The creator of the Hot Wheels cars, and co-founder of Mattel, has died.
This was probably my favorite car:
I saw one in an antique mall display case a few years ago, with a $35 price tag on it.
Most of my Hot Wheels cars were purchased at the Gibson's Discount store at the corner of O'Connor Road & Pioneer in Irving, Texas. I later worked for a year or so at another Gibson's store when I was in high school. At least one store remains, in Weatherford, though I don't know if it has any ties to the original Gibson family.
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