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  23-Feb-13, 17:31   #1
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
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Anybody here collect die-cast cars...? Just curious...

You know,....HotWheels, Matchbox,....etc....

I guess in Germany HotWheels are called Heisse Rader,....and in Italy their called Bruscia Pista...


I like collecting anything that I figure looks cool.... AND am always looking to replace all the cars I had as a kid back in the '60s and '70s....

Gave them all away thinking that you didn't want the girls seeing you playing with...."Dinky Toys"...lol...

Edited by demodawggy (Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 17:32 GMT)


     
  23-Feb-13, 18:21   #2
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bullettooth1 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
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I used to have a few Corgi cars when I was a kid.
I used to have the bat mobile, which was pretty cool. Dunno what make that was tho also had the James Bond car that went under water. I think it was from the 'Dr No' film.
I used to love cars lol. But which little boy doesn't? Big Smile

     
  23-Feb-13, 19:41   #3
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mies730 

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Location: Netherlands
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When I was younger I had a brilliant collection of matchbox cars, I was really carefull with them as my father told me that they would be word some serious money later. Then I had kids of my own.
My son found them on the attic, where they were carefully hid in boxes.......took him 2 days to destroy them all. The little demolitionman Aww crap! ....... so that was my car collection. Only could save one.... A ford Capri, its standing in my office now, only place the little guy is not allowed to come.....


     
  23-Feb-13, 19:58   #4
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Greenmohave 

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To be honest I used to collect alot of NASCAR die-cast, but have slowed down in the past few years. I actually have most of it stored since I'd need four (4) rooms with shelves to set it all up. I keep it packaged in boxes and carry $25,000.00 Insurance coverage on it although I don't think it could be replaced with $50,000.00.

I also collected Playboy Magazines for about 10 years. Basically have every copy made from the 90's through 2004 including any specials. Believe it or not my wife would get me the annual script every year for my B-day or Father's day. I should have these all sent to Samtoace. That would keep him busy for awhile.

     
  24-Feb-13, 16:32   #5
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demodawggy 

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Hey Bullet,....those 2 cars you mention,...if they are the original ones produced in the '60s are worth a fortune if they are mint,....even the beaters can be worth a few bucks, but a mint original Batmobile with a clean box and all the missiles would fetch about $500US or more on eBay. I'm not sure what the Bond car would be worth,...but if it still has all its bits and box,...I would say about the same...

...and mies,....Oh Man.... I feel for ya,....especially if they were the OLD Matchbox... and if it was those tiny little ones that actually are about the size of a matchbox,....those are worth a fortune if mint. I have a little VW Van that books over $100US...

...Mr. Greensnake....I don't have a lot of NASCAR stuff,....some.... There is a discount store near me that gets a lot of diecast in on occassion,...I went up there a few years ago and found about 12 ACTION brand #29 Kevin Harvick Monte Carlos. Those 1/24th scale cars are about a $50 car....they were blowing them out for $9.99 each... Needless to say, I scooped them all up...

They had a bunch of HotWheels 1/18th scale Ferarris up there for $19 each. About 4 different kind including some Enzos,...all red.... real nice...Grabbed 1 of each of those too. They retail for about $40 each...very good quality those 1/18th HWs... And if ya know your NASCAR diecast,...you'll know ACTION brand is very good too... not THE best,...but right up there with the best...

I make customs for folks of any scale car. Replicas of their hot rods,...replicas of work vehicles...etc.... all complete with custom made accurate decals made on the computer... I never sell a car unless it's perfect with NO flaws in the paint or decals... Gotta be perfect before I sell it.

I've done about 400 custom made and restored cars through the years and sell them for anywhere between $20 and $120....


     
  24-Feb-13, 19:54   #6
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bullettooth1 

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Posted by demodawggy:
Hey Bullet,....those 2 cars you mention,...if they are the original ones produced in the '60s are worth a fortune if they are mint,....even the beaters can be worth a few bucks, but a mint original Batmobile with a clean box and all the missiles would fetch about $500US or more on eBay. I'm not sure what the Bond car would be worth,...but if it still has all its bits and box,...

Not sure when they were made but they definitely got used and not in the box lol. i used to take them everywhere, school, the bath, the beach. lol!
They were the small ones, about the size of a matchbox. the batmobile didn't come with any missiles tho.

     
  24-Feb-13, 20:53   #7
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demodawggy 

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"the bathtub".....?
lol....ahahahahaAHAHAHAHAHahahhahaaaaaa...... THAT is funny...


Hey Bulletdude.... I just bought a little purple HotWheels Volkswagen Bug made in 1968 from a guy on eBay for 30 British pounds (approximately $45) including postage to Canada,....which is a KILLER deal considering the bug itself is mint and worth $275US....

Buddy lives in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, if you know where that is....

     
  24-Feb-13, 22:23   #8
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bullettooth1 

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Haha yeah the bathtub Big Smile used to take all sorts in with me when I was a kid lol.
Yeah I do know where stoneleigh is but it's no where near me lol.
Glad you got a steal, sounds good Thumbs Up

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These are the cars I had. Wish I left them in the boxes lol

Edited by bullettooth1 (Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 22:35 GMT)

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  24-Feb-13, 23:08   #9
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Greenmohave 

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Sounds like you do a lot of research on the various types of die cast cars from Matchbox, Hotwheels and other odds and ends. I know it's a great hobbie and can actually atract a lot of attention to those who collect die cast. I've made some pretty good money at times when the NASCVAR collectables were escalating. Used to buy the die cast golf carts from the company's Mac Tools distributer for $20.00 a pop and sale them / trade them for a $100 each. Still dabble, but like I used to.

Good Luck All.

By the way those are two nice collectables you show there bullettooth1. Used to have a lot of the late 60's early 70's hotwheels, but there long gone.

Hell, those metal Tonka Toy trucks / dozers, etc. are worth a lot. They make them out of plastic now days.

     
  24-Feb-13, 23:34   #10
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jessthehuman 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Australia
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I had a whole heap of matchbox die-cast cars when I was a child, I wish I still had them.. Most of them were 80s era, but I had some that were earlier, hand-me-downs.

     
  25-Feb-13, 00:17   #11
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demodawggy 

Joined: Feb '12
Location: Canada
Age: 56 (M)
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Oh ya,....been collecting seriously now for about the last 12 years or more... and am a member of 2 HotWheels collecting sites. One of the sites is owned by the guy who bought the most expensive HotWheel ever sold... A pink Volkswagen Van called a Beach Bomb that has 2 surfboards in the back. It sold for over $70,000 US back a number of years. You may have heard about that in the news or in the paper... It was really big news that almost everyone continent wide heard about.

He has it for sale right now for $150,000 US

I'll try to post up a pic of it here,...but if you want to see or read about it,...Google:

pink beach bomb rear loader

Edit: I meant to add,...there is a LOT to know about collecting these things,...you'd be very surprized. Particularly with old HotWheels,...not knowing something could cost you a lot of money when acquiring many cars, or for that matter,....selling them too...

Edited by demodawggy (Monday, February 25, 2013 @ 00:39 GMT)


     
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