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Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy cars introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Although Hot Wheels were originally meant for children and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult lovers, such as limited edition models are now made accessible.
Racing track Collection
In addition to the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Though it could be upgraded during time, the original track consisted of a series of brightly colored orange road sections (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), together with one (or sometimes two) “super walkers” (faux service stations through which cars passed onto the paths, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars across the paths).
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars are collected mostly by kids, but at the past 15 years[vague] there’s been an increase in the amount 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 a mean of 41 automobiles. Most consider the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts at 1995. Mike Strauss has been called the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he’s organized two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The very first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held each year at the autumn. The convention occurred in various locations around the nation until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was set together. 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 first to combine collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which is used by nearly every collector to learn more about the hobby along with their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.