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, December 10, 2011

Thoughts On Collecting Hot Wheels

1. BUY WHAT YOU LIKE. You'll never be disappointed.

2. PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF. If you really want to find that elusive car, there's nothing like persistence.  But when collecting takes too much time away from family ,work and friends, you may have gone too far.

3. VALUE. Collectibles are worth what the buyer and seller agree they're worth.

4. LIMITED EDITIONS. A Limited Edition of 5,000 is not necessarily worth more than a Limited Edition of 10,000.  Desirability is the key, not production numbers.   This is true for all collectibles.

5. DEALERS.  Anyone who constantly buys stuff, old or new, for resale is a dealer.  Then again, most collectors are dealers to some extent.  Hmmmmmm.

6. FUN.  Fun is the most important part of collecting.  If you're not having fun then you shouldn't be collecting.

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