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

1966 TV show type Bat-Items found on eBay, Collectibles, etc.

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

Post by TP-6597 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:21 am

Hot Wheels was excluded from that licensing switch.
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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by TP-6597 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:21 pm

A coworker gifted me this vintage Corgi Batmobile earlier today. This is the same guy who made me the birthday card I posted last year. This was in a box of Batman collectibles he purchased. He came to my office and said he had enough Batmobiles and knew I was a collector. He’s aware of the value, but was more interested in all the original Mego characters and a piece that came with a box of cereal.

Anyway, I figured I’d never actually see a Corgi in person, only pictures in articles, blogs, and here. Then, just like that, I have an awesome example sitting on my desk right now.

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

Post by Lou Szabo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:53 am

That’s really nice. A little Sharpie touchup on the underside edges and it’s good as new. You can get painted figures to drop in there, and a 1/64 Corgi display of the 1/43 box to really dress it up.
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Or the original Corgi Jr box
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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by TP-6597 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:05 am

Is that box a reproduction that’s for sale somewhere or are there high-res jpgs I can download and make my own?

It’s only missing Robin. Batman is in there, just hard to see.
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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by Lou Szabo » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:18 pm

These are on eBay.
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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by TP-6597 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:51 pm

Went to Target today to look for Hot Wheels. Man, slim pickings is an understatement. They only had maybe 8 pegs and only a few cars on each. No Batmobiles.

However, they did have this 1/24 scale metal Batmobile. It was very nice looking and nicely detailed. If I had to guess, maybe two pounds, about 8” long, Batman was only standing up, with Robin only sitting inside. Still, for these larger metal cars, it was nice. So was the Bandit below it. I’d be happy with both (huge Smokey and the Bandit fan).

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

Post by John Mack » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:05 pm

Notice how Robin has the Batphone in his hand, yet the Batphone is still hung up in the car? Lol. Still a nice find.
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Re: Diecast (Hot Wheels, Corgi, Matchbox, etc.) appreciation thread

Post by Blue Meanie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:09 pm

Haven’t been on the hunt for a long time, but I stumbled on this 1966 TV Series Batmobile, which is part of Hot Wheels 2020 Batman series. Has red interior, red rocket launchers, and a red bat logo on the hood/bonnet.

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