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Old Hot Wheels Prices
- Hot Wheels is a thirty minute Saturday morning animated television series broadcast on ABC from 1969 to 1971, under the primary sponsorship of Mattel Toys.
- Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy car, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1996, when Mattel acquired rights to the Matchbox brand from Tyco.
- Hot Wheels is a Hardy Boys novel.
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old hot wheels prices - Power Wheels
Power Wheels smart fortwo coupe
The Fisher-Price Power Wheels Smart Fortwo Coupe is a durable toy that's a blast to drive. This bright red battery-powered two-seater features Smart Car details, forward and reverse movement, two speeds, and power brakes. Kids aged 3 and up can cruise outdoors up to five miles per hour in this realistic toy Smart Car.
Smart Fortwo Coupe
Ages: 3 years and up
Requires: Phillips screwdriver
Max Weight: 130 lbs. (59 kg)
What We Think
Ease of assembly:
The Good: Two speeds and lock-out function ideal for beginners to advanced kid drivers
The Challenging: For outdoor use only
In a Nutshell: An easy to operate and sophisticated toy car with a realistic design
The Smart Fortwo Coupe puts kids in control of their very own automobile.
The car sports a vibrant red finish, grilles, and other realistic details. View larger.
A Kids' Smart Car with Realistic Detailing
This kid's Power Wheels Smart Car by Fisher-Price is designed with an eye toward realism. Constructed from sturdy plastic, the red car body, black dash, and gray seats will have kids feeling as if they're driving a grown-up's Smart Car.
This sophisticated toy comes with over two dozen decals that leave no detail unturned. Kids will love the head and taillights, sporty black stripes, grilles, Smart Car logo, and license plate.
This car has a generous turning range and can drive forward or in reverse. The two gears--low and high--have speeds of two and a half to five miles per hour. The shifter allows kids to adjust their speed. Beginners are recommended to use the low speed, while advanced drivers can graduate to high speed. A high-speed lock-out is available so beginners won't accidently slip into the higher gear.
Cruise in Safety and Comfort
During testing, we found the Power Wheels Smart Car to be easy to assemble. After the 12-volt battery charges for 18 hours, you'll be able to assemble the car with nothing more than the accompanying screws and a Phillips-head screwdriver.
The additional pieces, such as the seat, dash, and steering column, fit together well. Considering its sturdy plastic material, this toy should hold up to everyday wear and bumps in the road.
This toy car's turning range and adjustability are as impressive as its easy assembly. The shifter allows kids to reverse and adjust their speed, so they can slow down around tighter corners or speed up if they've got a straight path ahead of them.
Unlike other toy cars, the Power Wheels Smart Car allows both a driver and a passenger to take a spin. This toy is recommended for outdoor use only and can handle a load of up to 130 pounds.
High Speed Lock-out for Beginners
If your child is new to driving toy vehicles, you can keep the car relegated to the low speed (two and a half miles per hour) until your child is more comfortable operating the Smart Car. The shifter has a lock-out screw that prevents it from being shifted to the higher gear.
What's in the Box
Vehicle, nine parts for assembly, 12-volt orange battery, 12-volt charger, 16 screws, decal sheet, and instructions.
Four (Ixo-made?) Mattel Hot Wheels 1/43 scale Ferrari models.
Four new 1/43 scale Ferrari models sold by Mattel Hot Wheels, but which I strongly suspect were actually made by Ixo, photographed on my driveway at sunset on a late September evening. From left-to-right, a Ferrari Testarossa, a Ferrari 550 Barchetta, a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, and a Ferrari 360 Spider. I bought them at the Toys R' Us store in the St. Laurent Centre for $13 Canadian each, which is about 1/3rd what I pay for each Ixo Ferrari model. I can tell they're actually made by Ixo since I already own a 1/43 scale 360 Spider model from Ixo and, while there are a couple of small plastic details on the Ixo model like brake pads & raised Ferrari lettering on the engine cover that were left off of the Hot Wheels-badged model, presumably for budgetary reasons, the metal casting itself is identical. Also, the bases are identical to the older Ixo bases except for some "not for children" warnings on the bottom and the font is the same. The only thing that bothers me about these models is that Mattel used the Ixo bases but not the clear plastic cubes, so I have to keep them in the cardboard boxes to keep them dust-free. The similarly-priced 1/43 scale 100% Hot Wheels Ferrari models Mattel sold at ordinary retail outlets a decade ago had the full display cases, so I don't see why these ones don't. Mattel Hot Wheels sold another blister-packed line of 1/43 scale Ferrari models around 2 years ago, but those ones were for kids with hardly any painted details other than those on the die-cast metal itself. These new ones are much nicer, and the packaging explicitly states they're for "adult collectors only".
Steve Brandon and the Chamber of Scorcher... erm, Hot Wheels Scorcher Chamber.
Here I am at 6 years old (Christmas 1980) playing with my Christmas present, a Hot Wheels Scorcher Chamber set. The Hot Wheels car which came with the set wasn't a normal Hot Wheels car, it actually had one of those spring-loaded pull-back motors inside, so it could keep going under its own power for 10 seconds or so. Also, it was painted like an Evel Knievel stunt car. The goal was to knock over the four flags on the side of the transparent plastic bowl. I don't think the set survived intact too long after Christmas 1980. By the way, for anyone who knows me, the living room looks completely different because this was taken in Beaconsfield, the Christmas before we moved to Pincourt.