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It had been the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing using original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for children and young adults, so they have become popular with adult lovers, for whom limited edition versions are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold individually). Though it could be updated throughout the years, the original track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), together with one (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (artificial service channels by which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but in the last 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the normal collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting craze began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has arranged two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year in the autumn. The conference occurred in a variety of locations around the nation before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. 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 was one of the first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which can be used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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