If you're an American who had a childhood, you probably have some nostalgia for Hot Wheels. Get your engines revved for this trip down memory lane as we discuss these fun and iconic toys in this classic episode.
Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
This podcast dynamically inserts audio advertisements of varying lengths for each download. As a result, the transcription time indexes may be inaccurate.
My friend, kept complaining about car insurance. I need affordable insurance to get back on the road. I gotta get to work, so I played this and she was like Clayton. I can't say final believes. Everyone deserves affordable coverage in just three minutes. You can save big with low down payment on state minimum coverage. This is my gown call one eight hundred C4 over your quote today Everyone, it's your homeboy Josh and I was feeling stall Jake this week. So for this addition of S, why s case selects I've choosing our classic episode? How hot wheels works is from two thousand fifteen and it is banned and hope you enjoy
hope it takes me back to some great memories and dumb, who knows, at the very least, help umbrellas you up Welcome to stop. You should now a production. Have I heard radio podcast, some Josh collectors, Charles Debbie, Chuck, brightened Jerry. You too, that is handled like like that's what happens you're having a nightmare, and you me when she opened the Middle right in the discussion of the violent acts and anti slaps you across the face. It is true that is with its gets, what it sounded pretty act, I don't know what got enemy you to super charged about this topic, terrible supercharged, gonna, get it like a supercharged engine that didn't even think about that
that makes me feel you know Jerry by the way before, when I told you what we were doing so. Oh my gosh, that was my favorite toy. When I was a kid nice hot wheels are pretty great near quite a collection and unwanted where they are today, oh really, nor missing
Yeah, I don't know if they were thrown out or refer fur. My brother has amend their my mom's attic or what gives some kind of curious who have any value you need to find them. They could be apparently, as far as hot wheels collectors go. It could be in mid condition all the way down to beat her condition. I was highly rank. Um yeah man will be beaters cause. I played with my crazy, that's good, I mean that's what they're for sure you know and their value for a beater too, like some people, apparently harvesting four parts to to rebuild. Like her, you know a new Frankenstein model. Our really that's pretty need does a lot of stuff. You can do with them yet, and we should thank the fifth greater, who wrote this article two sad face. I complained about that allowed to highly has, like is article actually says sad face like as
sentence yeah. I know at issues I'm glad you said something new, but if it was a fifth greater feelings are all hurt. Your feelings are heard either way now said, vase so we're talking about how wheels. Today I had a couple of my favorite. I was gee. I do, but I appreciate a hot, we'll schedule to restore Gee. I too absurd some time at the older ones. Tell you probably did the huge one year now had the real ones Oh, I don't that's fine words. Man, the ones that I had were so awesome they were like there is a huge fast collection of all one year is, like broke. Cobra didn't exist, renewal, collecting gee, I don't know. But how can you say like that? One that's tenant
his tall and has real close and fuzzy hair and the Kung FU grip is inferior to this little plastic thing. I think you just set it all: fuzzy hair I don't really mean that Chuck. I dont have a dog in that fight like if you like, the big idea. Does it's cool I gotta problem. Yet as a quick side now I have to tell this story when you know how he used to do book reports and you have the visual aid, but I might have told this before. If I do, I apologize, I don't reckon I did a report on Franco Harris when when she spoke ass he was a football player yeah I don't know. I did I'm frank here at, but am I got my mom to make me little Pittsburgh Steelers Uniform for my Jia joke? Is he looked like Franco here nice? That was my visual?
