By Kari Huus
Updated: 9:14 a.m. ET Dec. 13, 2004
“…It is a scene repeated every day at mega-stores around the country. Hot Wheels, one of the most successful lines of toys ever made, is also one of the most enduring collectors items.
Determined collectors tell stories of fisticuffs and even injuries in the pursuit of coveted new models.
…In November, a display of 16 Hot Wheels produced in 1968 went for $28,000 in an on on-line auction, still far shy of the highest known price for a single Hot Wheels – $73,000 paid in 2000 for the prototype of a pink Volkswagen Beach Bomb.”