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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 maker Mattel in 1968. It had been the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, permitting using initial layout blueprints and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were originally meant for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track set
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be upgraded during the years, the original track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), with one (or two) “super hitter” (artificial service channels by which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary 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 craze began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held every year at the autumn. The conference happened in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, when the very 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 published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the first to combine collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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