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It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, allowing using first design blueprints and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were originally meant for children and young adults, so they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition versions are currently made accessible.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be upgraded throughout the years, the original trail consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), together with a single (or sometimes two) “super walkers” (faux service stations through which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the amount 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 an average of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has arranged two collectors’ occasions annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. Since that time, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. 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 has been one of the first to combine collectors all over the world. He also 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 learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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