Amongst the most desired for any AFX Collector are the prototype 1983 Super GPlus #2805 Dodge MAGNUM & #2804 Ford THUNDERBIRD
NO... They are NOT for SALE !
Perhaps the most rare is the prototype AFX 'LEMON' FIRE CHIEF' that was made for the '83 NY Toy Show, along with the FIRE ENGINE. The planned Race Set was NEVER made.
The Driver of this AC COBRA appears to have a 'Comb-Over' Haircut. Still one of my treasured TJets!
Certainly not as COOOOOL as The BATMOBILE, but The GREEN HORNET's "BLACK BEAUTY" is actually harder to find than The Caped Crusader's ride...
I purchased 3 of the Brown Silver Striped GTO's at a "Closeout Sale" at Two Guys in '76 for $1 each. 2 were sold later @ $3K+. Nice ROI... Note the fakes have silver wheel wells and handles.
The JAMES BOND 007 Sears Exclusive Set was a total FLOP that bankrupted AC Gilbert. I got one for being a good boy that year! Yeah it sucked, but NOW !!!
I am not a fan of the Porsche & Ferrari cars, but the AFX FALLER Porsche 917 & Ferrari 512M have attractive paint schemes.
The Orange "SUNBURST" 57 NOMAD is the perfect car to be powered by an Ultra Rare "Orange" Prototype Chassis. It is REAL !
I have a bunch of '55 Chevys, but the Chromed Red #28 '55 Chevy is my favorite ! (An AFX high level "benchmark".) It just gleams...
A multi-striped paint & trim scheme, tires & fuel tanks on the roof rack, extra front lights & all the stickers make the "CASTROL" Escort complex.
The Williams F1 "BATA DIN" is a very rare car, and is one of the more paper stickered AFX cars. (10 of them) 2nd only to the NEXT ONE!
No collection is complete w/o a 6-Wheel ELF. This is the rare "First National Citibank" F-1 Tyrrell. The name has more words than wheels!
Back when you could email EBAY Sellers, I spotted this HTF #35 Red Bre-Datsun in an Ad Pic "background" & I offered $35 for it (before it was known of). You can't do that today!
The Formula 5000 cars were only produced in Europe by AFX / FALLER. Similar to the 6-Wheel Elf, the body was modified to eliminate the extra wheels. This is the desired CITZENS WATCH #1
All 3 of the Formula 5000 cars are VHTF in the USA and command premium prices. The POLIFAC #8 is highly prized.
The A.M.S. RACING TEAM #1 car is highly desired by collectors on both sides of the pond! All 3 of the Formula 5000 cars are premium priced cars.
AURORA was trying to license a series of cars when the end came in '83. The REBEL CHARGER was a poor imitation for the Gen Lee, but it carries a steep price today! (Yeee Hawww!)
The CAPRI FUNNY CAR "ALITALIA" is the rarest of the Capri cars. Nobody understands why AFX titled this car a "Funny Car". (What's so funny?)
The Galoob MIAMI VICE "SPEED CITY CHASE" Set was made in 1984 ONLY. It is a sneaky HTF collectible for both the fans of the TV show & serious HO Slot Car enthusiasts.
Being a huge fan of "The Master" in his early years, I am proud to have been a vital contributor to the creation of the HOD Brand!
While the CAMARO in Brown & Gold may not be thought of as the most attractive, it is the most sought after. Once examined for a while, it begins to grow on you... REALLY, it does!
This is one of only 125 '89 BATMOBILES that were available from HAC Enterprise. There are some left that are available on my site only. Mention "you saw it here" and save $20.
The very rare #3 GM GOODWRENCH Chevy Lumina (Set Only) Air Dam car may be the most beautiful NASCAR model that TYCO ever made. R.I.P. Dale Earnhardt...
TYCO's limited production run #8107 “GRAND NATIONAL” Electric Racing Set (1976 Only) pitted “The King” Richard Petty vs Bobby Allison of “The Alabama Gang” for us kids to race our favorite to Victory Lane!
