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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:47 PM

like hotwheels? got your own collection? talk about it here and show off yours. i got my own collection, will post pics later.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:30 PM Edited by trip, 20 July 2012 - 11:33 PM.

I'm not about to unpack the boxes and take a bunch of pictures so here is a shot of one of my boxes.

I have a near complete collection of First Editions from the mid 90s though to 98.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:28 AM

I used to have a sh*tload of Hot Wheels when I was a youngster, and a complete town set that you could build and take apart. That was more than five years ago, and I'm pretty sure the majority of the cars and the other sets (including the town one) have been sold.

That's what I hate about growing up; I like a certain toy, then I don't play with it, then I get all nostalgic and want to use them again once I don't have it.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:22 AM

to be honest i never saw the appeal of hot wheels except for those massive track-sets they had with the loops and all that. those were pretty crazy

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

Yeah, I never had enough track pieces. sad.gif

I have my carded collection because I used have something of a connection to Mattel. Long story, but I used to have friends on the inside until their [unconnected] legal team decided they wanted to sue me.



I wish I would have known to keep some of the ones I had as a youngster. I still remember some of the classics like 'the poison Pinto' from the ones I had.
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

i used to play with hotwheels, but now i keep them in package and just look at them.. and as i said i will get pics of my wall/shelf later

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:13 PM

I was never into keeping them packaged due to the whole zany track thing. But I had some very cool ones. A chaparral 2C, a Jag D-Type, a Charger Daytona. Had a huge collection of Ferraris and various muscle cars. Even at a young age, I was very much into the ones that were real cars and not made up.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Saturday, Jul 21 2012, 13:13)
Even at a young age, I was very much into the ones that were real cars and not made up.

Those are the ones that seem to bring the collector money in these days. I have a couple of Porsches in my collection that sell for OK dollars right now.

Man, this thread has me wanting to check out my cars. It has been years since I went through them against a price guide.

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 10:47 PM Edited by imhereformods, 25 July 2012 - 04:25 PM.

my moms cars
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:05 AM

Damn dude, that is a serious collection.

You say they are you mom's(well, the bulk of the really collectible ones)? I'm no expert(for sure) but if those are originals and not re-releases, I'm guessing they are worth some serious cash. Any of those old advertising ones are the key.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:07 AM

Christ, those pictures are massive. Mind making them a little smaller, or making a hyperlink to them?

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:44 AM

Its a shame I never took care of them when I was little....

Dog for size comparison

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My favourites.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

I have some Hotwheels models too, but nothing special really...never really collected them, but as a child i did wanted to own all of those little machines and tracks and everything. Problem was money.
Nowadays i don't know where all of those 1:84th scale models are, but i did collect 1:43 size models. Even a year ago i bought some. Those are quite expensive and very detailed, and the bodyshape is 100% correct. Handmade also.

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

fixed pics

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:03 PM

ERMAGHERD HAWTWHELZ!

I used to have sh*tloads of hot wheels models when I was a kid.
They're in some huge-ass plastic bag at my granddad's place.

Damn I remember the old days with some weird track I had.
I always saw the adverts for the ones with the loops and though 'awww I want that' but I never got one sad.gif

I always used to line them up on one of these bad boys
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 10:19 PM

i have some but i've been played that toy and that all is F*ck up look like destroyed after:
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and i have played the hot wheels like hot wheels in the game xD

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:20 AM

I probably have over 400 Hotwheels cars. I've collected them all 13 years of my life. I store them in boxes wrapped up. Soon, I'm gonna make shelves to put them all on my wall.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:35 AM

I have around 400 hotwheels. I stopped collecting when I got into 1/18 models(mostly AUTOart).

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:58 AM

QUOTE (Kifflom112 @ Sunday, Feb 24 2013, 03:35)
I have around 400 hotwheels. I stopped collecting when I got into 1/18 models(mostly AUTOart).

I collect both. How many 1/18 model cars do you have?

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:25 AM

QUOTE (DropThaSystem @ Saturday, Feb 23 2013, 21:58)
QUOTE (Kifflom112 @ Sunday, Feb 24 2013, 03:35)
I have around 400 hotwheels. I stopped collecting when I got into 1/18 models(mostly AUTOart).

I collect both. How many 1/18 model cars do you have?

Only six, for now:
AUTOart
•Aventador
•S63 AMG
•W126
•V12 Vantage
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•BMW 750li
•Cadillac CTS

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:00 AM

QUOTE (Kifflom112 @ Sunday, Feb 24 2013, 04:25)
AUTOart
•Aventador
•S63 AMG
•W126
•V12 Vantage
Kyosho
•BMW 750li
•Cadillac CTS

Nice. I've got a good amount. Can't name them right off hand, though.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:47 AM

I have 1,500+ Hotwheels cars, will post a comparison pic later.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:56 AM Edited by DropThaSystem, 24 February 2013 - 06:15 AM.

QUOTE (GTAction99 @ Sunday, Feb 24 2013, 05:47)
I have 1,500+ Hotwheels cars, will post a comparison pic later.

Woah!

There's something special about Hotwheels cars. I just love collecting them. The more, the merrier. I collect all cars, no matter what they are. I have everything from futuristic cars to 1932 Fords.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

Ahh, the memories smile.gif I used to have over 500+ I have 3 now, I guess I'll post a pic in a bit.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

Got a fair collection, I've recently (well, over the past 5/6 years) been buying them and keeping in their boxes to collect them, they're all under my bed somewhere. Today I picked up a Hotwheels F12 Berlinetta and 458 Spider! biggrin.gif

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:37 AM

I used to own Hot Wheels a long really long time ago and they were a very old and outdated set.I had the tracks and some small cars and used to have loads of fun when I was a kid.They slowly got lost however.So sadly I don't have anything now and don't have interest now in them anyway.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:05 PM Edited by trip, 01 March 2013 - 11:13 PM.

I recently priced all of my Hotwheels and I'm going to be selling them off any day now. Everything I have is mint on cards from the 90s. I was shocked and amazing at some of the going rates. My low end ones are getting over $5 and some of my high end ones are in the $30-$60 range. Almost all of my collection are from limited runs.

Here is my story that made me price my collection:
I picked this up at my supermarket the other week. Before I bought it I checked the date stamp on the bottom. It had been hanging in my supermarket in perfect shape for over 10yrs. I didn't really care - I just picked it up on a whim.
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Currently going for upwards of $30.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:24 PM

I used to collect them like crazy, but got into matchbox cars, they had some nice cars.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

I actually have a rare 1998 MGF 1.8i Coke Matchbox Collectibles car, and a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C from the TV show My Classic Car with Dennis Gage.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:53 AM

QUOTE (Kifflom112 @ Friday, Mar 1 2013, 18:24)
I used to collect them like crazy, but got into matchbox cars, they had some nice cars.

I always found Matchbox to be the inferior brand. At least from the mid nineties and up. A lot of off road stuff, and any road cars they did, had boring paint jobs. When I was growing up, didn't really buy many of them, but I did buy a hundreds of hot wheels. Still have them in the basement, opened and damage due to use. Now I restarted buying them, and keeping them in the blister packs. Mostly American muscle, though I do buy cars to peak my interest.

trip, you going to give us a link to where you are selling them? I might pick some up.




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