More than 40 years after their introduction, Hot Wheels are now 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. And while it’s true there might be cars with greater monetary value, a far as we’re concerned this list features some of the most priceless pieces of Hot Wheels history collectors can find. 1995 Collector Number 271 Funny Car It’s reported that only 12 of these cars were packaged and released on the Blue Card with white Collector Number 271 due to the way the cards were printed 12 to a sheet.
Her school forbade pupils to take in any toys that would not fit in a matchbox.
One day, though, in 1952, her father gave her something rather more impressive to show off to her friends.
Into the sliding drawer of her matchbox he slipped a miniature model of a road-roller (based on an Aveling Barford) he had crafted from brass and painted shiny red and green.
They were primarily produced to promote their product and get a whole new generation excited about cars.
As their popularity grew, diecast cars became more realistic and accurate, often matching their real-life counterpart to perfection.
There are several criteria that determine the rarity of a Matchbox car.
Collecting Matchbox cars is a fun hobby that the entire family can enjoy.Sponsored Products are advertisements for products sold by merchants on When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.The school had a rule that only toys allowed in school had to be small enough to fit into a matchbox.From there the idea of marketing the little vehicles inside a box similar to a matchbox began.While many of the original diecast metal toy car brands faded away, Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels continued strong and are still producing many new toy cars released every year. by Mattel in 1968 and quickly gained a solid footing in the industry with its low-friction wheels and new styles.