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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It had been the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of first design patterns and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Though it could be upgraded during time, the original trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with one (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (artificial service channels by which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but at the past 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the normal collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ events annually in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year at the autumn. The conference happened in various locations around the country before 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which is used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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