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In 1968, Mattel decided to take a shot at the die-cast toy car crown. Matchbox, the champ at the time, was popular for its toy replicas of real vehicles, and had been since its inception in the early ’50s.  Mattel took a different approach, offering more tricked-out toy cars that blurred the line between reality and fiction. The first batch of die-cast cars released is a perfect example, and you can see that for yourself if you drop the cash on this 50th anniversary commemorative. Recreations of the first 16 cars are all included in a replica store display that looks pulled from the shelves of a now-defunct department store. Only 1,500 of these sets will be made and Hot Wheels club members get first crack. If you want one, consider signing up or scouring eBay after the release.

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We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”