Collectors will be racing to order the hottest release from Collector Books - Hot Wheels: The Ultimate Redline Guide, Volume II!The success of Volume I prompted authors Jack Clark and Robert P. Wicker to produce yet another in-depth, exhaustive, comprehensive look at Redline Hot Wheels manufactured between 1968 and 1977. Over 750 larger-than-life color photographs complement hundreds of listings, which include color variations and collector values.Vehicles are priced in alphabetical order (color), by price, from common to rare. There is even a new section, 'Small Shots,' highlighting small dolls that rode on skates or vehicles that had solid red Hot Wheels wheels, marketed to girls in the early 1970s. Thus, the book provides cross-over appeal to doll collectors. Other highlights of the book are sections on Sizzlers, Chopcycles, Earth Shakers, Zowees, Hot Birds, Farbs, Hot Shots, Revvers, RRRumblers, and much more all just keep collectors up to speed. 2003 values. AUTHORBIO: Jack Clark is a retired specialty retailer and private investigator. His collection of Hot Wheels includes more than 1,200 redline cars. He is interested in 1960s and 1970s toys, and collects G.I. Joe, Captain Action, Johnny West, lunchboxes, hand puppets, Marx playsets, and t.v. character and related toys such as the Munsters, James Bond, Green Hornet, and Lost in Space. He plans to open a toy museum someday. AUTHORBIO: Robert Wicker became reacquainted with his childhood love of Hot Wheels cars in the early 1990s at a flea market, and he has been collecting them ever since. He is a computer programmer/analyst, and also collects 50s & 60s music. REVIEW: As the hobby of collecting Hot Wheels has grown, the Mattel side line toys have always been a presence, but have never received the attention lavished on the Redlines. Now, at last, there is a guide for these toys as well, and in a format that is so user-friendly it should be a hobby standard. The text gives excellent background information on what to look for, what factor can affect value of different models, and in some cases, restoration help.
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