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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 had been the key 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 the use of first layout patterns and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Even though it could be updated during time, the original trail consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), together with one (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year in the fall. The conference occurred in various locations around the nation before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into 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 collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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