Matchbox VS Hot wheels

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Matchbox VS Hot Wheels

Matchbox
8
30%
Hot Wheels
19
70%
 
Total votes: 27

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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:06 am

hogleg wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:Hot Wheels had the best tracks hands down, and while I can't speak to earlier years, in the 90's Hot Wheels were much better quality and cooler looking cars. Matchbox frequently had plastic bottoms and they didn't roll as far, where Hot Wheels were all metal save windshields or decorative extra pieces. I loved my hot wheels! It was a special day when my mom would say, okay, you can pick three. Ahh the simple pleasures of being a kid! :)
Matchbox didn't even have track until after Hot Wheels came out (15 years after Matchbox was intro'd). Matchbox wasn't about racing.
Yea, as I said, I can't speak to the earlier years, just to what was on the shelves in the 90's long after both companies had been established, but I do agree, Hot Wheels more typically sports flashy painted sports cars and extreme hot rods, where Matchbox does everything from Ice Cream trucks to Thunderbirds and company vans... Guess it just depends on what your into... Older doesn't always equal better though... only sometimes. :wink:
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Post by hogleg » Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:45 pm

huddsbaggie wrote:
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:You idiot kids!!
Kids? How old are you?
Old enought to give you a spanking, and off to bed with no supper, I'll wager.

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Post by donkeymule » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:53 pm

I was a kid in the 70's to early 80's. I like them both. I dont know who made them but there was a series that were crash cars. You would hit them and a motor would fly out or the doors would roll around to reveal a big dent. We loved them! During that time we also collected Stompers - battery powered mini 4 wheel drive vehicles, we loved them!
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Post by TwoXseveN » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:56 pm

wow. I am new to this thread and initially suspected Matchbox to be the runaway selection.


I'm disappointed in those of you who voted Hot Wheels.
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Post by Thoth » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:07 pm

huddsbaggie wrote:You idiot kids!!

The original Matchbox models didn't have the "frictionless" wheels. Then Hot Wheels came along in the mid-late sixties with the "hot wheels", which Matchbox copied.

Matchbox better little jobs but the tracks were rubbish.
In anycase the Lesney era Matchbox cars were superior to anything past or present.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:49 am

Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


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Post by hogleg » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:57 am

huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


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Appears it is you who is the child.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:44 am

Pffft

I remember rationing and running around bomb sites looking for spent shrapnel. When I had enough I could make a frying pan with which I could banjo bad bells!!!!!
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Post by DedNBuried » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:49 am

As the proud owner of 345 Hotwheels and 175 Matchbox, I must say Hotwheels are the superior product.

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Post by huddsbaggie » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:50 am

Join the bad bells, biffs and noggenyeds.
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Post by Briar_Bowl » Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:53 am

DedNBuried wrote:As the proud owner of 345 Hotwheels and 175 Matchbox, I must say Hotwheels are the superior product.
Wow...that's quite a collection; do you display them ? Like maybe as part of a man cave decor.
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Post by DedNBuried » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:56 am

Briar_Bowl wrote:
DedNBuried wrote:As the proud owner of 345 Hotwheels and 175 Matchbox, I must say Hotwheels are the superior product.
Wow...that's quite a collection; do you display them ? Like maybe as part of a man cave decor.
Not yet, but I will.

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Post by LushMojo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:48 am

hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.

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Post by Cleon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:23 am

When I was a kid I always thought Hot Wheels rolled better and could take more of a beating than Matchbox. Hot Wheels had better accessories too. I vote Hot Wheels.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:34 am

LushMojo wrote:
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.
Ypou are one biff, you, Lushlad.

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Post by LushMojo » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:48 am

huddsbaggie wrote:
LushMojo wrote:
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.
Ypou are one biff, you, Lushlad.

Meet me under the Big Clock. Eight bells.
Now now, it doesn't take Ray Charles to see that you two blokes are sweet on one another. Live and let live I always say.

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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:57 am

I have shoed bigger blerts than you, Lushious and will spark any bugger on here who steps out of line. Tellin yis. Badly. Wear a carnation so I know who to banjo and form an orderly line. If you want to be spared, bring a note from yer mom.
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Post by james-owen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:59 am

huddsbaggie wrote:
LushMojo wrote:
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.
Ypou are one biff, you, Lushlad.

Meet me under the Big Clock. Eight bells.
Wow I had to re-read that last bit.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:04 am

james-owen wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:
LushMojo wrote:
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.
Ypou are one biff, you, Lushlad.

Meet me under the Big Clock. Eight bells.
Wow I had to re-read that last bit.
Where's yer carnation or yer note?
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Post by james-owen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:26 am

huddsbaggie wrote:
james-owen wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:
LushMojo wrote:
hogleg wrote:
huddsbaggie wrote:Consider yourself absolved from youthful idiocy on this occasion, Thoth.


That Hoglad's one bad bell.
Appears it is you who is the child.
I now pronounce you two man and wife. Hud and Hudd.
Ypou are one biff, you, Lushlad.

Meet me under the Big Clock. Eight bells.
Wow I had to re-read that last bit.
Where's yer carnation or yer note?
I do not understand this strange white language you are speaking.
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