Red Line Hoodie Black
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The Red Line hoodie features a 400gsm custom milled cotton body, double folded side gusset ribbing, flat lock stitched seams, and the classic Jiberish fit.
Details include a 3 panel hood, metal tipped drawstrings, oil based screen printing, and kangaroo pocket.
Elliot Handler, co-founder of Mattel, decided to produce a line of die-cast toy cars to capture a portion of the huge market for small car models dominated at that time by the British, Matchbox cars. Although his executives thought it was a bad idea, the cars were a big success.
Matchbook was characterized by making more realistic or city cars, while Hot Wheels was known for making more custom or concept cars. Handler wanted to make cars that he envisioned or saw coming out of the California body shops or being shown off on the California highways.
In order for the cars to go fast on the plastic track, Mattel chose a cheap, durable, low-friction plastic called Delrin to use as a bushing between the axle and wheel. The result was cars that could go up to scale 200 mph. The bushings were phased out in 1970. The early years of Hot Wheels are known as the Redline Era as until 1977 the wheels had a red line etched around the tire rim.
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