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Hot Wheels it is - says Kaneda


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#102 3 months ago

My first one. lol. Ten million miles of track later...

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#104 3 months ago

I've played Hot Wheels. Pretty cool game but I like Bell Games F-1 Grand Prix much better.

#108 3 months ago

One of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid. The pinball world has definitely had a shortage of car themed games lately unless you consider Mustang.

I will be interested to see what they come up with, but so far it's not one of those gotta have it themes from when I was kid situations. They usually aren't.

#110 3 months ago

All I want for Christmas is a Boss Hoss Silver Special. lol.

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#197 3 months ago

Will there be a Fat Track LE?

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#200 3 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

I wonder how many guys just from reading this thread are in the attic?
Basement or hall closets looking for there
Hot wheels ???

Sold all mine at a garage sale in the early 70s. And I think I'll just leave it at that.

Although this is probably still worth something today. Along with that Mongoose and Snake dragster kit.

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#203 3 months ago

That was a fun thread. Until I got permanently banned from posting there.

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#207 3 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

What? I didn't know that. Please appeal to the moderators as I would love to have you back in that thread.

No big deal. It was the entire hobbies without flippers sub forum, can't remember why.

They have already been super kind since my return, so perhaps the less places I can post, the better off I am.

#213 3 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

I read most of that thread and don’t remember anyone mentioning hot wheels.

Really? That's what you get for putting me on ignore.

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#220 3 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

I do remember that now. I was jealous seeing so much track with one person.

That was the Super Charger Grand Prix Race Set. The only thing I wanted that Christmas. When I woke up Christmas morning there was no box that size under the tree. They had hidden it behind the couch. Haha!

The girl lived next door. She is up to like 15 children now.

Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Congrats you are American Pinball’s target demographic.

No, I left my childhood behind many years ago.

#223 3 months ago

Problem with Hot Wheels is after the Redlines went away and Sizzlers fizzled out, they pretty much sucked and that was over 45 years ago.

I remember taking my kid to the toy store and seeing what was left of them. lol.

#226 3 months ago
Quoted from RustyLizard:

Although it was the same company, that was Sizzlers not Hot Wheels.

Really? I could have sworn it said Hot Wheels right on the box.

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#228 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Wait so manufacturers are supposed to come into rumor threads now and dispel or confirm?

That’s a new one.

I'm waiting for Mattel to confirm it.

#230 3 months ago

I'm content to just let this be a tell us about your Hot Wheels thread.

I wanted an Indy Eagle so bad, but none of the local toy stores had one. When my birthday came around, somehow my brother had found one for me.

Now, my brother may be a lot of things now, but I will never forget that moment.

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#232 3 months ago

Fastest car to ever go in and out of a supercharger. Who can name it ?
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#233 3 months ago

Running one of these through a supercharger did not always end well.

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#235 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Ok so that’s Odin - who will never buy a game like this and is just caught up the old man nostalgia as usual - and two others who are super into Hot Wheels.

I went through my Hot Wheels flashback in the 90s. lol.

Only time I ever called to order something off TV was when they offered reproductions the four chrome cars that came in the Hot Wheels club kit in a nice plastic display case. Then I gave it to a buddy that was more enthused than I was.

This is fun. Lets see how fast someone can name all four of the chrome club cars.

#245 3 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Peeping Bomb

Yep, the Peeping Bomb was the perfect width and had the perfect side contours so when it hit the rollers in the supercharger, it gained more velocity coming out than any other car we tried. Red Baron not so much as it would get all mangled and then what was left of it would eventually come shooting out.

Quoted from Rum-Z:

I only know of three: King Kuda, Boss Hoss, and Heavy Chevy as shown in the pic. Nitty Gritty Kitty, the Cougar, was never offered as a club car.[quoted image]

I think you are correct. They threw the Nitty Gritty in with the others I believe when I got that repro set in the 90s.

The club kit was cool, but I was little bummed as the ad showed a Boss Hoss, but when I opened mine it had a Heavy Chevy.

#247 3 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Yeah, you couldn't pick what you wanted, lol. You got a random one of the three, and hopefully you could trade a friend if you got one you didn't want. I think the Boss Hoss was most kid's favorite.

An early lesson in false advertising. lol. I kept all the other swag for the longest time.