besides. Now, of course, that we have the judges, but I think the Steelers uniform is gone by that said. Do you know I'm sure you ve put a lot of work into that now I feel guilty so Chuck overcome. For you. Yes did you know that the number one vehicle manufacturers on the planet is in fact hot wheels. I did a kind of aids astounding until you stop and think about it. Sure, like apparently, since nineteen sixty eight when hot wheels were first introduced, more than four billion hot wheels had been produced, that's more than the big for Detroit Automakers combined. Like why how and they think oh yeah, it costs say my new fraction of the cost Europe to build a hot wheels and it does a normal car yeah, but also its only you're gonna go. I want this view. Cutlass supreme
in every color comes it can no longer hot wheels. You can do that here. What's that the lego status there, the biggest manufacture of tyres, the other yeah. I wonder, though, do these not count as tyres, because their plastic decanters wheels? I don't know man because four billion times for that sixteen billion tyres. That's a really great question. I have to challenge Lego or maybe just look up how many tiresome ineffectual all Kirk Kristensen is not going to be happy about this. Who was, at the founder of Lego, number all right about using old, no overall here, so a song about the history of the stuff fucker. So how will like I said, have been around since nineteen sixty eight and anybody who heard the Barbie trademark podcast will recognise the name Elliot Handler. That's Ruth Handler the inventor Barbie Trademarks, husband, church and
Elliot apparently saw a real chance. The muscle in an already extant market by a company called Tycho that had a line of miniature metal cars die cast. Cars is what they're called the called matchbox cars and trucks by the time how wheels came around Match Box was already there and had established a market, and Mattel said let's kidding yeah. The rumor is that he saw his grandchildren playing with them and said they become snake. I can make these better.
Yeah cooler and he had a m as the story goes headed designer on which will talk about the second call Harry Bradley sure, and he had a hot rod. Anne Elliot was in the parking lot undated man. Those are some hot wheels. You got there an apparently if you ghosts, look look at the old original commercials for hot wheels. They said: that's how well that's how they pronounce it hot wheels said how we'll yeah the emphasis is on the hot,
sounds awkward. They like ratio hot wheels. You bet it makes sense that you can. Racism does go by some hot, we'll that's a day, that's how they say it collect all your hot wheels year. That makes more sense in the context of a sentence. It does yet having been raise three right, you know post the IMF's out, we'll this wrong near hot wheels wheels. Now I'm trying to picture the gun, the parking lot saying those are some hot wheels. You got in there you too hot wheels. You got there near a boy we considered way. Sometimes we sure can, but the first nineteen The aid is, like you said when the first line came out of sixteen hot wheels. Hey were sold initially for fifty nine cent, apiece yeah and, like you said, the guy who's,
are originally inspired. The name hot wheels was Harry Bradley and he was the designer of that. First, sixteen cars, they were also called California. Customs miniatures was that first arrived No sixteen group of hot wheels that were released in nineteen sixty eight sir in Harry Brain we designed a mall, including apparently he got his hands on the first one by the way that came out with a Chevy Camaro course. The second one that came out was the Chevy Corvette, coarse and apparently the Chevy Corvette came out before the actual corps. Came out here. The sixty nine corvette that is so Harry Bradley was an old hand in not just miniature car design, but car design,
don't know he was an old GM designer and I guess he had connections still at GM and probably under the table in a possibly illegal way got his hands on the blueprints for the corvette that hadn't been released yet and hot wheels beat GM to the punch in releasing the nineteen sixty eight corvette yeah. Sixty nine. Thank you. That's all right, the yet. As the Lord God, he supposedly knew that the cafeteria door was unlocked, so he snuck in through the cafeteria door, but that its call industrial espionage yeah. That sounds like a story like just lore. Ok, but may be so maybe he'd committed and his jaws be an idea. So, like you said, the those were the two of the first sixteen and that original line up that original collection, which, if you have any of those he didn't okay nearing its end. They should not cause. I mean like they went out on those
that original lie like there are pushing to the suspension yeah that I mean the chassis, it had a suspension like shocks, repress them down, there were doubts back. I had some of those. I do not think they were from sixty eight, but when did they quit mechanisms set up until a seventy seven was when they start making the Seventy is when the suspension got an overhaul. Okay. So, for the first couple years, like were really putting a line into these things. The tires were redline racing slick year in the thing, still the whole reason they went to so much trouble is because they really want to destroy their competitor match box. In one of the ways they did. That was by making these things far more functional than the match boxes were the matchbox cars were so they they really could race. And if you put a match box car up against a comparable,
hot wheels, so the same model car here the hot wheels will destroy it every time in the head to head race, as we saw on the internet, a guy did that, of course, to took to two laggards into howdy aids- I think an one match box and one hot wheel, and he said they won by at least a car link. Every time he tried right- and this was no loop daily briefings- adjust the straight race right they painted them originally inspector flame, which was very shiny, sparkly an expensive. I don't think we said the all hot wheels were built at one. Sixty four scale, the out it's a big point, but not necessarily a match, but cars. That kind of very here and there like you said that Spectra, flame and the red line tyres didn't only lasted till seventy seven and the suspension only lasted till nineteen. Seventy
and these sadly allotted had to do with the fact that they move them from author in California to Hong Kong and like any product you like hey, you can make it perhaps as much if you make it in China to let's move this ship, the operations overseas will not only that it's the spectre. Flame pain is pretty expensive. Its awesome, it looks great near, but it's pretty expensive so with it with any collectors item as they started to downgrade the components in the parts in them the manufacturing and ultimately the a product. All they did was make the original stuff all the more valuable today. Yet it has fewer and fewer of the matter. The years go on proportionately speaking here they are actual axles like it was like a real they were designed by car designers.
