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It had been the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Although it could be updated during the years, the first track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), with a single (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations through which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars along the paths).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the fall. The conference occurred in various locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to unite collectors all around the world. In addition, he 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 own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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