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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 had been the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be updated during the years, the initial track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with one (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (artificial service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the paths).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number 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 consider the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ events annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year at the fall. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among 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 unite collectors all around the world. He also writes 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 own collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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