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It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult lovers, for whom limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold individually). Although it would be updated during the years, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations through which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the normal collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has arranged two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year in the autumn. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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