While many of these Hot Wheels represent the most popular and common editions in the brand's history, many of the variations possess distinctive traits, such as unique color schemes and graphics or mislabeled bases. Others were simply produced in low volumes or are prototypes that somehow escaped the confines of Mattel's HQ. As with any collectible market, values for these toys are subject to change the prices shown here are estimatesand, as the axiom goes, the true monetary value of any collectible is exactly the amount someone will pay for it.
By combining candy-colored paint jobs with muscle car attitude and Southern California cool, Hot Wheels cars changed the toy world forever in Fifty years after their introduction, Hot Wheels remain one of the most popular toys collected for fun and profit. With that in mind, we pulled together our Top 10 list of greatest Hot Wheels cars of all time.
Anthony Altorenna collected Hot Wheels cars as a child, including some of the original 16 from Introduced in by Mattel, Hot Wheels made an immediate splash in the die-cast toy car market. Every little boy and his dad wanted a collection of these cool little cars.
This list of the most expensive Hot Wheels cars will have you digging through your collection for treasure! Some older and rarer Hot Wheels can be a bit more expensive. Instead of a toy, they are rare collectors items costing thousands of dollars and in some cases, only a handful of a certain model exists in the entire world.
One thing my parents did right was to save my collection of Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars from when I was a kid. Thanks to them I have about cars from the s and '80s. I gave them to my stepsons when I moved in with them, but when I read a report on GoCompare about how much some of these old cars are worth now, I had to go raid the kids' toy stash.
Growing up in the 80s, I was in Hot Wheels heaven. Next to baseball cards and comic books, I easily had hundreds of them. But like most kids, I never understood the value of my collection.
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In that first year, Mattel zoomed onto the die-cast toy scene, releasing 16 colorful, tricked-out models inspired by custom-built rods and high-performance muscle cars—on the whole, much flashier and fresher feeling than models put out by Brit-based die-cast competitors Matchbox, Corgi and Dinky. Of course, condition has a lot to do with how much any vintage die-cast car will fetch. Serious Hot Wheels collectors seek mint-condition toys, with little to no sign of use, preferably in their original paperboard-and-plastic blister pack.