- 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: 8.5 x 0.8 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hot Wheels, The Ultimate Redline Guide Companion, Identification & Values 1968-1977 Hardcover – Illustrated, March 1, 2007
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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.
Top customer reviews
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. It certainly differs by the model and the disparity is greater on the cars which are more rare, of course.
One thing I loved about the Sizzlers section was all the photos of the great accessories such as the various track sets. These show a picture of the packaging along with a checklist of all of the components in the set which is very useful. This book is a great reference title for any level of Hot Wheels collector and the photography is second to none.
Reviewed by Tim Janson