Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 Mars Rover Curiosity

When I went to Target the other day, the pegs were almost entirely covered with 2013 cars. So I was pretty surprised to finally find my Mars Rover, which I had mostly given up on. I scanned through the rest … Continue reading

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1979 Motocross Team Scene Machine

1979 was the year that Hot Wheels introduced the Scene Machines. These were a special series of trucks with a magnifying lens embedded in the back window, through which a scene could be viewed. These vehicles tend to be fairly … Continue reading

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1982 Greased Gremlin

I was attempting to get the original casting of the Malaysia-made Greased Gremlin from 1979 when I landed this one on eBay. It was only after I received it in the mail that I realized it was the Hong Kong … Continue reading

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1979 Captain America and Human Torch

Over the past few years, I’ve acquired quite a few blackwall-era Hot Wheels. But recently I decided to bring my vintage collection a little more into focus. I decided to start with the year 1979 and try to get all … Continue reading

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Rock Buster and Bronco 4-Wheeler

One Saturday every month, my son and I go for a haircut. The best thing about this is that it always leads to a trip to the thrift store on the opposite corner of the same block. This past Saturday, … Continue reading

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’66 Nova and ’61 Impala

I found a couple of nice Hot Wheels at Wal*Mart the other day. The ’66 Chevy Nova is one of my all-time favorite cars and was first released as a Hot Wheels model in 2007. There have been about 20 … Continue reading

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An Antique Store “Find”

I don’t often buy cars from antique stores. I enjoy the “find” of coming across something at a garage sale or thrift store that nobody else has discovered. Even on eBay I can usually hunt up something good that nobody … Continue reading

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