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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, so they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Even though it would be upgraded throughout time, the initial trail consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), using one (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (artificial service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by kids, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ events each year in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held every year at the autumn. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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