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It had been the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were initially intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult lovers, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be upgraded during the years, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), with one (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (artificial service stations by which cars passed on the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars along the tracks).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been an increase 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 children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 automobiles. Most believe the collecting craze began with this Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year in the fall. The conference occurred in a variety of locations around the nation before 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been one of the very first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by nearly every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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