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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature lovers, for whom limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be updated throughout time, the initial track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super hitter” (artificial service channels by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number 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 a mean of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the fall. The conference happened in various locations around the nation before 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Ever since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his set from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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