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It was the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing using first layout patterns and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Though it could be updated during time, the original trail consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), with one (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (artificial service channels by which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but in the last 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the typical 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 craze began with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year in the fall. The conference occurred in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. Ever since that time, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which is used by virtually every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their own collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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