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      11-05-2017 07:36 PM #1
      No, not pics of cars on fire.
      Nothing stolen.

      Yes I know we have a die-cast forum, but there’s more traffic on a Pyongyang toll road.

      Mattel has been introducing some interesting stuff. From 60/70s muscle to 80/90s tuners. Now samplings from VAG, Magnus Walker, etc. I can’t leave a Target with at least $10 in Hot Wheels (usually buying duplicates for my son.)









      When I was in OH last week, the local Wally World had a bin full of these Lamborghini specific ones, $.97 each. I picked up three lots of them and I see them on eBay for $25 a lot.



      But it’s a shame really because they end up here. Yes all those boxes/totes are filled. I have a disease.

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      11-05-2017 07:40 PM #2
      I love buying hot wheels but alas they have fallen more or less out of favor because my son has moved on to the expensive money pit of legos.
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      11-06-2017 12:30 AM #3
      Sorry no pics, but I do the same for my sons. There are probably 3-40 cars at this point, with several more tucked away for future gifts, etc. Got some really good ones as well. Mattel has really cranked out some interesting ones over the last couple of years. Latest pickup was a JDM 240Z and a Ducati. Can't wait to give them to the boys for Xmas.
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      11-06-2017 07:15 AM #4
      yep, looks like what I've been buying too. I inherited a small collection from my dad, but started actively collecting when Jada released all those high quality VW models. since then, I'd been picking up anything interesting, whenever I see them. I don't go actively shopping. I have over 50 of the most rare/valuable/favorite on display at home, in individual jewel cases; another 45-ish at work as discussion pieces, and easily that many still in packaging in storage, for when I have time to build a display for them. most are 1/50 or 1/64 scale matchbox size, some are larger, some smaller.
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      11-21-2017 01:29 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      I love buying hot wheels but alas they have fallen more or less out of favor because my son has moved on to the expensive money pit of legos.
      You too?

      Fortunately my four boys are spread from 2 to 7, so the younger two still play with Hot Wheels and the seven year olds are fully invested in Lego.

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      11-21-2017 02:12 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by NoDubJustYet View Post
      You too?

      Fortunately my four boys are spread from 2 to 7, so the younger two still play with Hot Wheels and the seven year olds are fully invested in Lego.
      They're lucky that Lego makes these now (They didn't do licensing yet when I was playing with them), but still, they cost an arm and leg to buy...

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      11-21-2017 02:22 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by got-rice View Post
      They're lucky that Lego makes these now (They didn't do licensing yet when I was playing with them), but still, they cost an arm and leg to buy...

      They have a few of the Speed Champions sets... I'd love to get that Technics 911, but it's a bit spendy.

      Not car related, but we have the Saturn V sitting in the box all set to go - not sure when we'll get to it though as I tracked down a Harry Potter castle for Christmas that will take a while to build.

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      11-21-2017 08:07 AM #8
      Why has it taken me this long to find this one? I have a serious issue with these damn things. I drag my gf all over to find them, randomly disappear in the grocery store and emerge with new scores. I've also acquired my late friends hoard of over 500+ in box from the past few years. Im estimating I have over 1000 hot wheels/matchbox spread out between my father's house and my house but my biggest issue is displaying them without taking over the entire bedroom/living room/dining room walls . It has gotten to the point where I had to stop collecting the American cars and focus solely on the european cars/car culture series and the select jdm cars.... Is there a sort of AA for this thing
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      11-21-2017 06:54 PM #9


      These are my cars from when I was a kid. Most are from the early 60s I built the box from a picture frame and made the pegs from brad nails. Sorry for the reflection.

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      01-20-2018 02:21 AM #10
      Anybody here order the new HW Car Culture Japan Historics 2 set? I ordered a few cases from A&J Toys but Mattel didn't supply them enough to fulfill all the orders, so I ended up only with one. In the meantime, these are probably being hoarded by scalpers at Tarjay and Wally World

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      11-21-2017 09:39 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by got-rice View Post
      They're lucky that Lego makes these now (They didn't do licensing yet when I was playing with them), but still, they cost an arm and leg to buy...
      That panel gap tho.
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    12. 11-05-2017 07:41 PM #12
      Good to see they're making cool stuff again, I feel like they were making a bunch of lame cars for a while there.

      I collected with my dad throughout my childhood, I had 2500+ NIP cars up until about three years ago. After moving with them twice I was over it, especially since all they did was sit in totes like you've got. I sold as much as I could but got tired of trying to list/ship cars on eBay and eventually gave them all away. I kept exactly 100 cars and as much as I'd love to buy more when I see cool stuff like that 356, I just hate having the clutter now.

