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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature lovers, for whom limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Though it could be upgraded during the years, the initial track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (faux service channels through which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the past 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year at the autumn. The conference happened in various locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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