TYCO released a “Non-Air Dam” version of the Chevy Lumina Stocker in '91. A one-time “factory flawed” batch molded in a “blue-green” plastic were “too brittle” & ordered destroyed. Some got out and are highly prized.
Released in 1989 only, the pair of "RACIN' OUTLAWS" may represent TYCO's benchmark in Off-Road Slot Car design. They are VHTF !
They are fragile, as the hoods tilt up on tiny hinges to expose their chromed V-8's. Superior "Candy" finishes are easily marred. Obtaining this pair in "Mint" condition can be difficult.
The Super Modified Roadster came out just as TJets were being phased out. Fact is, they share Design Elements from the very beginning of Vibrator Hot Rods up to the AFX Wheels...
Correctly scaled overall, durable, with great chromes and factory looking accents, the Mustang Mach I may be the perfect TJet! All color versions are desired by collectors.
The TJet Trucks were unexpectedly popular when they were first offered as "VIBES" & then as Tjets. Some colors are VHTF, but all are desired.
This is the AFX TV Guide PETTY Charger Promo Car from 1978. (Very desirable) FACT: More Petty #43 cars have been offered as HO Slot Cars than any other Driver & Model.
The AFX Blue 'CUDA FUNNY Car is a Top 10 AFX collector car. An "oddity" for the blues alone is that almost always they have damaged or distorted window pillars on the passenger side.
The Fall Guy Pick Up Truck is not hard to find, however, they are HTF intact & complete. Of all the Display Boxes I have sold, this is #1 ! FACT: The sole licensed AFX car ever made.
The Blue Grand AM Funny Car is a harder car to acquire than many realize. Many AFX models have at least one version that is VHTF. By far the Blue is the toughest of the Grand AMs.
Lots of AFX Road Runners were sold in many color schemes. The RED #43 Road Runner is by far the most sought after by collectors. The Yellow and the Blue are prized, too!
Sought after by Racers & Collectors alike are the AFX SUPER II's. These were designed as a "no holds barred" factory made & precisely engineered racer to beat all right out of the box.
The '63 Corvette "Sting Ray" is an Automotive Legend! AURORA captured all of the mystique exuded by America's sports car with their longest running TJet (1963-72) .
The '66 BATMOBILE is a legendary car in any scale. Aurora,s TJet version was very popular (and now), as was the TV show. The HAC 3D Batcave Box makes a perfect display for it.
The Dodge "CHARGER" was molded in more primary colors than any other TJet. My favorites are the subdued ones, like Olive Drab, Sea Foam & Pale Yellow. All are desired & a few are crazy $.
ANSWER: The most rare of the Ford "TORINO's" racing about the track! The Torino is one of the popular TJet Muscle Cars. All command high prices, with the Blacks or Greens being highest!
Never made by AURORA as pictured, this cool ride was created by marrying some extra "all original" TJet parts from the junk yard! Other similar creations are equally inspiring!
While not the most valuable nor most rare, the Good Humor Ice Cream Truck is a must in any collection. It holds the distinction of being the "Last TJet" released by AURORA! (1972)
The '57 Chevy NOMAD is the most popular AFX car ever produced with the most variations!
I think the '55 CHEVY is one of the 10 coolest AFX designs ever offered. I guess I am not alone, as only the '57 NOMAD had more variations...
Some of the blue TJets are very hard to find. Being my favorite color, I just had to get "all of them". The El CAMINO is one of the hard ones.
The TORONADO was one of the last "blues" I found. I got one in the mail once, but the JERK shipped it in an envelope mailer!!!!
The '63 Buick RIVIERA is a legendary classical design that helped define the Personal Luxury Coupe. The 1st Generation is the best.
The MAKO SHARK is just so cool. We should all petition GM to release this as a "super car!" Are you with me on this cause?
I am not a Ford fan, but the MUSTANG 2+2 FASTBACK may be the overall best pony car ever conceived and produced.
GM had to find an answer to Ford's Mustang, and they found it. The CHEVROLET CAMARO came first, then came the next & even better one!
The PONTIAC FIREBIRD shared a lot with its sibling division pony car, but the styling always felt more aggressive. I owned a real one once!
