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« on: November 02, 2010, 07:02:32 PM »

Went to the local Wal Mart today, and found these:
New 2011 Firebird Hot Wheels.





I was able to grab 10 of each.
I would have had 11 of the CHP Ram Air, but one guy almost begged, so I gave him one. Wink
And he was older than me!  Surprised

Go out and find them!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 07:03:46 PM »

Cool finds George. I'll keep and eye out for them.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 09:04:19 PM »

Hey, George...you'll know if anyone does....
Does anyone make a diecast 1:18 scale 70-73 Formula model? Never seen one, but I'm looking....
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 08:30:44 AM »

Its not a formula but maybe you could fab a hood. Made by Revell
http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/85-2026.html
MTR City ' 70 Pontiac Firebird

Product ID: 85-2026

Overview
Skill Level: 2
Scale: 1/24
Length: 8"
Width: 3-1/8"
Parts: 80

Description
An all-new Pontiac Firebird was introduced for 1970 and represented a new high for Pontiac styling with the introduction of air dams and a rear spoiler. With a 400 cubic inch engine and a four speed trans equipped with standard Hurst shifter, as well as complete instrumentation, including a tach turned on its side to red line at 12 o'clock just like a racecar, the new Firebird completed the performance image. The Trans Am featured one of the best-tuned suspensions of any car (including the Corvette) and its European styling gave it instant class.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 12:12:33 AM »

Thanks...I've got a couple of old T/A diescasts spare that I could mod into a Formula.....just hoping someone actually makes or will make a Formula...its easier...lol.
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 03:46:04 AM »

10 of each....

ok, so your one of those guys who takes them all so I can never find even one.

it's good to know someone who has them, now I don't have to search ebay for the ones I can't find.

I need one of those RLC trans am's rootbeer color for a reasonable price, also the red hotbird with the gold bird from the package with track pieces (several years back), out of package is ok with me because I take all of them out of the package for my wee little display cabinet ((( Laughing))).

Ever wonder why the firebird colors are nice and the recent hot bird and trans am colors and graphics are so blah. I do, i liked the style of the chrome or translucent color ones, except they were translucent, why not solid colors with the bird instead of all this weird stuff.





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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 04:31:10 PM »

Even when I buy that many, you will still find them.
Hot Wheels are everywhere.
Now, on a certain day, you may not find them here in my town. Wink
I keep saying someday, I will do custom paintjobs on these cars.

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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2010, 05:55:26 PM »

nawh!

I'm just messing with you.

i found the 400 but have yet to see the police version.

i've always liked police cars. found a black and white hummer today, El segunda CA.

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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2010, 06:27:52 PM »

Oh,
I figured.
I picked up that Hummer as well.
I use to hang out in El Segundo, surfing.
I never saw them drive one though. Wink

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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 10:38:08 AM »

I just picked this up over the weekend.



1/24th scale.

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 05:39:29 PM »

thats nice looking.

I am trying to figure out what to do with all of my cars.

a big pile of carded hot wheels currently resides on the floor of my train and slot car room.

I have to get the train going, the twins have been bugging me about it.

I also have to get the final few things done or their play house, and probably run electric to it so I can kick them out of the house for a few hours each weekend this winter.

My slot cars are mostly in cases from giovanni/carney plastics 108 car, I have nine of those and one 80 something case. but they are 100 each before shipping.

most of my trans ams are in 4 display cabinets that need some clear doors made for them to keep the dust at bay.

I gotta homemade cabinet in the garage, the twins slammed the door into the plastic face and cracked it, put a small hole in it.

I also need some cabinets in the garage for all the stuff my wife and kids drop on the floor.

