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    Finally! A shipment of hotwheels has hit The Reject Shops (aussie chain of cheap shops).
    They haven’t had any MB on the pegs for months, and barely a HW to be found, but now they have bins and pegs overflowing with
    OLD models.
    The ship must have been lost at sea and finally found port.
    I grabbed a few. I did hide some in the corner of the bin out the front and returned about 30 minutes later to check the pegs inside and grab my hidden gems. I noticed them a scrawny red headed teenager with the beginnings of a straggley beard going through the bin, and when I got to the counter he was in front of me with MY stash. I had ‘hidden’ a datsun pickup and sedan, and a black nissan, hmm, anyway, I did find more of the sedan at another Reject Shop.


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    Skwerl,may be those are the cars that Mattel did not ship in the last year or so.
    Last edited by pegers; 05-18-2022, 02:12 AM.

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    • #3
      Awesome finds congrats.👍

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      • #4
        Skwerl - what is the car at the upper left in the picture that appears to be some type of emergency vehicle? I have noticed Hot Wheels are back on the pegs of the Dollar General stores in my area as well as Target. Now, if the Matchbox models would return.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pjedsel View Post
          Skwerl - what is the car at the upper left in the picture that appears to be some type of emergency vehicle? I have noticed Hot Wheels are back on the pegs of the Dollar General stores in my area as well as Target. Now, if the Matchbox models would return.
          I think it’s a Chrysler Pacifica in the HW Tires decals.

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          • #6
            Yep, a treasure hunt chrysler pacifica with Hw tire decals and tyres in the back,
            hang on, I’ll grab a photo

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            I had one of these when they were first released but I sent it to Sam, so was happy to find it again.


            There were a heap of the dodge van tresaure hunts too

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            • #7
              Originally posted by alto View Post

              I think it’s a Chrysler Pacifica in the HW Tires decals.
              Thank you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Skwerl View Post
                Yep, a treasure hunt chrysler pacifica with Hw tire decals and tyres in the back,
                hang on, I’ll grab a photo

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                I had one of these when they were first released but I sent it to Sam, so was happy to find it again.


                There were a heap of the dodge van tresaure hunts too

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                Thank you Skwerl!

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                • #9
                  I see you found the black RODGER DODGER in "Magic 8 Ball" livery. There are 13 known different messages on the base plates of these. Three of the thirteen are Treasure Hunt issues.

                  I found only one of the thirteen:



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                  • #10
                    Congrats on finding so many models for your Collection, Too bad about those cars that guy swiped from your hiding place

                    You said there were a lot of that Dodge van regular TH models there, That's how it was around here too, I'd see them on pegs at a number of different stores,
                    Doug

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                    • #11
                      My rodger dodger also says “ask again later”
                      There were quite a few of the vans on the pegs back then but I can’t remember whether I saw the treasure hunt ones. I may hva e done but didn’t buy one as the art work doesn’t really appeal to me.

                      I did pick up the gold van at a market stall recently. It’s been played with, but I really like the colours and never sighted one in the shops.

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                      • #12
                        ... Looks like I will have to get out and about and do some hunting. I see allot of good liiking castings there.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pjedsel View Post

                          Thank you Skwerl!
                          Yeah, in the photo posted at first, I too thought it said "HW FIRE", not HW TIRE"...good to know, but now if/when I see it in stores, it will be clear as day what it says. (We should make a law that "Tire" and "Fire" should be spelled clearly differently....that capital T looks too much like a capital F....or that the capitalizations should be in a different font or something...😉)

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