It’s time to embrace your inner child and get back into the world of Hot Wheels, because, whether you have a kid or not, collecting miniature die-cast versions of your favourite cars just does a little something to the male heart, doesn’t it? Besides being all sorts of awesomeness to play with, the Hot Wheels cars and accessories are still also going strong as collector’s items for car enthusiasts. Starting your own collection is a great father-son bonding activity and the perfect way to give your bar or office some personality and a real cool-factor.
Since their debut in 1968, Hot Wheels vehicles have been an ongoing favourite of collectors, car enthusiasts and racing fans of all ages. The brand remains the number one selling toy brand in the world with more than 5 billion Hot Wheels cars produced and 2 cars sold every second, and this year will be celebrating its 50th anniversary! What’s the secret to the brand’s success? Its coolness, performance, collectability (with 400 new cars being released this year) and variety.
For kids, collecting a toy like Hot Wheels has all sorts of benefits. Not only does playing with toys give kids a chance to get creative and dive deep into their imagination, but starting a Hot Wheels car collection is also the ideal way to encourage your child to be social (by playing Hot Wheels with friends or even swopping cars with friends at school).
As for adults, there’s a lot to be said for adults having hobbies, especially hobbies that include amassing a collection of something. The benefits of having a hobby are great – not only will it make your overall satisfaction higher, but research has found that hobbies can be as important for living a long life as exercise.
Want to get started with your collection or gift an extra special ready-made Hot Wheels to a special little person in your life? Enter our Hot Wheels giveaway and hold thumbs, fingers, and toes!
Yes indeed, one lucky MenStuff reader stands the chance to win a Hot Wheels hamper valued at R1,500! All you need to do to stand a chance to win is email your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line; “HOTWHEELS ENTRY”.
The hamper includes a Hot Wheels Track Builder Accessory Pack, Hot Wheels 5 Car Pack, Hot Wheels Trackset, Hot Wheels 16L Basic Car set assorted, and a Hot Wheels 10 Car Pack.
Competition closes on Friday 13 April 2018 at 17:00. Winner will be contacted via email. T&Cs apply.