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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2011 L.A. Auto Show: Hotwheels 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

Among the unique features that Mattel introduced in 1968 with its Hot Wheels was "Spectraflame" paint.  It was essentially pearl colored paint (translucent), similar to that used on Hot Rods of the 50s and 60s, over bare metal.  Spectraflame paints gave a dramatic look to what were previously rather drab looking enamel paint jobs from the likes of Matchbox and other toy companies.

At the 2011 L.A. Auto Show Chevrolet displayed a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro sporting candy apple green paint over chrome. Spectraflame paint brought to life.

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