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.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Today I Opened a Hot Wheels '49 Drag Merc

Very nice casting with see-thru hood scoop and fold-out wheelie bars.  Huge chrome wing looks great as does the dual carb engine visible through the scoop.  Now available in metallic maroon but I don't care for the translucent red windows/hood scoop or gold plating.  This metallic purple with flames paint scheme reminds me of the ever popular Purple Passion.

Hot Wheels Purple Passion

Revell 1:25 '49 Mercury Custom Coupe

 If you enjoy building plastic model kits there is the Revell 1:25 '49 Mercury Custom Coupe

'49 Mercury Blues

Mercury Blues is a great song. Vavoom!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Today I Opened A Custom '11 Camaro

Picked up this new release at today's K-Mart Hot WHeels event.  The Camaro is a great looking casting that belies its small scale and low price.  I like when the designer utilizes the different materials and their colors to add variety and detail.  The gray chassis yields lower body ground effects front, sides and rear as well as a fully detailed interior with roll cage; it also provides the hood louvers on either side of the cowl induction scoop.  The black plastic rear wing adds just the right touch to the back end and blends nicely with the black racing stripes. Blue tinted windows have molded in safety net in the driver's window.

The diecast body has lots of detail and dimension for 1/64 scale.  The yellow rimmed wheels might not have been my first choice but they look great.  All in all a great addition to the Hot Wheels lineup and you can't beat the bang for the buck.

Hot Wheels branded body kits are available for your 1:1 Camaro.   I wonder which came first: the toy or the body kits?  If you're a fan you might want a Camaro 2011 Wall Calendar.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'd like to see a Hot Wheels 2012 Mustang Boss 302

Mattel could be accused of milking the Mustang name by producing nearly every year and variation that Ford produced (GT, King Cobra, GT500, etc., etc.).  However, this one caught me eye because it already looks like a Hot Wheels.  And there are even two color variations to start with.

For a great book about the original Boss Mustangs check out Boss and Cobra Jet Mustangs: 302, 351, 428 and 429 (Muscle Car Color History).