so after I splurged on some new hot wheels cars last night, I decided after work today that I would venture into the basement and search for my long lost hot wheels/matchbox collection, mostly because I knew I had some cars that are forever discontinued (like the Mercedes-Benz Unimog
). After one evening of search, I believe I've recovered about half of my prior collection. Unfortunately only about 2/3 of that half fits on my cork board for easy photo presentation:
Yes, there are indeed three vehicles (front end loader, hum-vee, and 80s chevy van) with custom primer/murder paint jobs. I had a fun childhood.
There are some fairly rare vehicles in the mix, too, such as my beloved Oscar-Meyer Wienermobile, which is partially hidden behind the black Kenworth.
Anyone else got a collection to show? Obviously since these are my childhood toys, none of them are in pristine condition, and the majority are, well, let's not mince words, in poor condition. But every single one of the cars in the picture (with the exception of one, guess which!) still rolls, and is still playworthy IMO.
I'll put together my more recent acquisitions later, after I'm done figuring out how to get my entire old collection in a single shot (and after recovering the remainder from the basement).
Bonus points to the person who can point out the oldest hot wheels car shown.