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It seems I have also started on Matchbox
The Hot Wheels 55 Chevy Gasser is a great casting, I think the current pink/purple version is the best of the lot outside of Supers, Premiums etc. There are a lot of different ones to find!

That Matchbox Ranchero came with two different types of wheels in white:

Matchbox '61 Ford Ranchero by Rich Secker, on Flickr

Sadly only Tesco have the contract to sell Matchbox in the UK (although Entertainer have some 5 packs), and it seems they've now discontinued selling them, as well as Hot Wheels. No idea what the future holds, not a great situation especially as Matchbox was a British company originally and for many decades.
I have emailed Mattel, who have "passed it on to the relevant department"...
 

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The Hot Wheels 55 Chevy Gasser is a great casting, I think the current pink/purple version is the best of the lot outside of Supers, Premiums etc. There are a lot of different ones to find!

That Matchbox Ranchero came with two different types of wheels in white:

Matchbox '61 Ford Ranchero by Rich Secker, on Flickr

Sadly only Tesco have the contract to sell Matchbox in the UK (although Entertainer have some 5 packs), and it seems they've now discontinued selling them, as well as Hot Wheels. No idea what the future holds, not a great situation especially as Matchbox was a British company originally and for many decades.
I have emailed Mattel, who have "passed it on to the relevant department"...
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I was chatting to the manager of Entertainer last week, and he may have mentioned when their next delivery was due, and also that there's a collector going in there every time they get new cases and spending £130 on Hot Wheels - no wonder I sometimes struggle to find new stuff!
Today however, I timed my visit perfectly so got two sealed H cases straight off the truck, the guy behind the till was not happy as he clearly wanted first dibs!

Starting with a couple of moderns - I normally grab stuff like this and punt it on for a small profit

20220518_124238 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_124147 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_124100 by RS, on Flickr


This is a new casting, a generic but I like it - definitely one that'll get a repaint at some point

20220518_124005 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_123936 by RS, on Flickr


There are some of Hot Wheels most popular castings in this mix...

20220518_123911 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_123834 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_123724 by RS, on Flickr
 

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...and some brand new ones. I bought two of these and one's already in the paint stripper ready for a makover

20220518_123610 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_143835 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_143840 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_143849 by RS, on Flickr

20220518_123537 by RS, on Flickr


I don't normally worry too much about regular treasure hunts, but the Mini is another of Hot Wheels best castings

20220518_123434 by RS, on Flickr
20220518_123424 by RS, on Flickr


Gulf colours and Moon in one case? Yes!

20220518_123357 by RS, on Flickr

Bought this for my mate who does bikes

20220518_123316 by RS, on Flickr
 

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