Welcome to HTBomb's Magical Hot Wheels. I played with Mattel Hot Wheels when I was a kid and began collecting them as an adult in 1996 shortly after leaving a 79 cent limited edition Treasure Hunt Passion on the pegs at KMart. That car is now worth $100! Several months later I found and bought three Treasure Hunts at Target. I was hooked.

I am interested in buying childhood collections of toy cars: Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Corgi, Husky, Dinky and Topper Johnny Lightning; Slot cars from Cox, Aurora and Tyco AF/X; Plastic model kits from AMT, Monogram, MPC. Please contact me via my website link below.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hot Wheels Funny Money

1972 Hot Wheels 'Funny Money'

Hot Wheel's Funny Money funny car was based on Tom Daniel's design for Monogram, a plastic model kit named the Jinx Express that was a fabulously fun build and resulted in a 1/24th scale armored truck bank with working vault door in back with a combination lock that really worked.

1971 Monogram Model Kit

Tom Daniel doesn't get royalties from the many Hot Wheels that he designed or inspired because Mattel owned Monogram and was able to reuse his designs as they pleased.  He licensed his cars for Johnny Ligtnings in the '90s and more recently a line of well-detailed larger scale toys such as the Tom Daniel Fast Buck Money Truck 1:43 Scale.

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