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The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:18 pm

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Well, I haven't seen one of these on here, so I decided to create one.

I'm a big Hot Wheels and NASCAR diecast collector. I must have over 1,000 diecast cars. I figure there has to be some others here who collect them too.

So feel free to discuss anything diecast cars: Hot Wheels, Matchbox, NASCAR diecast, Transformers RPMS/SpeedStars, etc. Maybe post your latest new Hot Wheels findings.

Fire away!
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby Burn » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:12 pm

I don't nor will I ever collect Hot Wheels cars!
*resists the urge to do otherwise on a daily basis*
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:42 pm

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Burn wrote:I don't nor will I ever collect Hot Wheels cars!
*resists the urge to do otherwise on a daily basis*

:lol:
Is it the whole sacrilege from buying from Mattel thing?
It is a very addicting hobby though. It really gets ahold of you.
*Goes into Toys R Us, picks up two Transformers figures.*
"Hmm...I'll take a look at the Hot Wheels. But I'm only buying a maximum of TWO. I'm not going broke. (gasps) Holy slag! Their loaded with new stuff! I'll get this one and this one and that one and that one and...ooooo they actually have that one!"
*Grabs ten Hot Wheels and takes them to the check out.*

Just a typical day for me. You, my friend, are lucky enough to be able control the urge.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby SentinelA » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:08 am

I have a HW collection of 300+. Found like 5 Time Machines this weekend. SCORE!
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby robofreak » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:34 am

I have mostly specialy Red Line stuff and a few Treasure Hunts.

The big item in my collection is the complete World Race set with the 35 foot track.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:19 pm

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SentinelA wrote:I have a HW collection of 300+. Found like 5 Time Machines this weekend. SCORE!

Holy crap! I've only found one! Those licensed cars are hard to get. I'm just glad I got one, as well as the Danica Patrick Impala.

And I betcha I got you beat in number of Hot Wheels. Granted, I usually open mine unless they're rare ones, but I have to have over 500 in Hot Wheels brand cars alone.

What I'm really wanting to get this year is that '68 Camaro they're supposed to release...that is, if it's still a go. My dad's first car was a '68 and that car really grew on me, but it seems that year always gets ignored when it comes to collectibles.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby SentinelA » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:33 pm

OptiMagnus10 wrote:
SentinelA wrote:I have a HW collection of 300+. Found like 5 Time Machines this weekend. SCORE!

Holy crap! I've only found one! Those licensed cars are hard to get. I'm just glad I got one, as well as the Danica Patrick Impala.

And I betcha I got you beat in number of Hot Wheels. Granted, I usually open mine unless they're rare ones, but I have to have over 500 in Hot Wheels brand cars alone.

What I'm really wanting to get this year is that '68 Camaro they're supposed to release...that is, if it's still a go. My dad's first car was a '68 and that car really grew on me, but it seems that year always gets ignored when it comes to collectibles.


Actually those just include unopened cars. God knows how many open cars I have.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:32 pm

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SentinelA wrote:
OptiMagnus10 wrote:
SentinelA wrote:I have a HW collection of 300+. Found like 5 Time Machines this weekend. SCORE!

Holy crap! I've only found one! Those licensed cars are hard to get. I'm just glad I got one, as well as the Danica Patrick Impala.

And I betcha I got you beat in number of Hot Wheels. Granted, I usually open mine unless they're rare ones, but I have to have over 500 in Hot Wheels brand cars alone.

What I'm really wanting to get this year is that '68 Camaro they're supposed to release...that is, if it's still a go. My dad's first car was a '68 and that car really grew on me, but it seems that year always gets ignored when it comes to collectibles.


Actually those just include unopened cars. God knows how many open cars I have.

It would take me months, if not a year, to round up every single Hot Wheels car I own.
Then I'd have to count them.
My dad is always saying "you should count all the Hot Wheels you have sometime". Easier said than done. Especially when the collection grows by the week.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:19 am

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Where do you keep all those???

I used to have a few when I was younger. But then Transformers took over. :twisted:

I do remember one Matchbox car I had. I lost in 4th grade. It was light blue, and was the same model as the old police cars from the 70s. A Dodge something. I have been looking for another one for a few years, but short of going through the ENTIRE Matchbox inventory, I doubt I will find it.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby SentinelA » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:53 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:Where do you keep all those???

I used to have a few when I was younger. But then Transformers took over. :twisted:

I do remember one Matchbox car I had. I lost in 4th grade. It was light blue, and was the same model as the old police cars from the 70s. A Dodge something. I have been looking for another one for a few years, but short of going through the ENTIRE Matchbox inventory, I doubt I will find it.


I'm not sure if this question was for me but the 300 in the package I keep on this really cool rack that I paid a guy $20 for. It came from a store and can rotate 360 degrees. Totally awesome except for how heavy it is.
The rest are either in those clear carrying cases you get at Walmart or mixed up in boxes.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:39 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Where do you keep all those???

