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Hot Wheels (for a change)
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I've always had a liking of Hot Wheels, even back when I was a kid and they were just too expensive (in comparison to Matchbox and other local toy cars) that I didn't really have many - just a very few.  But these days they are far more affordable and the range much larger.  As Super and a couple of others know I have been collecting the new 'Hot Wheels id' cars (tell you more about those if anyone wants to know), but for years on and off I have been buying the odd few normal models as well - but not seriously collecting.  Anyway I drift, thought I'd post some pics for a change as I managed to score some nice bargains in this years 'Black Friday' (which started here nearly a fornight ago and is still going LOL!!!)

Anyway first some '9 packs' which are random assortments, got from Argos @ £15 for two, so 18 cars for £15;

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As you can see I did quite well this time, when I've bought similar deals in the past I've not always done so well even having bought two packs that were totally identical.  But this time apart from a couple of dupes there is a nice variety there, I'll keep the ones I like and pass the remainder onto the nephews etc... to play with.

The next ones are the normal 5 packs, these are on special at Lidl's (a UK store) for £4.99 each at the moment, the highlight is probably the 'Fast and Furious' set.  These are different to the above in that each theme comes with the same set of cars.

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Finally here's just a couple of pictures of one particular car I picked up recently, one of the mini sub-sets for 'Forza Horizon 4' which are produced alongside the mainline carded cars.  This one just jumped out at me so I had to get it Smile

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#2
Nice haul Nigels

Even though the prices over here for the multiple sets I always had an aversion to them because they always had a couple I really liked but all the rest I wasn't interested in. Almost like they threw some of the least popular sellers.
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#3
I like the HW Flames 5 car set.
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#4
I see some nice stuff in there! The 40 Ford 3
Window coupe and the Willys 5 window are cool but that Forza Horizon is awesome! It has a serious Cobra Daytona look to it.
My daughter recently unearthed my old Hot Wheels from when I was a kid and I noticed that I have very similar interests today. Primarily cars from roughly the late 1920s to about 1950, with an emphasis on pre-WW2 vehicles. I have some that might’ve been desirable if they weren’t in played with condition but I’m not a collector, so my kids play with them now!

But yeah, Hot Wheels are still pretty darn cool.
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I'm actually in the middle of filming a quickie of some wooden Thomas trains racing on Hot Wheels track. They fit rather nicely. I'll post when finished.
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(11-28-2019, 03:28 PM)Off The Rails Wrote: I see some nice stuff in there! The 40 Ford 3
Window coupe and the Willys 5 window are cool but that Forza Horizon is awesome! It has a serious Cobra Daytona look to it.
My daughter recently unearthed my old Hot Wheels from when I was a kid and I noticed that I have very similar interests today. Primarily cars from roughly the late 1920s to about 1950, with an emphasis on pre-WW2 vehicles. I have some that might’ve been desirable if they weren’t in played with condition but I’m not a collector, so my kids play with them now!

But yeah, Hot Wheels are still pretty darn cool.

You might be surprised, if they are genuinely old ones from the 60's/70's even in played with condition they can still be worth a few bob or so I hear, especially if they are the ones with the original 'real rider' (rubber) tyres and the red rims.  Of course in mint conditiion they would be worth far more, but nonetheless the older the more valuable or so I read on the forums Smile

(11-28-2019, 11:30 AM)Finno Wrote: I like the HW Flames 5 car set.

Yeah I always have a bit of a soft spot for cars with the flames down the side and tend to pick them up when I see them if I don't have them Smile


(11-28-2019, 10:37 AM)Super Wrote: Nice haul Nigels

Even though the prices over here for the multiple sets I always had an aversion to them because they always had a couple I really liked but all the rest I wasn't interested in. Almost like they threw some of the least popular sellers.

Super, I know exactly what you mean, I often think they put the over-stocks in the selection boxes to clear them as you always get at least one or two that you hate lol! But at the same time you often get some really nice ones in the packs as well, so the cost sort of evens out as the ones I don't want I can pass on to the nephews etc...

But at the price they are at the moment 2 for £15 they are a steal even if you don't like some of the cars and of course make a change from buying in blisters as sometimes you can't find the ones you want on blisters as all the cool stuff has been snaffled by little jonny who will then proceed to destroy them as kids do lol! Also you sometimes get the odd one in these boxes that you might have passed over in blisters, but once you handle them and look at them appreciate them a lot more - a bit like the little porsches in two of those boxes, one in red the other in a cream colour (bottom middle in the boxes)...
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I managed to find another 4 of the 5 packs today in the sales including a 'Batman' set Smile

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Just a few pictures of recent acquisitions I just like Smile

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The Firebird and Corvette are my favorites
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Yup, I love the firebird, been one of my favourite cars ever since I first saw Smokey and the Bandit lol! Second it that the favourite has to be the Viper, one of the nicest looking cars for years..
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Hi Super,

Seeing as you expressed a liking for Corvette Stingrays I thought you might like to see this one I recently got, a 'Greenwood' variant;

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One reason I got this model was to act as a proxy for my Hot Wheels id Corvette, so here she is with the NFC chip added;

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Other recent additions have been a 5 pack of 'Matchbox' (as opposed to Hot Wheels) cars, I don't generally buy these as they aren't as 'flash' as Hot Wheels, but I got this pack primarily for the VW van, but it also has some other nice models in here (Matchbox tend to concentrate more on 'real world' vehicles and less 'fantasy' types);

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Nigels, I find I’m liking some of the Matchbox stuff I’m seeing at the moment. I love old school American hot rods but I saw some Matchbox work trucks on my last shopping trip that I thought would work well on my next layout.
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I like all the text graphics on those.
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(01-02-2020, 12:26 PM)Off The Rails Wrote: Nigels, I find I’m liking some of the Matchbox stuff I’m seeing at the moment. I love old school American hot rods but I saw some Matchbox work trucks on my last shopping trip that I thought would work well on my next layout.

I totally agree, as 'furniture' on a train layout the Matchbox cars are ideal and about the right scale for either HO/OO or Tomy trains.  They are also quite reasonably priced from what I'm seeing out there and as I mentioned tend to carry more 'real world' vehicles or service vehicles than you get in the Hot Wheels range.  Although I have to admit to liking the HW range for exactly what you mention, hot rods, muscle cars etc...  especially the ones with flames and other great graphics on them Smile
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