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It was the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, permitting using initial design blueprints and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track set
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be upgraded throughout the years, the initial track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with one (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the tracks).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by kids, but at the last 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year at the fall. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the nation before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to unite collectors all around the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and worth, which can be used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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