Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Satty

Its amazing what Hot Wheels can do

27 posts in this topic

My son was getting extremely rambunctious (probably the first 2.5 year old to ever be that way) so I pulled out his gigantic Hot Wheels collection. Barely a peep out of him since, he's on the office floor playing with all the cars, occasionally making "Vroom, Vroom" noises. His favorites seem to be the Plymouth Prowler and BMW 850ci. Most of "his" Hot Wheels are my old ones, including what appears to have been a Citation hatchback that I de-roofed at some point.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still have my collection of them from when I was a kid, and add to it when I find something cool.

Very few things are better than Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars. I mean, they're tough as nails, unlike so many other cheap toys.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I used to set up towns outside in the dirt with mine. When I was 15, I played with them for the last time. In an old unused shed where we lived at the time, I set up my usual little town on the dirt floor, with roads, houses represented by bricks or pieces of board, and my Matchbox cars. When I was through playing for the day, I went and got a five gallon bucket of water and "flooded" the town. I left them as they were and never went back. At 15, I was more interested in real cars and itching to get my license. Now I wish I had them back.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine are in a big box, with the nice ones being in one of those car cases.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

XP715 is prob. one of only four or five people that has

ever seen a good chunk of my Hot Wheels, Matchbox,

Majorette, 1:36, 1:24 & 1:18 car model collection.

They're all in great shape, NOT beat up. About 70% is

at my parents house, and of that only about half is still

on "display" in glass cases. That still makes over 3000

pieces.... As much as I love my collection, I don't think

I will ever have the time or money to properly display

it all at once.

Some times when I do the math of how much I've

spent on all of it I kind of wish I had saved my money

instead since I'd have a good downpayment on a house.

Edited by Sixty8panther
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The GF just presented me with a "custom" Hot Wheels car from F. A. Schwarz that she built during her trip to Manhattan.

(Pretty freakin' sweet!)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will vouch for Sixty8; his collection really is THAT huge. Anybody who thinks they have a lot of Hot wheels & die casts needs to visit his parents house so they can see how much a lot really is. And I just got to see what was loose; according to him there's boxes & boxes of ones still in the packaging in the attic.

As for me, I like Hot Wheels and such, but am beginning the process of thinning out my collection to drum up funds for one of my true collecting passions: antique large-scale toys. Smith-Miller trucks and Doepke construction toys are my two favorites (a 1948 Doepke Adams Motor Grader should be at my door by Monday afternoon). Pedal cars too, if they are original and not cheesy modern Chinese repros. Will probably be picking another up tomorrow afternoon. Some day I'll have the space to adequately display it all.

SO, if anybody has any of that stuff they may be willing to part with, PM me. Also, if anybody is interested in any of the Hot wheels I'd like to get rid of, either PM me, or if I'm feeling ambitious I could post up what I have in the Member Marketplace section. Maybe we could trade?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still have a ton of Hot Wheels/Matchbox/etc. stored away in my attic. I probably ruined the collectable value of many by "customizing" many of them with those paint markers used for models.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Should I ever have children, my worst fear is that they will find my NIB diecast car collection and will play with them!

Or worse... that I will cherry pick (steal) the best examples out of their collection!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Should I ever have children, my worst fear is that they will find my NIB diecast car collection and will play with them!

A valid concern. I know I was pretty rough on some of my father's Matchbox Models of Yesteryear when I was younger. High shelves didn't deter me; just carried a kitchen chair over and grabbed them. Might I suggest investing in some sort of lockable display case until they get older?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys may not have anything to worry about.

image066.jpg

The y-axis represents the chances of procreating

The x-axis represents the size of the toy collection

As you can see from the graph, the larger the toy collection, the less likely the chance to procreate. Same thing goes with comic books and computers.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You're crazy.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You guys may not have anything to worry about.

image066.jpg

The y-axis represents the chances of procreating

The x-axis represents the size of the toy collection

As you can see from the graph, the larger the toy collection, the less likely the chance to procreate. Same thing goes with comic books and computers.

:yes: ze gr4ph ezzplaizz it!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You're crazy.

I dunno, this guy had a lot of toys too:

40_year_old_virgin.jpg

..... and we all know how HE turned out :AH-HA_wink:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
He's hawt. :lol:
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My hot wheels / matchbox cars fill up a big popcorn container and are still in my closet back home. A mint green 1965 Mustang convertible was one of my favorites. I think a few of them passed onto me from my dad, and I plan on passing them onto my kids someday.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of my toy cars were by Majorette, and their build quality was outstanding compared to the few Hot Wheels I owned.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, you know Hot Wheels had all those legacy issues and multiple brands. Not to mention, the UMW breathing down their neck and not allowing them to close assembly lines.

:P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
:P
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I used to set up towns outside in the dirt with mine. When I was 15, I played with them for the last time. In an old unused shed where we lived at the time, I set up my usual little town on the dirt floor, with roads, houses represented by bricks or pieces of board, and my Matchbox cars. When I was through playing for the day, I went and got a five gallon bucket of water and "flooded" the town. I left them as they were and never went back. At 15, I was more interested in real cars and itching to get my license. Now I wish I had them back.

Oh come on, they didn't have Hot Wheels/Match Box cars back in the 1940's. :rotflmao:

Edited by Pontiac Custom-S
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, you know Hot Wheels had all those legacy issues and multiple brands. Not to mention, the UMW breathing down their neck and not allowing them to close assembly lines.

:P

You kidding? Hot Wheels have been made in Malaysia for years. :P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You guys may not have anything to worry about.

image066.jpg

The y-axis represents the chances of procreating

The x-axis represents the size of the toy collection

As you can see from the graph, the larger the toy collection, the less likely the chance to procreate. Same thing goes with comic books and computers.

:lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Most of my toy cars were by Majorette, and their build quality was outstanding compared to the few Hot Wheels I owned.

The Majorette cars were really well detailed. Plus they were the only one making models of the super sexy FWD Olds Omega. :P

I haven't seen new Majorette cars for years now, Target used to carry a lot of them years ago.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0