The kit cost like $5. In the early 2000s, a vintage toy store had an unopened one for $500. I didn't need to relive my youth that bad. Especially with the thought I might end up with another Heavy Chevy.

#250 3 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

could be awesome with some creative ramp/loop work.

Perhaps even a parachute or two as well.

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#252 3 months ago
Quoted from Mr68:

Will the game have pinballs in it?

Considering the era of the theme, these might be more appropriate.

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#257 3 months ago
Quoted from whitey:

There still building them today

Of course they are.

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#285 3 months ago
Quoted from TonyScoots:

I sill have a club kit sealed unopened

Open it. We want to see your Heavy Chevy or King Kuda. There is also some cool literature in there.

#286 3 months ago
Quoted from okayestpinballer:

But wouldn't we rather be playing with our toys?

I don't consider coin operated gambling devices to be toys. More an adult thing, although when I was a child I took the older kids money playing blackjack and poker.

And no, I don't play with kid's toys anymore. Exception was when raising a child when she had nobody else to play with.

Also no, I am not going to go buy back all my Hot Wheels either.

#288 3 months ago

1 dollar in 1967 does not go as far now as it did then.

#291 3 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

How far away is Fast and Furious pinball at Stern.

30- 40 years after F+F 15, I'd imagine.

#296 3 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

Yeah funny one! But Stern has that license and they just did finish another Universal themed game. I heard one of the next on deck is Fast and Furious.

Shame they couldn't get to it while Paul Walker was still alive. I mean, I would have loved to have seen this title 10-15 years ago.

But since Lucas Black has now quit NCIS NO to spend more time with his family, perhaps we might be seeing the return of Sean Boswell in an upcoming F+F.

When Fast 7 came out is when they really had the opportunity to do great things with a pinball machine themed after it.

#298 3 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

I still think if the title Hot Wheels is real. It will be a redemption game and not pinball.

Makes sense.

#303 3 months ago

Hot Wheels is right in pinball's current wheelhouse. Pick a theme that is 50 years old where a game by the same name has already been done.

Quoted from LTG:

1969 Pink, Rear-Loading Beach Bomb – $175,000

I had the low budget Deora with the surfboards. lol. And the red Beatnik Bandit, not the pink one.

#304 3 months ago

Hot Wheels also had a larger line about 1970 called Gran Toros. And I think they had similar track for it too. They didn't seem to be very common. I think I had the Tarantula. Did anybody else collect these?

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#307 3 months ago
Quoted from screaminr:

It should have a multi storey car park for lock balls

Or something like the Tune Up Tower. It came with a nice tool for straightening bent axles.

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#363 3 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

I think Stern already has this license. This is a game I would buy. There is already a really successful video game based on this franchise.

There have been many different coin operated driving games for F+F since almost day one, so I'm guessing the license was never a problem.

The problem I think is pinball companies have been paying too much attention to pinsiders and their dream themes and it was not one that did very well here.

To me it's just too late to do the game justice now with the passing of Paul Walker and the other cast members leaving the franchise. Too late.

#365 3 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Yeah because people watch those shitty movies for the acting and performances.
I’m pretty sure the theme alone would be enough for FF fans.

The actors and their characters and their interactions with each other is what helped turn the franchise into what it is today. From the early days of Dom and Brian being enemies, to becoming team members and best friends along with the rest of their extended family.

At least that's why I watched them. Sure they add new people, but the core family has been slowly disintegrating since before Fast 7.

#368 3 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

I haven't watched any F&F since Chad Lindberg left to be a Ghost Stalker.
I'll never forget you Jesse!!!

I've watched them all now.

The over the top action is a lot of fun, but it was at it's pinnacle with Furious 7, a great tribute to Paul Walker, and for me it will never be the same again.

#374 3 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

Yeah 6 & 7 where venturing into superhero territory, 8 jumped the fuckin shark big time and was abit of a turd and I say that as a huge F&F fan.

I've enjoyed most of them since I saw the first one in the theatre when it came out.

As far as all out action, Fast 5 was pretty darn good. Still have a soft spot for Tokyo Drift too.

I watched one special about how they do most of the stunts for real in leu of computer generated and it's pretty amazing.

#376 3 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Hobbs & Shaw?

