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.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hot Wheels Funny Side Up Funny Car

Today I Opened A Hot Wheels Funny Side Up.

Not a fan of plastic bodied diecast but on a funny car it's a natural.  After all, real funny cars have fiberglass bodies.
This flopper's plastic body is easily removable adding another realistic touch.  Place the diecast chassis with plastic engine and roll-cage nearby and you're on a roll.

Another cool aspect is that some of the body is clear plastic: rear window and spoiler, side vents, front grille and windshield.  Yet it appears to be monolithic.  How'd they do that?!!!  Closer inspection reveals what appears to be a two-part process: red plastic injected first then clear.  Nice.

I like the name, too: a nice play on my sunny side up breakfast.

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