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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toy cars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, so they have become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track record (sold separately). Although it would be updated throughout the years, the original track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), with a single (or two) “super chargers” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the paths).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there’s been a rise in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children 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 trend started with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ events annually in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held every year in the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the nation before 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Since that time, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the very first to combine collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and values, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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