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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, so they have become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it could be updated throughout time, the original track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (artificial service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the paths).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting trend began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the nation before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and values, which can be used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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