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Hot Wheels Live Up to Their Name
The more research I do for my website the more I realize that there is an awful lot of things in this world I know nothing about. I am trying to build a more substantial hobbies section for my site. While doing so I came across something I never expected to be such a widespread hobby, collecting Hot Wheels.
When I was little I used to play with Hot Wheels in the dirt, drop rocks on them, put them under the tires of my parents cars and watch them get crushed when they drove off. What did I know, I was 7 years old and they cost about $.50 each back then. How could I have known that I was probably throwing away hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. You read that correctly, possibly thousands of dollars wasted.
There are a handful of sites dedicated to Hot Wheels collecting. Two sites that really caught my eye were, www.hallsguide.com/hotwheels.html, and www.z-mods.com. More specifically, on Halls Guide they have cars valued in the hundreds of dollars just for one car. For example, a 1968 Metallic Blue Camaro with a black roof is listed at $320.00. A 1968 Metallic Orange Firebird is listed at $360.00.
Halls Guide has a forum on their site with 637 registered users. The forum also provides sections that allow for trading between members. There is another area for people that customize their Hot Wheels. It is clear from just what is offered on this forum that people spend a lot of time enjoying this hobby, which is good. One of the reasons I put a hobby page on my site was because I do not think people spend enough time on a hobby. People are so busy with working, taking care of their kids, maintaining their homes, and many more things that they spend no time on themselves in some cases. Developing a hobby can be an excellent source of stress relief.
Now that I am more aware that there is such a following for Hot Wheels collectors I will make every attempt to get more information regarding it on my website. I am also going to be very conscious of what I am throwing away in the future. You never know what is going to be the next biggest hobby. If you are reading this article you may want to go dig out that box of Hot Wheels you have stored in the attic that you thought you'd never use, you may have some valuable cars sitting up there that you can cash in.
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