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It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Though it would be updated during time, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (artificial service channels by which cars passed onto the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the paths).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held every year at the autumn. The conference occurred in various locations around the nation before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. 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 among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile 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 from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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