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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 purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, permitting using initial design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Even though it could be upgraded during the years, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with one (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year in the fall. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. 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 one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, automobile descriptions and values, which is used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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