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  • Gone and Sorely Missed - Ferrari Speed Machines

    It's hard to believe that so many years have gone by with no Hot Wheels Ferrari's in the lineup. They almost always did a great job on these castings, and when combined with the semi-premium wheels of the Speed Machine series, they were a killer deal at $1.98. I got many on clearance for less- believe it or not.
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    Here's a bonus shot - I think the 308 is from the Boulevard series and the 365 Daytona is from a Ferrari only series in the early Y2K.
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    Ferrari, in turn, gave the master license for toys to Maisto. Most of their own stuff (among them, the Ferrari line) is sold almost exclusively in Europe, especially three-inch. They sub-licensed it to Tomy/Tomica, whose offerings are really well done.

    I've got a few Ferraris, but wish I bought more.

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    • #3
      I miss seeing hot wheels making Ferrari's. Awesome Ferrari's you have congrats.👍 I have a bunch of Ferrari's in my hot wheels collection.👍

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      • #4
        HW always did a commendable job on the Ferrari's, and some were excellent for a "dollar" car. In fact, I decided to start collecting all Ferrari's because of the HW issues, but good luck on that....I soon found out there were hundreds made by dozens of diecast makers over the years, and that was an impossible project. But, like John, Sam and Cody above, I miss HW coming out with new Ferrari's.

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        • #5
          Had a lot of Ferrari models from Hot Wheels in my collection at one time - they did many very nice models.

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          • #6
            I'm glad I picked up the ones I really needed, because some of them are really pricey these days.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
              Ferrari, in turn, gave the master license for toys to Maisto. Most of their own stuff (among them, the Ferrari line) is sold almost exclusively in Europe, especially three-inch. They sub-licensed it to Tomy/Tomica, whose offerings are really well done.

              I've got a few Ferraris, but wish I bought more.
              I always thought it a bit short sighted giving their licence to one toy company especially when other high end marques such as Lamborghini, Bentley etc are very liberal in such matters.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cody6268 View Post
                Ferrari, in turn, gave the master license for toys to Maisto. Most of their own stuff (among them, the Ferrari line) is sold almost exclusively in Europe, especially three-inch. They sub-licensed it to Tomy/Tomica, whose offerings are really well done.

                I've got a few Ferraris, but wish I bought more.
                Bburago always has the Ferrari license, if Bburago loses it, Bburago dies

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                • #9
                  Never had many Ferraris, mostly Lambos, but if I'm getting a speed machines, I'm getting a Veyron, and repainting the white bit to blue, and the back to chrome

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LamborghiniDiablo8 View Post

                    Bburago always has the Ferrari license, if Bburago loses it, Bburago dies
                    Bburago is owned by the same company as Maisto so automatically gets the Ferrari licence 😀

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                    • #11
                      I liked the real old Ferrari's, like the Daytona Spider replica they had in Miami Vice, I might have picked one or two of those old style ones up from HWs if I had seen them on the pegs, but I think when HWs was doing so many Ferrari's is about when I cut way back on car models..
                      Doug

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                      • #12
                        I never saw the Ferraris, and the earlier Speed Machines were here and gone, if you didn't get them, you missed them. I grabbed a few and they were gone next I went back. Been other series like that too.
                        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

                        Thank you for your understanding.

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                        • #13
                          i never saw the speed machines on the pegs around here.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pegers View Post
                            i never saw the speed machines on the pegs around here.
                            I remember picking many up at K-Mart (remember them?) Most were peg-warmers at the time- which is difficult to believe these days the way any detailed, licensed cars seem to fly off the shelves.

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