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, January 22, 2011

Dogs and Cars

Dogs.  Cars.  Dogs and cars.  There's something magical about the way they go together.  I love seeing dogs with their head out the window, hair/fur flying back in the wind.  People like riding in cars.  And so apparently do dogs.  Toy car companies picked up on this concept years ago witness these fine examples.  And the tradition continues today.

1960s Matchbox MG 1100
1982 Hot Wheels Mercedes 380SEL (1994 release)
You can spot the pooch in the back seat of the Mercedes.  Too bad the owner left the window up.
1985 Hot Wheels Dream Van XGW
  The Dream Van reveals the napping dog inside when you open the cool gull-wing door. 

2010 Matchbox '71 Olds Vista-Cruiser
Mattel continues the tradition with their new castings of Oldsmobile and Pontiac wagons.

2010 Hot Wheels Custom 1966 GTO Wagon

If you're a fan of older Matchbox toy cars you'll want Charlie Mack's excellent book Encyclopedia of Matchbox Toys (A Schiffer Book for Collectors).

If your favorite '90s band is the same as my daughter's you'll like I Want Candy.
I Want Candy

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