Collecting Hot Wheels diecast cars can be a rewarding and fun hobby for anyone of any age. Hot Wheels have been around since Mattel released the first one in 1968. Some of the model gain value over time so they can be an investment as well as a hobby. There are so many to choose from, how do you get started? The best Hot Wheels diecast models to start with are models of cars that you would like to own in real life. If that exotic German or Italian supercar is just out of reach, you can own it in scale model. You can build a garage of exotic or limited edition cars that would rival any billionaire's collection. Don't think they just make models of new cars. If you want to collect cars from the 40's, 50's, 60's or 70's you are in luck as there models available. If you have a passion for anything from race cars to milk trucks you will able to find a series of models available for you to collect. Make sure you stay within your budget. Some cars can be $100's when they are first released. If you are trying to collect older models these can be even more. The quality and the features in the model usually determines the price. If you are looking at a solid metal car with working doors and a working steering wheel it is going to be more than a plastic body car. Size is also a factor in determining the size. The standard 1/64 size of the models can be typically fairly cheap. The larger models such as 1:18 are quite large models and can be quite expensive. The older the model is the more expensive it is going to be. If you find a 30 year old model it is going to be much more expensive than a brand new model on sale today. To avoid duplicates always know what models you have. Diecast display cases are a great way to do this. When they are on display it gives you a chance to show off or admire your collection. It also gives you a handy way to inventory your collection so you do not buy duplicates. If you are going to collect different sizes of models you should have different cases for the different sizes. A large model beside a small model will make the small one look even smaller. If you use these handy tips you will be well on your way to a rewarding hobby of Hot Wheels diecast collecting. No matter what kind of car you like there are models available for you to collect and display. Once you have a good sized collection started you will be proud to show it off.