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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, allowing using initial design patterns and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for children and young adults, they have become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition models are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Though it could be upgraded during time, the original trail consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), using one (or sometimes two) “super chargers” (artificial service channels by which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but at the past 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Ever since that time, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California during 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. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their own collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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