And they were made apparently to reach two hundred scale miles per hour is pretty cool Waco. You remember like in the cockroach episode we talked about how do the fastest animal and plant, relatively speaking, pretty neat stuff here so check right out of the gate. Mattel had a hit on its hands. Oh yes, they really summit ten. Sixty eight by nineteen, seventy. How wheels was a Saturday morning cartoon near in the vein of like dune, buggy and Scooby, do and all those guys Hannah, barbaric, doing buggy your speed, buggy speed, buggy yeah members be buggy. Now, as I got a dune buggy that could talk, and it was basically wonder bug now it's be buggy anchor. Because there's anger, bug too, if you took shaggy and put some like racing goggles item here and then turn Could we do into a speed doom buggy here that speed buggy? I was at it
two year around solving mysteries and stuff like that, I wonder bug was, I think, I'll live action. This is a cartoon said, Marty craft. This is exactly like Scooby due by the people who did Scooby do using the same people. Who did the voices for Scooby? Do it's just vaguely changed the characters? The hot wheels was virtually the same thing, except there was about racing clubs or the bad guys, ragged, guys and dear. This proves what is the nineteen seventeen the doom buggy was very popular thing. Merci and those on the road like a similar type, not all time, but in the seventy it was a common thing. You don't see. Many were very rarely now, no gremlins! No, you goes no wonder bugs. You know I like gremlins. Do you they're? Ok? For me, though, the credit growth of car design is the M C pacer yeah. It's like the form like a kitchen of car.
Yeah, it's beautiful in all the weirdest way so much window. That would be my sought after how wheels, if I had a hot wills that, if I just could have one hot, we'll get it. I don't know if that would be a buy it now. I'd be happy without that today have that as a hot, we'll, oh yeah! Ok, if you look up AMC Gremlin hot wheels year, they went to town on those. They are somewhat like the the intakes. Like sticking out of the house, India, just all sorts of just awesome- different variations like India, car, gremlins and stuff like that, because that raises a pretty good point, how it has always been a bow the racing design, like they ve, designed them to look like racing cars, but they ve also manufacture them
to actually be able to win a race like we talked about with Matchbox year and one of the differences. That is one of the main difference between the Match Box in the hot we'll, as they were this much more interested in being sport year, like you could get, you could get a match box like a delivery truck right. You know that they had their end, but the man boxes, looked more real. They they all were about looking realistic, bright and not necessarily performance and hey. If you wanna bread truck even get a bread drug trade, exactly that you can get a bedrock hot, we'll we'll talk more about all this jam right after this. Yes, hey friends, if your business owner, whose hiring you probably face a lot of challenges when it comes to finding the right person for your role- yes,
I hired can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack gay. You can post your job to some job board, but then I can do is hope for the right person to come along, which is why every body you should try zip recruiter for free as it protruded dot com, slash stuff, that's right when you posted job on Super cruder, get sent out to over one hundred top jobs sites within one click. Yes, in fact, zip recruiters so effective that four out of five employees. Who post on supercomputer get equality candidate within the first day. It's no wonder over two point: three million businesses have come to zip recruiter for their hiring needs. While other companies overwhelm you with too many options. Zip recruiter finds what you're looking for the needle in a haystack and right now, you can try zip recruiter for free at zipper, cruder, dot com, slash stuff, remember, go to this unique place, zipper cruder, dot com, slash as to you F F, recruiter the smartest way to hire these days. You have to keep
