- the usps offers a collection of hot wheels stamps with 10 vehicles that only exist as toys, priced at $11 for a sheet of 20 stamps.
- purchase helps fund the united states postal service, which is currently struggling financially amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- controversial cost-cutting measures at the usps have been curbed ahead of the election, the agency announced today, so purchases from consumers are helpful to allow the agency to continue delivering the mail.
if you love cars, you more than likely love hot wheels. even if you no longer collect the tiny representations of real-world vehicles and outrageous designs that would never make it on the road, as a kid you probably had a few and if you were lucky, a track to race them on.
well, now you can share your current or former love of the toy cars with friends while also helping the financially strapped united states postal service. the collection of 10 outrageous-looking vehicles are culled from the toymaker's decades of original designs. among those images immortalized on stamps are the 1969 twin mill that looks like a space-age corvette stingray with two big-block engines, and the large wing and v-6 hybrid powertrain of the 2018 mach speeder that was designed to look like a predatory fish.
you can buy the regular sheet or the special edition with a commemorative panel about the history of the company.
in addition to sharing your hot wheels love with friends and maybe a few bill collectors, by purchasing the collection you'll be helping the usps weather a financially difficult time. controversial cost-cutting measures have been paused between now and the election, and the agency still needs money to ensure it can continue its mission to deliver mail and services to all americans—something that private companies fedex, dhl, and ups don't have to offer while they use the usps to fill gaps in their own service.
for car aficionados, there are also actual die-cast vehicles for sale by the usps. unfortunately though, since our story last week alerting readers to the tiny jeeps and semis, the post office seems to have sold out. so while we wait for those to come back into stock, hot wheels stamps are ready to roll.