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Hot Wheels, The Ultimate Redline Guide: Identification And Values

This book covers Hot Wheels cars manufactured between 1968 and 1977 and will keep collectors up to speed. Over 1,200 larger than life color photos complement hundreds of listings. Besides Hot wheels cars, collector buttons are listed and valued, as well as track sets, playsets, cases, sticker sheets, decals, parts, and related merchandise. 2003 values. AUTHORBIO: Jack Clark is a retired specialty retailer and private investigator. His collection of Hot Wheels includes more than 1,200 redline cars. He is interested in 1960s and 1970s toys, and collects G.I. Joe, Captain Action, Johnny West, lunchboxes, hand puppets, Marx playsets, and t.v. character and related toys such as the Munsters, James Bond, Green Hornet, and Lost in Space. He plans to open a toy museum someday. AUTHORBIO: Robert Wicker became reacquainted with his childhood love of Hot Wheels cars in the early 1990s at a flea market, and he has been collecting them ever since. He is a computer programmer/analyst, and also collects 50s & 60s music. REVIEW: Collectors are speeding to the bookstores to pick up this book, the first devoted to the Redline era of Hot Wheels - those cars that were manufactured between 1968 and 1977 with wheels trimmed in red. This book is very colorful with large, detailed photographs depicting all cars from this era. Organized by year, it's easy to follow and superbly organized.

Series: Hot Wheels the Ultimate Redline Guide

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Collector Books; 1st edition (September 2002)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1574323016

ISBN-13: 978-1574323016

Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.5 x 1 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Collector Books has finally gotten their wish. After many years of looking, they've finally found an author to assemble a Hot Wheels price guide for them. (...Well, actually two authors.)Jack Clark and Robert P. Wicker have assembled The Ultimate Redline Guide, a 352-page full-color extravaganza of which Collector Books thought so highly as to make it a hardbound edition. (Edition listed on .com is in paperback.)Add this book to the six other Hot Wheels price guides currently on the market. Is there room for a seventh? In this case, yes, without a doubt. The Ultimate Redline Guide focuses on Hot Wheels from that era before Hot Wheels were considered collectible, and are now therefore the most highly prized.Redline, for those of you just returning from a pre-Seventies alien abduction, refers to the red stripe on early Hot Wheels tires that distinguishes them from later models.This book offers year-by-year color-coded pages of those important first ten years of Hot Wheels production, in large, definitive photos and sumptuous supporting text. Each page is devoted to a single model and its variations. This book is the definitive guide to the earliest and most valuable Hot Wheels.

This book is a must have for any serious Redline collector. It is a beautifully presented hardcover book of almost 400 pages; jam packed with photos, facts and figures for all Hot Wheels models from 1968 to 1977.Each model has its own page listing colours, variations and values for loose and packaged cars from Hong Kong and the USA. The book also has special sections on Gran Prix, Heavyweights, Sky Show, Spoilers, Carry Cases, Displays, Gift Sets, Playsets, Track Sets, Merchandise, Collector Buttons and more.I own the Tomart guide, the Schiffer guide and several others and none of them come close the detail and accuracy found in this book.In a word, "Indispensable!"

I knew the moment I held this book it was the only one I would need for Hotwheel Redline information. This book blows the other guides to shame. It's a hardback and will withstand the constant page flipping it will get. The years and series are set in logical order. There are pictures of every redline made and well shot. Detailed history about the cars, and pictures showing the variations are only half of what makes this book THE Redline guide. If you are a collector of Redlines, or any Hotwheels, this is a MUST have! I can only hope that these authors will release other titles soon.

This is the very finest volume on the subject -- bar none. Each and every car has a one- or two-page listing, complete with description, history, variations, and values by color. Photos are large and lavish. Hot Wheels playsets, accessories, and collateral merchandise are covered as well. Plus, the book is published in a sturdy library binding. It's well worth the price. You will not need another book about Hot Wheels Redlines.

Finally!!! An accurate price guide for Redlines. Don't waste your money on Tomarts. This is the book you need!

I have read through many Hot Wheel Guides which speculate values. I have left most books on the shelf, but I had to buy this one. This book doesn't focus on the recent peg hangers and doesn't suggest values that no one in their right mind would pay.Instead this book focuses on the Redlines (1968 - 1977 models with the red strip on the tires). There are many beautiful photos of each of the vehicles, documentation on the variations and colors the vehicles, and realistic values for each of the variations.I thought about assembling a Hot Wheels reference book for myself as I could not find a book which was detailed, with realistic values, and good photos. I dont have to now as this is exactly what I was looking for.So for those of you who get sucked in to thinking about by buying a values guide for the current peg hangers, ask yourself "Is someone really going to pay rediculous prices for something at the local store for under a buck?" Maybe within the first couple months of the release the prices will be high, but then the values go kerplop. Maybe in 15 years the values will climb for these current peg hangers.The redlines are the way to go, and this book is all you need.

I bought the 'Warman's' field guide book, it took all of two minutes to realize it wasn't what I was looking for. I purchased THIS book after reading many collector reviews, and I can say this IS the best book on vintage Red Line Hot Wheels, hands down, even though it was updated in 2007... I hope they do a 'third' edition!!! I'll be the first person to order it.....!!

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