15. One of its designers revamped a car his dad originally designed for Hot Wheels 30 years earlier.
Alec Tam managed to get a scholarship from SEMA, and after establishing himself as a designer, joined the Hot Wheels team where he paid tribute to his dad’s original Whip Creamer. Pretty nice tribute, that.
16. The price of a basic Hot Wheels model hasn't changed.
You could pick one up for 98 cents back in '68, and you can get one for a buck today. Compare that to a cheeseburger.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor, and can be found on Twitter. He just looked at some prices for some of his old Hot Wheels. He'd never have let himself even open them if he knew what they'd do in price.