Million Dollar Hot Wheels Collection

Million Dollar Hot Wheels Collection



the collection today is worth well in excess of a million dollars I insure it I protect it and I enjoy you on the east coast of the United States lives the king of Hot Wheels I was 7 years old and my parents came home with a hot wheel I was I collected him as a young kid and it was amazing I currently have about 3,500 hot wheels in my collection just come into my room and sit back and look at pieces of history of the most famous toy car included in Bruce's collection is the most valuable Hot Wheels vehicle in the world worth a whopping 150 thousand dollars most valuable Hot Wheel in the world is called the pink rear loader beach bomb and what's unique about this car is that this was the first attempt at Mattel to make a Volkswagen VW bus and when they made it they put the surfboards on the back side they put a small sunroof on the top of the car and then this pink rear load beach bob was one of the only two made in the color pink which was an attempt to sell TWiT cars to girls it didn't do too well because boys bottom smashed him with their hammers and today this is the finest example and the most beautiful pink rear load Beach bomb there is and Bruce hasn't stopped just collecting the toy cars at my old house I had a small office that I never really paid much attention to but I realized how much time I spend in my office with my Hot Wheels hobby I decided when I moved to a new home I hooked up with a great architect and I said design me an office that looks like the president Mattel's in 1970 and this way I can come in and just enjoy every single evening looking at 1,100 Red Line Hot Wheels on one wall and cases holding another 2,000 cars made at later days so for me it's exciting to go into a Hot Wheels room that looks like a real hot wills room it's incredibly important for me to preserve the history of Hot Wheels and it's kind of funny because I think I have more items related to the original production in my house the Mattel does and potato factory my dream one day would be to build a museum to talk about the greatest boys toy of all time and I wouldn't mind splitting it up with other collectors with the Barbie doll why it's very simple Eliot handler was the founder of hot wheels his wife Ruth handler worked at the same company and she was his partner she invented the Barbie doll in 1958 imagine that a married couple where the wife created the number-one girls toy in the history of the world and the husband invented the number-one boys toy in history of the world well I must say when you tell friends you collect Hot Wheels you don't get the same reaction as you tell them you collect artwork or you collect cars or you collect baseball cards one of my goals in life is to elevate the hobby so you get the same level of appreciation but many people look at me with your wildermann and say you collect those twig cars that I played with when I was a kid myself and I proudly answer yes I do you