Kmart Hot Wheels Event 11.5.11

Nov 13, 2011 No Comments by

The November 5th Kmart Hot Wheels event went well as usual here in Central New York. We’re quite lucky to have a good group of collectors who really appreciate the opportunity to participate and of course enjoy getting together with the other local collectors.

Our lovely host Agnes is always so pleasant and makes the event go so smoothly. Here you see all 20 of the cases our store got.

Now, we don’t normally get more than 20 collectors at the events so when our number is called, we each get a full case to ourselves. For the cases that are left over, we put our numbers in an empty box and they get pulled for the extra cases. As I said earlier, we have a good group of collectors that come to these events and we all get along and make the event fun.

There were two different case codes, BG & BM. BM had the Ducati Treasure Hunt and the BG case had the red `67 Chevelle without Real Riders. It has black mc5 wheels with red chrome rim.
Both case codes had pretty much the same selection of cars, but there were a few that were in short supply. The `67 Plymouth GTX, `72 Ford Gran Torino and the `68 Nova were the three cars that not everyone was able to get.

There are usually a few good Variations that show up at these events too. At this event one to be looking for was the red metallic `07 Ford Shelby with bright yellow side stripes. Most all of the other Mustangs had the gold side stripes.

There were also the usual color swings along with the pink tint windshield on the AC/Cobra but that was about it. No wheel, base or interior Variations.

After most of the collectors have gone, we put all the remaining cars together on the tables, and look them all over. This allows us to put them side by side and pick up on anything that may be different.

Everyone that was at the event would like to thank Agnes for her patience and pleasantries, and Kmart and Mattel for continuing to bring us collectors these events!

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Michael Zarnock is an American author and columnist, who writes collector guides and articles about Hot Wheels toy cars and accessories. Michael's massive Hot Wheels collection and his knowledge of their history has earned him notoriety around the world. Whether it be because of the 12 books and countless articles that he has written about the Hot Wheels brand or the sheer size and diversity of his collection, this extensive knowledge has earned him the label, "One of the worlds leading Hot Wheels authorities." Michael is a 2 Time Guinness World Record holder! First in 2003 and then again in 2007! He is in the record books for owning the "Largest collection of different model cars". He has also been featured in the 2008 "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" book #5 “Prepare To Be Shocked!” and the 2011 "Ripley's Believe It Or Not!" book "Utterly Crazy!" for his obsession with Hot Wheels. February 2009 Michael was inducted into the "Diecast Hall Of Fame" as a "Hot Wheels Historian" and later that same year Mattel Hot Wheels ® honored Michael by reproducing his old Altered Roadster Race Car as part of their Nostalgic "Drag Strip Demons ®" Series! Specialties include, but are not limited to: Hot Wheels Toy Cars & Accessories, their History, Values and Collection Appraisals. Michael has done Appraisal services for Insurance Riders, Insurance Claims, Ebay Claims, US Postal Claims, Court Cases including Estate and Divorce Settlements and Certificates of Authenticity. Public Appearance's, Freelance Writing Requests, Work For Hire, Interviews and Experienced On-Camera Talent Hosting for the Automotive and Hobby Entertainment Industry.
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