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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It had been the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original layout blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition versions are currently made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold individually). Even though it would be updated during time, the initial track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), using one (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (artificial service channels by which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the nation until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Ever since then, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which is used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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