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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult lovers, for whom limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be updated throughout the years, the first track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), with a single (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars across the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been a growth in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year in the fall. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To 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 collection from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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