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HWC to get rid of trading boards

Yep its true. HWC Gary just posted that there will no longer be a trading section on HWC. I have a feeling that there will be a mass exodus there and more people finding new places to trade...
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Why would they get rid of that?

WTT/WTB: Hot Ones Dodge Rampage. Hot Wheels Vintage Racing...and MORE!!
My Wants/My Trades
Make sense before dollars.

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That's about the dumbest thing I've seen them do. Without the trade board, the whole forum will disappear as that is the main reason most people bother to post there. Without an actively involved community directly connected to the company, the RLC will eventually disappear. Without the RLC, collectors will stop collecting, and soon the only Hot Wheels we will see are dragon, rat and shark cars. With only dragon, rat and shark cars on the pegs, kids will grow up without a love of real cars ingrained in them. Without a love of cars, the masses will force driverless automated transportation on the rest of us. So essentially what this means is that you can thank Hot Wheels for driving around in Pod Cars in 15 years.
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Pod Cars designed after the Jetsons capsule car a lá the Hot Wheels casting so in turn, it will come full circle.

/mindblown.

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I'm sure there is some sort of liability issue that Mattel's legal team raised. With the change to the swap and sell board here, I think most will go to Joe's, etc.
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6 pages of responses there and no answers as to why its happening.
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"We feel that it will make room for a better, more positive experience going forward. We're very excited about all of the upcoming changes, and we hope that the results will bring more fun for you, too. Thanks in advance for your understanding.


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that's it in a nut shell
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HWC gary should be archived! Lmao!
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Pod Cars designed after the Jetsons capsule car a lá the Hot Wheels casting so in turn, it will come full circle.

/mindblown.
Haven't you heard Mattel has a new real "Automobile Division" "Made In China" -

The All Plastic Car !!! (including motor)

Soon to be Imported to the USA and on the street near you.
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HWC gary should be archived! Lmao!
Was that you?? Heheehe...I feel the same way about most of the admins there.....
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I never really considered their trade area very useful anyways. Who wants to take the time to post an item for sale and not even be able to post so much as an asking price because Mattel likes to pretend that these are never bought or sold for anything other than $.97? *wink*wink*

What they (apparently) fail to realize is it is the buying, selling, and trading of these cars that keeps this hobby alive and exciting for most of us.
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Was that you?? Heheehe...I feel the same way about most of the admins there.....
Not me! My name there is wlraider. Oh I owe you some pictures. I'm on it@
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6 pages of responses there and no answers as to why its happening.
they are spinelss and never respond to anything that has a lot of up roar.
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Well I would be cautious if we see an influx of traders on HT especially until they establish themselves here. I've heard horror stories of trades gone bad over there.
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Some of you from the HWC will recognize my name and if all it takes to get you to come visit this site is to close the trade boards on the HWC then that proves something to me. What? Think it over.. LoL.

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