The phased i used in this blog - 'HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!' was already in my heads long ago and i wanted to write this matter and to sound out the voice of unsatisfactory about the HOT WHEELS cars that we all faced throughout these long years now.
Ever since late November 2012 til early January 2013, MATTEL has changed the MAINLINE CASES where the cardboard that separate the first layer of HOT WHEELS cars are into more softer material. The problem has risen where some of the cards & blisters were very much bended and some worst cases that the blister/bubble cracked!
Well, for those who are selling HOT WHEELS cars like retailers, distributors, sell for fun (or as a living) or internet sellers, should have realized that even though back in the old days, we have faced these kind of situations long before these happens. It is not as bad as what we have faced recently. I don't know about others, i have been in these HOT WHEELS business for almost 9 years now and these is the worst situation that i have faced. Many have complaints about these but only it is not direct to MATTEL.
MATTEL has been producing so many great castings, great body paint jobs, stunning body tampos, amazing rims & tires, but we as a seller or collector would be very much appreciate if they could come up with a better boxing. The other one issue is the cards & blisters/bubbles, the material they used are too soft, easily bend & crack. Just by holding the card & blister/bubble in a normal way, it has already felt like damaging it.
Let me show you some of the CASES that i myself encountered..
MANILA CARD-LIKE MATERIAL AT 2ND LAYER
FOUND IN HOT WHEELS CASE
THE THICKNESS OF THE SEPARATOR IS UNNECESSARY
THIS IS MORE THICKER BACK IN THE OLD DAYS..
CHECK OUT WHAT IS ALREADY INSIDE THE CASE..
THESE ARE SOME OF THE CONDITIONS THAT EVER FACED..
These were only some of the examples that i have faced. There are some more worst cases that ever faced before.
THE SEPARATOR NOT ONLY SERVED TO LAYER OUT THE CARS, BUT IT ALSO SERVED AS TO STRENGTHEN & TO PROTECT THE CARS INSIDE FROM BEEN PRESSED IF THE MATERIAL USE ARE MORE SOLID & THICKER.
When i make orders from suppliers on all HOT WHEELS cases, i always asked them to double the boxes so that to prevent the HOT WHEELS cars from damaged and of course with all the weights that carries and to ship from oversea to Asia or in the states, trouble is that we need to pay more for the shipping fee and it costs the value of the cars risen. And we are being forced to sell the cars value higher all because to protect the car's condition.
Well, that's why we hope that MATTEL can do something about it because we still love the car models that they produced so much and as a seller, i wish to do a better sales and to make all my customers a happy buyer. :)
We hope that MATTEL will heard our voice & take action..
Thank you all for your attention & your times.
Wish you all have a nice day & happy collecting. Take care..
Will have more great news coming up soon.. :D