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It was the main 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 using first layout patterns and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Although it could be upgraded throughout the years, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with a single (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there’s been a growth in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting trend started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the fall. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the very first to unite collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and values, which is used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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