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It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold individually). Though it could be upgraded during time, the initial trail consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or two) “super walkers” (artificial service channels through which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars across the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year at the fall. The convention happened in various locations around the country until 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Since then, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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