thing moving and reinvent the wheel with a hybrid. You can do both that why manufacturers are going hybrid with IBM with Watson on a hybrid cloud fact. Can you say I to automate the little things so they can focus on the next big thing business Is that want to innovate at scale are going with a smarter, hybrid cloud using the Tec, energy and expertise of IBM the world. Going hybrid with IBM Is it IBM D, I'm dotcom, slash hybrid cloud? you wanna, go and talk about some of the other differences between Match box, and I will issue since rabbit match arms are hot wheel is the one that is more likely to have Branded versions- oh and do they have like the ghostbusters echo Mobile right or even more than that, like they have
deal with eminent Mars for two thousand fifteen, as it is that they have like a twixt trucks in a skittles. They, and like all this stuff, they have the licensing with D. See an marvel this year. Fasten the furious another line the up, so they there really big time into branded in a lot of times. They'll have like a store, will just have exclusive rights as to an exclusive line of skittles cars, or something like that, but you can only get it can be. Toys yeah, think Avid NASCAR deal to format mistaken. I wouldn't be surprised and hot wheels, usually have a little bit wider. A longer excellent. Better wheels, because it's just cooler that wheel sticks out from the body a little bit. You know what plus also supposedly and we'll talk about this a little more it when you shrink your car down to scale
looks a little weird yeah. You might go and bring that up. Ok, it looks weird you can't just shrink it and have it does in the same proportion and have it look normal right. I did all be as far as like shrinking a car down by scale. It will be in the exact same proportion by it. It's just off a little bit like so what they do to make a hot wheels racial. Is they expand the wheel? Well, a little more near, they break it out a little bit, which is why the we'll stick out some honour on a hot wheels, but not on the matchbox. That's right cause matchboxes call about realism to heck with how it looks as long as it's real the one of my favorite ones that I had one of these two they mention this article was the red Baron, the person who wrote this said it was an inexplicable and inexplicably cool helmet over the cockpit, don't know but inexplicable. It was just the roof of the
are was a helmet, but I looked it up again today in us, like oh yeah, I had that thing, but it was. It wasn't a nazi helmet per se, but it was. The shape of the helmet, and I like the? U soldiers had that shape. Now you know words cut lower around the ears instead of justice straight. You know, like the World WAR, two helmet right, but the Nazis use those first annexes a better design, for war, and it also had a black iron cross on the side of it. Well, hence the red bearing right yeah, but it was it's easy I was invited to look and say that looks like a nazi hot rod yeah, but the Red Baron was where war one hears Pre Nazi Germany yeah. That was also a think it the time, just like look like the biker gang sure would wear like those whom it with Iron cross, yet
It was so in California, hot rod, culture, eggs which gave rise to Hotmail, so it makes the outer think those any Laker tickets in it. It s so, like I said right out of the gate, hot wheels was a hit. They had a cartoon within a year or so of route. The first. Sixteen in being released her the second release they had. I think twenty two new cars yeah thirty three total then the third year they they had another. They release thirty three after that, right early, I'm sorry, thirty, three by nineteen seventy, so they did six Twenty four and thirty three and all non came in late, different colors rate so, like I said he had one They didn't mean yeah, I'm all you want to collect them all, so kids were going crazy for it and Another way that matter very wisely targeted children was to get in with fast food.
Eighteen. Seventy, the first hot wheels came out as a toy jack in the box is really yeah the big one, though the one that like put them all the top was in nineteen. Eighty three, when kids, who were lucky enough to be taken to Mcdonald's for dinner. The happy me to get a good exert about real with what they call them at the time were, could get one of fourteen hot wheels. Nineteen, eighty three and they had some cool whence they had a chevy citation. Did they really yeah. They had one that was one of my favorites. Actually, it was a Toyota mini track, which is it like a station wagon camper, and it even said painted on the side good time, camper that you could get in your happy meal, which, if I could have one.
