11. Since 2001, Hot Wheels has been building real cars.
It started with this, the Twin Mill, which features two engines and over 1,400 hp. The company continues today with cars like 2014’s Darth Vader car, which was built on a Corvette platform.
12. Some of the collectors are lifelong devotees.
There are multiple guys with collections topping 30,000 cars, and one of their collections has an estimated value of over $1,000,000.
13. This passion occasionally leads to intra-club rivalries.
The Blue Real Riders Club is an entire website dedicated to complaining about the Red Line Club, which is the official Hot Wheels club. The entire gripe is over wheel selection on new models that people vote for. Crazy.