Monday, July 3, 2017

A New Hot Wheel Decade...1970!!!

This week we're going back to the ol' display case to feature Hot Wheels from 1970! By this time Mattel was the king of die cast cars and they decided to expand their kingdom by including trucks (The Heavyweights) and stock dragsters (Spoilers). Also, they introduced the Hot Wheels Club (because everything is cooler when you're in a club!) complete with chrome cars to go with it! So, let's jump right in to the first groovy eight cars, shall we?

First, we have the Heavyweights Ambulance. I guess Mattel saw how kids played with their cars and they figured this was really needed for those tiny imaginary drivers...

The Boss Hoss Club Car in all of its chrome glory! You could only get a club car by joining the Hot Wheels Club, and you had no way of knowing which car you were going to get! If you wanted a Boss Hoss in 1970, this was the only way to get it. The regular car wasn't offered until 1971.
Although not my favorite, the Carabo was actually pretty cool with its operating gull-wing doors.

The Heavyweights Cement Mixer was exactly that. They didn't go all out on clever names for the Heavyweights for some reason...

The Classic Nomad modeled a 1955 model quite well. It's such a classic car that it seems a little weird that it took Mattel three years to get around to it.

The Demon was modeled after a real show car called the "Lil' Coffin." You could (and I think still can) get a plastic model version of it. I kind of like that name better that "The Demon," but nobody asked me...Hey, I was seven.

One guess as to what this Heavyweights was called. Yep, it's the "Dump Truck." Come on Mattel, you aren't even trying!

The Ferrari 312P in dark blue is actually a handsome car. I have more appreciation for it as an adult than I did as a kid. 
So there are our first eight! Of course there will be more to come, so keep those bell-bottoms handy and we'll see you next time!

And until next time, keep searching for treasure!

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