Lee - My most priced matchbox car from when I was a kid is a 57 Corvette Stingray (black) and one of the best looking cars ever made - IMHO.
Mine is VERY beaten up and well loved looking. I have a bit of a collection nowadays incl... a few bat mobiles, the General Lee, Mach 5 (Speed Racer), V8 Intercepter (Mad Max), Herbie, Eleanor mustang etc etc. I'll collect any car that was of significance in pop culture ... I would have the real things if the budget allowed for it.
BraveFalcon - Arrrr a kindred.... LOVE LOVE LOVE 80s Transformers, Thundercats and Starwars. My kids have been educated in all that was cool in the 80s. (I have them on DVD). I call it exposing them to culture but others have called it indoctrination. It does make them super cool with their friends when a remake is made and they already know all about it. (astroboy, voltron, Muppets etc). My greatest disappointment is that they like Starwars Episodes 1, 2 & 3 better then the real ones. And of course the Clone Wars animated Series.
Will - Yes the good old days before we realised that there was an environment. I nearly remember them too.
Lancer - We had a few reel to reel tape machines when I was a kid - that took the really big 7" reels. Man they were fun.
Man I gotta go watch Thundercats now.
I love this thread more than Lancer does