12 years, 2 months.
This time around with collecting Hot Wheels, you are only buying “real” cars; not the silly made-up ones. It’s basically like you are becoming Jay Leno, with his warehouses full of collectible vehicles.
You do your research online, and then scout the nearby stores for the ones that might carry the particular make and model you are looking for. Or you will actually by the Hot Wheels car online when you have to.
Not only are you spending your own money on buying the cars for your collection, but you are now also buying the collector’s cases to store them in as well.
It makes me wonder which actual car you will ended up driving here in a few years!