hot wheels x racers – 1997 Hot Wheels X V Racer Collectors Weekly
It was the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, permitting the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, they have become popular with mature lovers, such as limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold individually). Although it could be upgraded during time, the first track consisted of a set of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or sometimes two) “super chargers” (artificial service channels through which cars passed on the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels( which would propel the cars along the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by kids, but at the last 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the number of mature collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 cars, and kids between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting trend started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss was known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has organized two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year at the autumn. The convention happened in a variety of locations around the country before 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Since that time, the Conventions are held every year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate one of cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was among the very first to combine collectors all around the world. He also writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and values, which is used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his set in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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