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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:19 pm
by Blue Meanie
Nice Black Beauty. Factory Entertainment makes some good stuff, but I can never find there stuff in the shops.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:13 pm
by Blue Meanie
Recently added the Hot Wheels 1966 Batmobile from 2007. This casting debuted in the 2007 New Models Line. Apparently, this casting isn’t too rare or hard to find as the place I found it had loads and eBay is full of them as well. Still, rare or not, I’m glad I have it.


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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 pm
by Blue Meanie
Here’s a first look at the Hot Wheels mainline (L case) ‘66 Batmobile, black with blue flames.

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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:52 pm
by Blue Meanie
Looked what just pulled into the Batcave. It’ll be parked next to the blue variation.

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On the back of the blister pack it reads.......

“BATMAN streaks through Gotham City in this all new for 2019 take on the Batmobile by Hot Wheels! It’s armed to the grille with hidden misses, lasers, and other high-tech weaponry. Check out the rounded hood vents and the four gigantic rocket thrusters pointing out of the back.”

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:40 pm
by TP-6597
Dude! For Pete’s sake! I’ve got empty pegs in central Texas! I’m off this week though, so time to hit the stores.
Excellent find on the 07! That’s when Hot Wheels finally started to put things right. ;)

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:32 pm
by Blue Meanie
Well, look on the bright side, empty pegs mean new cases are coming soon. Yeah, I was stoked to find the ‘07, so now I need to find the other years I’m missing. I think I mentioned it earlier, but visit the flea market in your area. The market here had three dedicated sellers of diecasts, both new and older models. Lots of new mainline Batmobiles for just a couple of dollars over retail. Could be a good way pick up the models you’re missing. Enjoy your vacation.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:05 am
by zarm106
New Hot Wheels arrival coming to San Diego Comic Con....
https://io9.gizmodo.com/mattels-comic-c ... 1835376246

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:02 pm
by Blue Meanie
As a fan of the 1989 Batmobile, I wish I was going to San Diego as I’d really like to have this set. Thanks for posting the info and pictures.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:11 pm
by Lou Szabo
I used to have this 1/64 set
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Batmobile-Norm ... Swrd1c9j5T
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Looks like some minor mods and it’s a 30th Anniversary edition.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:52 pm
by TP-6597
After months of coming up empty in stores, I went heavy. ;) When I saw that a Comic Con was in town, I knew I had to go. Someone in that room full of uber-nerds would have one. I was right. Had it in my hand 30 minutes after I got in.

What a crazy experience. TONS of great stuff. I could have spent a fortune on just 1966 Batman items. Things from 2 dollars (hot wheels) to 2000 dollars (beautifully framed collection of autographs). Add in Star Wars77, Doctor Who, Jaws, and Ghostbusters and it’s was even more tempting. T-shirts, patches, pins, mugs, you name it, it was there.

I also saw Howard Chaykin, one of my favorite comic book artists. He wasn’t charging for his autograph or making people hurry. He was just sitting at a table and talking shop with anyone who wanted to meet him. If I had thought about it ahead of time, I would have brought an old 1970s Star Wars Marvel comic book. I’ll be better prepared next time.

Blue, I turned the joint upside down looking for your chrome 89 Batmobile, but came up empty. Like I said, now that I see what is available at these things, I’ll go again next time one is in town.

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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:23 am
by AndyFish
Got a chrome '89 Batmobile off eBay for 50c-- it's loose but that's fine with me.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:38 pm
by Blue Meanie
TP,
Glad you found the Mystery Machine Batmobile. Now you’ve found it, the stores will be full of them. LOL. Thanks for looking for the Chrome ‘89. I finally found one in an out of the way Walmart. So, I’m good there.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:31 pm
by TP-6597
Blue, I thought about that very thing. :D

Oh well. I’ll buy as many as I come across. I may even leave them in the package. As you can see, I had mine out of the package as soon as got in the office. Put it on a purple notebook so I could recreate my avatar with the actual car.

Next time I’m headed to a Convention, I’ll post a heads-up in case anyone is looking for something in particular. It was craaazy full of stuff, Batman and others. Saw a guy in what may very well have been a Williams cowl. Really nice work either way.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:53 am
by AndyFish
Many a time I've given up looking for something, paid the silly scalper price and then the item unloads on the market so that they are readily available at their original retail price.
I remember the first Hot Wheels '66 Batmobiles going for crazy money back in 2007 as we all hunted for those. The only item I can think of that has never seen wide release was the great 1/87 scale Batmobile. That must have been produced in small numbers because you can't get near one for less than $30 and that's on a good day.
Are there any similar items? The Mattel Batman Cowl now sells for silly prices, but there was a time when you could buy them for $50.

Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:26 am
by Lou Szabo
Think of those folks as a personal shopping assistant and you are allegedly a millionaire playboy. You can’t spend the day going from Dollar General to Walmart to Target to fill in the blank, so you pay them to do it.

I do find it amusing when they offer a “best offer” option on a $5 item, you offer $4, they counter with the original $5. #fakenegotiation. Oh well back to the next Batman item...