Toys of the Seventies, Hot Wheels

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Race tracks with plastic connectors Loop the loops and jumps for stunts
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Tim - July 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Loved these! The only downside was my Grandmother LOVED to use those orange plastic tracks to spank us with!
Trey - June 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Still have my hotwheels and the other getlemen's comment is so true. my mother would use the orange track to straighten us out.
Stephen - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember playing with these cars as a kid. I was so found of the redline tires. However, once the redstripe tires were removed by 1977, my interest in hotwheels died as well. I began collecting HW on Jan. 2001. I have recently completed my personal collection, after 8 long years. So now I am just waiting for my last HW car to arrive.
Thomas - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I have Hot Wheels Sizzlers cars. http://sizzlers-shop.com
Thomas - October 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I was born in 1961. I had the 1969 Hot Wheels cars.
Rob Lambert - September 23, 2014 - Report this comment
Some points on vintage Hot Wheel cars. Go to any high-volume antique dealer, you are likely to find many loose cars. The big money is in cars still sealed in blister packs. You won't find even common ones (pre 1971) for under $100. 1970 was when Mattel degraded its product by making the matching button out of plastic instead of tin. The collectible market dictates what Hot Wheel cars are deemed rare enough to be worth hundreds to thousands of dollars. Value is also determined by condition of the blister bubble and cardboard backing, when they apply. Be careful, vintage Hot Wheel shopper.
Rob Lambert - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Found a TV commercial for the Hot Wheels Super Charger Grand Prix Race Set. This was a precursor to the Sizzlers line. You had to spend a small fortune on batteries if you insisted on running 100 lap or more races. If you had enough track pieces, you could build really cool courses. Commercial aired on the "Cattanooga Cats" cartoon show(9/20/69, ABC). The commercial also was linked to ABC television's "Super Saturday" club, in which members mailed in discount coupons when prompted, to get certain Mattel toys for roughly ten percent off retail, during the 1969-70 season.
Rob Lambert - July 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Found a Hot Wheels TV commercial block for Talking Service Center (pop-up vinyl garage/parking ramp with pull-string cord to make talk) and Wipe-Out race game (similar to a board game, using Hot Wheels cars). These aired on the "Sky Hawks" carton show (10/4/69, ABC). Another cartoon history lesson coming up, regarding ABC-TV's "Super Saturday Club." As its cartoon lineup was heavily laden with Mattel Toy commercials, the network hoped that the Club would generate better ratings against CBS and NBC, which had far better kid shows. Success was modest. Membership sales (50 cents per club kit) were far below expectations. ABC stopped offering memberships as 1970 began, while still honoring redemption of the Mattel discount stamps (for a short time) included with each club kit. With the Club officially cancelled, ABC still used the "Super Saturday" logo for its mediocre cartoon lineup until the fall, 1970 season began.
Rob Lambert - September 20, 2015 - Report this comment
From the Saturday morning cartoon vault: TV commercial for the Hot Wheels carrying cases. The Rally Case (held 12 cars) and Super Rally Case (held 24 cars). This aired on "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp Hour" over ABC (9/12/70). This was Premiere Week, as ABC's cartoon lineup changed from Super Saturday to Saturday Jamboree. Well-trained chimpanzees were the stars in the live-action series. The good spy agency (A.P.E) vs. bad spy agency (C.H.U.M.P.). Actor Bernie Kopell voiced Baron Von Butcher, leader of C.H.U.M.P., and Malachi Throne ("It Takes a Thief") was the off-camera narrator in each episode. The simian rock group, "Evolution Revolution" did musical numbers in between adventures.

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