The MUSTANG MACH I was a superior overall offering from Ford during the Muscle Car Era. AURORA captured it perfectly, too!
The '67 FORD XL-500 was a respectable car, but it never stood a chance against GM's Grand Prix, Riviera, Monte Carlo, Toronado & Eldorado.
What can I say to add to 1,000's of Books & Articles which sheds light on the legendary '63 CORVETTE STING RAY. Amongst the Best EVER!
I don't mean Slot Cars! This guy was years ahead of all of us. He began collecting the XKE Jaguar in REAL Scale when they were once affordable.
The WILLYS GASSER is my favorite stock TJet racer. Using AFX Wheels the car's balance is perfect for drifting through the sharpest curves!
The VW BUG is one of the cutest TJets of all time. I had an Aunt (R.I.P. 2018) who always drove a VW. I hated riding in the back seat of that car...
2 of my Uncles (ages 19 & 16) drove my Grandpa's brand new '69 CHARGER to our house to show us. With me (age 13) in the car it was hit with 49 miles on the odometer by a suspended COP within 150 yards of my house!
I always thought the CHAPARRAL was one ugly TJet. Now in my 60's, I guess It is growing on me ----- YEAH, like "Puss to a Boil!"
The FERRARI 250 GTO in blue was tougher to obtain than I originally thought, at least for me! A beautiful car...
The MAKO SHARK actually DOES exist as a painted black car. I know a few serious collectors that have them in their stable besides mine.
You may know that I designed the HO Detroit "Black & Gold" label and branding. I sponsored the LE Black/Gold Tow Truck release.
The B&G Wrecker was so popular, that I followed it up with a LE BLACK & SILVER TOW TRUCK. I sold 50 total Black Wreckers @ $200 ea.
The CANDY BLUE MUSTANG 2+2 FASTBACK is near the top of the list for most desired TJet! The blue is so sweet...
The CANDY RED MUSTANG 2+2 FASTBACK is also near the top of the list for most desired TJet! (I still favor the Blue one)
I don't think Aurora ever thought the VIBE INTERNATIONAL SEMI & TRAILERs were going to be so popular. The AFX Trucks were a huge success and we collectors luv'em!
The CANDY COLORED CORVETTE represents (for me anyway) a high water mark for Aurora in offering a "beautiful & sexy" slot car
Each of these extremely rare INTERNATIONAL WRECKER TOW TRUCKs has an "acquisition tale" that would likely NEVER happen again!
See the problem here? I spotted what is now a recognized VHTF Factory Error. The BLACK VAN TRAILER is supposed to be "Silver". I Paid $15
The Vibrator INTERNATIONAL TRUCK TRACTOR was fitted with a Box & Boom and was reborn as the TJet Wrecker in 1964 and sold through '72!
The '32 FORD PICK-UP TRUCK was almost an exact copy of the Lindberg Mini Lindy, & fitted with the narrow "Slim-Line" Chassis.
It's true, I pulled this extremely rare OLIVE INDY RACER from another guy's junk drawer. He just didn't like it! Many years later it is a $400 car...
Back in the 1990's while at a Beers Show in NYC, I spotted this SNOW WHITE MAKO SHARK in with a bunch of loose cars at a dealers table. I paid $60 for it! Soap and water made it GLEAM...
What would have been the history of our hobby without the PLAYCRAFT HIGHWAYS CHEVROLET SEDAN? This was part of the #1 (Oval) Set.
Originally intended for the Model Rail Roaders, The PLAYCRAFT FORD OPEN LORRY became a legendary piece of Model Motoring "lore"...
I bought this EL CAMINO w Factory Painted Roof before I found out they were early factory versions. The Slot Gods were with me...
The Oldsmobile TORONADO was legendary in GM development circles. The perception is that the black TJet is the rarest one. I don't think so! For me it was the Green one.
OK, its a bad joke! BUT, most Gray or Blue TJets are HTF. Such is the case with the '63 BUICK RIVIERA. FYI, this is the only Buick in the Aurora stable. Gray is tougher than the "Slate Blue."
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