Frequently Asked Questions

HWCollecting – Help Desk


Which Hot Wheels are in the database?

Currently, on HWCollecting.com we have nearly all mainline Hot Wheels series and subsets included in that like the Holiday Hot Rods, Easter Eggclusives, etc. We do not claim to have all Hot Wheels models and variations. That said, our goal is to come as close as possible 😉

If you have a subset (inside or outside the mainline set), new car model, variation, new subset or correction you would like to add to our database please contact us and we will try to meet your request!

Can anyone update HWCollecting.com or TheGreatCollector.com Database?

We manage our database very tightly as the integrity of the site is determined by the reliability of our database. We do however encourage anyone to send us revisions, additions or requests for modifying the database. We handle and approve each request individually. In the future, we will have a formal submission form for such requests.

If you have a new car model, variation, new subset or correction you would like to add to our database please contact us and we will try to meet your request!

How do the pictures of the cars work?

The pictures you see when you come onto the site are submitted by our small group of administrators. If you login to your account you can replace the standard photos with your own pictures (that only you will see).

If you would like to become an administrator please contact us and tell us a little about yourself or email jordan@hwcollecting.com

How do I add my own pictures?

After registering and logging in you will see a toolbar on the ‘Item Details’ page.

There will be 3 options:

  • Home – which takes you to your lists
  • Add to List- which gives you the option to either create a list or add to an existing list.
  • Add a Picture – this will prompt you to either browse your files or upload from your camera (for mobile)

HWCollecting.com - Toolbar for Hot Wheels Database

After uploading you can rotate your photo (if needed)

HWCollecting.com - Hot Wheels Database - Oscar Meyer Weinermobile

Why do I have to login for certain features?

By having accounts it allows you the freedom to create “Lists of Cars” and save them for future use. You might to save a list of “Cars you Want”, “Cars on Ebay”, “Rare Variations”, etc.

We are always looking to improve the user experience and we are currently in development of more features to add once they are completed.

We require authentication for anyone wanting to create a list, add a picture, or post anything to our site. Mainly safety and integrity of the site.

For a free account Register Here!

I can’t find a Hot Wheels car in the database?

Currently, on The Great Collector we have nearly all mainline Hot Wheels series and subsets included in that like the Holiday Hot Rods, Easter Eggclusives, etc. We do not claim to have all Hot Wheels models and variations. That said, our goal is to come as close as possible 😉

If you are having trouble finding a particular model try these options:

Hot Wheels Models List

Hot Wheels Quick Search

If you have a subset (inside or outside the mainline set), new car model, variation, new subset or correction you would like to add to our database please contact us and we will try to meet your request!

Do I have to pay anything?

No, We are a free site – but we won’t turn it down if you are offering!

How do I create a list?

After logging in, you can use the navigation on the left, or in the Quick Links (mobile or IE). Simply click on “My Lists” and start creating.

You can also create a list from any Car detail page by clicking “Add to List”

see also, Adding a Picture

Where do I get embed code?

For a detailed tutorial on getting the embed code and inserting it into an ebay auction please see “Getting the Embed Code”

How can I stay updated about changes to the site?

The Great Collector is constanting being updated. There are several ways to stay informed.