How will it would probably be that you know what they were doing now that I looked back through my adult eyes. Like snorting pot know they were giving you a bunch of crappy ones, because you wanted to keep coming back to get the Kohen near. Probably you like, I got a citation. My can. I go back cause. I'm gonna get the hot rod right. That's exactly what they were doing. Sure man, I feel so like manipulated more, do you think they were doing with happy Well, I mean, I know it's on manipulation to get you to try a known all of them, but they should have been all cool ones, but you can't do that because the regular kid might be like now I got. I got the cool one, I'm fine! But if you get this notation bright, you feel drift off and you really want to go back and get the one of the hot rod yeah it's my eyes are wide open
Well, that's why our friends down under in Australia have like outlawed marketing directly to children, which I think is a fantastic really here. That's so unfair to market directly to children. It's just almost literally is like taking candy from a baby right. Kids aren't sophisticated. Unuttered is psychologically defend themselves from being like bombarded with by adults. To say, go! Tell your parents to buy you this! You can function correctly without this trapper keeper, so go get it the trap, a keeper yeah. What do they make? A law yeah really is visually very progressive law recycling while countries well in nineteen. Eighty three, I agree wholeheartedly by the way in nineteen eighty
is when that happy meal thing happen and also the same year. They move from our Hong Kong to Malaysia in it, and it said that's when they added their economy cars, so that must have coincided with the citation yeah. This I take a man, one of the most disappointing, happy we'll towards you can possibly get yeah because. They reminded you of your dad who drove a citation who was always mad- yeah, oh dear so, checkers, yes, after nineteen, eighty three not happen power. Is kept going on expanding more more mortar think they had another happy meals joint in ninety one or something like that and in ninety. Ninety five is a rainy day. We need to do something big and they did they really. Something called a treasure hunt series.
Which is a purposefully, limited release. Car series of car yeah, I think varied. They did a twelve models at ten thousand, each originally yen and hence the named treasure. They are hard to find yet, and one of the cooler ones for me was the Oldsmobile for forty. Two things a dude at my church had an for forty two and it was just ass, a man he was. He had like the only muscle car in the youth group and then the others like two years ago My brother, I was talking about this- do Jason Singleton as like what ever happened to him he's like I used to live in this zone so and he went, and you know what do I know?
you still got it though yeah. Why would you get rid of it and still he still has the car. When was Facebook page, and it is like the center of his life, I'm sure it's his baby. I mean he's had that thing since, like one thousand nine hundred and eighty six, and just it's juiced up and he's to scare the daylights out of me in that thing, but it was also exhilarating. You know to be riding with him and he no like feed of drag. You would lay sharing power breaking and you get what you force its attires a year. Avian, the passenger seagoing save II yet was very scared because I was you know I didn't fort with a wild side. Back then Ozma Bill for forty two is close. You got up, exhilarating and then so that was ninety. Ninety five, the treasure hunting kind of went. It didn't go exactly as play him we'll tell us like. Oh, we could make even more money if we
but he's in a wider release near so. The original ten thousand releases were red done again and again and again such as your hunt, kind of became commonplace sure, but it was a good eye, yeah and tapped into this whole idea of collecting like Metauoias. We know you're out there and we're going to design these. Just for you and we'll talk more about collectors beds is too can a button up the history of how wheels it all came full circle in ninety. Ninety six win Mattel bought Tycho and hence hot wheels bought matchbox to their all environmental. At this point, yes, I will get to the design and collecting ran after this, there, hey just do have travelled goals, you, God it buddy. Well I got it.
Then nerd. While it knows that now is the best time, then, to start earning points for your get away today, yet True, whether your dreaming of a trip to the tropics or even to seeing your mom again nerd Volley, can help you make the most of your future vacation because it nerd wallet you can compare and find the smartest travel rewards cards available at right. You can pick up smart nerdy tips like this takes about six months to earn enough points for a vacation. So why not start earning points for that future vacation now points for a car rentals with the Sun Roof points for an upgrade. The first class points towards a room with a view: and that hot tub about that needs. Pretty nice, so goaded nerd, while a dot com now to compare and find the smartest travel rewards credit card for you, ve got all sorts of comparison, reviews to help you decide on the right card for your travel. Money goals all your money, questions turned to the nerds Ed Nerd wallet.
