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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 main 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 their cars, allowing using first design patterns and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be updated during time, the first track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), with one (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations through which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the past 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 children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s organized two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year at the autumn. The conference occurred in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the very first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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