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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars 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 auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, allowing using original layout patterns and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult lovers, such as limited edition models are now made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Although it would be updated during time, the original trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), with one (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (artificial service channels by which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but at the past 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children 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 automobiles. Most consider the collecting trend began with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. 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 one of the first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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