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For those who may have collected die-cast cars as a child...

Postby SoupOrMan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:20 pm

A channel of a hobbyist who restores and repaints old Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. This is pretty fun to watch, really.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3pYwSA ... IiGTFFNFxr
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Postby Weetabix » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:34 pm

That makes me unreasonably happy. :D
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Postby MarkD » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:47 pm

I think I had that station wagon, and it was about that beat up too.

Had a whole case full of matchbox cars. Gave them to a church flea market decades ago. Part of me wishes I still had them.

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Postby Weetabix » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:06 pm

I've kept boxes of them against the advent of grandchildren. I've busted them out to play with my daughters' friends' kids when they come over.
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Postby evan price » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:54 am

I made my own junkyard out of the carcasses of cars i found mowing lawns. Had tubs full of the cars and my son does too.
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Postby Netpackrat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:35 am

Why does that not surprise me? :lol:
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Postby SoupOrMan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:39 am

If I still have mine somewhere I'd try restorations on the Hot Wheels I got with the old Thundershift 500 Set. The paint on those chipped terribly since I ran the snot out of those cars.
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Postby Weetabix » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:56 am

I dug around in my desk drawer. These are ready for when the grandson doesn't put everything into his mouth. There's another box somewhere with more than this. :?
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Postby Steamforger » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:18 am

relevant and entertaining

Personally, if I'm squinting at tiny toys and painting them for hours, I'm painting Angry Marines :twisted:

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Postby Cybrludite » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:43 am

You know why Hot Wheels makes so many toy Mustangs? So kids grow up used to having to push them. :twisted:
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Postby skb12172 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:05 am

Love all of this!
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:58 pm

My problem was always bent axles. Attempting to re-enact Speed Racer episodes probably didn't help any.
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