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      11-05-2017 07:57 PM #13
      I just picked these up for my son:





      Metal body, metal base, and even rubber on the wheels.

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      11-05-2017 08:21 PM #14
      I buy the ones I like, but eventually I cut them open with a razor and file the card away for the artwork, and then put the actual die cast into this shot glass holder turned 90 degrees: https://www.michaels.com/10147365.html
      I used to keep them all packaged, but when I realized that standard cycle cars aren't, and never will be, worth anything special, I put them on display where they can be seen and handled better. I'm also sorta tempted to mod the frame/case with LEDs to put some little spotlights on the cars. Maybe someday.

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      11-10-2017 02:03 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by N2OInferno View Post
      I buy the ones I like, but eventually I cut them open with a razor and file the card away for the artwork, and then put the actual die cast into this shot glass holder turned 90 degrees: https://www.michaels.com/10147365.html
      I used to keep them all packaged, but when I realized that standard cycle cars aren't, and never will be, worth anything special, I put them on display where they can be seen and handled better. I'm also sorta tempted to mod the frame/case with LEDs to put some little spotlights on the cars. Maybe someday.
      This is a great idea. I think I'm going to do this in my office at work.

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      11-05-2017 08:27 PM #16
      Don't feel bad, I have a ton of Hot Wheels and larger models too. I had to make the decision to quit buying them, as I've ran out of room to store them. I had to quit buying car mags too!
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      11-06-2017 12:22 AM #17
      Hot Wheels are great, I feel like Jay Leno for a tiny fraction of the cost

      Their realistic stuff is super cool, but I've always appreciated the fantasy cars as well.

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      11-10-2017 12:37 PM #18
      But Matchbox has great detail too!

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      11-10-2017 02:05 PM #19
      It's been a while since I looked at Target or Walmart for cars. Need to go again based on some of the stuff posted.

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      11-10-2017 02:29 PM #20
      Started getting back into Hot Wheels recently. I usually stick to buying the ones I am interested in. Mostly Euro cars. I am looking for the Mercedes Cosworth 190E, that thing is tits. I have most of the Race Day cars despite being ~$3 per car.

      For some reason the wife rolls her eyes and scoffs each time I dart towards the Hot Wheels aisle. I mean, there are worse addictions more expense addictions out there. These are only $1 and reusable for future generations. I mean, she doesn't even know how many guns and how much ammunition I have anymore.

      I didn't know until a few months ago that there are Treasure Hunts for these. Special ones Mattel makes in super small quantities that do become worth money. I noticed this after I stumbled across r/HotWheels. Oh, and not to mention the modding people do to them. Wheel swaps, painting, etc.

      Also, I saw Wal-Mart on Black Friday is selling a 50 pack of Hot Wheels for $25.

      Happy Collecting!
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      11-10-2017 02:37 PM #21
      there's a hot wheels exhibit in a museum here and I've been trying to find someone to go with me lol

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      11-10-2017 03:26 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8tCrayon View Post
      .



      Also, I saw Wal-Mart on Black Friday is selling a 50 pack of Hot Wheels for $25.

      Happy Collecting!
      This might be worth changing out of the Thanksgiving sweatsedo for.

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      11-10-2017 03:37 PM #23
      if im at the store, and i see one that catches my eye ill pick it up.... how my cubicle wall looks currently... have ran out of room to keep them singles.... so some are doubled up (same model,different colorways, etc...) all pretty much sorted by manufacturer...



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      11-10-2017 04:28 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8tCrayon View Post
      Started getting back into Hot Wheels recently. I usually stick to buying the ones I am interested in. Mostly Euro cars. I am looking for the Mercedes Cosworth 190E, that thing is tits. I have most of the Race Day cars despite being ~$3 per car.

      For some reason the wife rolls her eyes and scoffs each time I dart towards the Hot Wheels aisle. I mean, there are worse addictions more expense addictions out there. These are only $1 and reusable for future generations. I mean, she doesn't even know how many guns and how much ammunition I have anymore.

      I didn't know until a few months ago that there are Treasure Hunts for these. Special ones Mattel makes in super small quantities that do become worth money. I noticed this after I stumbled across r/HotWheels. Oh, and not to mention the modding people do to them. Wheel swaps, painting, etc.

      Also, I saw Wal-Mart on Black Friday is selling a 50 pack of Hot Wheels for $25.

      Happy Collecting!
      Of all my years of browsing, I've only found one Treasure Hunt. I believe it's a 1998, or 99 series.

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      11-10-2017 04:36 PM #25
      Just added these:





      And this one that opens in the back...



      Xmas will be a good one this year.
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