Treasure Hunts

It’s been more than four months since I last blogged about Hot Wheels. Since then, I’ve been able to buy a few Hot Wheels, three of them Treasure Hunts.

The Dragon Blaster shown above was part of my shopping spree last January. Although the circle-flame logo on the vehicle can’t be seen in the picture, the image on the card shows that it is on the dragon’s forehead.

The circle-flame logo on the ‘Tooned ’69 Camaro Z28 shown above can be seen near the rear wheel on the right side of the vehicle (but not on the card).

At first sight, the Fandango shown above doesn’t seem to have a circle-flame logo either on the vehicle or on the card. But it’s a good thing they made it extra large on the vehicle’s roof.

Shopping spree

Whenever I pass by Toy Kingdom Express at SM City Naga, I usually buy 0, 1, or 2 Hot Wheels because I seldom see something I like and don’t already have. When I passed by yesterday, I saw the same old models. But a salesperson saw me and said that he had a new box of Hot Wheels that he would like to show me. When he came back with it, I had to get a shopping basket to hold all the models that interested me. In the end, my wife and I ended up picking the models shown below. I’ll blog about some of them in the future.

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’70 Dodge Charger: Fast & Furious

I was looking for some Hot Wheels to buy as Christmas gifts for my nephews when I saw this ’70 Dodge Charger (not to be confused with the ’70 Dodge Charger R/T) from the movie Furious 7. It’s a good thing my nephews seem to prefer modern supercars; this one goes to the collection that I and my wife have.

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Spot the difference

What’s better than having two blue Hot Wheels ’77 Pontiac Firebirds? Having one of them be an error copy. As you can see from the picture below, the one on the right is missing the decorations on (at least) one side. While errors are highly sought after in the philatelic and numismatic world (and, in some cases, in the comic book collecting world), I’m not sure how they are treated in the toy business.

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