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Hot Wheels are a lot more high-tech than you might expect

We went to Hot Wheels HQ to see how a full-size car gets turned into a 1/64-scale die-cast toy.

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Kyle Hyatt
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2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour winner induction ceremony

Riley Stair was the winner of the 2020 Hot Wheels Legends Tour.

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His home-built 1970 Trans Am blew away the judges and is taking home the grand prize.

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That grand prize is to have the car turned into a 1/64-scale Hot Wheels toy.

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The process to get from a full-size, 1,000-horsepower race car to a toy is complicated.

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It involves all kinds of talented people from all around the world.

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The designer takes the car and chooses what to accentuate or emphasize to make the car look right at the minuscule scale.

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The sculptor turns those designs into a digital clay model using the same technology that trains surgeons.

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A master modelmaker turns those digital sculptures into real prototype toys.

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Then they get sent off to Asia where they're die-cast and painted.

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Packaging design is also critical and requires the work of multiple designers and artists.

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Keep going for more pictures of the process.

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