Hot Wheels collectors Kmart Collector Day February 2013 –
For nearly 10 years, Mattel and Kmart have teamed up to celebrate diecast car collectors and the toy cars they love at the Kmart Collector Day Event. (To see video of an actual Collector Day Event, click here
.) This event, which is usually held a few times each year, generally uses a raffle-style system to determine which participants will be given the opportunity to open a sealed 36-count case of Hot Wheels. Each participating Kmart is allotted a certain number of master cases for use at the event, with each master case containing 4 of the 36-count cases.
Toy cars are always in style, and who better to prove it than elite designer Ralph Lauren?
As writer Jonathan Welsh reports, a portion of Ralph Lauren’s car collection could be yours–in 1/8th scale–if you have a few extra thousand to spend.
Why does a toy collector even bother to collect?
Isn’t this just another form of hoarding?
For me, it’s as simple as this: I started collecting because I like toy cars.