Category Archives: Collection of Big A

1986 Fangster and 1988 Sharkruiser

Speaking of ugly Hot Wheels (see previous post), the Speed Demons series came up in an online discussion of the subject. The¬†Speed Demons – hot rods with creature-like characteristics – ¬†were first released in 1986. I have two of them, … 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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1979 Inside Story and Spider-Man Scene Machine

Inside Story was introduced into the Hot Wheels lineup in 1979. This super-clean example came to me from the collection of Big A. The look of this Larry Wood designed custom van is eerily prescient of the minvans that would … Continue reading

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1982 Hare Splitter

Only once has it ever happened that someone has given me their entire childhood collection – not that I would discourage it from happening again! My friend, Big A, kept his hot wheels in a Race Case almost identical to … Continue reading

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