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Hot Wheels is a brand of 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.
Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Although it would be upgraded during the years, the original trail consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), using one (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars across the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year at the autumn. The convention occurred in various locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Ever since then, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to unite collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and values, which can be used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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