hot wheels track vintage – 26: Vintage Hot Wheels Mongoose & Snake Track set : Lot 26
It had been the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of initial design blueprints and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were initially intended for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Though it could be updated throughout time, the initial track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (faux service stations by which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but at the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ events each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year in the fall. The convention happened in various locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the very first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and worth, which is used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his collection from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
Hot Wheels TrackParts, Old Hot WheelRace Tracks, ClassicHot Wheels Tracks, Old-FashionedHot Wheels Track, Old Hot WheelsAcceleracers Track