Didn't see that one...yet. Like I said it hasn't been the same since Paul Walker passed away. But apparently it still made a lot of money.

#387 3 months ago

For those not overly familiar with the Fast and Furious movies. This is one scene from the 8th installment Furious 7 four years ago.

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#409 72 days ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

Hot wheels is a mattel toy for five year old kids.

Sure, I was 5 years old in 1967 when they first came out, but it stayed good until I was almost 10 years old.

#411 72 days ago

Stranger Things must appeal to an audience I am not a part of.

#414 72 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Tell that to the 40 something collector paying $500 a pop for red line Hot Wheels?

If you have ever watched the show Collectors Call, there are all kinds of grown ups obsessed with filling their houses with memorabillia of one kind or another. In at least two episodes, a Kiss collector, and a Wizard of Oz collector, they each had the corrosponding pinball machine. Some of these guys don't look like they get out much.

#417 72 days ago

It would certainly be one of the better themes they have come up with in years.

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#423 71 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

What the hell do think a pinball machine is? It's a glorified toy that happens to take your money.

A commercial coin operated, sometimes gambling device, mostly designed to be left in a public location to make money.

Don't know of too many toys that include a coin door and the ability to make money. Never did I walk up to a pinball machine, put money in it and say "I'm going to play with this toy now".

I really wish the pinball community would stop using the word "toy", when referring to these commercial grade machines.

Is a slot machine a toy? Is a soda machine a toy? Is a snack machine a toy? Your car might be a cheap toy, but I don't believe any of these are.

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#464 46 days ago

Yes, Matchbox cars were great if you wanted to put them on a shelf and look at them.

Hot Wheels were great if you wanted to put them on a track and actually race them.

Johnny Lightning were great if you could not afford either of the other.

#468 46 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Not sure I follow your point there, I played the crap out of my matchbox vehicles.

They were slow and the only track I remember had a long spring in the track that helped them along.

Hot Wheels came out because we wanted cars that moved fast.

#471 46 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

They were slow and the only track I remember had a long spring in the track that helped them along.

My brother had this thing and it wasn't long before the spring in the track got all jacked and it would not work any more.

#473 46 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

That’s pretty cool, I had a similar type track that had open wheel race cars and those babies were fast. If you didn’t manage the speed right they would go airborne big time in the turns!

We had the Tyco slot cars for that. They hauled ass.

I'm still trying to remember another track my buddy had, it was not Hot Wheels or Matchbox, but was like plastic tubes that snapped together and the vehicles rode on that.

#476 46 days ago

Found it!
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This thing was dope.

#478 46 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Kind of forgot about them, wouldn’t mind buying one again!

Sometime in the 90s, a local hobby store had all kinds of Tyco slot car sets, and we set up a mega track again.

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#486 46 days ago

I'm spending that much money, I'm going big. My next door neighbor had one of these in his garage.

The coincidence is one of the kids from the neighborhood I haven't see since the 70s that used to hang out there just stopped into my work.
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#497 46 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Somebody thought the Corvair was a great idea

#502 46 days ago

Word is the Johnny Lightning license is coming much cheaper.

Still think this ad is pretty bogus.

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#519 45 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

I’ve seen quite a few people who appear to be in their 40’s or older wearing Goonies shirts

" I don't care what you do, I wouldn't want to be like you..."
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#521 45 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Maybe if Goonies were before/after your childhood I get it but that was a huge part of 80’s pop culture on so many fronts.

Yes, I was a grown up when that came out, but for some reason I don't go clamoring or wearing memorabillia from movies from the 1970s that were so much better than that. And nobody else I know does either.

I guess that's what it means to actually grow up.

Like the 70s, the 1980s are long over. History.

To put it in perspective, where's my Escape From Witch Mountain pinball machine?

#524 45 days ago
Quoted from Psw757:

Pretty normal shit in my opinion for people in the 35-60 age range out here on the east coast.

Yes, I guess out on the left coast, people tend to move on a little faster and live in the now a bit more. I don't see much if any 80s memorabillia at all. That's a decade a lot of us would rather forget. Myself included.

To be fair, in the 90s, I had a slight bit of nostalgia for the 70s with posters and a lavalamp. Probably a faze a lot of people went thru, then grew out of.

