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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 was the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original layout patterns and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, so they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Though it could be upgraded throughout the years, the original trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the paths).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but at 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 ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ events annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the fall. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the very first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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