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Better option... Creative Options Thread Organizer
on December 6, 2013
I originally bought a couple of these to store A/FX 1/64 scale slot cars a couple of years ago. Those HAD 48 slots. Then I went back to get more and they had 1 of the big compartments and held only 44 cars (Did not like). Now they have 3 large compartments and hold only 36 cars (Sticker on case misleadingly still says holds 48).
I could also see how a small child could latch it incorrectly and have all his cars come racing out onto the floor due to the fact that the cars are stored end first in the compartments and easily roll out.
I've found a better choice is the Plano Molding Co #5315 case. (It's sold as Creative Options Thread Organizer here on Amazon). It WILL actually hold 48 cars SIDEWAYS so they don't just roll out. Two of the compartments are double length (44 are standard sized) and are useful to store longer dragster cars (The rear wing on Auto World Dragsters are too tall though to fit). It's transparent so you can see what cars are stored inside if your looking for a particular car. And, it's 2-sided with a lid on each side so if you should happen to dump cars, only half of them would fall out.
Before you get one of these Hot Wheels cases, check it out.
I kept the older style 48 car Hot Wheels cases and threw the rest in the trash where they belong.