Under The Tree: 2011 Hot Wheels General Mills Wheaties ’70s Van

When I was a kid I remember having a large bin full of Hot Wheels. I played with them a lot. Rolling them down the driveway, building ramps for them to jump, watching them do all types of unpredictable tricks, and duct-taping firecrackers to them brings back a ton of memories. I was basically Sid from Toy Story.

Some of my Hot Wheels came from various neighborhood yard sales. Little did I know that I had picked-up some vintage Redline cars. Even though they were fairly beat up, I came to realize many years later that those cars have a huge demand among collectors.

Released in 2011, the General Mills line of Hot Wheels featured cereal box artwork from different General Mills cereal. One of them being “The Breakfast Of Champions” Wheaties.

I think this ’70s van looks so cool. The generic baseball player image dates back to the 1960s. I don’t believe its of anyone specific. The green color suggest its someone from the Oakland A’s.

Other cereals covered in the set include Honey Nut Cheerios, Cocoa Puffs, Count Chocula, Trix, Boo Berry, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Franken Berry, and Lucky Charms.

My all-time favorite Hot Wheels car is the one that looks like a Superfractor.

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