Collecting Picture Cars

Collecting Picture Cars

Collecting Picture Cars

Let's be real. How many times have you sat down at the movie theatre and seen a cool car that you thought you would love to have? You know you wanted that Batmobile. I know I did! Now, you can find those famous car replicas and can piece them together yourself! How cool is that?

Varying Degrees of Difficulty

Before you try to do this though, some of them are a bit trickier than your typical picture car. So, know beforehand what you want to take on. This is especially so since the model car producers try to add some features that you must put together yourself. Sure the Batmobile looked cool on the widescreen with all it could do, but what about when you have to start gluing those pieces on? Don't get too far over your head now.

What to Look for

Just like you sometimes have to jump through hoops to get something you want, so it is sometimes the same for picture cars. Some people use fake paint or paint that somewhat matches the color, but the whole idea behind replicas, let's face it, is to have it look just like the one you saw in that really killer movie. Look for ones that have licenses with the movie that you are looking for, and you'll be guaranteed to have the colors that match the color that they used for the beautiful car you saw on the big screen.

What else should you keep in mind while you're thinking about the picture car you want? Well, how much money you want to spend is another point that you need to consider, along with the scale. The harder the scale, the more money you're going to spend. Likewise, how popular was the movie. If it's a movie that everyone is lining up for or it's during the premiere of the movie, or even when the movie comes out on DVD, you will more than likely be paying way more than what you need to spend. Wait until the craze of the movie settles down before you run out to buy that model.

Keeping and Selling

These cars are great to do as you recall your favorite scenes from the movie. Some people have gone so far as to customize their cars on the inside with passengers based on character from the movie. I bet a few of you have been seen to be playing with these cars as you recount word for word what happened in the movie, because you have seen it so many times. The same is true for other models from movies.

The sky is the limit. If you go to sell one of your models, depending on the popularity of the movie and how long ago the movie was made, you might have a good sale on your hand. You might have to go through some searches though. While many model car companies do create the replicas, not all of them create replicas of every movie ever made. So, go look for that car you said you'd never have, because it might be built just by you!