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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 until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of initial design patterns and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were originally meant for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature lovers, for whom limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Though it could be upgraded throughout the years, the first track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or sometimes two) “super walkers” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars across the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids 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 was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ events annually in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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