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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 until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be updated throughout the years, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (artificial service channels through which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars across the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the number of adult 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 a mean of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The conference occurred in various locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which can be used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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