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It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 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 collectors, for whom limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold individually). Although it would be updated throughout the years, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super walkers” (faux service channels through which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars across the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but at the previous 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 children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze began with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has arranged two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year at the fall. The conference happened in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to unite collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which can be used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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