Matchbox VS Hot wheels

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Matchbox VS Hot Wheels

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Matchbox VS Hot wheels

Post by Kodiak » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:34 pm

So I was in the store today. In the hceck out I saw Matchbox and Hotwheels. Its been along time since I bought one. My dad always told me to buy Matchbox because there better. Why? I do not know, could be a family thing.

So which is better?
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Post by DepartedLight » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:38 pm

This is gonna be hotter than what you shoud wear to church.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:46 pm

Growing up, Matchbox were built better and had a better reputation than HotWheels. Over the last few years though, HotWheels has definitely taken over on the value (read:collector's value, not necessarily built value) market. As such, I had very few Hot Wheels' cars.

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Post by james-owen » Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:47 pm

Depends on the paint for me.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:01 pm

BTW, I have 3 cases of cars if anyone's interested. Almost all from the 70's and early 80's. I'll send them to you for free if you pay the shipping. Might be nice if you or someone you know has small boys.
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Post by Roadmaster » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:01 pm

Will the bodies of either one work on a slot car chassis?

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Post by Thoth » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:04 pm

As a kid matchbox were much higher quality, I still have many of the cars I had a little kid from the the 70s. Plus they were faster and their concept cars were way cooler.

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Post by jruegg » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:29 pm

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Post by Hovannes » Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:06 am

What about Corgi?

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Post by Briar_Bowl » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:38 am

Hot Wheels: I seem to remember being under the assumption that Matchbox was a cheaper knock~off version of Hot Wheels 8O . Although I could be wrong. :wink:
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Post by CaptainMathias » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:43 am

Im not sure If I had a preference as a kid it was probably what ever I had left over after walking to the drug store and picking up My Gramps baccy he let me keep the change
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Post by hogleg » Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:51 am

Briar_Bowl wrote:Hot Wheels: I seem to remember being under the assumption that Matchbox was a cheaper knock~off version of Hot Wheels 8O . Although I could be wrong. :wink:
Matchbox was around before Hot Wheels existed.
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Post by Briar_Bowl » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:18 am

hogleg wrote:
Briar_Bowl wrote:Hot Wheels: I seem to remember being under the assumption that Matchbox was a cheaper knock~off version of Hot Wheels 8O . Although I could be wrong. :wink:
Matchbox was around before Hot Wheels existed.
Oh, I see; then I guess Hot Wheels was just an improvement on a good idea.
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Post by hogleg » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:24 am

Briar_Bowl wrote:
hogleg wrote:
Briar_Bowl wrote:Hot Wheels: I seem to remember being under the assumption that Matchbox was a cheaper knock~off version of Hot Wheels 8O . Although I could be wrong. :wink:
Matchbox was around before Hot Wheels existed.
Oh, I see; then I guess Hot Wheels was just an improvement on a good idea.
Different marketing ploys. Back in the day, Matchbox were mostly fairly decent renditions of even the most mundane vehicles like the plain jane Ford pickup. Hot Wheels came along more in the vein of hot rods. Matchbox were introduced in the early '50s. How Wheels in the late '60s.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:38 am

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.
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Post by hogleg » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:45 am

huddsbaggie wrote:You idiot kids!!
Kids? How old are you?
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:50 am

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! :)
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Post by DepartedLight » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:53 am

We was poor when I was young. We had some hand me down Matchboxes and Hot Wheels. For us Hot Wheels were better, they had the cooler race cars. But Matchboxes had a greater variety and where more durable. Ya had to be careful with Hot Wheels 'cause their axles bend easily when you played with them. Once that happened, they was no fixing it.

We were happy with either one. It was better than playing with potatoes and pretending they were cars
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Post by hogleg » Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:56 am

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.
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Post by huddsbaggie » Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:10 am

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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