Mattel’s Hot Wheels Introduction
In 1968, Mattel introduced it’s miniature toy cars with 16 models. These original cars are called the Sweet 16 by collectors and are of great value today. The cars included some of the most popular autos of the time including the Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, T-Bird, and a Volkswagen. The scale of the original 16 was 1:64 so these really were miniatures.
Some Favorites to Chose From
Collecting Hot Wheels toy cars has become one of those popular choices for many. Before you start your collection, take a look at the book I featured first. You need to understand the value of the miniature cars and make sure you aren’t paying too much. But, I have found a couple of great classics here. When the Batmobile first came out, I was probably the first in line to get it.
Hot Wheels: 35 Years of Speed, Power Performance and AttitudeClassic TV Series BATMOBILE 2013 RETRO Hot Wheels 1:64 Scale Die CastHot Wheels Tropicool Series #3 Classic Caddy 1:64 Scale Collectible Die Cast Car Model #695
Investment or Fun
My toy collections are not for an investment. Mine are entirely for fun. But you may prefer to collect toys for the investment value of reselling them later. In that case, do your homework about values and potential. Any kind of investment brings a risk. So understand your risk. Or simply collect Hot Wheels because you remember playing with them as a child and still appreciate their quality.
Value for Your Money
Many Hot Wheels cars are available on the market today. Some are remakes of the originals which come with a much less expensive price tag. But you can also find those classics that are expensive. Depending on your reason for collecting will determine how much you pay and what value you get for your money.
Many Hot Wheels Available
Of course, there are many of these little cars available. Take a look at Mattel Hot Wheels Toy Cars to see plenty more. Some are the 1:64 scale of the earliest makes, but others are the 1:43 scale that Mattel later made. Again that choice is yours as to your collecting reasons.