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Offline Matt_Fury

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Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« on: June 15, 2013, 12:20 PM »
Hey all.  I've been kind of bitten by the collecting bug again, but since Hasbro has had nothing to offer, I went back and started upgrading my NASCAR stuff.  Nothing too big, but I went and upgraded my 1999 1:24 scale Jeff Gordon Episode 1 car to the Elite version (found it on Ebay for $12.99 + modest shipping), and gave the original one to my son to play (at 2 1/2 he's into cars now).

I also started looking into the 1:64 scale (Like Sheldon half the size....double the fun!).  I've managed to pick up a John Andretti episode II car at that scale with an opening hood and trunk, with an Episode I Jeff Gordon version on the way (probably in today's mail) to compliment the 1:64 scale cars from the Cheerios promotion back in 2002.  These are nice because they already come in their own collector's case!  The tricky one to get is going to be the Jeff Gordon Episode III car in 1:64 scale.  I don't know why this one is so rare, other than he won the race when driving that car.

I've also purchased collector cases for all my 1:24 scale cars.  It's forced a bit of a re-arrangement of the cars, but they do look nice.  I'll update pictures soon.
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Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« Reply #1 on: December 4, 2013, 01:11 PM »
There's a lot of different packaging especially for the EP II car.  The "Hot wheels" size cars come in a blister card with a Jeff Gordon card, a small box, the "Cheerios" versions, an "in the pits" blister card, etc.  It's kinda fun to collect these.

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Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2014, 07:57 PM »


Here my updated NASCAR shelf in my collection room.  As you can see, I've put all the 1/24 scale cars in their own protective cases and have added a few 1/64 scale cars.  A couple more to get, but I'm being patient.
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Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 12:17 AM »
Those are great!  I only have the Gordon 1:24 and 1:64 cars
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Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Which one Jayson?  Three of my eight 1/24 scale cars are Jeff Gordon.  One from Episode I and two from Episode III (the chrome one is a special edition).  Four of my 1/64 scale cars are Jeff Gordon!  I've come to realize while collecting these that Jeff Gordon is a merchandising whore!  :D
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Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 12:05 AM »
I have the 1:64 TPM car (lower left) and the 1:24 ROTS car (top right). Those are the extend of my NASCAR collectables.
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Re: Star Wars NASCAR collectibles
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 11:45 PM »
Hell, I started out with the TPM 1/24 cars.  The damn collecting bug got me into getting more of them...then on to the 1/64 scale!
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