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It was the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, so they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Even though it could be updated throughout time, the original track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super walkers” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has arranged two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year at the autumn. The convention occurred in various locations around the country until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put 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 was among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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