I need to clean out the closets in the house, I need to put up christmas lights.

and I have at least one crash test between now and the week after thanksgiving, I wanted to go hunting.

oh crap just too much to do !

so what should i do to display all of these hot wheels I have accumulated over the years.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 05:58:10 PM »

Hard to say.
I had no room to display mine.
So I got an idea.
I would go down to my local Wal Mart, and look and ask for empty Hot Wheels sidekicks.
These are the blue cardboard boxes that holds 36-72 cars in them, 3 across, and about 7-9 down.
About 6 cars deep or so.
They are made to hang up on the endcaps of the isles in the toy section of the store.
They pretty much just throw them away.
I have 7 of them, with only 3 filled up so far.
Just line them up against the wall. Wink
It's my other scales (1/24th and up) that I do display. Smile
I don't even have room for my trains. Sad
Good luck with all the stuff you have to do.

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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 08:21:14 PM »

Ya got me I quit collecting when I got 2500 in 4 yrs time.  They are all in number order 1 to 1200 in under the bed storage boxes.   I figure it will take the economy 5-10 years before I can sell them and get even money back.  I have variations also.
  I don't collect anything but 1:1 scale now.  Wife said I got too many of them too!
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2010, 02:52:33 PM »

This is on craigslist today. Not Mine
Hot Wheels - $2000 (Louisville, KY)   
There are over 3300 individual blister packs, 46 boxed collector sets, 88 five-packs, and 3 ten-packs
http://louisville.craigslist.org/tag/2083188246.html
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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2010, 03:29:35 PM »

Ya,
You can find some killer deals around.
People need money fast.
And at this time of year.
I hope that he gets that (and doesn't have to come down more), as to me, that is way under value.

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2010, 09:44:53 AM »

Here is my latest find.
Another Hot Wheels.



Enjoy,

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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2010, 03:56:21 AM »

so...why do you need 10?

Saw this new 77/78 TA's the other day in awful graphics, if plain coloured I may have paid the $2 for the gimmic.
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091122094457/hotwheels/images/5/52/Hot_Bird_Volcano_-_2626ff.jpg

The detail of the above hardly compares to that of below which is more accurate and detailed than many 4x its size.




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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2010, 10:41:22 AM »

Just because.
I collect and buy/trade/sell Trans Am diecast.
As well as parts and literture for Firebirds/Trans Ams.
Sometimes, I even paint diecast different colors.
And just so you know, I now have way more than 10 of each of these.
Some people would rather drink and/or smoke.
I do neither of those.

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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2010, 11:22:58 PM »

so...why do you need 10?

Saw this new 77/78 TA's the other day in awful graphics, if plain coloured I may have paid the $2 for the gimmic.
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091122094457/hotwheels/images/5/52/Hot_Bird_Volcano_-_2626ff.jpg


My son has three of them (2 blue/flames and 1 red/flames) , everytime I see one at wally world I buy it for him.  A dollar a piece, you can't really complain. 
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2010, 11:31:29 PM »

I picked this up today for him.  It's not a TA, but I thought it'd be a nice little pontiac stocking stuffer.
 
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2011, 12:47:54 PM »

Here is my latest one I found.
Cost double what the regular Hot Wheels go for.

Pretty cool!

Enjoy!

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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2011, 12:04:05 PM »

Here are some more finds.
I know that they are not second gens.







Enjoy!

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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2011, 12:36:28 AM »

Hey, George...you'll know if anyone does....
Does anyone make a diecast 1:18 scale 70-73 Formula model? Never seen one, but I'm looking....
Yes there are alot of them out there.JUST hard to buy,as they are pricey.
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2011, 05:32:00 AM »

Interesting...I've never seen them listed in 1:18 scale.....if you see one, let me know? Thanks.
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2011, 01:39:58 PM »

I have never seen one in 1/18th scale either.
I do know that jada did some in 1/24th scale, called Dubs. Wink

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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2011, 10:49:56 AM »

I picked this one up,
Over the weekend, at the big K Mart Hot Wheels day.



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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2011, 03:28:22 PM »

Yesterday,
I recieved these from UPS. Smile
The new Greenlight 1/18th scale 1980 Turbo Trans Ams.

This one is the 1980 Special Edition Turbo Trans Am that was the Smokey And The Bandit II movie.
You can see the "Bandit" script on the driver's door.


Top view.


This one is the 1980 Indy Pace Car Turbo Trans Am, with all the door decals and such.


Top view.


