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It was the main competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Although it would be upgraded throughout time, the first track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or two) “super hitter” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars along the paths).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the number 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 consider the collecting trend began with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year at the autumn. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which is used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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