Searching for gems in the Hot Wheels 9-packs

You hit the pegs.  Are they full?  Cards crisp?  Yes?  Then look to see what treasure might be there.  Cards soft?  All kinds of mixes represented?  Spidey cars mixed in?  Move on. Check the premium pegs.  Check the Matchbox pegs.  Auto World if they are there.  Hidden dump bin?  Shipper?  Clear?  Ok, finish with the … Continue reading Searching for gems in the Hot Wheels 9-packs

I don’t know what December will bring, but so far this is my only Hot Wheels Super TH find in 2018

I know.  Whhaaaaaaaaaaa. I have nothing to complain about.  But how, when, and where someone finds a Super is always interesting, and that includes what kind of luck I might have.  I don't hunt like I used to, and things have changed in my area quite a bit.  The hunt is quite the racket. But … Continue reading I don’t know what December will bring, but so far this is my only Hot Wheels Super TH find in 2018

Digging for Hot Wheels Treasure in a mess of a storage unit.

Organization Day! The holidays are approaching, and the time has come for my final diecast donation to my local children's hospital.  The cases have accumulated and they need to go to their new home.  That means digging into the storage unit and getting them delivered. It also means making space.  My storage unit gets out … Continue reading Digging for Hot Wheels Treasure in a mess of a storage unit.

I found one of those “A bit of everything” shippers at a Kroger store. And yeah, Kmart exclusives (!?!)

I have heard the rumors, and seen the images.  (I have even heard of some shady shenanigans in Southern California by some trying to get to them.)  Special shippers are hitting Kroger stores all over the country, and they have variety to say the least. I found a fresh one today in my travels.  Four-sided, … Continue reading I found one of those “A bit of everything” shippers at a Kroger store. And yeah, Kmart exclusives (!?!)

Guess what? Super Treasure Hunts are hard to find. And that is how it should be.

Yesterday I walked into a rural grocery store and walked by the seasonal section.  I like the seasonal section in this store.  There are always Hot Wheels.  And yesterday was no exception.  A fresh 4-sided shipper and a small dump bin.  And a little bit further down, this: An unopened basic shipper!  These moments don't … Continue reading Guess what? Super Treasure Hunts are hard to find. And that is how it should be.

Don’t forget Walgreens has its Hot Wheels exclusive too.

Walmart has the Zamacs, Target the Red Editions, Kmart its Collector Day models, and Kroger its unique colors. But don't forget Walgreens. The last few years, Hot Wheels has done an exclusive model for Walgreens. Just one, but still. I like the exclusives, and hunting down the one Walgreens model isn't a bad thing. Plus, … Continue reading Don’t forget Walgreens has its Hot Wheels exclusive too.

Finding – and showcasing – the fabulous Hot Wheels 50th Faves Batch B

Of course it's the Pink Gasser. Actually, it's the Gulf Galaxie. Nope, it's the Li'l Red Express. It's the whole batch.  Batch B of the Hot Wheels 50th Faves is a step up from the first, with 5 beautiful models.  Those three I already mentioned, plus a clean Camaro and Zamac Drag Bus.  Favorites indeed. … Continue reading Finding – and showcasing – the fabulous Hot Wheels 50th Faves Batch B