Today and every day, you're doing the impossible, so little time under so much pressure and Businesses around the world. It's a real challenge. As increasing disruption comes with increasing complexity. It's time to rethink everything using hybrid cloud and ere, I IBM is helping businesses take a scientific approach to invent, discover and solve problems like no one else get a new perspective, working in today's world at IBM. Duck slash, think So back, then, if you wanted to do a smaller version of a larger car and scale it down, you didn't have. Computer aided
design and stuff. Sometimes you matter had a blueprint which helped, but sometimes you just had to get out there in the park, allowed the tape measure and just take gas measurements, and then you know be good at math right, basically, unlike likely said, Harry Bradley who's, the daddy of the hot wheels designs who's, the guy who did the first. Sixteen he was a GM designer originally in his footsteps, followed Howard, Reese and then after that Larry Wood, and they, though those are so like the legendary hot wills designer at the Mount Rushmore Hotmail pretty yes, and they would just literally go out and in measure these things. That was one way that hot wheels were born Another way was that in this definitely differentiates hot wheels from Match Box is, there are hot wheels. There only exist in the hot wheels world,
yeah yeah yeah. They they are called the fantasy cars they there. Just the designers imagination come to life right, whereas matchbox only believe has bred trucks exec, while they only have cars that are based on real Cartwright, bright hot wheels has a whole fantasy line. It's interesting that their own. By to the same company still in there, they deceive kept that distinction man, you know like, as some people are matchbox kids in some, my kids or we'll kids I had but
I think that a bedrock says that way you can go into the bridge require now I d never bread tried, but I do remember having a couple of like weird utility type vehicles that I dont remember. There are probably gifts, restocking, suffrage or something- and I think I like sorted out. I was always in a tanker trucks. I thought taco is great. There is obviously much bigger blows were like construction vehicles, a dump trucks and stuff like that in still today that Volvo Dumptruck the giant one year with the huge wheels, I think is one of the coolest vehicles are created I think I had one of those who knows a kid. I didn't have a lot of talk as though one of my favorite how wheels there was the little Red Express truck. I don't remember that if
saw you might, it might ring a bell. It was basically can't remember what kind of truck it was, I think is a dodge, but it was just a cool red steps, I'd pickup truck and it had. The two are the two vertical mufflers on each side that up above the truck I know you took my ear, yes, really cool and if you go to the young, the it or send automotive museum and allay oh yeah. They have a really cool, exhibit there that I haven't been to a person, but I was looking out of line permanent exhibit where they have the real life versions of the hot, we'll cars. And they have a little Red Express truck Iceland Leah and I saw it I was like well: did you die from nostalgia, meditatively but that they have You know that the gas heat up corvettes with the big chrome engines coming out of the herd and therefore for two, none of that for forty two but I'm they will win, your friend dies
but it's in his will go straight to the museum. I'm gonna go to this thing that at some point on it now in this next allay trip or not, but I m it's right there, neither elaborated carpets, ethnic o ye zone and go check it out been their sneak. It is need, but back to the design these days, you're not gonna need to take measures stuff like that you're gonna Photoshop does fines and you're gonna even get a three printer legality or prototype their head- do have helped them tremendous thou yeah, because you know with
If your designing real life cars- and you have a treaty printer- that's pretty handy but with hot wheels like you- can print out pretty much exactly what it's gonna look like her and once they have the the prototype done, they'll make em them, make a mould out of it and then inject it with more metal under tremendous pressure, and that's why it's called die cast a traded die that you cast all the ensued ones from yet I think they're made with less metal than they used to be, but they still have mental component right, Gioia, Seen a new one in a while, I have neither, but I'm almost positively do an apparently there still about like a dollar a really yeah. I was on the. How will collect your site today, unlike they kept making reference to about a dollar suggests woods called the main line, yeah the ones that they make on mass the citation exactly obey
got your hands on that nineteen. Eighty three site ahead of you worth. If you work here, I am but they kept referring to the mainland steps- is about a dollar while they just kept making their manufacturing cheaper and cheaper. So they maintain that cost. I get so far. Ngos the most valuable, and that is not this crazy. Made out of diamonds for the fortieth anniversary, which will talk about a minute, but the most Able regular hot wheel is the the sixty eight beach bomb, which was a video bus and hot pink that had done you'll surfboard sticking out of the back of it yeah. Originally, they only released. Think twenty five of us like that. There are a couple of problems. It was difficult to manufacture and with the sir would stick another back. Even though is more realistic picture and it So I was terrible. Unlike a loop de loop track. Yeah guess I guess the Surfboards leather weighing down get stuck
so they they only made just a few of these things, though the beach bomb that was, Hi is selling the. How wheels ever was a pink one, they made even fewer those, because apparently a lot of boys were like unemployment, some pink van, even if it does have cool surfboards taken out the back. So the thing sold for, like I think, seventy something seventy five thousand dollars in two thousand and it is since sold again into doesn't allow assign, like Ella magazine for like a hundred and twenty five thousand their slow money for a tiny oligarch. Yet is that's the highest whenever, apparently, by a long shot. Two year I mean I've, seen others it were worth like ten grand and stuff like, I think, one of those four forty two originals is like ten. Yeah. I guess I got a nineteen. Seventy mongoose or cobra are worth about ten grand these days.
