid" like material, etc in the blister bubble. Missing Name Plate: No name tag in a multi part package. Extra Package Piece: Duplicate part of the packaging inside. The * (star) symbol in red on a picture denotes an unknown owner of the error. Other pictures labled with error owner and authenticated.
Unmarked pictures are errors owned by Maelstrom610 and authenticated.
Maelstrom610 03:10, November 16, 2011 (UTC)