Hot Wheels Homer

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Hot Wheels Homer

Hot Wheels Homer

Hot Wheels Homer

At the February 15th 2014 Kday, I was able to grab most of the new stuff I was after except for one car – THE HOT WHEELS HOMER! In our store, only 2 came out of 12 cases. I heard of other Kmarts having almost one to each case. While overly happy with the LaFerrari (I’ll have a post soon featuring that one), I was a little bummed out that I missed out on the Hot Wheels Homer. In my area, I figured that if I didn’t find it at Kday, I wasn’t going to find it at all.

Today we had our local Hot Wheels club meeting. Upon entering, I chatted for a little while with the club president and the Hot Wheels Homer came up. He had asked me if I had seen one in person. I said no and that I was hoping to get one soon. He pulled one out that he had removed from the blister and handed it to me. Seeing that I open everything I get, I asked him what he wants for it. He told me that I could have it – consider it a RAOK. While I won’t name names but if by chance you read this post, I can’t thank you enough. 🙂

I find the ‘value’ of the Hot Wheels Homer extremely funny. A few weeks back there was one that sold on eBay for over $100! Now that Kdays have hit and there are more in circulation, I see prices took a sharp nosedive and are hovering around $4. Those gotta have it first guys crack me up!

Being a somewhat popular casting, I decided to do a special series of shots for this one. The Hot Wheels Homer shown below can be rotated 360 degrees! Follow the simple instructions below.

360 Viewer Instructions:

1) No special software is required!!!
2) Simply click and hold down your left mouse button on the image.
3) Drag your mouse to the left or to the right to rotate the Hot Wheels Homer.
4) Release your left mouse button while rotating for a smooth-stop effect.


Rotate the Hot Wheels Homer Now!

 

  • andy mackaroon

    I bought an international f-case, from the US and it had 3 Homers in it, looking at f-case unboxing on YT this seems to be the case (ha ha no pun intended), the US F-cases didn’t have any, and the international ones had at least 3. I bought the case with the express aim of auctioning the spares on ebay and was expecting the Homers to do well, in the end both of them went for the very exact price of £6.05, go figure. I didn’t know what I would get for the Homers hence why I auctioned them to let them find their own price, I was glad I covered my costs, but if I am being honest expected more, one of the buyers said the same thing to me, that he expected to pay more. Other cars went for more, like the camo Tumbler which went for more than £7. But the cars that sold were the ones I expected, the Bel Air Gasser, non TH, which was my favourite, the Hot Bed Hauler, and sundry Muscle Cars, but the big surprise was the LaFerrari which went for £10.50. I hadn’t even looked at it that closely till it started to gain bids, and I only had the one, once I had looked at it properly I was sick that I had sold it, it’s a really nice casting I’ll need to see if I can pick one up off the pegs. Great photos BTW.

  • Hey @andymackaroon:disqus – thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the pics. What you mentioned I find quite interesting. The Homer was quite the rage a few weeks back and was pulling pretty decent money on eBay. The prices have dropped significantly so I would have to assume that the market is now flooded and the ‘gotta have it’ people have gotten their fill. During the Kday event on February 15th, the mainline Gasser, Hot Bed Hauler, and LaFerrari were quite popular cars. People left behind exclusive colors but managed to nab all of the ones I just listed. I have yet to see a Tumbler in person but there were a few for sale at our local dicast club for $2 and they weren’t selling. Demographics may play into this which again is another interesting topic. I would assume you checked out my post on the Hot Wheels LaFerrari but if you missed it, here is a link: http://www.diecastphotography.com/2014-hot-wheels-laferrari/

    Thanks again for stopping by. Check back soon – I’ve got thousands of cars to add. 🙂

  • Scott Moen

    Beautiful pics as always Tony ! Glad you like the Homer. See you at Serb Hall and/or the March MAD-CC meeting. Take care my friend.

    • Thanks again Scott. When is the show at Serb Hall?

  • HaarFager

    So this is another vehicle based on “The Simpsons?” I know Hot Wheels released a Homer Simpson nuclear waste van of some kind, using the Letter Getter, and that Johnny Lightning released Marge’s station wagon. I wonder how many other vehicles have been released based on this classic cartoon?

  • Brian Silvernale

    I have a 1972 firebird funny car out of the package in seriously great condition anyone have any idea r what’s it worth