Million Dollar Hot Wheels Collection

Million Dollar Hot Wheels Collection

BRUCE PASCAL: The collection today is worth well in excess of a million dollars. I insure it, I protect it and I enjoy it. COMM: On the East Coast of the United States lives the King of Hot Wheels. BRUCE PASCAL: I was 7 years old when my parents came home with a Hot Wheel. I was hooked.
I collected them as a young kid and it was amazing. BRUCE PASCAL: I currently have about 3,500 Hot Wheels in my collection. Just come into
my room and sit back and look at pieces of history of the most famous toy car. COMM: Included in Bruce’s collection is the most valuable Hot Wheels vehicle in the
world, worth a whooping $150,000. BRUCE PASCAL: Most valuable Hot Wheel in the world is called the Pink Rear-Loader Beach
Bomb and what’s unique about this car is that this was the first the attempt at Mattel
to make a Volkswagen VW bus. And when they made it, they put the surf boards on the back
side, they put a small sun roof on the top of the car and then this Pink Rear-Loader
Beach Bomb was one of the only two made in the colour pink, which was an attempt to sell
toy cars to girls. It didn’t do too well, because boys bought them, smashed them with
their hammers, and today this is the finest example and the most beautiful Pink Rear-Loader
Beach Bomb there is. COMM: And Bruce hasn’t stopped at just collecting the toy cars. BRUCE PASCAL: At my old house, I had a small office that I never really paid much attention
to. But I realised how much time I spent in my office with my Hot Wheels hobby. I decided
when I moved to a new home, I hooked with a great architect and I said, ‘Design me
an office that looks like the residence of Mattel in 1970.’ And this way I can come
in and just enjoy every single evening, looking at 1,100 Redline Hot Wheels on one wall and
cases holding another 2,000 cars made at later days. So, for me, it’s exciting to go into
a Hot Wheels room that looks like a real Hot Wheels room. It’s incredibly important for
me to preserve the history of Hot Wheels. And it’s kind of funny, because I think
I have more items related to the original production in my house than Mattel does in
its entire factory. My dream one day would be to build a museum. To talk about the greatest
boy’s toy of all the time, and I wouldn’t mind splitting it up with other collectors
with the Barbie doll. Why? It’s very simple. Elliot Handler was the founder of Hot Wheels.
His wife, Ruth Handler, worked at the same company and she was his partner. She invented
the Barbie doll in 1958. Imagine that, a married couple where the wife created the number one
girl’s toy in the history of the world and the husband invented the number one boy’s
toy in the history of the world. BRUCE PASCAL: Well, I must say when you tell friends that you collect Hot Wheels, you don’t
get the same reaction as when you tell them you collect art work, or you collect cars
or you collect baseball cards. One of my goals in life is to elevate the hobby so you get
the same level of appreciation. But many people look at me with bewilderment and say, “You
collect those toy cars that I played with when I was a kid myself?” And I proudly
answer, “Yes, I do”.

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  1. Let's give them to the kids in the park, and watch them play! I had all of these when they were new. We used them as they were intended. He is not old enough to understand….yikes….

  2. Awesome collection of Hot-Wheels well I collect some too Motorcycles from Hot-Wheels also with figures riding them.

  3. As sad as this may sound, I believe it to be true. Hot Wheels collecting is a dying hobby. Aside from men in their late 40's to early 50's and maybe a handful of late teen to early 20 something closet nerds,  most Millennia's just don't collect Hot Wheels and Barbie Dolls. Everything that is truly valuable or worth larger sums of money has been hoarded for so long, that anyone coming up in the hobby would be hard-pressed to afford anything exciting. The population that can afford it is fading fast. So new age hobbyists are left to collect most of todays Hot Wheels cars which are absolutely worthless unfortunately. Aside from Treasure Hunt Chase cars and a few low production offer or mail in only offers, everything else is just junk now-a-days. With the portion of society wealthy enough to collect anything truly awesome fading into the sunset, the value of these cars will plummet because this generation just doesn't value Hot Wheels Cars like the old farts did/do. It hurts my heart.

  4. Hot Wheels is not even in top 5 on the scale. Lego, GI Joe, Star Wars, Transformers, Masters of the Univers TMNT and Matchbox.

  5. I wonder what if an earthquake comes near his house

    ans: all cars falling down and a month of keeping the cars in place😂😂

  6. This guy isnt married because there is usually a woman who is asked what her thoughts are on all this childish stuff.

  7. I saw this guy on pawn stars trying to sell the pink van. He was only offered $70,000 for it and refused to sell it.

  8. This is the 4th time Youtube recommended this video to me. I watch every single time, I cant help it Bruce's collection is just too damn good!

  9. Expect him to talk about his collection and show off alot of the cars……nope just talk and show off one car and his office 😒 Now I know why this has so many dislikes lol 😅 very disappointing😒

  10. Appreciate that Sir some times people might laught at you but i doesn't matters its a hobby any we all do have right to make ones dreams comes true

  11. 12 year old me: looks at the basement

    The basement: full of hot wheels toy

    12 year old me: wow

    In my brain: What will you do with all of that hot wheel toys

    A.sell them

    B. Make a toy car collection room with it

    12 year old me: brain storms

  12. I have hundreds of them, i loved crashing them and sliding them across the floor when i was young, especially with the race tracks they came with.

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