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What's your favorite casting from childhood?

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madmax 4/25/20

Redline Era Child..  simply what I knew as Hot Wheels.

My Green Boss Hoss was my favourite. I like the spoiler series. I was always taking the tires off the spoilers and putting them on the Original Camaros and Firebirds to make them faster.  Oh and that's when discovered those little white things come off ouch.  

I had always wanted a Woody Wagon..and I remember my mom going on a trip across the border to the states and she brought me back the Woody Wagon.. man, it's wheels were pretwisted, wouldn't go well down the track and crashed everytime it tried the loop..

And boy did I love that Woody.. which is why... 45 years later.. you see this

https://youtu.be/L03UAyHyjes

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CrazyEights 7/21/20

I grew up in the 80s. Only one car had style. The Cadillac Seville...


  • Unexpected but alright :) — redlinederby
  • I've always loved the mafia. In the 80s it was the Untouchables movie and John Gotti. And the cars they drove were Lincolns and Cadillacs. — CrazyEights
  • It is totally a gangster car, I'll give you that. I totally forgot about that movie, need to see if it's streaming somewhere... — redlinederby
  • I also love the '82 Cadillac Seville. My Grandpa had one when I was little. — GenX_VintageRacing
  • I'd still love to have one. To me its the coolest Caddy ever. — CrazyEights

Dukes of Hazzard and Knight Rider.  Today its the Corvette C6R Speed Machines Car, just like the real deal and close to my full size 2006 C6.

55 Gasser, Blown Delivery, Mod Rod, and giant dragsters are also favea.

I was all about 2nd gen GM F-bodies as a kid(still am), so my all time fave was the Hot Bird that came with the Double Barrel stunt set.  Grey and orange screaming chicken graphics on the hood and sides over a dark metalflake blue with gold Hot Ones wheels.  Second fave was the red and black Z28 on Ultra Hots, and one of those recently made it's way into my collection:


  • i also love the Z28 castings !!!! — RAGTAG_JIM

My faves were the Mirada Stocker and the Inside Story van... although if you expand beyond Hot Wheels, I really liked quite a few PlayArt and Tomy cars from the late 70s/early 80s era.

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redlinederby 4/8/21
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Thinking more about the cars I liked, I loved playing with the Crack Up cars that would flip the door or hood to show damage when they got hit. My stories were always chases and explosions anyway, so the extra "battle damage" was also great to have. I still think it's a really cool gimmick that I'm surprised they haven't re-released (hope they do someday).


  • Probably requires too much metal to make these now. sigh. — redlinederby
  • Those were awesome cars! — GenX_VintageRacing
  • Wow... had not thought about those in years... thanks for sharing! — FredD

Is it too late but when I was younger I liked the Lamborghini Veneno, GT Hunter, The BTTF Delorean, and the Indy 500 Oval but the Gulf Version.

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FredD 8/31/23

I don't own any from when I was a kid... I was 10 back in '68 when they came out... Had them all! This one though is still my original favorite casting! I'll plunk down some change for one eventually!

Grew up in the 70's, I loved and wore out the Matchbox F-150 pick up, and also loved the Snake & Mongoose dragsters. The bodies lifted on them, so cool. I couldn't find any pics online, sadly!


  • Snake and Mongoose! Snake ruled... Mongoose drooled! lol — FredD
  • Agreed!! :) — G_ForceRacing
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Kingjester 12/14/23

I'm only 17 but as it stands my all time favorite casting is easily the boneskaker. I remember as a kid I had an FTE boneshaker and I loved it. Sadly I don't have it anymore as well as all my other childhood cars but one day I hope I can get my hands on another one.


  • Bone Shakers are a dime a dozen! You should be able to refill your coffers with ease. The tough part is picking out your favorite variant. — redlinederby
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StrayDog 12/14/23

As a kid in the late 70's it was all about the Trans-Am (shout out to Smokey & the Bandit!), and I always loved racing them down the track on the back porch stairs

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DemonPreacher 12/15/23

This version of the Enforcer (called the Megadestroyer) was based off of a really bad '80's movie that I seen in the theater as a kid. Terrible movie, but I loved this thing. I may have to hit ebay to find these two.


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