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It was the primary competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, permitting the use of first layout patterns and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were originally meant for children and young adults, so they have become popular with adult lovers, for whom limited edition models are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be updated during time, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), with one (or sometimes two) “super chargers” (faux service channels by which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there has been a growth 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 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized 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 in the fall. The conference happened in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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