Alright, what do we make of this poll?
We are obviously a collector-aimed site, and doing a poll for best Super TH or best New Model makes a lot of sense. But Best Regular Treasure Hunt? Maybe not.
We have spent a decent amount of time explaining that the Regular TH’s are not for collectors, but instead for kids who will soon realize they found something special when they open one, possibly creating a new collector. Yet, we continue to see two baffling things:
- The venom that comes from many collectors when mentioning the Regulars. Isn’t Mattel allowed to create models for their main customers? (That would be kids for those who don’t know.) If they think that bright fantasy models will be more attractive, isn’t that okay? Hot Wheels surely had the collector in mind when they released models like the ’83 Silverado, Greenwood Vette, or ’71 Datsun Wagon, and they can have kids in mind when they release the Fangster. Yet some collectors talk like its a complete betrayal. Asinine.
- Collectors that buy all the Regs they find. You want all the Supers? We would pick them up too. You want all the Datsun Wagons? Go for it? You want all the Regulars? For what? Unless you are a huge fan of that specific casting, picking up all the Regulars makes no sense at all. Why have them all? What do you gain? Not profit, that is for sure. We wish more collectors would pick up just one for their collections and leave the rest for kids.