In 1978 Mattel issued a 10th Anniversary “ 3- car- pack” with basic wheels. Enclosed at the top section of this anniversary package was a ‘collector’ belt buckle. This HOT WHEELS belt buckle has the Hot Wheels logo, the Mattel logo – and on the bottom right-hand side of the buckle is the word ‘COLLECTOR’. The year of production – 1978 – is embossed on the back of the buckle.
The belt buckle is number 2385-6019. Doesn’t seem to be many of these out there – however, if you are fortunate enough to find this belt buckle you would be finding a prize. In today’s market price it is valued at $80 to $100.