Rediscovering your collection is key to your longevity in Hot Wheels collecting. I’ve said it time and time again. I have personally seen many collectors come and go, as to most of those collectors, its all about obtaining the latest releases that everyone craves — which will burn you out fast. Even as a veteran collector of over 20 years, I myself tend to get caught up in that from time to time. Fortunately, I have a collection of thousands of Hot Wheels cars (some of which I don’t even remember buying) to enjoy. Often times we are just too obsessed with accumulating that we don’t take the time to enjoy what we have accumulated.
Upon one of my recent dives into my collection I found this #Lamborghini Diablo — a casting I had always appreciated until its Final Run in 2003. This #Lamborghini was one of the coolest #Exotic cars of the ’90s, and with a name like “Diablo”, you knew it was meant to be fierce. Its 1993 #Exotic Car 5-Pack release’s black and red color combination fits the Diablo name quite well, and is actually a color variant of its original #First Edition release from 1991.
So how did this car get into my collection if it predates my collecting days by 2 years? Well, a quick search on HobbyDB.com revealed to me the other four #Exotics in the 1993 #Exotic Car 5-Pack. This was one of those #1993 Hot Wheels 5-Packs that contained a special 25th Anniversary chrome car … then I knew exactly when I picked this up. As a collector of the #Jaguar XJ220, I picked up this 5-Pack from eBay back in the early 2000s. I must have discarded this Diablo, along with the other three cars, into a box of loose cars that I had gotten as part of other Hot Wheels multi-packs — which is certainly something all of us do when we buy and open a multi-pack for just one (or a few) car(s). So while I have accumulated this car, I have never really taken the time to enjoy that I have accumulated it — until now!
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