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Thread: Hot Wheels turns 50 today

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    Hot Wheels turns 50 today

    What an amazingly long time for a toy line to continually sell

    Anyone what to share their Hot Wheels memories?
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    I wish they would have done some anniversary releases of original sets. I know they have sort of done that over the years but few of sets were real true repros and the carded cars were ok, but sort of lacking compared to originals.

    Sean

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    I'm older than Hot Wheels? Wow. I thought they were way older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LonnieFisher View Post
    I'm older than Hot Wheels? Wow. I thought they were way older.
    I was going to say the same thing.

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    I stupidly gave most of my die-cast cars (mostly Hot Wheels) to my nephew-in-law when I was in my late teens/early 20s. I could have bought him a new set cheaper, and still kept my childhood toys. Sigh.

    I was never a HUGE car guy, but I liked to go to the narrow hallway of our house and have races, crashes, etc. The gold or red-rimmed Hot Wheels always seemed the fastest.

    Happy birthday!

    Chris
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    I still have all mine from when I was a kid. All in pretty good shape.
    WANTED: Boxed, Carded and Kresge Carded WGSH

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    I do some Hot Wheels collecting. I prefer the vintage redline cars, but I buy a few of the new issues also. Heres a pic of a set I put together this past year......



    ......this is an original 1st issue "Sweet 16" set from 1968. Thats Hot Wheels 1st year of release. I managed to put together a complete set of all 16 models and all in matching green color. Trust me it sounds alot easier than it actually was to round these up. Several were not exactly cheap either. They are fun to collect and they come in a maddening variety of colors and variations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by convoy357 View Post
    Heres a pic of a set I put together this past year......
    Wow! That is super cool.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Quote Originally Posted by convoy357 View Post
    Trust me it sounds alot easier than it actually was to round these up. Several were not exactly cheap either. They are fun to collect and they come in a maddening variety of colors and variations.
    Doesn't sound very easy to me.
    I don't collect them, but my son loved them. So, I have a pretty good idea how many models you had to sift through to find what you were looking for.
    I'd call what you did a rather impressive accomplishment.

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    Hooray for Hot Wheels!

    I noticed recently that the re-used the Megaforce vehicle and turned it into Luke Skywalker's car for Star Wars. (Rebel Alliance)

    Anyway, I used to have a purple car from Hot Wheels, I think they made it. It had the hinged canopy.

    Did anyone have Kidco Burnin Key Cars?

    Hot Wheels makes me think about them.

    I think this is the one that I used to own-
    Key Cars.jpg

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