I haven't opened them up yet, and I was able to get a dupe of each, to open, but there is no room inside my glass display cases for these.  :'(
I need more room! Smile

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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2011, 12:25:09 AM »

Sure wouldn't mind having that Pace Car...buttheres no room in my cabinet either....if someone makes a 1:18 70-73 Formula, I might find room, though.
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2011, 11:46:40 AM »

You know Leigh,
I just wish diecast makers would make them like real cars.
Once you do one, just update the nose and tail, and any other small differences.
Not redo a whole car.
You think it would be cheaper this way. Wink
I would love an early Formula in 1/18th scale.

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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2011, 05:48:17 PM »

yea I would LOVE an early formula in 1:18....the Judge is nice, even nicer that it says ram air IV on the hood.......funny story about that Judge being good for a stocking stuffer, for xmas this yea I got my 2 year old nephew that judge, 67 400 firebird, 77 T/A and the 69 T/A....his dad (my brother in law) is a hardcore chevy guy.....I told him I was gonna turn his son into a hardcore pontiac guy....hahahaha..
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71 455 HO T/A auto white (pop's 1st car)
71 455 HO t/a auto blue (pop's)
71 formula 455 HO auto (little bros)
73 SD 455 auto
74 SD 455 auto (pop's)
77 T/A
78 Y88 ws6, w72 4speed 79k
79 TATA 400 4spd 38k orig (pop's)
79 trans am 350
80 y84 455HO doug nash 5 spd
80 T/A 400 pont auto
84 L69 auto areo T/A
94 firebird 3.4 t-top daily
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« Reply #30 on: March 25, 2011, 09:17:20 PM »

Here's one for Leigh and Yeti! Wink
I picked this one up today.
An early Formula with Lucerne Blue paint, my favorite color! Wink


I only found two of them, but I will be on the lookout for more! Wink

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« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2011, 09:49:52 AM »

WHAT!!!  I'm gonna have to buy 3, one to keep in the package, one to take apart and paint white and another to play with Smile
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Our Current Birds:
70 Ram Air III auto
71 455 HO T/A auto white (pop's 1st car)
71 455 HO t/a auto blue (pop's)
71 formula 455 HO auto (little bros)
73 SD 455 auto
74 SD 455 auto (pop's)
77 T/A
78 Y88 ws6, w72 4speed 79k
79 TATA 400 4spd 38k orig (pop's)
79 trans am 350
80 y84 455HO doug nash 5 spd
80 T/A 400 pont auto
84 L69 auto areo T/A
94 firebird 3.4 t-top daily
97 WS6 lt1 au
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2011, 05:47:58 PM »

sweet.

still have not found the Hot Wheels Garage Trans Am/Hotbird yet!

I never find nuttin. Sad
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2011, 10:29:49 PM »

I wondered how long it would take them to do a 2nd gen Firebird. The have had a 2nd gen Camaro for a couple of years now. Nice find!  Cool
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« Reply #34 on: March 29, 2011, 05:22:44 AM »

Nice, but its the wrong scale...I only do 1:18.......  Sad
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« Reply #35 on: March 29, 2011, 08:14:15 AM »

You do?
Looks like you are building one in 1:1 scale. Wink

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2011, 08:37:52 PM »

Picked up another new one,
Even if it's only a repaint, it's still new.



Kinda cool, all white.
I figure Hot Wheels would do blue and white.

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« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2011, 07:01:58 PM »

Here are a few that I picked up lately.




Since these are by Greenlight, the chase version is know as Green Machines, which always has something green.
Wheels, base, or the complete car.
Lately, the car has green in it, although a green wheeled version is out there too.

I have as ton more to show as well.

George
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« Reply #38 on: December 11, 2011, 07:04:37 PM »

I also picked these up.









The top two are 1/24th scale, the bottom two are 1/64th scale.

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« Reply #39 on: December 11, 2011, 07:23:20 PM »

I picked this one up Friday night.



Alot of my friends are picking up the new one, a brand new Hot Wheels, a 1973 green Trans Am.
I haven't found it yet, but I'm looking. Wink

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