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Monday, February 27, 2017

Lamley Readers, caption this.

These photos have been circulating around.  I have no idea what happened, and I know nothing about it.  Not something you see everyday to be sure, but the scrounge for soaked Supers would be fun to watch.




28 comments:

  1. Holy fuck!! I have no words to describe this. Well, I can say that my hopes of finding a Super are sunk.

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  2. There's no way to caption this, but I'm guessing something happened to this container between leaving the factory and arrival at the Mattel POE in California. That's a loos and potential insurance write-off for sure, but the question is, which salvage company is going to buy it, and who is interested in buying these?

    Perhaps some over-zealous scalper, for sure, but not the average buyer, and definitely not me. I like buying used models and something that's repairable, but not water-damaged items. I don't have time to deal with the mold and corrosion.

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    1. Those are not us cards so probably this container not meant for the us market.

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    2. Well I do know some grocery chains carry international carded HWs stateside.

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  3. Send them my way, I crack everything open, so what the hell do I care? #dlm

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  4. Unless they've been soaked for weeks with a quick wash and dry they'll be ok.

    Unless you collect card!

    Chris

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  5. I'll take them. I honestly don't know why some people are so obsessive about cardboard. Its almost like a sickness. Open them up and enjoy them.

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    1. agreed. displaying cars still in packaging just makes you look like you own a toy-store. If that's your thing, fine, but it A) makes you look kind of creepy and B) doesn't allow you to fully enjoy your collection

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    2. Makes you look kind of creepy how and why. I dont open every because storing unopened is easier and cheaper. That make me creepy?

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    3. I agree with the second reply. Just because you keep the cars in the package doesn't automatically make you a creepy collector. I keep them in the package because I love the artwork designs. For me, it would be a shame to rip open the nice packaging, throw it away and forget about it. A lot of design and attention to detail is put into most packages. Also, I'm not a kid anymore. I'm not gonna crack everything and play with them. I'm not 6 years old anymore. It gets on my nerves when people view blisters as supposed jail cells to the cars and how they need to be opened and played with. That's not necessarily true!

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  6. Probably very few supers anyway. They have a tendency to leave the factory other ways.........

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  7. "Captain, we heard you hit some rough seas on your way here...."

    "Memo to check the container door seals?? What memo?"

    New! Gourmet Hot Wheels with Sea Salt!

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  8. Hot Wheels Car Culture "Vintage Valdez"!

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  9. Where I prefer my Hot Wheels with LIGHT sea salt additive, I guess one wash in the dishwasher with no rinse agent might take care of these, that and a thorough air blasting of the axles et all, just BEGGING for wheel swaps now.

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  10. That's where the Canadian shipment went

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  11. Is this why my local Walmart has zero cars on the pegs and a dump bin of 6 month old stuff?

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    1. not a bad observation...I've run into Walmarts in Lynchburg, VA; Scranton PA and Albany NY that have old stock and carry NO Matchbox other than 5 or 9 packs. No singles...or a smattering of old stock

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  12. Well, those are international cards, and here in Uruguay since december we don't have new cases... That could explain it

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  13. 1.Sopping Soaker Hunts!
    2.This is not how wet dreams are supposed to work.
    3.No more product drought!

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  14. Did Greenlight or M2 torpedoed a Hot Wheels cargo ship?

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