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2020-12-24 6:12:41 PM  
DNRTFA

Let me guess?

The purple VW Micro Bus?
 
2020-12-24 6:13:42 PM  
Yeah, but you probably still can't get the wheels bent back straight.
 
2020-12-24 6:53:29 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah, but you probably still can't get the wheels bent back straight.


You can get a special wrench for that from the redline shop.
 
2020-12-24 6:58:21 PM  
In before some yob saying "Holy shiat I had that one!" before reading TFA.
 
2020-12-24 7:01:50 PM  
Wasn't this on Antiques Roadshow?
 
2020-12-24 7:18:34 PM  
That $150,000 model, for instance, was a failed experiment. ... But when it was blasted out of the Hot Wheels Super-Charger -- a miniature garage with spinning rubber discs that slung the cars out at high speeds -- the tall, narrow bus flipped over. ... Ultimately, Hot Wheels designers went back to the drawing board and completely redesigned the model.

The real experiment was to design an awful toy and then see, in the coming decades, how individuals with more money than sense will covet the rarity of the toy over its actual utility and merit.

But if you don't understand the rare Pokemon card where Pikachu's cheeks are shaped like swastikas, then you're the real untermensch.
 
2020-12-24 7:20:54 PM  

Mike_LowELL: That $150,000 model, for instance, was a failed experiment. ... But when it was blasted out of the Hot Wheels Super-Charger -- a miniature garage with spinning rubber discs that slung the cars out at high speeds -- the tall, narrow bus flipped over. ... Ultimately, Hot Wheels designers went back to the drawing board and completely redesigned the model.

The real experiment was to design an awful toy and then see, in the coming decades, how individuals with more money than sense will covet the rarity of the toy over its actual utility and merit.

But if you don't understand the rare Pokemon card where Pikachu's cheeks are shaped like swastikas, then you're the real untermensch.


His real name was Killsajew
 
2020-12-24 7:28:47 PM  

puffy999: His real name was Killsajew


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YOU CAN'T CENSOR US DREW, PIKACHU WILL BE HEARD
 
2020-12-24 7:58:41 PM  
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2020-12-24 8:02:34 PM  
Do modern Hot Wheels contain any metal still or as they all just cheap plastic like everything else?
 
2020-12-24 8:07:58 PM  

bloobeary: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Yeah, but you probably still can't get the wheels bent back straight.

You can get a special wrench for that from the redline shop.


I laughed and laughed and then peed myself a little when I realized what it meant.
Fanbois go.

I saw this the other day and had to stop. A thing of beauty

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433 [TotalFark]
2020-12-24 8:58:53 PM  
When I was a boy in the 80's, my friends and I often rode our bikes around a place where construction had halted and all that was left was fill dirt in the form of little hills and such.  It was our personal BMX course, it was unlimited fun.

Next to that lot was a steep cliff and we all dared one another to ride down the hillside.  My best friend went down first and I saw it could be done, so I went second.  Nailed it, but then for some reason while riding it out, I crashed.

Crashing was no big deal, you get up and get on with it.  But I saw something, I saw a tiny wheel.  I dug out a Hot Wheels car that I now know dated back to the 70's.  My friends and I excavated the site and found several more cars, pieces of plastic, and those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.  Somebody had played there before us, and they played hard.

I still have that car.  It's in a box with my other cars, at Mom's house where the grandkids can play with them.  But my GI Joes live here, dammit.

/CSB
 
2020-12-24 9:23:11 PM  
Wow. It would be really cool if they made life-size hot wheels.
 
2020-12-24 10:11:46 PM  

puffy999: Wasn't this on Antiques Roadshow?


Saw that episode, but according to the article this is a different one.
Great story behind the one on AR.
 
2020-12-24 10:12:45 PM  
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2020-12-24 10:14:33 PM  
when it was blasted out of the Hot Wheels Super-Charger -- a miniature garage with spinning rubber discs that slung the cars out at high speeds

I had one of those. It was preceded by this awkward thing with levers and elastics that never quite went off right.
 
2020-12-24 10:14:45 PM  
Buyer Warning: Previous owner was Ryan Dunn.
 
2020-12-24 10:16:28 PM  

cretinbob: [Fark user image image 360x450]


Damn! The eBay auction closed, I lost my Weevil!
 
2020-12-24 10:16:51 PM  
Man, I remember when Hot Wheels came out. All of a sudden all the cool kids had them; the dorks all had Johnny Lightning
 
2020-12-24 10:19:02 PM  
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2020-12-24 10:25:59 PM  
433: ...those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.

The Star Trek Tracer Gun?!

