Big things with little cars

Morning Coffee. Regal Crack Up!

Another great find from my old stuff from when I was a kid. All of my old cars only survived being hand-me-downs to younger cousins by hiding out in the bottom of boxes and dark dusty corners. I think I even lost half my cars when I was a kid, because I had a LOT of little cousins in the 90's. I know a lot of cars were lost to the depths given away to little cousins during that time.

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This one survived though! A 1986 Hotwheels year Crack-Ups “Front Ender” Buick Regal. Nice patina, still working great. A testament to the enduring solid design of the classic Hot Wheels car engineering.

The Crack-Ups series (for those who don’t know) is a set of Hot Wheels cars that could be “crashed” then repaired.

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This one features a front end “collision” that pops open the hood and flips the front bumper instantly (by way of a tiny internal spring) so that it looks “Cracked-Up”

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You can just barely make out the V8 engine detail, as the hood doesn’t open too far.

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You would just rotate the bumper back into position...

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Then, as you close the hood, a small tab latches it closed again and holds the spring.

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Repaired and ready for more stock car racing on some fabulous 80's rugs and parquet flooring.

I had a few different casts from the Crack-Ups line back in the day, and hopefully I will find more of these to post.

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For those of you that played with Crack-Ups as a kid, you know how fun these were.

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