My favorite toys as a child were Hot Wheels. I also had a few Matchbox cars and even got a "Johnny Lightning" car for Christmas one year.

Hot Wheels were always my favorites. Earlier this week, I saw an article on the toys turning 50 this year.

I dug out of the 20 or so cars that I've saved all of these years.

If you've got a Hot Wheels '68 VW without a sunroof, it's apparently quite valuable. The green car on the right is a "Beatnik Bandit". Those are also valuable, but mine is too beat up to be worth anything. I seem to recall my neighbor, Tigger Faylor and I playing a lot of "Smash Up Derby" with our cars.

Now, I'm off to watch YouTube videos on how to paint your Hot Wheels.