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Do you want to come over and play?
 
2020-12-24 10:29:12 PM  

whatshisname: when it was blasted out of the Hot Wheels Super-Charger -- a miniature garage with spinning rubber discs that slung the cars out at high speeds

I had one of those. It was preceded by this awkward thing with levers and elastics that never quite went off right.


I did too.  Of course I was three years old, so it was my toy that Dad played with.
 
2020-12-24 10:31:36 PM  

blender61: DNRTFA

Let me guess?

The purple VW Micro Bus?


Yeah, and to think how many of those fell prey to fire crackers and gasoline. : (
 
2020-12-24 10:32:15 PM  

Sweet Bucky: 433: ...those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.

The Star Trek Tracer Gun?!

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Do you want to come over and play?


I have 2 (but not in the package) and a pill bottle full of the discs.
 
2020-12-24 10:39:06 PM  
"Pascal's Beach Bomber is the only pink one with the heavier weighted bottom, he said. There is one other pink one, but that has the original lighter bottomed design."

I like heavier weighted bottoms, and I cannot lie.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2020-12-24 10:47:43 PM  

Sweet Bucky: 433: ...those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.

The Star Trek Tracer Gun?!  Do you want to come over and play?


That is the very gun itself, though it was made for years upon years with refills and such sold in grocery store toy aisles.

Yes, I will come and play and we can ride bikes, too.
 
2020-12-24 10:49:28 PM  
The hot wheels themed pizza place where I used to work offered a "lifetime supply" of pizza if you brought one in for the owner (one free large pizza weekly). I'd take the cash from fleabay instead. Randy was an ass, and I'm surprised that he's still in business 17 years later.

We had a bus in the restaurant for birthday parties, a table in a VW van, and all sorts of other stuff that was awesome if you didn't work there.
 
2020-12-24 10:54:53 PM  
The back of that looks uncomfortable
 
2020-12-24 10:56:14 PM  

433: When I was a boy in the 80's, my friends and I often rode our bikes around a place where construction had halted and all that was left was fill dirt in the form of little hills and such.  It was our personal BMX course, it was unlimited fun.

Next to that lot was a steep cliff and we all dared one another to ride down the hillside.  My best friend went down first and I saw it could be done, so I went second.  Nailed it, but then for some reason while riding it out, I crashed.

Crashing was no big deal, you get up and get on with it.  But I saw something, I saw a tiny wheel.  I dug out a Hot Wheels car that I now know dated back to the 70's.  My friends and I excavated the site and found several more cars, pieces of plastic, and those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.  Somebody had played there before us, and they played hard.

I still have that car.  It's in a box with my other cars, at Mom's house where the grandkids can play with them.  But my GI Joes live here, dammit.

/CSB


That is a CSB!

Somewhere in a Nevada backyard, there is a Boba Fett and a Luke Skywalker buried for a very dramatic funeral. We tried to remember where we buried them before moving and failed.

/1981, so probably not the cha-ching! ver$ion$
 
2020-12-24 11:00:20 PM  
He claims he won't ever sell it.  He's a commercial real estate guy.

*How is working from home working out for most people?*

This is probably a hint that he is open for offers, around $150k
 
2020-12-24 11:03:38 PM  

kittyhas1000legs: Randy was an ass,


I'm not sure I've ever met a Randy who wasn't an ass.
 
2020-12-24 11:07:32 PM  
In 4th grade I got a giant bag of hot wheels track for just a couple bucks at a yard sale. Had a couple loops. I lived at apartments where there weren't kids my age and spent a lot of time seeing how far I could roll a car from our front porch balcony. At some point before 7th grade, when we moved to a new house where hot wheels would be awesome, all that track disappeared from my room.
 
2020-12-24 11:08:40 PM  

gunther_bumpass: kittyhas1000legs: Randy was an ass,

I'm not sure I've ever met a Randy who wasn't an ass.


I've met a randy lass with a candy ass.

She told me to start without her.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2020-12-24 11:09:46 PM  

beakerxf: /1981, so probably not the cha-ching! ver$ion$


I remember going over to my friend's house to play.  He had an older brother, so his sh*t was all Star Wars stuff and not GI Joe.  I remember being out in the back yard where rain had splashed the sandy soil into the Ewok tree fort stuff and so on and I remember being bummed out by playing with dirty toys though we still had our action figure adventures.

That was much better than playing with the kid who would spin the spokes of his bike tires over the heads of his He-Man figures as if to punish them, and then have me watch as he melted them with a magnifying glass.  I always wondered what happened to him, I don't think his home life was that great.

Yup.  Merry Christmas!
 
