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I promised myself I wouldn't get obsessive about these things, but today I feel I have crossed a line. A few weeks ago I bought the VW 5 pack I had been looking for, for weeks. And I was content.


I found another today, and nearly walked away, except I noticed something different.


Did you spot it?



The volks rod, my favourite casting, has a filled roof and a roof rack! It also has twin cannon exhausts instead of the single zoomie. I have not seen this casting anywhere so had to buy it. I basically just spent 7 quid on a single car😂


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Ok, I might have to have a lie down now. I just noticed the packaging on the non roof rack volks rod has space for one. Does this mean this is the unusual one!! 😃



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Pffttt... i'll raise it even further, its part of the Treasure Hunt series !! ( apparently ) :incheek:

If it's a t hunt, there will be a small circular symbol on the card, behind the car. It should be visible if you hold it upside down. The cars sometimes have t hunt as part of the deco.

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Oh go on then.....

I'll raise you 3 Hover Time Machines, 3 Squares, a Black and Silver 356.



And I also picked these up:



You got me on the square backs, I don't have a single one yet. I have 7 hover time machines; three on different cards, an error car (missing plastic piece) and three loose for each of my boys to play with. Took months to find. 😵

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My haul for the week so far. Finally got my first square back, also in pound land, along with the mini. Picked up another castrol escort in Sainsbury's (left another behind for the next guy )


My local co op (London road, burgess hill) has restocked with a mix from last year. They have 2 silver caddy's, a multi coloured beetle, a USS enterprise and a Jetsons space car thing. I left them there as I have them all already.

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Yea, most Hot Wheels cars will not be worth much £1-£2 but some of the Treasure Hunt ones do go for £50 plus but they are hard to find !!

personally i think most toy shop owners know this and they check their deliveries to see if there are any in there !

and no that is not sour grapes !! :incheek: :D
Another thing to look for is error cars. This is where they have a manufacturing fault or quality control issue. They are sometimes worth more, but it depends on subject matter, and I think you probably have to live in the states. They are nuts for this stuff.
A collector friend showed me a hotwheels he had, but I could not see what he was on about. He had to point out the car was facing the wrong way! All hotwheels face to the right, and matchbox face to the left. He had found a hotwheels facing left. You would have thought he'd won the lottery😂

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I started like that. I'm in the hundreds now....

Here is today's prize. Not a hotwheels, but I occasionally check out charity shops, and picked this up for 10p.



I think it's for n gauge model railways.

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I started like that. I'm in the hundreds now....

Here is today's prize. Not a hotwheels, but I occasionally check out charity shops, and picked this up for 10p.



I think it's for n gauge model railways.

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Picked up its twin today in the same shop. 50p this time. I suspect foul play.


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More than there is around here.
Tesco, morrisons, B&M, home bargains and sainsburys don't stock them and theres no waitrose or local toy shop.:(
Unlikely sources I have found are the co-op, whsmith and halfords. But smiths and halfords overcharge. Don't forget Argos, ask for customer view of an item and they will bring out their box. Some Argos have them on the shop floor.

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