Collecting toy cars is an addictive hobby that cannot only be fun and educational, but also a good investment as many toy cars increase value over time as they are collectible items. But how do you get started with a toy car collection?
The first step is deciding on a focus of your car collection. As there are so many
The first step is deciding on a focus of your car collection. As there are so many different types of cars, car manufacturers, and even brands of toy car manufactures you need to decide what kind of cars you want to collect. Some suggestions would be choosing one of the toy manufacturers such as Hotwheels or Matchbox, or choosing a type of car for example saloons, super cars, hatchbacks, or classic cars. Alternatively you could base your collection on something more personal to your tastes maybe you only like red cars, or cars made between the years 1980 and 1990? The key is just deciding these focuses.
Secondly you have to start purchasing your chosen cars. I would recommend visiting car boot sales, garage sales, and looking on ebay for second hand cheap toy cars, but if not you can visit a site like Toy Transport to find your cars, although they most sell super cars like toy Lamborghinis and toy Ferraris, so it may not fit with your collection.
Once you have started a colletion you will probably want somewhere to display your collection and keep them clean and in good condition I recommend a high shelf out of normal reach as this will protect things from falling on them or having to move them frequently.