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It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, permitting the use of initial design patterns and detailing. Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult lovers, for whom limited edition versions are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it could be updated during the years, the first track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using one (or sometimes two) “super hitter” (faux service stations by which cars passed on the tracks, featuring 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 last 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with all the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year in the fall. The convention happened in various locations around the nation before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. Since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their own collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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