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Meet @Need4zcars, Spreading Kindness and Positivity One Hot Wheels at a Time

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Have you ever walked out to your car and found an exact Hot Wheels replica of your vehicle awaiting on the windshield?

If so, you might have Mikhail Protopopov, aka @Need4zcars, to thank.

Mikhail might be relatively new to Hot Wheels collecting, but his impact has certainly already been felt with more than 1.3 million TikTok followers and another 53,000 on Instagram.

Fans flock to the @Need4zcars account to get a glimpse of Mikhail’s impressive collection (including customs), hunting excursions and, of course, his endless supply of positivity.

A self-professed lover of JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) cars, Mikhail has garnered quite the following in part because of his charity, in which he leaves exact replica Hot Wheels on unsuspecting car owners that he encounters while out-and-about throughout his day. His first video has wrung up more than 37.6 million views and climbing.

The reactions? See for yourself in the videos below.

Mikhail recently took some time away from doling out Hot Wheels to share with us some of his passion for diecast collecting and more.

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When did you first begin collecting? Was it Hot Wheels?

I first started collecting Hot Wheels in 2019 when the first casting of the 300zx model came out. A fan of my car messaged me and told me about it. He instructed me where I should look for them and how to find them. Took me about 2 months of finding nothing until one day I received a Hot Wheels box full of 300zx white castings from that very friend as a gift. From there I started going out hunting and building a display. I also have the video when it arrived.

How big is your collection these days? Do you collect anything specific?

I have been growing my collection for two years now and currently own about 4000+ cars and counting. I try to mainly collect JDM cars but also look for hot items others are looking for so I can trade.

What is it you love about collecting?

What I love most about this hobby is that you have to be active, discipline yourself to wake up early to be at the store first. When I arrive at the store I’m always excited to hopefully find something new. It’s like looking for treasure to me, plus since I record everything on my Instagram story people that are watching it also get a thrill from it. It’s always a mystery what you might find.

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What was behind the idea for gifting Hot Wheels models to people with the same vehicle?

Before I even started collecting Hot Wheels I always served people, at different events and fundraisers, so gifting or doing something for someone was always my second nature. When I started collecting, I learned that if I want other collectors to be my friends, I would have to gift them something that they are looking for to gain their respect and friendship. So many times at stores if I would beat another collector there I would give them a car that they had been looking for. But recently I thought how cool would it be for people to own a small version of their own car, so I started doing it more often.

What’s the response been? Do you have a favorite reaction from anyone in particular that you surprised?

Every time I put a Hot Wheel on someone’s car and wait for their reaction, it would always be something you don’t expect. My most viral video was actually my favorite when I saw his car outside my window I started looking for it in my boxes and decided I would put it on his car and wait for him, and the reaction I got from that was unexpected. Later we met and became friends and I took him on a hunt with me, and every time he would find some cool JDM car he would literally jump because he has a very hype personality. But that video was my favorite reaction.

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What’s your advice for someone looking to start collecting and hunting for Hot Wheels?

To anyone trying to start off collecting I would recommend that they find a local Hot Wheels shop or maybe meet a collector in their local store that could help them with finding good cars. It’s never easy to find new releases or any good cars because there are so many collectors out there, but I found becoming friends with other collectors can really help in collecting and growing your collection. Also follow pages that update you on what’s coming out next, so you know what to look for.

What do you enjoy most about the hunt? Anything else you’d like to include?

This hobby really taught me that it’s not just about collecting, you can customize them, race them, trade them, display them, and gift them. It’s a very fun hobby and it’s really good for stress relief and getting your mind off things that are happening around you.

Thank you, Mikhail!! Happy hunting! 

 

@need4zcars

✌️Finally did something I always wanted to do, I think he seemed pretty happy afterwards🙌 #fyp #cars #hotwheels #typeR #honda #civic #jdm #carpage

♬ FOLLOW ME HEHE – Gripping Quotes

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😮Didn’t expect her to be driving it, but hey I think she left with a smile and a Hotwheel version of her car✌️ this excites me #fyp #subaru #hotwheel

♬ original sound – suneysounds

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✌️Another happy Car enthusiast, it was worth the wait🙌 #fyp #hotwheels #cars #carpage #wrx #sti #diecast

♬ Pieces – AVAION

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☺️Making this video defiantly had me smiling at the end, they seemed to be very impressed🔥 let’s keep this going🙌 #fyp #hotwheels #joy #matchbox

♬ Knock Knock – Mac Miller

@need4zcars

😌This is how I put up all my hotwheels, pretty simple and looks great, enjoy🔥 #fyp #hotwheels #diecast #jdm #cars #carpage #display #r34 #r32 #300zx

♬ kim taehyung supremacy – rad

 

Top-10 Most-Valuable Hot Wheels Dairy Delivery Diecast Models

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It’s Cow Appreciation Day and, while we think cows are neat and all, we are much bigger fans of Hot Wheels’ Dairy Delivery diecast models.

There certainly are a lot of them on hobbyDB, including 170 variants of the model that made its debut in the 1998 First Editions series. All of which got us to thinking about the most-valuable Dairy Delivery models found in the hobbyDB database.

As a reminder, estimated values will always fluctuate, especially as we add more and more price points to ensure the accuracy of the guide. Click here for an up-to-date list of the most-valuable Hot Wheel Dairy Delivery models on hobbyDB.

