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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 the cars, allowing the use of original layout patterns and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature collectors, 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 throughout time, the initial trail consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with one (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars along the tracks).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been a growth 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 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ events annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Ever since that time, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to unite collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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