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It had been the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are now made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be upgraded during time, the first track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), together with a single (or two) “super chargers” (artificial service channels by which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars across the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all the toys, the typical collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some sort since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the fall. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, once 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 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 unite collectors all over the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, automobile descriptions and worth, which is used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby and their own collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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