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and Matchbox Cars,Yep that's how mine started,couldn't get enough of em,love em.Still got about 250 now!...:)

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When I was a boy, only matchbox cars, in little cardboard boxes, were available. Hot Wheels cars came out on the market later and were a flashier type of toy with lots of colours. They were faster than matchbox cars and that, and the colours, made them the attraction.

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old bastard Keith,I remember Hot Wheels coming out to,haha.Our local chemist on Hamilton Road Fairfield West sold them!...

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im only 21
I dont remember that far back lol

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"

WE BUY THEM,WE REBUILD THEM,WE LOVE THEM,
WELL I DO !!!
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I use to go to the same newsagent in Enmore, climb up on the book stand because the matchbox cars where up on a high shelf, and look, look and look some more at the little boxes with the cars inside. When I was given the money to buy, I thought all my Christmases had come at once. Al, I'm almost 60 buddy. You're not THAT old are you?

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Yeah it was a bit the same for me to,when Mum or Dad would give me money it was spent on a matchbox car straight away,I used to have the blue case with the 4 crates in it to,got it for Christmas one year, used to carry it everywhere I went!..I'm 56 mate....

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I only remember Matchbox, seem to recall the Hot wheels coming out once I was older. As a kid I was given my dads old Dinky models

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Bryan

Matchbox cars came out in 1953..
Hot Wheels cars came out in 1968...

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Good info Al. Explains my mention of Matchbox then Hot Wheels. I would have been 10 when Hot Wheels came out. At that age in down town Marrickville, I would have been stealing real cars instead of playing with toy cars.............

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Keith

Are they Australian releases?

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Bryan

You bein' cheeky Bryan?? LOL

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Worldwide!...

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I was 6 mate when they came out and on the outskirts of Sydney,haha.Fairfield and outer suburbs where mostly farms back then.I've been down there a few years ago,geezuz houses everywhere!..

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Well, if you see it now Al, it is high rise units everywhere. This stinking government and councils, more people in, but no new infrastructure (roads, hospitals, police etc) for them.

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A lot of that going around here to mate,in goes the bulldozer and a couple of years later High Risers are up !..:(

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