2020-12-24 11:12:13 PM  
They really built those things.
Vw Beetle scene from Woody Allen . Sleeper.
Youtube Xo2kSu6O8cU
 
2020-12-24 11:12:35 PM  

beakerxf: 433: When I was a boy in the 80's, my friends and I often rode our bikes around a place where construction had halted and all that was left was fill dirt in the form of little hills and such.  It was our personal BMX course, it was unlimited fun.

Next to that lot was a steep cliff and we all dared one another to ride down the hillside.  My best friend went down first and I saw it could be done, so I went second.  Nailed it, but then for some reason while riding it out, I crashed.

Crashing was no big deal, you get up and get on with it.  But I saw something, I saw a tiny wheel.  I dug out a Hot Wheels car that I now know dated back to the 70's.  My friends and I excavated the site and found several more cars, pieces of plastic, and those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.  Somebody had played there before us, and they played hard.

I still have that car.  It's in a box with my other cars, at Mom's house where the grandkids can play with them.  But my GI Joes live here, dammit.

/CSB

That is a CSB!

Somewhere in a Nevada backyard, there is a Boba Fett and a Luke Skywalker buried for a very dramatic funeral. We tried to remember where we buried them before moving and failed.

/1981, so probably not the cha-ching! ver$ion$


There are lots of holes in the Nevada desert.  Good luck...
 
2020-12-24 11:20:09 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: beakerxf: 433: When I was a boy in the 80's, my friends and I often rode our bikes around a place where construction had halted and all that was left was fill dirt in the form of little hills and such.  It was our personal BMX course, it was unlimited fun.

Next to that lot was a steep cliff and we all dared one another to ride down the hillside.  My best friend went down first and I saw it could be done, so I went second.  Nailed it, but then for some reason while riding it out, I crashed.

Crashing was no big deal, you get up and get on with it.  But I saw something, I saw a tiny wheel.  I dug out a Hot Wheels car that I now know dated back to the 70's.  My friends and I excavated the site and found several more cars, pieces of plastic, and those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.  Somebody had played there before us, and they played hard.

I still have that car.  It's in a box with my other cars, at Mom's house where the grandkids can play with them.  But my GI Joes live here, dammit.

/CSB

That is a CSB!

Somewhere in a Nevada backyard, there is a Boba Fett and a Luke Skywalker buried for a very dramatic funeral. We tried to remember where we buried them before moving and failed.

/1981, so probably not the cha-ching! ver$ion$

There are lots of holes in the Nevada desert.  Good luck...


Some holes should not be dug up.
 
2020-12-24 11:21:12 PM  

detonator: Man, I remember when Hot Wheels came out. All of a sudden all the cool kids had them; the dorks all had Johnny Lightning


My Matchbox cars were suddenly plodding relics.
 
2020-12-24 11:22:14 PM  

AbuHashish: blender61: DNRTFA

Let me guess?

The purple VW Micro Bus?

Yeah, and to think how many of those fell prey to fire crackers and gasoline. : (


My BiL gave two cases of hot wheels to our son as a bday gift a lot of years ago.
The cases were blue with lift out trays and "HOT WHEELS" on the cover, the cars heavy metal chunks.
I let him have one case of cars to play with and put the other in a closet.

Might be time to find it.
The kid had a great time custom painting the first set.
Maybe he can use the other set now for more adult needs.

/knows nothing about hot wheels
//
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2020-12-24 11:24:01 PM  

433: Sweet Bucky: 433: ...those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.

The Star Trek Tracer Gun?!  Do you want to come over and play?

That is the very gun itself, though it was made for years upon years with refills and such sold in grocery store toy aisles.

Yes, I will come and play and we can ride bikes, too.


Can I come?? I have an embarrassing amount of nerf guns for a grown man.
 
2020-12-24 11:27:58 PM  

Ker_Thwap: detonator: Man, I remember when Hot Wheels came out. All of a sudden all the cool kids had them; the dorks all had Johnny Lightning

My Matchbox cars were suddenly plodding relics.


I remember it vividly, because my family was too poor to afford ANY cars like that.
I remember that one day (it probably was after Christmas in '68 or '69) that kids were playing with their cars on the mat underneath the jungle gym, and I was really envious.
 
2020-12-24 11:30:48 PM  
What about this one. Dumbest Hot Wheel ever

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433 [TotalFark]
2020-12-24 11:31:00 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: 433: Sweet Bucky: 433: ...those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.

The Star Trek Tracer Gun?!  Do you want to come over and play?

That is the very gun itself, though it was made for years upon years with refills and such sold in grocery store toy aisles.

Yes, I will come and play and we can ride bikes, too.

