This I have to say is one of the biggest markets I have ever tried my hand at collecting and enjoying. Just like everyone, I enjoy cars. I enjoy driving them, looking at them, and at times, working on them. While I have never attempted to collect or really invest in the hobby, I found myself the other day staring at the Hotwheels section at my local Walmart. As a father, I have always gotten my kids cars and race tracks when they were interested, but this day, I found myself wanting to have one of my own. In the past I have purchased die-cast cars such as Paul Walkers 1999 Nissan R34 Skyline GTR from the Fast & Furious franchise, and a few others, but nothing serious.
I debated with myself about getting into this hobby, as I know its vast, and can consume you, just like every hobby. I have always been a collector of sorts starting with my Star Wars Action Figure collection, knives, etc. In the end, I decided to go for it, but with restriction. I will not be one of those Hotwheels collectors that has to get whole sets, every variation, etc. While there is nothing wrong with that, its just not for me as storage space is limited, and the fact that I don’t like all cars. Instead my focus will be on Trucks, Exotic Cars, Muscle Cars, and Sport Cars such as Skyline’s, Supra’s, etc.
For my first purchase I picked up a eight car Ford set that included a ’65 Ford Ranchero, ’75 Ford Truck, ’41 Ford Pickup, Ford Bronco 4×4, Custom Ford Bronco, Sanblaster, ’29 Ford Pickup, and a Ford F-150.
I also picked up a ’68 Mustang (Tooned), ’18 Camaro SS (Muscle Mania), ’96 Nissan 180SX Type X (Nightburnerz), Custom Ford Maverick (Factory Fresh), ’15 Ford Mustang GT (HW Speed Graphics), ’16 Honda Civic Type R (HW Speed Graphics), Custome ’01 Acura Integra GSR (Nightburnerz). Now while there are other cars in each of these sets that I am going to pick up, I do not believe I will be obtaining fulls sets.