• Jan 31st 2010 at 3:43PM
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You know what we like almost as much as real cars? Toy cars. It's gotten to the point where there mere existence of Hot Wheels, Matchbox, and the like seem like an ongoing conspiracy to suck an extra few bucks out of our wallets with every trip to the store.

Furthering that belief is Hot Wheels' new Kmart promo, wherein if you buy 20 cars from the basic assortment (they need to match certain SKUs, just FYI), you can then mail in your stack of receipts to receive the special edition '62 Corvette you see above. (A gallery of more detailed pics can be seen at HotWheelsCollectors.com.) It arrives on a special blister pack that notes its collector's edition status, and is even shipped in a Kar Keepers protective case to help ensure that the heavy-handed employees at your local sorting station don't wreck it in transit.

To qualify for the promotion, you must buy your 20 eligible Hot Wheels cars between Feb. 10 and Mar. 10, 2010. Additional details, official rules, etc. are available at HotWheelsCollectors.com. Now please excuse us - there's a Jackson burning a hole in our pocket, and a Kmart within easy driving distance.

[Source: HotWheelsCollectors.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      GreenLight Collectibles cars are much much better detail wise anyday!
        • 5 Years Ago
        They also cost 6 to 7 times more. Apples to oranges.
        • 5 Years Ago
        If price is your determining factor then yes, apples to oranges... But I prefer a car that actually, you know, looks like the real car... I don't know about you but it seems like Hot Wheels uses the same cheap wheel for every casting... Not my idea of proper representation... In the end the price is worth it for a "collectible."
      • 5 Years Ago
      "...you can then mail in your stack of receipts to receive the special edition '62 Corvette you see above."

      In Blue Light Special paintjob at that!... :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      I still collect, really a cheap hobby to do with the boy. I need him around though... he knows what 1st eds I need, and knows the wheel and color variations.

      I'm not a stark raving mad collector anymore. If I can't get it from the peg, then I'll do without.

      And no Kmarts around here. :(
        • 5 Years Ago
        The only flaw with this deal is that you have to take all the cars you buy out of their packages. I usually leave them in the package they come in.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This Will Sell Big On EBAY for the ones missed out........Plus highly Sought by Collectors
      • 5 Years Ago
      I remember those days when I was a kid I had like 300 hot wheels/matchbox cars, had good clean fun with them...Mom used to work at the distributor for them...
      • 5 Years Ago
      They do this about 3 or 4 times a year. Last year the mail-in cars were a '65 VW Fastback, a '55 Chevy Panel Truck, a '67 GTO, and a custom '68 Camaro called "Heavy Chevy".

      They all had the same paint jobs, dark metallic red with flames. very nice set. I think they are doing it the same way this year.

      K-Mart is holding a special collectors event on February 13th. You get a shot at opening your own case and get the harder to find cars, and there are 3 cars with special paint jobs that will only be available during this event, along with a few "first to market" cars that will be available during this event before they hit anywhere else.

      Check with your local K-Mart to see if they are participating.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Just checked, I got the date wrong, it is on February 20th, not the 14th. And there is 4 special paint cars, not 3.

        @Alex, yeah, some Hot Wheels collectors are borderline insane. My daughter collects Hot Wheels too now, so she goes to these events with me. Luckily, most of the collectors in my area are nice guys, so my daughter doesn't have to witness adults acting like children fighting over $1 toy cars, lol. I have heard some horror stories though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I remember working at Kmart during High School, some of those Hot Wheels collectors were nuts. We would do those special openings, where some were selected and got to open the boxes. I didn't mind, less for me to do!
      • 5 Years Ago
      OK, we get a post on Hotwheels, but NOTHING on the Rolex 24???? C'mon man!
        • 5 Years Ago
        ? rolex24 is a car toy?
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