The Toy Peddler Collector Spotlight – BRANDON NIELSEN

Brandon has unearthed some of the most amazing collections in the Redline Hobby, thats for sure… lets take a look into the mind of Brandon Nielsen!       My Hot Wheels Story   My Dad and I have always been into “treasure hunting”.  Years ago he had bought several antiques and asked me to […]

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Sean Taylor of M2 Machines Has Every Collector’s Dream Job!

Over the past dozen years, the premium small scale diecast market has seen some stiff competition. M2 Machines, one of those companies, has filled a niche with realistic castings of older cars in both stock and custom variants. M2’s V.P. of Product Development, Sean Taylor, has been with them since their beginning in 2007. “I […]

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Twin Cities collectors have serious drive to accumulate Hot Wheels: ‘They’re pieces of art’

    Adult collectors are obsessed with the tiny cars, hoarding them by the hundreds, selling rare ones for thousands.     Hot Wheels collector Ryan Wurzbacher has nearly 1,000 of the first cars issued, in 1968, framed in his Andover home.   On a Saturday morning in the middle of December, a couple dozen […]

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VINTAGE HOT WHEEL CARRY CASES

1968 Carrying Cases The introduction of Hot Wheels in 1968 was accompanied by a variety of carrying case options for the new collector. Rally Case The 12 Car Rally Case The most common and dreaded case, the “Wheel Case” famous for its ability to mangle mint condition cars into beaters! Inside of the Rally Case […]

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