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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It had been the primary 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, permitting using initial layout patterns and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were originally meant for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be upgraded throughout time, the first trail consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or sometimes two) “super walkers” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the tracks).
During time, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but at the past 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase 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 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend started with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s 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 conference happened in various locations around the nation before 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Ever since then, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the 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 can be used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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