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

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

Post by TP-6597 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:29 pm

Awesome. Haven’t seen it yet in these parts, but I check weekly. In fact it’s been slim pickings for a while.

Funny you posted it today. I’m working on a screen-grab of the 2019 Mainline list and there are two Batmobiles without much (or any) info. I suspect that’s one of them. List tomorrow,
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Post by TP-6597 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:52 am

Here are the 2019 Mainline Batmobiles according to two collector sites and the Hot Wheels wiki.
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Batman
1. Batman: The Animated Series Batmobile
2. Batmobile (2019) (17/250) 19NM
3. 1966 Classic TV Series Batmobile
4. The Dark Knight Batmobile
5. Justice League Batmobile (66/250)

Under a separate series called Screen Time - cars inspired by film & TV, they have this listed (there are 10 this year);

3. Batmobile

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They have no information on it at all other than the name. They have little else on the one in the top series either, but since that one is shown to be the TV show Batmobile, I suspect it's the one Batpoles! bought yesterday. When I cross-refenced with other HW sites, no one had any info on the Screen Time Batmobile other than confirming there is one coming.

One site did show it as the die-casting of The Brave and the Bold Batmobile, so that might mean it's the Scooby Doo car. That's an awfully thin lead though. They may have done that as a guess based on that one set of photos making the rounds. We'll see eventually.
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Post by Blue Meanie » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:18 pm

Yeah, that new silver’66 Batmobile is nice. It’s in the E case and all the stores here are stuck on the D or earlier cases. I’m hoping it shows up soon.

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Post by TP-6597 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:56 am

Just saw this a few moments ago on Orange Track Diecast.
https://orangetrackdiecast.com/2019/01/ ... neak-peek/

Someone got an early F case and this was in it. Man the shelves are bare in my parts. Probably won’t see it for a while, but at least I know it’s headed our way this year. :D

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Post by Blue Meanie » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:14 am

Cool. So, now I have three Batmobiles to still find this year. This one, the silver ‘66 and chrome ‘89.

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Post by TP-6597 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:19 pm

Your chrome 89 is on my radar. I look every time I go to a store that carries them. I feel like it will have to turn up sooner of later. The big grocery store I go to has some last minute items at each register; Chapstick, tiny Purcell, candy bars, gum, etc. They also have a peg that has usually 2 or 3 Hot Wheels. I also check those. I’m convinced that’s where the hidden gems will eventually show up.

Whenever I’m going register to register I get the feeling people are looking at me thinking... “why is that guy going to each register? They all have the same candy and Chapstick”

Maybe so. But they don’t all have the same two Hot Wheels. :D
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Post by Blue Meanie » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:05 pm

Thanks buddy, I appreciate that. The chrome ‘89 is a Walmart Exclusive. Good idea to check stores other than Walmart and Target as I often find a hidden gem at the Publix grocery store near our house.

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Post by TP-6597 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:29 pm

There wasn’t anything by the registers tonight (taken about 45 minutes ago), but I’ll find one if it’s out here. :D

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Post by Blue Meanie » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:44 pm

TP-6597 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:29 pm
There wasn’t anything by the registers tonight (taken about 45 minutes ago), but I’ll find one if it’s out here. :D

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Now that’s some spectacular retail merchandising. :lol:

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Post by Blue Meanie » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:46 pm

TP-6597 wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:29 pm
There wasn’t anything by the registers tonight (taken about 45 minutes ago), but I’ll find one if it’s out here. :D

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What store is that? That HW is on a Short Card, which is typically used for markets outside the US.

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Post by TP-6597 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:16 pm

I remember you mentioning in the past that short cards were for overseas, so I was surprised to see them here.
The grocery chain is HEB, very big player here in Texas.
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Post by Blue Meanie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:42 pm

Found it!

After numerous Walmart visits, I finally found one.....and I mean one. I always find all the other vehicles in this series, but never the chrome 1989 Batmobile (my second favorite Bat ride). Now, I just need to find the silver 1966 and Mystery Machine Batmobiles.

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Post by TP-6597 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:49 pm

Dude - Awesome! Man, that looks fantastic. Is it a Treasure Hunt? I’ll still keep a lookout just in case. There must be others somewhere. I love those singular finds when you least expect them. Well done, sir.
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Post by Blue Meanie » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:18 pm

Thanks! No, not a TH, but certainly a hard one to find in the wild, at least in my area. Every Walmart I visited would have about only five or six cars from this exclusive series on the pegs but never the chrome ‘89. It’s always “The Bat” (the most useless Batman HW IMO) and one or two of the others. I reckon folks are buying them up, since they’re pretty nice looking, and selling on eBay. Also, as it’s the 30th anniversary, it’s a popular vehicle. The Bat.....not a popular vehicle. :lol:

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Post by Blue Meanie » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:04 am

Found this at Walmart. It’s a premium line with real rubber wheels (Real Riders) and a metal body & base). Nice detail and very heavy for a Hot Wheel.

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