Hot Wheels, turns 50 today.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of Hot Wheels. I was six and probably destroyed a fortune worth of very early cars with a hammer and other tools of destruction. I recently found a few in the bottom of a box in my the closet of my old bedroom, they didn’t fare well, but I had a fairly large stash of buttons/badges, that did.
I was never into collecting them, though I have some friends that do. They were smart, they built their collections of early cars while they were cheap and readily available at garage sales and flea markets, rather than buying the current releases which were being marketed as “collector” worthy.