I used to have a few when I was younger. But then Transformers took over. :twisted:

I do remember one Matchbox car I had. I lost in 4th grade. It was light blue, and was the same model as the old police cars from the 70s. A Dodge something. I have been looking for another one for a few years, but short of going through the ENTIRE Matchbox inventory, I doubt I will find it.

Where do I keep them? Wherever they fit (and that's starting to be problematic).

And I do remember those old 70's Dodge police cars. Your thinking of that big sedan right? (Otherwise known as the Monaco).

Well, Mattel doesn't use older molds with Matchbox as much as they do with Hot Wheels, so I doubt you'll be able to find an original or a new rendition of that car.
However, if it's the right Dodge I'm thinking of, they have recently made a police car version of that model. I've been wanting to pick it up but I never do. However, I don't know if the one you had was of the '74-'77 or the '77-'78 generation, because the latter is the one Matchbox currently makes.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:39 am

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OptiMagnus10 wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Where do you keep all those???

I used to have a few when I was younger. But then Transformers took over. :twisted:

I do remember one Matchbox car I had. I lost in 4th grade. It was light blue, and was the same model as the old police cars from the 70s. A Dodge something. I have been looking for another one for a few years, but short of going through the ENTIRE Matchbox inventory, I doubt I will find it.

Where do I keep them? Wherever they fit (and that's starting to be problematic).

And I do remember those old 70's Dodge police cars. Your thinking of that big sedan right? (Otherwise known as the Monaco).

Well, Mattel doesn't use older molds with Matchbox as much as they do with Hot Wheels, so I doubt you'll be able to find an original or a new rendition of that car.
However, if it's the right Dodge I'm thinking of, they have recently made a police car version of that model. I've been wanting to pick it up but I never do. However, I don't know if the one you had was of the '74-'77 or the '77-'78 generation, because the latter is the one Matchbox currently makes.


Hmm. Thanks, that was a lot of help. I can search better now. :)
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:01 pm

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Well, Target had virtually nothing in Hot Wheels but I scored a ZR1, CTS Wagon, and to my surprise a Holden VE Ute in the Matchbox section. I'm still looking for a Dodge Monaco police car though.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:26 pm

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They have some of those on eBay for fairly cheap. I am looking for that same light blue car I had years ago. And it wasn't an actual police car, it was just a same model.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:56 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:They have some of those on eBay for fairly cheap. I am looking for that same light blue car I had years ago. And it wasn't an actual police car, it was just a same model.

Yes, I know they made a non-police version Monaco some years ago. I've seen pictures of it. But they only make a police version nowadays, probably because of the car's popularity as a police car in movies and TV. You just got me in the hunt for that car though.

I'll keep looking for the original car and I'll let you know if I see one on eBay.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:32 am

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OptiMagnus10 wrote:
I'll keep looking for the original car and I'll let you know if I see one on eBay.


I appreciate that. :) I'll be checking around as well.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby angeli.mina » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:40 am

My son has been collecting hot wheels since age 1. But he stopped because he kept destroying everything he owns out of boredom.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:38 pm

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angeli.mina wrote:My son has been collecting hot wheels since age 1. But he stopped because he kept destroying everything he owns out of boredom.

I never got bored with Hot Wheels or any toys when I was little. I always found a way to keep myself occupied.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:24 pm

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I finally found the blue '68 Camaro! I'm glad that Mattel finally made a '68. Scalpers have been buying them up left and right.
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Postby DISCHARGE » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:08 pm

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I don't really collect them, but if I see one that is obscure I've been grabbing them.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby SentinelA » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Can't find KITT in stores. Paid $30 for 6 on line. Anyone else having trouble finding KITT?
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Postby OptiMagnus » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:59 pm

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SentinelA wrote:Can't find KITT in stores. Paid $30 for 6 on line. Anyone else having trouble finding KITT?

Never laid eyes on one either. Mixes are coming in slow in my area. The only recent new model I've seen is the orange BMW at one store, but since most other places ordered a TON of the first few waves, they can't get any of them off the racks. Most are the same ones that were there in December.
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby Wheeljack35 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:27 pm

Wow I had trouble finding Kitt also I actually foond it in a Dollar General

Now i'm looking for this one

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I csn't find that one..I seen other colors of this number but I want this particular one with the Hess logo on it
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Postby Arcadia » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:43 pm

I have 5500 hot wheels. Boxes everywhere! TFs and HWs fight over my love and affection every day. Lol
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Re: The Hot Wheels and Diecast Car Collecting Thread

Postby OptiMagnus » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:53 pm

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Wheeljack35 wrote:Wow I had trouble finding Kitt also I actually foond it in a Dollar General

Now i'm looking for this one

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I csn't find that one..I seen other colors of this number but I want this particular one with the Hess logo on it

Hate to break it to you, but that's a custom job. You aren't going to find that in any store.
And I actually got lucky and found K.I.T.T. at my local grocery store several weeks ago. I hate that I've been passing up so many new ones I want, but I just haven't been compelled enough to spend any money. I'm already missing a few of the Hot Wheels Racing series. I got all 10 from last year all in blue.
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