Tag Archives: 1978

Splurging at the Antique Store

Antique stores and art galleries are two things I really enjoy. In downtown Wichita, Vertigo 232 is on the second floor of a building that also houses Shopkeepers Antique Mall. Even better, you have to enter the antique store to … Continue reading

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Late 70s Star Wars Action Figures

When my son was younger, he was all about Star Wars. He watched the movies repeatedly, amassed a huge pile of action figures, several board games and a few costumes. Then, for whatever reason, he moved on. The last time I brought my old … Continue reading

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Late 1970s Gold Chrome Rodger Dodger

One of the complications of collecting “loose” Hot Wheels is that occasionally you find one that you can’t put a date on. The gold chrome Rodger Dodger is a case in point. This casting, based on a 1973 Dodge Charger … Continue reading

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1978 Jaguar XJS

The Jaguar XJ-S was a luxury grand tourer made by the British carmaker from 1975 to 1996. Though it has some nice lines and interesting features, it is hardly a design icon like its predecessor, the beautiful E-Type. The XJ-S was … Continue reading

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1977 Z-Whiz

This is the first release of the Hot Wheels Z-Whiz which came out in 1977 – or is it? It seems there is an identical version which was released in the 1978 Super Streeters series. Without the packaging, I guess … Continue reading

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1978 Packin’ Pacer

Of all the unique cars that American Motors made, the Pacer is the most iconic. Introduced in 1975, the AMC Pacer is a compact car with a width equal to a full-sized model, giving it unusual proportions. The Pacer’s rounded … Continue reading

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1978 ’57 T-Bird

Both of these Hot Wheels ’57 T-Birds are from the first year of its release, 1978. I found the white one on eBay, the yellow one came from The Dealer. Early versions of this car could be found both with … Continue reading

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1977 and 1978 American Victory

American Victory is a Larry Wood designed Hot Wheel that made its debut in 1975. I picked up both of mine on eBay from separate sellers. This light blue 1977 version wears the same paint and tampo as the original … Continue reading

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Tomica 1976 Winnebago Motorhome and 1978 Oldsmobile Toronado XSR

Today I came across a garage sale that was held by a Hot Wheels collector. He had a nice bunch of Treasure Hunts and some Hot Wheels Classics still in their blister cards. But I was mostly interested in the … Continue reading

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1982 Pepsi Challenger

The Hot Wheels Pepsi Challenger is from 1982. Based on the Plymouth Arrow funny car driven by Don “Snake” Prudhomme, the casting was originally released in 1978 as the Army Funny Car and again in 1979 as the Human Torch. … Continue reading

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