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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. 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 their cars, permitting using first design patterns and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition models are currently made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold individually). Although it could be upgraded during time, the first track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), together with a single (or occasionally two) “super chargers” (artificial service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by kids, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been an increase in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California through 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, auto descriptions and values, which can be used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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