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It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition versions are now made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Though it would be upgraded during the years, the first trail consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), together with one (or two) “super hitter” (faux service stations through which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the paths).
During time, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but in the past 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children 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 cars. Most believe the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was called the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ events each year in some sort since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year at the fall. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. Since then, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California throughout 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 To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his group from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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