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Car FYI Holiday Gift List: Mattel Hot Wheels Die Cast Cars



Location: Various On-line retailers and stores

Price: $1-189.99

This next Car FYI Gift List idea is a bit on the nose but can not be underestimated in its appeal.

Young or old, Hot Wheels lead the way into the hearts of true car fans. For budding automotive enthusiasts, Hot Wheels provide an extension of imagination and basically hours of fun either on specialized tracks or practically anywhere else. For adults, Hot Wheels captures past memories as well as a continuing passion for automobile. Providing myself only the occasional indulgence, I was fortunate to find two vehicles etched in my childhood. First being Knight Rider's K.I.T.T. in Super Pursuit Mode and the second was Herbie the Love Bug. Larger, high-detail replicas are also provided through the Hot Wheels Elite line.

The vehicle shown in the picture is the special San Diego Comic-Con version of the Darth Vader car part of the recently unveiled Hot Wheels Star Wars line. Right now on Amazon.com, one example of the Comic-Con vehicle is selling for $189.99 US. While not as beautifully displayed, the same vehicle is also available in traditional blister packs for $3-6. Having already released a 2015 collection of vehicles, the 2015 Ford F-150, Ferrari 599 XX and McLaren P1 are part of the new set.

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