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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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Slim pickings for me still. Very few of my locals have any new stock, but I did pick up a couple recently.
The super pursuit mode Kitt is great. My kids didn't get it, but the wife did.
The bond Aston is branded 60 years of bond, so hopefully there will be others.


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