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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature lovers, for whom limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Although it would be updated throughout time, the initial track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or two) “super hitter” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year at the autumn. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. 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 has been among the very first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which is used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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