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Black Friday toys, five picks that can’t miss

Let the holiday shopping begin! Black Friday is this week and here’s a few things you should keep an eye out for.

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Hot Wheels Collector app fails to help me stay organized

Keeping track of a big toy collection can be a chore, so I tried an app to help manage my Hot Wheels.

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Hot Wheels: Looking Back at All That Track

Bells and whistles can be a lot of fun but nothing beats the basics. It’s too bad the basics are hard to come by these days.

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All aboard! Model train memories

What did kids do before video games? We had model trains. Before technology took over Long before the wonderful world of Nintendo took over my childhood, my favorite method of wasting time was playing with my model train set. I got my first train set for my 6th birthday. It was your basic all-in-one train […]

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Hot Wheels, a life long friend

When I think back on all the toys I had growing up as a kid and even the toys I still have as an adult, many of them were little more than fads. They were hot and popular and every kid wanted them, but ultimately they didn’t hang around for long. Looking at the world […]

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My first diecast car convention

Like many, I’ve been collecting Hot Wheels and Matchbox toy cars pretty much my entire life. My childhood cars were well loved, though I admit many fell victim to the cruel play of any 10-year-old boy, which often includes bricks, paint, mud, and a few explosives, just for good measure. It wasn’t until I started […]

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Antique and Vintage Tonka Trucks: A Look Back at the Big Yellow Trucks

In 1946, a small Minnesota company sought to manufacture gardening tools under the name Mound Metalcraft. This business model quickly evolved however, when their side project of crafting metal toys became a much more viable market. Business and life (and toys) can be unpredictable, and sometimes our crazy side projects take on a life of […]

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5 Ways To Enjoy Your Hot Wheels Collection

Hot Wheels is one of the most affordable toys to collect. Since most cars are only a dollar, it means anyone with a pocket or a purse can cobble together enough spare change to buy a few toy cars. Most people might think Hot Wheels starts with kids scooting them across the kitchen floor and […]

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Time for Green Tea Again: Top Eco-Toys 2010

Everybody is going green these days. It’s rather trendy to say the least, so it’s no surprise that toys are following the trend and selling big when it comes to eco-friendly categories. If you’d very much like to give your kids something fun to play with that they’re guaranteed to enjoy plus is quite possibly […]

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Sweet Memories of Childhood Cars: A Matchbox Retrospective

I wrote an article last week about Hot Wheels cars, but upon posting it something started gnawing at me. While talking about Hot Wheels, I had completely neglected to mention Matchbox, the opposing brand. What makes this worse is that as a kid, I couldn’t distinguish between the two as both brands made little toy […]

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