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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It had been the primary competitor of Matchbox before 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 layout blueprints and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, so they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold individually). Although it would be updated during time, the initial trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), together with one (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (faux service channels through which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by kids, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the normal collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year in the fall. The conference occurred in various locations around the country before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the first to combine collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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