Series: Warman's Field Guides Hot Wheels: Values & Identification
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Krause Publications; 4th ed. edition (September 13, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 5.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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This has got to be the single most useless thing I have EVER purchased pertaining to Hot Wheels. It shows ONE picture with ONE color of each car with some arbitrary price attached to it that does not come even close to the averaged value of even THAT ONE CAR in comparison to other well known trusted sources and what THEY have it valued at. The book starts off saying "price of car is of a packaged vehicle". WOW! info we really need...like this is some great revelation. Sounds more like a general disclaimer to me. I expected a "field guide" to be at the very least TEN TIMES as comprehensive as this and to include info we REALLY need like prices on LOOSE cars relative to their condition, etc.If I can save even ONE PERSON from buying this I have indeed done my due diligence as I never usually review things. THAT is how strongly I feel about whatever this was supposed to be. What a waste at ANY price. Threw it NEW immediately into the trash. wow.
This is by far the worst Hot Wheels book that I have ever purchased! (I spent $6 on it and would have spent my dough more wisely on a combo meal!) The cars are listed in alphabetical order instead of the years that they were produced and even that's listed incorrectly! ( starting with a car named 31' Doozie!!) The listings only contains one variation (if your lucky a couple, but not on the same pages as they should be, just randomly/sloppily mixed thru out the book! The 1968 - 1977 redline listing is so wrong it's nowhere near right! The Spectraflame redline cars that were produced beginning in 1968 thru 1972 were sold in several colors, but this book only list one color per car with only one price listing for each! (overinflated prices I might add!) There are a few Treasure Hunt cars included, but the text does not identify them as such, so if your new to Hot Wheels collecting you would have no idea what your looking at!! If you have kids that your grooming to be future collectors please don't buy them this book as you will just confuse them! I have been collecting Hot Wheels for over 40 years now and this book had me confused a few pages into it!! This book is just plain foolishness and an insult to any truly seasoned collector! All together I personally am going to rate this book at a 1/2 star just for the pretty photos!..My mother always told me that if I couldn't say something nice that I shouldn't say anything at all, but with this book I couldn't help but warn others about this pore excuse for an informative Hot Wheels Guide!!..It would have been better off as a coloring book!!
I bought this book a few days ago. I wish I would have read the Dec 9 review. This is not very much of a "guide" as it does not list many cars, does not list various conditions and after further research I have found that the prices they have listed are not very realistic.
The amount of information is very shallow..... but nice pics. This wouldn't be very useful in the "field" to any serious/experienced collector. I should have read the previous 1 star reviews. They are absolutely correct. Two stars only because of the photos. Unfortunately, I will be returning this book.
While this made a delightful gift for our 9-year-old grandson, it probably wouldn't satisfy die-hard collectors. As many price guides, it is only that: a guide. However, our grandson was happy to see that he had some of the cars listed in the book, although his are certainly not in collectible condition as most were bought very used at yard sales.
I bought this for my husband since he is a new collector of these little cars. He loved it and has started collecting even more now. Hopefully one day he will have some of the cars listed in this book. Very cool.
I was looking for a book that would include every Hot Wheels variation ever produced but what I got is a value guide of production through 1999 and I suspect there are omissions prior to that year.
Very handy little guide to help amateur collectors like myself know what we are looking at. Small pocket size makes it easy to bring on your flea market/antique shop shopping runs.
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