For Christmas, my wife bought me a Carney Display Case. For those that don’t know, in our 10+ year relationship, she has never bought me anything diecast-related so this is clearly a momentous occasion in our relationship. 😉 With that said, I have always been quite fond of the divided-shelf, acrylic cases as they allow you to show a large grouping of vehicles in one shot.
The display was relatively easy to put up as I was able to do it by myself. However, the hard part came in deciding what to put in it…
After a period of deliberation — and some Hot Wheels liberation (from their packages) — I settled on showcasing my Dodge #Charger collection. I have 50 unique #Variations of the #’69 Dodge Charger, along with another 10 of the very similar #’69 Dodge Charger 500. NOTE: I have not broke down and paid for a “flamed FTE ’69 Charger” yet which can go for a considerable amount of money. Also in the case are 15 unique variations of the #’70 Dodge Charger R/T, the Ghost Rider Charger (and a custom “Flame-Off” version I made), and the #Large and in Charger — oh, and I also threw in a new favorite of mine, the #Unlicensed Hot Wheels #Muscle Bound casting.
This should be every release of the castings shown — sans any crazy #Variations — and is only a small sampling of the Dodge #Chargers that Hot Wheels makes. Ultimately, I’d love to get some vintage Custom Charger redlines, but acquiring those would be extremely pricey. So, that is on the back-burner for now. NOTE: Getting ONE in good shape will most likely cost you over $100.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments below, and I will try to answer them as they come in. Thanks for stopping by!
Categories: Collection Update
Collection looks amweaosme Brad. I’m in the same dellema. Lol. Have the display that came out this year but I dont know what to put in it. I’m not a blister cracker. Sometime I wonder if I collect the hot wheels or blisters. Lol. Collection looks amazing. 👌🏼👍🏼
Thank you, Mendoza! You should collect one casting only loose. Then put that casting collection on display. It may change your way of collecting cardboard! 😉
So your assumption or educated guess is the new speed blur series , muscle bound is based off a older charger? I guess it fits nicely with the other chargers, at first i seen a import car from the 70s, but now next to all that muscle it looks eerily similar to the charger !
Hehe… I kind of just snuck that one in there. I think the Muscle Bound is based off all kinds of muscle cars, as I see a little bit of everything in there. It’s inclusion was more of me having it on my desk loose with no home… and I used it to fill space. But I have to admit, I do see some Charger in it now!
Very nice gift and amazing collection! Thanks for sharing. I love the Charger 500 casting, especially some of the recent variations. Hoping to make the SpeedKore casting and Muscle Bound my last additions of 2018.
Best of luck finding D case before the ball drops! Thank you for the kind words!
Check your local target store, I was happily suprised to find 2 freshly stocked D cases hanging on the pegs at my local store here in the midwest on Saturday Dec 29th, at like 1030 am !! NO supers but a ton of sweet castings i needed so i went to another target store and yet again a fresh D case hanging from pegs but only 1 case, and low and behold the STH volkswagen t2 pickup hanging right on the front peg!!! My first super for 2019 cases found , and its a sweet one ! Also it was like 11 am so i have no clue how it was still on the pegs with how busy this store was since its a super target and being the weekened ! This is my fave way to find a super, wither peg hanging or in a dump bin, the pallet raiding shit is not for me and soooooo lame, especially a majority of youtubers and social media hounds who post going to every store within a 2 state area just for a toy car and sneaking around with cases of toy cars like its a case of $$ lol… sorry for the small rant
Hey Brad, gotta know, but the 2nd column from left.. 3rd one down (under orange TH) in a sliver steel blue & black wheels… can you tell me what this is from or if it’s a custom please?
Also, would the Redline Club Series 7 Custom ‘69 Dodge Charger count as a crazy variation?.. , hence why it’s not in your display case.
Thank you sir!
Steel Blue one is one of 6 Classics color ways, not a custom… no customs in this case. Also, I do have the HWC Real Riders Custom ‘69 Dodge Charger but didn’t include it. That one is actually a retool of the redline era Custom Charger, and is the only one of that casting that I have.
Great! Thanks so much!
Very nice collection there btw. Makes me love HW’s Chargers even more!
What’s the champagne/gold Charger on the very bottom left? I’ve never seen it before and I think I might just need to add it to my collection!
Its from the 2004 Whips line in the Team Baurtwell series. Here is its listing on HobbyDB: https://www.hobbydb.com/catalog_items/69-dodge-charger-9837462f-e1d0-4214-a9db-577e5e8a2ecf