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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the main 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 have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Even though it would be updated during time, the first track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), together with a single (or sometimes two) “super walkers” (artificial service channels by 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 have been gathered mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary 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 trend began with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held every year in the fall. The conference occurred in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Ever since that time, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to unite collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile 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 group in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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