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Hot Wheels, The Ultimate Redline Guide Companion, Identification & Values 1968-1977 Hardcover – Illustrated, March 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Series: Hot Wheels the Ultimate Redline Guide
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Collector Books (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1574325396
  • ISBN-13: 978-1574325393
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #825,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...Each model has its own page listing colours, variations and values for loose and packaged cars from Hong Kong and the USA. The book also has special sections on Gran Prix, Heavyweights, Sky Show, Spoilers, Carry Cases, Displays, Gift Sets, Playsets, Track Sets, Merchandise, Collector Buttons and more....-Will Sowth

About the Author

Jack Clark is a retired specialty retailer and private investigator. His collection of Hot Wheels includes more than 1,200 redline cars. He is interested in 1960s and 1970s toys, and collects G.I. Joe, Captain Action, Johnny West, lunchboxes, hand puppets, Marx playsets, and t.v. character and related toys such as the Munsters, James Bond, Green Hornet, and Lost in Space. He plans to open a toy museum someday.

Robert Wicker became reacquainted with his childhood love of Hot Wheels cars in the early 1990s at a flea market, and he has been collecting them ever since. He is a computer programmer/analyst, and also collects 50s & 60s music.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Don't let the title fool you, Hot Wheels the Ultimate Redline Guide Companion covers much more than just Redlines. It does adhere to the period of 1968 - 1977, but it covers a whole host of Hot Wheels products produced during that period including Chopcycles, Hot Birds, Hot Shots, RRRumblers, SmallShots, Zowees, and a new chapter in this second edition on Gran Toros. As with all every title from Collector Books the production is first rate with very colorful and sharp photography all in a heavy duty hard cover book. The usual matter on things like grading and pricing leads things off before we get into the first of over a dozen different chapters on various Hot Wheels lines and accessories.

Each chapter opens with a bit of history and reference information about that particular line of Hot Wheels such as the year the line was introduced, how many vehicles were in each series, etc...The Gran Toros section is particularly interesting as this joint venture between Mattel and Mebetoys of Italy is largely unknown to all but the most avid Hot Wheels collectors and is a welcome addition to the guide. This is a truly beautiful line featuring vehicles such as the Lamborghini Miura, Mustang Boss 302, Porsche Carrera 10, and the Ferrari P4.

The Sizzlers section shows an overview of the cars and then shows each car on its own page with a large close-up view, and then with several smaller pictures displaying some of the various color variations for each car along with a price grade table for mint loose cars and MIP cars. Each car again features background into on the model, noting specific features about each such if it came with decals or not. It's interesting to note that often there isn't a great deal of difference between the price on a loose mint car and one in the package.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Jack Clark and Robert P. Wicker's HOT WHEELS: THE ULTIMATE REDLINE GUIDE COMPANION pairs fine color photos of hot wheels issues with identification and values keys for the toy collector's cars from 1968-77. From limited spin-offs to model series designs, this HOT WHEELS guide is a fine history and values pairing and is a top pick for any collector's library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcos Pedroso on November 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
It's an amazing book of the Hot Wheels early years !! I'm discovering several unknow toys each page ! I Recomend a lot !
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By well read on December 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I am an avid redline hot wheel collector. I am very disappointed with this book. It does not cover redline hot wheels. This is not the book for true redline collectors. It covers farbs, gran toros, hotlines, hot shots, mean machines, rumblers, sizzlers, small shots, and zowees. Not even close to a redline guide, like the title describes. The second edition, written in May 2005 is still the most current guide out on the market. This guide stinks. It is useless for the true redline collector who wishes to see the latest updated information on redline hot wheels.
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