Does anyone out there collect Hot Wheels,Matchbox, or any such diecast vehicles? I've gotten back into Hot Wheels lately after about 10 years of not collecting them. I really like the Hot Wheels Classics that have the "spectraflame" colors but I have trouble finding them as I have arrived late on the scene for those. I especially like it when I can find a new version of any car I had in my childhood years, such as the Neet Streeter.
With a few exceptions, I mostly buy the ones that are real cars, or at least look like they could be, from the 20's through the 70's. The Weinermobile cracks me up, though . Buying all these Hot Wheels makes me want to have a fancy muscle/show car for real now to maybe drive around on weekends or something but I'm having enough of a time keeping my 15 year old everyday car up and going!
I agree with sinneD on the value - generally - I sell the regular ones about .50-$1 a hit at the flea market. Usually to kids, but a collector comes along occasionally and buys a bunch here and there. Sometimes it's a guy who collects a specific muscle or classic car or something. Just wondering if there was anyone around here who did the same.
I do collect them, But generally just eyecatch pieces, However I buy every 70 Chevelle that I dont have
Some of the later years have what I believe is called treasure hunt cars, I have no clue how you can tell the difference and I dont believe I have ever seen one in the store - But I think they go for some money
I buy Skeletons - Also looking for Garbage Pail Kids
Post by waywardmonk on Jul 17, 2014 19:14:05 GMT -6
Welcome to the board Steve. Sounds like an amazing collection! You should post some pics! I've always been into action figures, but my son is really into cars. A future fellow collector in the making. How do you store/display them?
Post by rocklord74 on Aug 17, 2014 21:14:55 GMT -6
I loved my fast 111. I had the stock car looking one in green with the snakes on it and the gray one with the two shark fins. I've been thinking about getting back into hot wheels and matchbox cars lately.
Do not resent growing old, many are denied the privlage.
just recently scored an entire collection of t he original 1960's- 1970's Hotwheels Gran Toros from Italy. I always loved those oversized Hotwheels and have about 20 in my own collection. I bought 25 of them a week ago, all perfect, mint condition from a long time collector (is what his wife said) for 4.00 each!!!! I couldnt believe it, on some of my own I spent 80-100 each one!!! I still shake when I look at what I bought that day!!! Very exciting to see something like that for so cheap!