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It was the primary competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition versions are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Even though it would be updated throughout time, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (faux service channels through which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the tracks).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the past 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the average 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 began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has arranged two collectors’ occasions annually in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year at the fall. The conference happened in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the very first to unite 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 almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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