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Why Do Grown Men Collect Little Cars?

There are many reasons I collect hot wheels:

* I love cars and I don't have the time, money or ability to collect and maintain the full sized versions.
* I was fond of my toy cars as a boy. Collecting hot wheels brings me back to childhood...when I am searching for pieces to add to my collection or looking at what I own, there is not a care in the world....it's like being a kid with no burdens.
* Hot wheels come in sets and series....I like the challenge of completing a set. If I can't find what I need in a store, I can bid on a flea-bay auction, purchase at a collectors show (yes, there are shows and conventions for hot wheels collectors) or trade with another collector

I know that it is a silly hobby....but it allows me to briefly escape the real world (isn't that what hobbies are supposed to do?) and it is way too much fun. For those of you who don't collect....it's like an on-going easter egg hunt. When you find something that you need to fill a hole in your collection, it's time for the happy dance.
losttoday60 losttoday60 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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i collect hot wheels cause its been my hobby since i received my first ever hot wheel and have been collecting ever since.
i collect hot wheels cause i like it and its fun.

redlines are the best..........wish I still had the ones from when I was a kid.

i even have two super chromes and 1 of the first 16's

i love to collect hot wheels i even have a few red lines