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It had been the primary competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Though it would be upgraded during time, the first track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super walkers” (faux service stations through which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by kids, but at the past 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the autumn. The conference occurred in various locations around the nation before 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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