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It had been the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult lovers, such as limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be upgraded during the years, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super walkers” (faux service stations by which cars passed on the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the paths).
During time, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but in the last 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 average collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids 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 amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year in the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the country until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled 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 has been one of the very first to unite collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, automobile descriptions and values, which can be used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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