#525 45 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Come on....don't tell me you don't have a CONVOY tee somewhere.

No, but I did find a CB radio when I was cleaning out a box of junk that probably should have been thrown out years ago.

#527 45 days ago

lol.

Funny, that movie keeps popping up on some off channel, but my fingers keep refusing to press the button on the remote to record it.

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#639 28 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

A pinball machine is just an overpriced toy for all of us grown men.

These are super fun, overpriced, coin operated toys too.

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#643 28 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

I am so sorry you do not know the difference between a vending machine and an amusement device. But hey, to each his own I guess.

They are both coin operated commercial grade equipment as far as I am concerned. Unless of course your collection is comprised of Zizzle machines.

A roller coaster is also an amusement device, but funny how I never considered it to be a toy either.

#645 28 days ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

You don't play games with a candy machine or a pop machine. You certainly don't play games with a roller coaster

When we play checkers or chess, or even hungry hungry hippos, they are also games, but I never remember anybody calling them toys either.

I know the old saying "he who dies with the most toys wins", but I don't see it that way either. He who dies is just dead.

#647 28 days ago

Hey Lloyd, how long have you been calling your coin op machines toys?

#651 28 days ago
Quoted from LTG:

They are a thing, used to generate income. I can't be passionate about them.

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#691 27 days ago
Quoted from mbeardsley:

I think people put way to much emphasis on theme.

Not really. I can think of dozens of recent crappy themes that would prevent me from wanting to buy them or even play them more than once.

#701 27 days ago

I would have bought a Spongebob pinball machine. Like 10 years ago when my daughter was 11.

Now for her it seems to be all about Family Feud and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

#713 27 days ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

R&M is a good theme and sold 750 units. That is less than the 1k sales threshold we’ve heard Balcer say is needed for a successful pin. So from American Pinball’s perspective they need to pick a great theme and execute well to sell 1k pins.

Rick and Morty might have sold 1000s of units had they been available.

#946 25 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

They're using repurposed Mattel Hot Wheels cartoon clips

This might be cool after all.

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#951 25 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

I don't "get" the spinning car though.

Hey, it worked before.

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#995 25 days ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Not a fan of having my info handed out to others after a sale goes down.

Anybody that gives out your info without asking you no matter what the circumstance is super lame.

Thanks for the heads up on this nineball.

#1026 25 days ago

That link sends you to a walk thru at the Captain's auction. Did not watch the whole thing but don't believe they had this game there on Saturday.

#1031 25 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

Jump in about a minute thirty.

I guess the Captain does have one. Might have to go check it out.

#1126 24 days ago
Quoted from PoMC:

Search "hot wheels cartoon" on Youtube.

Search Hot Wheels Cartoon 1969 and that's what I'm talkin' bout.

#1139 24 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

I think Shrek was a Chuck-E-Cheese only game..

TSPP and Nascar too. There was also an EM at one near us.

#1142 24 days ago

They better get selling them before there is no more money left to buy them.

#1150 24 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

Probably the best time in Pinball theme wise.

That's seriously debatable. Worst ever IMO.

It's probably all coming to an end soon anyway, so the industry will be able to pack it up with at least a little dignity left.

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#1159 24 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

Yes I believe you're on the older side of the house so that makes sense. I feel like you've already had your turn ; )

Let us younger guys get some new blood in here!

The themes you mentioned seem super old to me.

What my years have told me is it has been a strong economy that has supported the buying of new machines the last 5 years. Take away the strong economy, and what are you left with?

#1161 24 days ago
Quoted from delt31:

Doesn't matter what the theme is if the economy crashes.

It's happening as we speak. Not only was it overdue, now we have the panic set in.

With the way things are unfolding, how many are ordering new pinball machines?

I don't want to sound like doom and gloom, but it is the reality of the situation.

#1188 24 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Stern is loving them some Covid-19! If the HUO slows much, not many nascent pin companies will survive. Which sucks.

Yep, it should be easy to pay the rent and overhead on that huge new building they just moved into when sales slow to crawl..

#1192 24 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

They will be the one who survives is my point.

You guess.

#1237 23 days ago
Quoted from Viggin900:

Everything is pretty much a placeholder at the moment.

A placeholder until the economy recovers?

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