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.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tom Daniel Returns: Hot Wheels Mob Rod!

The first new Tom Daniel design produced by Mattel in almost 40 years!

The Mob Rod is based on a sketch Tom did many years ago.  It is a good-looking design but lacks the humor found in many of his best works.  You can find touches from a couple of them: the T'rantula double blower and Ice "T" scalloped front fenders.  

Revell 1:24 Ice T

Cover art from Ice "T" model kit reissue (click on the photo above if you want to buy one.)

Cover art from original T'rantula model kit.

Tom's designs for Monogram model kits were used by Mattel for their Hot Wheels when they bought Monogram in the early 70s.  His designs include the Paddy Wagon, Ice "T", S'Cool Bus, Sand rab and influence can be found in many others.  The iconic Red Baron is one of the best selling Hot Wheels of all time and is still sold today.

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