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    Dirty Bobby's Bikes dansjustchillin's Avatar
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    Hot Wheels collectors?

    Anyone?

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    Yep, probably got a thousand or so. Not so much now though, I like hot rods and customs, which have been a bit sparse in the the last couple of years - too many street machines and muscle cars

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    I had some when I was 10

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    I had Matchbox cars by the hundreds, almost the same I guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbchybridrider View Post
    I had Matchbox cars by the hundreds, almost the same I guess!
    I guess that would be the same for me. Corgi cars as well.

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    I would definitely still have mine if my evil stepmother hadn't made me throw out every single piece of my childhood when I was 10. I'm a car nut through and through; models, the real thing, whatever. When I was about 19 and not entirely sober my friends and I discovered one of their little brothers' hot wheels collection and proceeded to play with them... His mom walked in, shook her head, and said, "They always go back to the toy cars."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    I had some when I was 10
    ^^^This. Haven't had any in ~40 years.

    Can any avid Hot Wheels fans confirm my contention that the "Jack Rabbit Special" was an aftermarket kit car built on a Volkswagen Beetle chassis?

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    Dirty Bobby's Bikes dansjustchillin's Avatar
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    Nice to see people still collect them. I'm up to about 400+ different cars myself with almost as many duplicate cars. Love going out to find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dansjustchillin View Post
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    a long time ago. I think a nephew had them the last time I saw them. Many years ago.
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    If, just it, I had a stolen car collection, I sure as heck wouldn't be bragging about it. That's a good way to lose the collection you've spent procuring.

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    My guess is that those who are interested in dating women don't collect toy cars by the hundreds.
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix

    Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. - John Lennon


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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    My guess is that those who are interested in dating women don't collect toy cars by the hundreds.
    It is one of the best ways to protect your virginity, you know.
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    I tried to collect every Porsche made in 1/64 scale, almost made it. I pretend a 956 and the same one is a 962.
    let's see I have a 356 a,b,c, 550, Carrera 6, 908, 910, 911 (Dakar rally, gt3, gt2, gt1, Targa, s), 914, 917, 924, 928, 935, 936, 944, 959, Boxster s, Cayenne, Carrera GT and a mountain bike (not 1/64). so yep, the wimmins run away from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <3 2 Ride View Post
    My guess is that those who are interested in dating women don't collect toy cars by the hundreds.
    I haven't seen them for thirty or so years, there still in storage somewhere around here though. I wonder if there worth anything on ebay now. I could be sitting on a fortune?
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    Here's a bug I wheel swapped


    This is a Matchbox caddy that I wheel swapped

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    My 11 yr old threw my old James Bond Aston Martin (w/ ejector seat!) in the Good Will bag yesterday. I snatched it back for some later more appreciative generation.

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    I had a lot of Matchbox as a kid, plus some very nice slightly larger scale stuff from Siku I picked up in Europe while on a family vaca. I also had some cheap plastic junk from Husky.

    I seem to recall Hot Wheels being much nicer and also more expensive, which meant no amount of begging would get me one. I had a few Hot Wheels I got from friends or found on the street (with a hand-me-down track and those houses with the wheels that shot the cars out) and a Johnny Lightning 500 track set (The hill ramp with the slider thingy). But my favorites were the Corgis. I sold all the other stuff to collectors a long time ago (for peanuts - my childhood toys were well-used) but kept all the Corgi stuff, maybe a dozen or so of those, including the Batmobile and the Monkees car. Haven't looked at them in years...
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    Btw, This is my Favorite Corgi as an adult - it actually was displayed out on a shelf until we started painting and whatnot a year ago. Hopefully it's still packed up safely somewhere...
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    My friend Bryan has a huge collection, one entire room of his house is dedicated to it. I'll have to get a picture.
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