Monthly Archives: November 2013

1885 Smash Hit and Other Crack Ups

The Hot Wheels Crack Ups made their debut in 1985. Each model has a spring-loaded panel that, when crashed, will flip around to show its damaged side. There are several different castings of these which are sometimes difficult to identify … Continue reading

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1979 Fire Chaser and Variations

When it was originally released in 1978 in white with black and yellow tampos, this Larry Wood-designed casting was called Highway Patrol. In 1979, Fire Chaser was a variation of the same casting in red with yellow, black and white … Continue reading

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1990 Hot Wheels Range Rover and 1975 Matchbox Range Rover Police

When Hot Wheels introduced the construction tire in 1980, it was used on a line of construction vehicles called the Workhorses. By 1984, the construction tire had begun to spread across the mainline castings, showing up on the Blazer 4×4 … Continue reading

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M2 Machines 1958 Impala and 1967 Chevrolet Nova

I found these three M2 Machines recently at WalMart. Both of these 1958 Impalas are sharp variations on this great casting. 2013 Auto-Drivers R20 | 1958 Chevrolet Impala | bronze with white top 2012 Auto-Dreams R Tom Kelly 1 1958 … Continue reading

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