hot wheels collectors price list – 2017 068 Hall’s Guide for Hot Wheels Collectors
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 had been the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing using initial design blueprints and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, so they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be updated throughout the years, the original track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with a single (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (artificial service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze began with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year in the fall. The conference happened in various locations around the nation before 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. Ever since that time, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which is used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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