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Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« on: July 21, 2003, 11:00 AM »
So who collects diecast vehicles?

I have a small collection of diecast myself. I just took a quick snap shot of some of them & stiched the pic's together.



I have more but they are in storage. Man I need a house.  ;D

So lets here from ya.    Whatcha got to share?   :)

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2003, 11:31 AM »
I own John Andretti's 1/24th scale Attack of the Clones Nascar car and the three 1/64th Star Wars that were mail in cereal premiums around the releast of AOTC last year.  Even with my love of all things Star Wars, I refuse to buy Jeff Gordon's TPM car because the guy's a tool.

At work, we have 1/64th Nascar cars of almost all the drivers.  Granted a few sponsors and / or numbers are outdated, but the concept is there.  We line up the cars in the order they've finished for that week's race.
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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2003, 01:07 PM »
Yet another thing I have to get rid of.  I have about 30 vintage redline hotwheels in excellent condition.  Probably another 50 or so Matchbox items as well.  All need to go up on ebay.  Don't collect these, but there are some pretty nice items out there.  
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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2004, 11:45 AM »
I just received this new die cast Space 1999 Eagle. This thing is huge!  :o



Compared to the old one, both pictured on top, this Eagle is 12" long which puts it at the same size as the model kits that came out & has incredible detail.  8)

There is more to come in this series. UFO Interceptor & UFO Saucer, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray & Skydiver are on tap so far. Could give Code 3 a run for there money at $79.99!  ;)

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2004, 01:07 PM »
Took a step down a very, very dark path today.  

Just for laughs, I check the hot wheels when I'm in the toy sections of stores (hey, they take my sportspicks :P).  I've only ever found one treasure hunt, but you never know.  

Well, in the past couple of days, I've bought four hot wheels.  No TH in the bunch, but three batmobiles and a Cereal Cruncher.  What is a Cereal Cruncher?  Well, there are five currently released cars that have cereal logos on them.  I had seen the Cheerios version and another (can't remember) and thought they looked pretty cool.  But today I found out that one of the cars is a Frankenberry car :o  Sweet!  Yup, I bought it.  $1.30 and I am the proud owner of my fourth current hot wheel.  

Should I be afraid?
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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #5 on: June 1, 2004, 10:20 AM »
I actually bought my First Hot Wheels ever for myself (JediMAX has a few)...its the Batmobile!  Looks like I'm joing Brent ;D

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #6 on: June 1, 2004, 10:38 AM »
Fool. :D

Which one did you get, there are three currently released.  #1, #31, #42.  I'll happily contribute to the addiction, I have a spare #1 I could send for his birthday or something.  Maybe a baby gift for junior?
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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #7 on: June 1, 2004, 10:40 AM »
#31...I'd take a #1 :-*

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #8 on: June 1, 2004, 10:48 AM »
Cool, it needs a home.  Next package. :)
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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #9 on: June 1, 2004, 10:49 AM »
I picked those up the other day & that large 1/18 scale Batmobile. Suckers heavy! I couldn't resist it!  ;D

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2004, 05:22 AM »
i collect die-cast cars, Harley Davidson motorcylces, miltary jets and tanks. I have about 250 of them. HD motorcycles are 1:18, the tanks are from USSR (pretty rare now) and theo ther cars are the regular Matchbox, Maisto etc. I wil ltry to post some pics on my webshots collection.

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #11 on: September 1, 2004, 04:46 PM »
There's a fourth batmobile :o  Just found it today, much to my surprise.  Pretty goofy looking, but it goes well with the others. 

Also snagged my second treasure hunt.  No idea which one it is, but it was sitting on the front peg, so what the heck.  If only to spite hot wheels collectors :D  It's the second I found, but third I own.  A guy sent me one with a McFarlane trade.  LOL. 
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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #12 on: September 1, 2004, 11:28 PM »
I collect a few die-cast lines, mostly Japanese toys. This here Baltan manufactured by Ark is one of my favorites-

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #13 on: September 2, 2004, 09:02 AM »
That figure is pretty neat. The Japanese make some cool stuff!  8)

I received my Comic-Con Chrome Space 1999 Eagle from Matt the other day. That make 3 large diecast Eagles that I have now. I think I'll stop with the Eagles now & just buy the Pod conversion kits from Comet Miniatures. Now to work on the other Gerry Anderson diecasts from Product Enterprise.  8)

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Re: Diecast: Dinky-Matchbox-Hot Wheels
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2004, 02:51 PM »
Coming out in Oct is the Product Enterprise's diecast Skydiver & UFO Interceptor/Saucer set. Looks like Oct is going to be a pricey month!  ;D





Looking forward to adding these to my Gerry Anderson collection.  8)