This Guy's Hot Wheels Collection Is Worth Over $1 Million

Ready to feel anger and resentment towards your younger self for not taking better care of your Hot Wheels toys? Bruce Pascal has been collecting them since he was seven years old, and now that he’s all grown up his collection, with over 3,000 tiny cars in it, is worth well north of a million dollars.

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The single most valuable die-cast car in his collection—a pink VW van with a couple of surfboards hanging out the back—is itself worth over $100,000, which is probably why Bruce has stopped sending his Hot Wheels toys racing down tracks and crashing into each other.

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I always wonder with “collectibles” like these whether the theoretical values mean anything. Is there really someone out there itching to pay $1 million for 3,000 toy cars? Or are we talking about carefully auctioning each one or certain segments over months or years? Collections like this themselves can be interesting, but the “value” seems highly subjective.