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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the key competitor of Matchbox before 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 initial layout blueprints and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition versions are currently made accessible.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold individually). Even though it would be updated throughout time, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with one (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (faux service channels by which cars passed on the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but at 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 all 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 began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has arranged two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year in the autumn. The convention occurred in various locations around the country until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and values, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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