hot wheels gorilla track – Hot Wheels: Gorilla Attack Track Racing Set
Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Even though it could be updated during the years, the first track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using one (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (faux service channels through which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ events annually in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year at the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the first to unite 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 virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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