 

Top-10 Most-Valuable Hot Wheels Dairy Delivery Diecast Models

 

10. Dairy Delivery – 12th Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals ($35)

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9. Dairy Delivery – 2011 SDCC Exclusive ($35)

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8. Dairy Delivery – 9th Annual Nationals Larry Wood Edition ($36)

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7. Dairy Delivery – Legends Touring Vending Truck ($40)

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Hot Wheels

 

6. Dairy Delivery – Japan Custom Car Show ($60)

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5. Dairy Delivery – 2004 Auto Affinity Series ($60)

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4. 2010 El Segundo Education Foundation ($90)

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Hot Wheels

 

3. 2010 Employee Holiday Car ($280)

Hot Wheels

 

2. Dairy Delivery – 1998 Employee Holiday Car ($300)

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1. Dairy Delivery – 2000 Thailand ISO 9002 Certification ($400)

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Top-10 Most-Valuable Chevrolet Corvette Collectibles on hobbydb

Chevrolet Corvette

The first-ever Corvette rolled off Chevrolet’s Flint, Michigan, assembly line on this day (June 30) in 1953. The Little White Corvette was a sleek roadster with red interior and was limited to just 300 produced.

In the decades since, the Corvette has asserted its dominance not just in the automotive industry, but in the world of collectibles, as well.

To celebrate the anniversary, we’re examining the most-valuable Chevrolet Corvette collectibles found in the hobbyDB database.

As a reminder, estimated values are always fluctuating, especially as we add more and more price points to the guide. Follow this link for a current list of the most-valuable Corvette’s on hobbyDB.

 

Top-10 Most-Valuable Chevrolet Corvette Collectibles on hobbyDB

 

10. 1967 Corvette Prototype Misspelled – Hard Rock Cafe ($340)

Hard Rock Cafe

 

9. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – Blue/Gray with Silver Cove – SMP ($350)

SMP

 

8. 1960 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – Tasco Turquoise Met & Ermine White – Corvette Clones ($350)

Corvette Clones

 

7. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Special Edition – M2 Machines ($350)

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6. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible – Ermine White – SMP ($450)

SMP

 

5. ’80 Corvette – Hot Wheels Mainline ($500)

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4. 2014 Corvette Stingray – Hot Wheels 2014 NY Toy Fair ($750)

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3. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Nassau Blue Metallic – AMT ($950)

AMT

 

2. 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Silver Pearl – AMT ($950)

AMT

 

1. Corvette Stingray – Hot Wheels Super Streeters 1978 ($1,200)

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels

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Newly Added to hobbyDB – Transformers, FunkoWeen and Vintage Star Wars

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The Force was strong with hobbyDB this week, with hundreds of new items arriving in the database from Funko’s annual FunkoWeen reveals to vintage Kenner Return of the Jedi action figures.

Among the new items is Pop! Red Miller, the first Funko exclusive from good hobbyDB friend Legion M. Read more about the exclusive here. A special shout-out also goes out to hobbyDB Squad member Alpha23 for adding more than 440 Speedeez diecast models to the database!

We share some of our favorites from the week. See all of the latest new additions to the guide by following this link.

FunkoWeen

Pop! Mandy – Evil Red Miller

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Pop! Dia de Los DC – Batman

DC Comics Funko

 

Kenner – Return of the Jedi 1983

Kenner Star Wars

Kenner Star Wars Return of the Jedi

 

Speedeez

Accelerators

Speedeez

 

Aston Martin DB7

Speedeez

 

Hard Rock Café Pins

1st City Scene Guitar Bottle Opener Magnet

Hard Rock Cafe

 

Steampunk Bear 1

Hard Rock Café

 

Hot Wheels

Lamborghini Reventon

Hot Wheels

 

Ain’t Fare (Ryu Asada)

Hot Wheels

 

Super7 ReAction Figures – Transformers

Megatron (MC-12 Gun Robo P-389)

Super7 ReAction Figures

Super7 ReAction Figures

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Newly Added to hobbyDB this Week: Funko, Hot Wheels and Masters of the Universe

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It was another busy week at hobbyDB with hundreds of new items added to the ever-increasing database.

New collectibles ran the gamut of our favorite franchises and brands from Funko, Hot Wheels and Hard Rock Café pins to lots more fun stuff.

We take a look at some of our new additions to the hobbyDB database from the previous week –

See the latest here –

Hasbro – Power of the Jedi

Hasbro Power of the Jedi

Star Wars Hasbro

HARD ROCK CAFE

Signature Series 37 – John Lennon Imagine (Clone) (2021)

Hard Rock Café Pins

 

Grand Opening Staff – HRC Northern Indiana ($200)

Hard Rock Café Pins

 

HOT WHEELS

1970 Mustand Mach 1

Hot Wheels

Mercedes-Benz 200 SEL 6.8 AMG

Hot Wheels

 

MATTEL – MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

MOTU Eternia Minis

Mattel Masters of the Universe MOTU

MOTU Revelation

Mattel Masters of the Universe MOTU

MOTU – Origins

Mattel Masters of the Universe MOTU

FUNKO

Pop! Art Series

Donald Duck

Funko Pop! Disney

Disney Ultimate Princess Celebration

Ariel (Diamond Glitter)

Disney Princess Little Mermaid

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