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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Although it would be updated during time, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or two) “super hitter” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held every year in the autumn. The conference occurred in various locations around the country until 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. Since that time, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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