In the world of toy car collecting, sometimes there is a little bit strange habit of the car, especially Hot Wheels, collectors. Not only do they seek for good quality Hot Wheels products, but they also love to collect the imperfectly produced toys. There are some different types of errors that a certain Hot Wheels product may have in a somehow unique way. This is then called by the collectors as the “Hot Wheels error”.
Hot Wheels Error
Error Hot Wheels cars are the product that actually has something which is not really right on them like missing parts, or mismatch wheels. Packaging errors also considered as Hot Wheels errors, such as the car is packaged upside down on turn to the left (the standard is actually the right-facing packaging), or it is placed in the wrong blister bubble, etc.
People out there may argue that putting the value in the product imperfection is strange or even impossible to do, although those imperfectly produced cars are rarer than any other limited edition Hot Wheels series. The fact tells that it sometimes works for some people. However, the demand for it in the secondary market is not high due to the fact that any errors can be easily faked by the previous owner.
Hot Wheels Error How Much It Costs?
One of the questions that are often asked is “how much the odd car costs?”. The answer is: it caries depending on the original price of the car and the error itself. Most of them cost a couple of dollars more expensive than the non-error one, although there are some that may worth $100 new. Recently, the most popular error is the absence of tampo, especially on muscle cars. Those cars will look cleaner without the tempo that normally attached to them. Another type of error that commonly found is the wheel errors, including all small or all large wheels (normally, the rear wheels are larger than the front ones) and mismatched wheels.
People often misunderstand the error as a variation, although the two are completely different. If there is an intentional change given to a certain casting or packaging, it is called variation. It usually has a higher value since the collectors want to buy them in order to complete their sets, or they probably have an intention to collect every variation available on a certain casting. However, it is not wrong if you want to collect the error cars, because it is true that sometimes the Hot Wheels error can offer its interesting point in a unique way.