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It was the key competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult lovers, such as limited edition versions are currently made available.
Racing track set
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Though it could be updated throughout the years, the first trail consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), with a single (or two) “super hitter” (artificial service stations through which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the tracks).
During the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with all 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 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 each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year at the autumn. The convention happened in various locations around the country before 2001, when the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. Ever since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and has been among the first to unite collectors all around the world. He also writes the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, automobile descriptions and values, which is used by virtually every collector to find out more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his set from 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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