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If you're going to begin collecting model cars, it's wise to start off on the right foot.

Here's some important considerations before you invest time and money to your new hobby.

Diecast model car shows offer a world of temptation to unfocused collectors

Make A Plan

Keep your focus at model shows

Make a plan -- and stick to it

It's no good randomly buying up diecast model cars. You will quickly burn through your budget and likely as not end up with a mish-mash of cars.

It's fine to have a general collection, but even this unambitious concept requires some thought.

Some of the things you need to think about:

- Decide how much you are going to spend each month

- Plan your storage space

- Educate yourself about the hobby

- Learn how to grade model cars so you don't get burned

One word of caution. It's easy, as a collector, to fall into the "Must have it" trap.

Learn that there will ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS be another chance to buy that special something!

By making a plan and sticking to it, you won't have your head turned at those oh-so-tempting stands at the model car shows.

Diecast SMART car by Matchbox cars. Focusing on a smaller market will make your collecting easier

Get Focused

Focus on a make or model

Focus your energies for successful collecting

It can be overwhelming to begin a new collection. There is simply too much choice and even a multi-millionaire could not hope to collect EVERYTHING to completion.

Perhaps you could narrow down your collecting options by specializing in something specific?

Many collectors like to limit themselves to one of the diecast brands, of which there are many, including Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Revell, DUB City, AMT and many, many more.

Or you could instead pick one of the diecast car models, like VW, Porsche, Pontiac, Ferrari, F1, NHRA... the list goes on. The more obscure your choice, the smaller your collection will be.

You'll need many more model car display cases if you pick on Porsche 911 as "your" brand, versus something like the SMART car.

Diecast SMART car by Matchbox cars. Focusing on a smaller market will make your collecting easier

Educate Yourself

Read as many books as you can

Learn more about your new hobby

No matter how much time you spent PLAYING with diecast cars as a kid, you don't know enough about COLLECTING them!

Most collectors have to consider future resale value when they are buying items. So should you.

Just because you're doing this for fun doesn't mean you can ignore the idea that one day, you or your family might need to sell your collection to raise some cash.

This means it's imperative to learn as much as you can about collecting model cars, including the price guides that dealers will be using to work out how much to charge you for each car you buy!

Fortunately, Amazon has a wide range of useful books on collecting model cars. We'll be reviewing these in time.

For now, you could do far worse than invest in a copy of Collecting Toy Cars and Trucks by Karen O'Brien.

Don't be afraid to ask

Best Diecast Collectible Cars is here to help you get the most out of your new hobby! Please contact us with any questions about collecting model cars. We'd be happy to assist you in any way we can. Or

submit reviews of your favorite diecast collectible cars. Have fun!