hot wheels modern classics – Hot Wheels Car Culture Series 2017 Modern Classics
Hot Wheels is a new 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 key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, so they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Even though it would be upgraded throughout the years, the original trail consisted of a string of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with a single (or two) “super hitter” (artificial service stations by which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars along the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has arranged two collectors’ events each year in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year at the fall. The conference happened in various locations around the country until 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and values, which can be used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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