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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 initial design patterns and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature lovers, for whom limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold individually). Although it would be updated during the years, the original track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with one (or sometimes two) “super walkers” (faux service channels through which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the paths).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by kids, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the normal collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average 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 each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the fall. The conference occurred in various 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 outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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