Legendary Hot Wheels designer Larry Wood looks back at the brand’s 50 years

  To celebrate his 50th anniversary at the iconic American brand next year, Mattel will rerelease a line of “Larry’s Garage” cars modernized with new graphics. (Mattel)   Larry Wood started designing Hot Wheels cars a year after they first hit the shelves on May 18, 1968. Over six billion cars later, he’s still at […]

Read More…

TTP MEMBER DAVE FISCHBACH — AND HIS RRRUMBLER MANIA!

   A beautiful pair of yellow Bold Eagles!     Dave is also current winner of The Toy Peddler top pic PICK for June, so check out TTP!     Dave had a yellow Bold Eagle as a child, and always wanted one with a white head like a REAL bald eagle. With the purchase […]

Read More…

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 […]

Read More…