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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It had been the key competitor of Matchbox before 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 the use of first layout patterns and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Although it would be updated during time, the initial trail consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars across the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ events each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year in the fall. The conference happened in various locations around the nation before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the very first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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