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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It had been the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with mature collectors, such as limited edition versions are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Though it could be upgraded during time, the initial trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong, circular race track), with one (or occasionally two) “super hitter” (artificial service stations by which cars passed on the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars along the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are gathered mostly by children, but at the past 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 normal collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year at the autumn. The conference occurred in various locations around the nation before 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put 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 published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, car descriptions and worth, which is 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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