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Renowned Collector Bruce Pascal’s Top-10 Choice Hot Wheels Items

Renowned Collector Bruce Pascal’s Top-10 Choice Hot Wheels Items
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Bruce Pascal

When it comes to collecting Hot Wheels, renowned collector Bruce Pascal has seen it all over the decades. Today Bruce shares with us 10 vintage and rarely-before-seen Hot Wheels collectibles. Click on the images to view the item on hobbyDB! Over to you, Bruce!   Japanese Hot Wheels in 1978 If you wanted to buy […]

Counting Down! The Toy Peddler’s Anita Smith’s Top-10 Hot Wheels of All-Time

Counting Down! The Toy Peddler’s Anita Smith’s Top-10 Hot Wheels of All-Time
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Anita Smith

Anita Smith knows a thing or two when it comes to collecting vintage Hot Wheels models and celebrating its rich history. Today she shares 10 of her favorite Hot Wheels models from decades of collecting. Here she is counting down  –   10. The 1968 Watermelon Store Display Mustang     While not impossible to […]

Model Car Historian Willy Washington’s Top-10 Hot Wheels of All Time

Model Car Historian Willy Washington’s Top-10 Hot Wheels of All Time
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Willy Washington

For Willy Washington, the rarer the better when it comes to collecting Hot Wheels. The renowned model car collector shares with us 10 of his favorite Hot Wheels models from decades of collecting.  As he has 90,000 this was not easy…  he chose 5 loose and 5 on card and here they are   –   […]

Wheel Guide For Hot Wheel Redlines

Wheel Guide For Hot Wheel Redlines

There were three basic designs of wheels used on Hot Wheels cars during the Redline era from 1969 to 1977. “Bearing Wheels” : 1968 to 1970 “Capped Wheels” : 1969 to 1972 “Thru Hole” or “One Piece” : 1973 to 1977 Bearing Wheel System The bearing wheel system was the system designed for the first […]

Dozens of New Hot Wheels Redlines Articles Now on hobbyDB Blog

Dozens of New Hot Wheels Redlines Articles Now on hobbyDB Blog

Model car fans!! Are you an expert when it comes to Hot Wheels Redlines? Do you want to be? We’re here to improve your Redlines knowledge thanks to dozens of new articles from our diecast-loving friends and partners at The Toy Peddler. Look for those articles now by searching the hobbyDB Blog to discover some […]

The Story of Argentina’s Diecast Muky Models

The Story of Argentina’s Diecast Muky Models

 The Story Many small diecast models have been made in Argentina. Brands such as Buby, Galgo, Aguti, Loden, Rapitoy, and Jet (by Gillette) have all originated within this South American country. In addition, the Muky models were produced there during the 1970s and 1980s. The history of Muky begins in the early 1970s. The De […]

Meet Mike McKittrick! Mattel Employee From 1968-1995

Meet Mike McKittrick! Mattel Employee From 1968-1995

Mike McKittrick talks about his long career at Mattel that started in the in May of 1968. It was his job straight out of High School and he found himself on the factory floor in Hawthorne, CA. Come hear stories about the earliest days of Hot Wheels and his career at Mattel that spanned all […]

This Hot Wheels Collector Has It All….Almost

This Hot Wheels Collector Has It All….Almost

For Eric Elrod there is nothing cooler than Hot Wheels. You know, those miniature die-cast customized cars that Mattel began making for Generation X-ers back in 1968? The company has produced more than 6 billion of the 1:64 scale toy cars over the past 53 years. And you could be a lucky grownup if you […]

Meet Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer!

Meet Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer!

Howard Rees: Mattel’s Marvelous Redline Designer! Howard Rees was born in 1941, and went to the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, where he earned his Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree in 1964. Later he accepted a position with Ford Motor Company in England. After leaving England he continued to work with Ford […]

Bruce Kalapach’s … “Auto” Biography

Bruce Kalapach’s … “Auto” Biography

“AUTO” BIOGRAPHY Hello……. My name is Bruce Kalapach. I am known as “Redliner” on most sites including ebay, sometimes “Iamredliner” and sometimes “Father Time”.  I am about to turn 65, but I am still a kid and always will be.  My childhood association with the VERY FIRST Hot Wheels shipment to the Chicago area in […]

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