Several years ago I had an idea in mind to find a gumball machine at a reasonable price for this project. It took a while, but one day while doing my usual thrift shopping for automotive related items I found it. It was the right color, red, and for a more than reasonable price. I got it for a mere 5 bucks! So I brought it home, cleaned it up, and started going through my Ferrari Hot Wheels that I had extras of. That wasn't hard to do since I had recently shut down my automotive collectibles shop and had several cases of Hot Wheels to pick through. And, I had been saving them for this project. As I went through them, I just couldn't get the thing filled. It took a little over 100 of these little suckers to get it filled up. I didn't have enough different models to fill it, but I had a ton of extras. So I filled it up.
|If only it was this easy to buy a real one.|