Driving for Uber yesterday took me to the nearby city of Frederick. While there, I thought I’d stop by the newer Walmart on the north part of town. I checked out the diecast car section. I’ve gotten back into collecting Hot Wheels. Not the cheap mainline cars like I did before, but the premium cars. They have Real Riders wheels and a metal base. Read More
This year marks the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, Lionel, maker of O scale toy trains is releasing a special boxcar. It comes in dark blue and puke green and retails for $84.99.
I don’t know why Mattel, the maker of Hot Wheels signed off on this. If a collector has an extra $84.99 to spend, don’t they want them to spend it on Mattel merchandise?
I would think so.
Mattel is pumping out a lot of Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary merchandise, some of it has already found its way into my home. I like the official logo.
I’m sure a lot more of the Hot Wheels 50th Anniversary merchandise will find its way into my home before the year is through. I won’t be buying any Lionel train cars though. When it comes to Hot Wheels collectibles, I’d rather the collectibles be Hot Wheels. Plus, it doesn’t help that the boxcar come in a shade of green that looks nauseating.