Big time! I've always been a huge car guy. Both HW and Matchbox and pretty much any brand of smaller (5" or less) die cast cars. Probably 100+ cars. Most are from my youth, too, although I do love going to the toy aisle with my boys pretty much every store we go to, and as long as I buy each of them one, then I can get another one. 90% of my collection is regular sized cars but only Ferrari's, Porsche, Lambos, Benz, and/or muscle cars (Mustangs, Vettes, etc.). I don't do the Batmobiles, the crazy one-offs that seem to be more and more in production (lizard cars, HW's weird original designs, the fat wheel types, etc.). I have a red 911 GTS3 on my desk as we speak.
A cool thing I've been into lately is getting people the car they drive. My coworker had a 2013 black Vette so I got him one and he loved it. Another has a black Tesla and I got him one. Another has a gold Range Rover - I only found silver. My kid's 4th grade teacher has a Toyota FJ in special edition dark blue and I found the regular blue one - he was still pretty stoked! That one was from Michael's - they actually have a nice selection of super cars, etc. So does Rite Aid and CVS.....they are about $5-7 and you can pull them back and they run. They are about 4" long and a little wider than HW/Matchbox, but still are very cool.
Also, when I was a kid, I dreamed of being an auto designer. I used to buy a car, take the body off the chassis, sand down the paint if needed, and then modify the car by adding new paint (nail polish!), white out for the lights, red sharpie for the rear lights, and would tinker with front and rear spoilers. Now that was cool! My older boy had the Scout Pinewood derby recently and my car was a red 911, his was a blue Lambo Miura, and my little guy had a yellow Spongebob modeled after a Hummer design (loosely!)......
The best part is the annual car week in my area....which is in 2 weeks!!.....cars from all over the world come and there are every kind of luxury, sport, exotic, antique and muscle car you can imagine.......truly amazing!
Oh, and yes, NONE of them are in boxes - that is so weird! I want to "drive" them on tables and my desk...vroom!!
Edited by JazzDrumGuy, 07 August 2018 - 05:59 PM.