In this week’s Top 5, I’m running down my Top 5 Favorite Hot Wheels Toys from when I was a kid. There have been plenty of cool Hot Wheels toys that have come along in recent years, but my list is looking at Hot Wheels toys from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. I’m not including any individual cars this time out, because I plan on counting those down in a separate list. Let’s get to the Top 5!
Hot Wheels Sto and Go Playsets
Hot Wheels made their own playsets for a while called Sto and Go. You can’t see it in this picture, but these things folded up and made their own carrying case, hence the name Sto and Go. They made several versions of this playset, but the construction one pictured above was my favorite one. I had a lot of various construction themed vehicles and this playset really ramped up the construction zone fun.
Hot Wheels Master Caster
The Master Caster was such a cool idea. It was a Hot Wheels car factory, that allowed you to make your own Hot Wheels cars out of wax! You could get colored wax bars to use in it, or you could just take the paper off some crayons and dump them in. That gave you the ability to create some cars with really custom colors. There were several molds you could use, and it came with wheel and axle sets to use. It would heat the wax, and with a turn of the handle, you could pour the melted wax into the mold to make the car. It was quite the next level toy for Hot Wheels loving kids. I never actually owned it, but my brother did, so I got to make a few cars of my own.