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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 originally intended for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult lovers, for whom limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track set
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Even though it could be updated throughout the years, the first track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (faux service channels through which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been a growth in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend started with the 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, normally held every year at the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. Since that time, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the first to combine collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which is used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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