How to Identify

Treasure Hunts
1995 through 2012 Hot Wheels Treasure Hunts can be identified by a green stripe with “Treasure Hunt” or “T-Hunt” on the packaging.

As of 2013, the packaging no longer reveals that a vehicle is a Treasure Hunt and the cars are seeded into other series like “HW Racing” and “HW Stunt.”

To identify these Treasure Hunts you have to find the low production symbol on the car. Behind the vehicle, on the card, there may also be a silver low production symbol and possibly a phrase letting you know it is a Treasure Hunt.

Super Treasure Hunts
2007 through 2011 Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunts are premium versions of regular T-Hunts and often have Spectraflame paint and Real Rider wheels. They can be identified by a green stripe with “Trea$ure Hunt$” or “T-Hunt$” on the packaging.

In 2012, Super Treasure Hunts stopped being premium versions of regular T-Hunts and no longer have the green stripe on the packaging. Instead, they are premium versions of mainline cars in different series like “Muscle Mania” or “HW J-Imports.”

To identify these Super Treasure Hunt you have to find the “TH” symbol on the vehicle. The car should also have Spectraflame paint and Real Rider wheels. On the card, behind the vehicle, there may also be a gold low production symbol and possibly a phrase letting you know it is a Super Treasure Hunt.

T-Hunts: 2013 to Present

Look for the low production symbol somewhere on the vehicle. The card may have a silver low production symbol behind the vehicle to reveal that it is a Treasure Hunt.

2013

Super T-Hunts: 2013 to Present

Look for the “TH” symbol, Real Rider wheels, and Spectraflame paint. The card may have a gold low production symbol behind the vehicle to reveal that it is a Super Treasure Hunt.

2013s

2012

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and under the blister is “TREASURE HUNTS ’12”.

2012-69-Corvette

2012 Super

Look for the “TH” symbol, Real Rider wheels, and Spectraflame paint.

2012s

2011

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and under the blister is “TREASURE HUNTS” or “TREASURE HUNTS ’11”.

2011-57-Chevy

2011 Super

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and under the blister is “TREA$URE HUNT$” or “TREA$URE HUNT$ ’11”.

2011-datsun-240z-s

2010

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and a smaller white stripe with “TREASURE HUNTS ’10”. At the top by the hook is a “TH” symbol.

2010-Gangster-Grin

2010 Super

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and a smaller white stripe with “TREA$URE HUNT$ ’10”. At the top by the hook is a “TH” symbol.

2010-Custom-53-Cadillac-s

2009

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and a small white stripe with “TREASURE HUNTS ’09”. At the top by the hook is a “TH” symbol.

2009-Bad-Bagger

2009 Super

The card has a vertical green stripe with the vehicle’s name and a small white stripe with “TREA$URE HUNT$ ’09”. At the top by the hook is a “TH” symbol.

2009-Ford-Mustang-s

2008

Look for a vertical green stripe on the right side of the card with “TREASURE HUNTS” and the vehicle’s name in smaller text.

2008-Qombee

2008 Super

Look for a vertical green stripe on the right side of the card with “TREA$URE HUNT$” and the vehicle’s name in smaller text.

2008-69-Camaro-s

2007

Look for a vertical green stripe on the right side of the card with “TREASURE HUNTS” or “T-HUNT” and the vehicle’s name in smaller text.

2007-Brutalistic

2007 Super

Look for a vertical green stripe on the right side of the card with “TREA$URE HUNT$” and the vehicle’s name in smaller text.

2007s-Nissan-Skyline-s

2006

To the right of the blister, there is “T-HUNT” and an image of a treasure chest in a vertical green stripe. Dairy Delivery, the 12th vehicle of the set, may have a card like the 2007 Treasure Hunts.

2006-Sooo-Fast

2005

To the right of the blister, there is “T-HUNT”, the vehicle’s name, and an image of a treasure chest in a vertical green stripe.

2005-1957-Chevy

2004

To the right of the blister, there is “T-HUNT”, the vehicle’s name, and an image of a treasure chest in a vertical green stripe.

2004-Meyers-Manx

2003

On the right side of the card by the blister, there is “T-HUNT”, the vehicle’s name, and an image of a treasure chest in a vertical green stripe.

2003-Midnight-Otto

2002

On the right side of the card by the blister, look for the vehicle’s name in a vertical green stripe and an image of a treasure chest.

2002-La-Troca

2001

Find “2001 TREASURE HUNT SERIES” and the vehicle’s name in a vertical green stripe on the right side of the card by the blister.

2001-Olds-442-2001

2000

Look for a card with “2000 TREASURE HUNT SERIES” on a horizontal green stripe above a red stripe with the vehicle’s name and sometimes “LIMITED EDITION”.

2000-Go-Kart

1999

Find a card with “1999 TREASURE HUNT SERIES” on a horizontal green stripe above a red stripe with “LIMITED EDITION!” and the vehicle’s name.

1999-32-Ford-Delivery

1998

Look for a card with “TREA$URE HUNT SERIES” in a horizontal green stripe above a red stripe with “LIMITED EDITION!” and the vehicle’s name.

1998-3-Window-34

1997

Find “TREA$URE HUNT SERIES” in a horizontal green stripe above the blister and “LIMITED EDITION!” with a green background on the top left of the card.

1997-Avus-Quattro

1996

Look for “TREA$URE HUNT SERIES” in a horizontal green stripe above the blister and “LIMITED EDITION ONLY 25,000 PRODUCED” with a green background on the top left of the card.

1996-40s-woodie

1995

Look for “TREA$URE HUNT SERIES” in a horizontal green stripe above the blister and “LIMITED EDITION ONLY 10,000 PRODUCED” with a green background on the top left of the card.

1995-57-t-bird

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