And a lot of em dislike with any collectors our you'll see if there was just a few of them made. Obviously they're gonna be worth a lot more if there is something that where they adjusted the design like, for example, the python, was originally called the cheetah, and then they found out that a real life executive with real life lawyers at GM own, the name cheetah, is apparently GM executives. His own names for cars that could potentially be you
like every Anna fast animal name right exactly so they changed it to the python, but there they that was after they started manufacturing the cheetah. So there's some out there that say cheetah stamped on the bottom and if you have one of those it for ten green yet funny to think about the same. What star wars like, sometimes that the mistake ones are the ones that are super viable because, like though some recall but like oh, but you want that one for her, because the Bobo thats rocket really shot out before kid started, choking on them right or blessing on fire, and that's when you want, but it like. You said it's all about scarcity in supply and demand. Dude of this whole thing has reminded me of a really great gallery. I put together a bow, hilarious knock off That's a good one, yeah good stuff. You should know that common. Look that up. It's pretty awesome, there's some really strange interpretations of beloved toys, including star wars, always that people who make counterfeit toys
up with right as a skirt, the trade our collage may as something or are they just fully don't understand the toy and what its allure is. So they just make it in this. Weird interpretation is pretty hilarious, stuff yeah, it's a good will positively, ok and then I did mention the diamond studded. One always think these things are just ridiculous, but am, but you like it to take any like of the diamond studied brought us. It was worth you know how vs or guardian bucks at is always that gets gonna dumb, but they did make a fortieth anniversary. In addition, and nineteen I'm trying to thousand eight with twenty seven hundred little diamonds and rubies for tale. I it's in black diamonds for the tires and all that stuff eighteen, pure white, called body, but am that's where the hundred and Fortys costs two hundred and forty thousand dollars to put together buncher he's gaudy, it's a gaudy hot wheels near some cars cool. It's like mad,
access car you get. Is that a picture of a new focus on it? Can you identify that car? What is addled familiar? It does look familiar to me sort of like a Delorean, but- and I think it is her- I don't think so- either no man that new mad max get there other remaking MAX. Well, there's a new reboot. I guess that's what they call it these days. Co president. What's his face? Sad played Bain lawyer Tom Tom, what's his Huddleston us than but it looks it's the same director Tom Hardy yet temerity, but the same director from all the mad maxillary. So it's how really yea I- and it just looks as though it supposed to be just like one long, intense chase battle. Yeah sounds a lot like a mad max moving it with you. I have ever seen.
Anything point, I think so it is that it was a man, a care murmured, the car, but the car was basically the star. It was our young car chase from, like, I think Colorado to California yeah. I remember that is a good one from the seventies, yet Tulane Blacktop Bellinger, it's another, was, I said earlier. The car I haven't seen you around here, that's good when that one weirdly had the James Taylor in it when he was young and like on drugs and cool, where they apologizing to France. And I want to do us. Did you hear about that now, so their whole surely have, though, blast solidarity March? The? U S sent like yeah the assistant to the charge of the USDA or something like fire, so do apologize? John Kerry Head James Taylor? Go to France to perform. You ve got a french shut up for the french government.
