Start Your Hot Wheels Diecast Collection in 3 Easy Steps

Collecting Hot Wheels diecast cars can be a rewarding and fun hobby for anyone of any age. Hot Wheels have been around since Mattel released the first one in 1968. Some of the model gain value over time so they can be an investment as well as a hobby. There are so many to choose from, how do you get started?

Think of what are your favorite real cars and then use those to pick out your first Hot Wheels diecast models. If that exotic German or Italian supercar is just out of reach, you can own it in scale model. You can build a garage of exotic or limited edition cars that would rival any billionaire’s collection. The make new, old and concept cars now. If you want to collect cars from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or 70’s you are in luck as there models available. You will be able to find models to collect no matter your passion, from monster trucks to modified cars.

Make sure you stay within your budget. Some cars can be $100’s when they are first released. You will find the prices rise quickly the older the model gets. The quality and the features in the model usually determines the price. A plastic fixed wheel car will be the cheapest option but it will not be as nice as a metal car with working wheels. Size is also a factor in determining the size. The standard 1/64 size of the models can be typically fairly cheap. The larger models such as 1:18 are quite large models and can be quite expensive. As the model gets older it gets more expensive. If you find a 30 year old model it is going to be much more expensive than a brand new model on sale today.

Keep track of what you have already purchased to avoid duplication. Diecast display cases are a great way to do this. It is easier to admire your collection when it is out in the open. It also gives you a handy way to inventory your collection so you do not buy duplicates. You are going to need different display cases if you are collecting different sizes of models. A large model beside a small model will make the small one look even smaller.

If you use these handy tips you will be well on your way to a rewarding hobby of Hot Wheels diecast collecting. No matter what kind of car you like there are models available for you to collect and display. Once you have a good sized collection started you will be proud to show it off.