Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Favorite Hot Wheels Track?

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Dunno why but I woke up this morning thinking the Hot Wheels tracks and playsets I had as a child. My favorite was definitely Criss Cross Crash, which I'm sure at least some of you cherished as well. I would sit there for hours, starting with one car and adding more and more until shit went down; rinse and repeat.

I loved fact that it had an adjustable speed slider too. Obviously the classic orange build-your-own pieces are iconic, but I was never very good at constructing elaborate tracks - at least, ones that cars would survive. I also played with Hot Wheels outside a lot. So Criss Cross Crash was my main track jam when it came out in the early '90s.

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But my absolute favorite playset (next to the Micro Machine Van City) was this Auto City Garage. There were a few versions in the 90s but I'm pretty sure this is the one I had. Look at it! It had a four level garage sitting on a gas station/car wash and topped by a helicopter pad with a working spotlight. The top level also had a launcher that would send cars down the ramps and out onto the roads (as seen in the red car). And it had sound effects! Many police chases were had, let me tell you.

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So, what about you? Any favorite memories?

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