hot wheels auto garage – InfoMommy Insight: The Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage Play Set
It was the key 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 using first layout blueprints and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, so they have become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition versions are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold individually). Though it could be upgraded during the years, the original trail consisted of a string of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), with one (or two) “super chargers” (artificial service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars across the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the normal collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year at the fall. The conference occurred 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 out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and worth, which is used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their own collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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