Sunday, November 25, 2018

1971 Hot Wheels- The Gift That Keeps On Giving

I'm pretty comfortable in saying that 1971 was the high water mark for number of redlines released by Hot Wheels. 1970 was close, with 33, but 1971 gave us 35! What that means in my case is that I can milk this year for months with the ol' blog! Yay!

Our next three cars are:

The Six Shooter! What's better than one engine and four wheels? Well, here's your answer! It looks like the hatch might open on this one, but it doesn't.

The Snake II! The Mongoose and Snake line was a money making machine for Mattel, and they exploited it every chance they got. Interestingly, I remember having this one as a kid...until a friend stole it. Life lesson learned. Don't loan out your Hot Wheels!

The Snake II in service mode. I still think it looks cool with the body lifted...

Speaking of exploiting the property, here we have the Snake Rail, because...why not? The Mongoose and Snake Rails were identical, except for paint and stickers. 

And the Snake Rail in "wheelie mode." The set came with a trigger in the track that would trip the counter weight used for wheelies. it is!

That's about it for this time! Believe it or not, we still have a few more to go! Until next time, keep searching for treasure!

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