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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 was the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Though Hot Wheels were initially meant for kids and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, such as limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be updated throughout the years, the initial trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street segments (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (artificial service channels by which cars passed on the tracks, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting trend began with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the fall. The conference happened in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the 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 almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his set from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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