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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It had been the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, allowing using original design blueprints and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition models are now made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Even though it could be updated during the years, the original trail consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (faux service channels through which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The convention occurred in various locations around the nation before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the very first to combine collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and values, which is used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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