hot wheels x1622 – 2013 Hot Wheels Chevy Camaro Special Edition Model Cars
It had been the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for children and young adults, they’ve become popular with mature collectors, for whom limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel produced a racing track set (sold separately). Though it would be upgraded throughout the years, the first track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), together with one (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (artificial service stations through which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which would propel the cars across the paths).
During time, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by children, but in the past 15 years[vague] there’s been a growth in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million kids grew up playing with the toys, the ordinary collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have a mean of 41 cars. Most consider the collecting trend began with this Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been known as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors’ occasions annually in some sort since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, generally held each year in the autumn. The convention happened in various locations around the nation until 2001, once the very first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was assembled together. Since that time, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California throughout the spring. Strauss has also published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the very first to combine collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which is used by almost every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their collection. Strauss sold his set from 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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