hot wheels track builder track and brick pack playset – Hot Wheels track builder mega pack (20ft)
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 was the primary competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, so they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Even though it would be updated during the years, the original trail consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with one (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (artificial service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars across the tracks).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ events each year in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year at the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the nation before 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. Since then, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the first to unite collectors all around the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his set from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.