Yeah just talk about Larry, I know, isn't it send guns and roses are something at least mutton sin, goods guns and roses from nineteen? eighty eight, I will Urania guns and roses man who one more thing about collecting. If you who wanted to be the coolest collector of hot was on the planet. You would have to build a time machine and go back to nineteen. Eighty seven to my home town of Toledo higher, which is where the first ever hot wheels convention collectors convention was held. I really wish. I would again do that, because I was there at the time when he was at eighty seven area accurately. Recent changes to still
like. I can't focus on anything. Well, if you want to know more about James Taylor, hot wheels are just about anything. There is in the universe you can type it into. The search bar has two forks dot com and essence. I said search parts time for listener, mail I'm gonna call this minimum wage argument, not argument proposal. Listen to how homelessness works from twenty four years ago, and you guys commented that part of the problem that low minimum wage in comparison, the cost of renting a to better apartment you'd, have to work something like eighty seven per hours, even eighty seven hours per week to afford it, but the implication we need to raise minimum wage after hearing this clearly It occurred to me. I think, a disagreements on raising minimum wage and resolve the simple misunderstanding on the rays side. People believe this
aid should be set at a level that would allow some one to raise a few children and live a modest but reasonably comfortable level, or at least a safe level. They don't raise it. Sighed people believe minimum wage is just starting point for working like for teenagers at their summer job after school. At this I believes worker should were never intended to and should not expect to be able to support a family that pays minimum wage. So here's my solution since, where democracy here, let's just decide what it is supposed to accomplish and then set it at the appropriate level to do that. If we decide as a nation that someone should be able to raise a family run, a to better apartment, learning wage minimum wage, let's just figure out, but that would cost and
the wage, their figure in rent, clothing, food utilities, transportation, etc. What's aids, twenty seven grams per year, then set it at that rate. On the other hand, if we as a nation, decide that minimum wage is just starting point not meant to support, a family is intended for people with no work, history or experience and low to know marketable skills, and we to set minimum wage at a relatively low level and let the market and the free market will ultimately determine the wage for entry level. Workers and workers historically have been able to increase compensation by gaining skills and good work. History with the settled any argument about setting minimum wage at a living wage would be mistaken because we all just decided that people are not meant to live on minimum wage
and certainly not meant- to support a family as from Joe Pro Huska in Reno, Nevada and interesting. I look forward to seeing the rebuttal email yeah love that kind of stuff. It's a great proposal. I mean I think that is what it's based on pure, but, as far as I know, the cost of living calculations are really out of date and take a lot of stuff into account that doesn't really apply any longer plus, regardless of what you think it should or should not be. The fact is, adults with two kids are still gonna be work in these jobs is not just gonna, be teenagers right, looking to advance, but it would be nice to put their issued a bed to say like this is what we are trying to achieve all this is not what we are trying to achieve right at the very least get everybody talking.
Echo, should some teenager this first job make like fourteen bucks an hour that sending the wrong message either and I will leave it up to you. Guys are dear listeners, but I start working like three bucks an hour, something it is ridiculous. That is ridiculously If you want to, let us know how you feel about Jos proposal was a joke. I believe those chair Reno Joe Reno Jeff. You can tweet to us it s. Why ask a pike ass? You can post it on. Put that comes my stuff. You should know you can put it in an email it stuff. Podcast are out of work that calm and just for kicks. You came Around our home on the web stuff, you should know doc Stuff, you should know, is the production of Iheart radio for more public. My heart radio visit thy heart radioactive apple had passed We listened to your favorite shows
ocean state job like we're totally focused on your seasonal needs. Chlorine is in high demand, but we ve got it save. Seventy five percent on bathing suits forty percent on your favorite son care, beach, towels kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and more over one hundred spices, disposable aluminum pans at sixty percent Savings Party got paper plates outdoor tables and table cloth for your backyard barbecue. If you work hard for your money and you enjoy spending, it wisely visit us this week at Ocean state job lot to local fail. At the centre of the most notorious crime in Ohio history, people dead all from the same families, which populated slander, call now five year anniversary of the pact and massacre and in the middle of production. On this podcast news right now, a shocking confession: none of us were expected,
clearly wish listen to the pact massacre returned to pay county, a production of Katy Studios every Wednesday on the Iheart, radioactive apple podcast or wherever you get your pack guests.
Transcript generated on 2021-05-23.