Can I come?? I have an embarrassing amount of nerf guns for a grown man.


If you share.  You have to share.  Come on.  This will come out later in team-building paintball if you don't.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2020-12-24 11:36:11 PM  

ongbok: What about this one. Dumbest Hot Wheel ever  [i.ebayimg.com image 300x23


That is actually pretty bad.  I have one that may equal it but searching for it is tough.  It's like a rocket, kinda.  The front 4/5ths of the car are like a rocket and the rear wheels are like boosters.  It was so far out and away from any reasonable Hot Wheels OR Matchbox that it was impossible to play with.

It's over at the home office and available to the grandkids, I'll bet they think it sucks, too.
 
2020-12-24 11:43:10 PM  

ongbok: What about this one. Dumbest Hot Wheel ever

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2020-12-24 11:43:57 PM  

433: Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: 433: Sweet Bucky: 433: ...those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.

The Star Trek Tracer Gun?!  Do you want to come over and play?

That is the very gun itself, though it was made for years upon years with refills and such sold in grocery store toy aisles.

Yes, I will come and play and we can ride bikes, too.

Can I come?? I have an embarrassing amount of nerf guns for a grown man.

If you share.  You have to share.  Come on.  This will come out later in team-building paintball if you don't.


Fine! But I get the biggest one and don't steal my darts.
 
2020-12-24 11:44:23 PM  

433: When I was a boy in the 80's, my friends and I often rode our bikes around a place where construction had halted and all that was left was fill dirt in the form of little hills and such.  It was our personal BMX course, it was unlimited fun.

Next to that lot was a steep cliff and we all dared one another to ride down the hillside.  My best friend went down first and I saw it could be done, so I went second.  Nailed it, but then for some reason while riding it out, I crashed.

Crashing was no big deal, you get up and get on with it.  But I saw something, I saw a tiny wheel.  I dug out a Hot Wheels car that I now know dated back to the 70's.  My friends and I excavated the site and found several more cars, pieces of plastic, and those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.  Somebody had played there before us, and they played hard.

I still have that car.  It's in a box with my other cars, at Mom's house where the grandkids can play with them.  But my GI Joes live here, dammit.

/CSB


because of when we grew up, my brother had a wicked pissah collection of gi joes / stuff and early hot wheels. one of the joes had this odd underwater suit and you could submerge him in the tub with the help of lead weights on a utility belt. he also had a pretty large Beverly Hillbillies Mobile and all the hard resin family figures; Granny even had the rocking chair.
 
2020-12-24 11:49:36 PM  
"spinning rubber discs"

Soft foam, no rubber involved.  Why they ended up in thrift shops/second hand stores was the foam drying out and falling apart.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2020-12-24 11:56:57 PM  

sinko swimo: because of when we grew up, my brother had a wicked pissah collection of gi joes / stuff and early hot wheels. one of the joes had this odd underwater suit and you could submerge him in the tub with the help of lead weights on a utility belt. he also had a pretty large Beverly Hillbillies Mobile and all the hard resin family figures; Granny even had the rocking chair.


Childhood was actually pretty cool sometimes.  I think that Beverly Hillbillies mobile thing showed up on Pawn Stars if you want to look that up.  I had a bunch of stuff as a kid that I shouldn't've because I had a much older sister.  All that stuff is in boxes and mostly I just want to smell it again.
 
2020-12-25 12:00:50 AM  

sinko swimo: 433: When I was a boy in the 80's, my friends and I often rode our bikes around a place where construction had halted and all that was left was fill dirt in the form of little hills and such.  It was our personal BMX course, it was unlimited fun.

Next to that lot was a steep cliff and we all dared one another to ride down the hillside.  My best friend went down first and I saw it could be done, so I went second.  Nailed it, but then for some reason while riding it out, I crashed.

Crashing was no big deal, you get up and get on with it.  But I saw something, I saw a tiny wheel.  I dug out a Hot Wheels car that I now know dated back to the 70's.  My friends and I excavated the site and found several more cars, pieces of plastic, and those little plastic discs from that one awesome toy gun that fired little discs.  Somebody had played there before us, and they played hard.

I still have that car.  It's in a box with my other cars, at Mom's house where the grandkids can play with them.  But my GI Joes live here, dammit.

/CSB

because of when we grew up, my brother had a wicked pissah collection of gi joes / stuff and early hot wheels. one of the joes had this odd underwater suit and you could submerge him in the tub with the help of lead weights on a utility belt. he also had a pretty large Beverly Hillbillies Mobile and all the hard resin family figures; Granny even had the rocking chair.


What about her shotgun?
 
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