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Hot Wheels is a new 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale wracking toy automobiles introduced by American toy manufacturer Mattel in 1968. It had been the main competitor of Matchbox until 1997, when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Many auto manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of the cars, allowing using original layout patterns and detailing. Though Hot Wheels were originally intended for kids and young adults, they’ve become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Besides the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track set (sold separately). Although it could be updated throughout time, the original track consisted of a string of brightly colored orange road segments (pieced together to form an oblong, circular race track), using a single (or occasionally two) “super walkers” (artificial service stations through which cars passed onto the tracks, featuring battery-powered spinning wheels( which could propel the cars along the paths).
During time, Hot Wheels cars have been gathered mostly by children, but in the previous 15 years[vague] there has been a growth in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with 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 known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he’s arranged two collectors’ occasions each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the yearly Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, usually held every year in the fall. The conference happened in various locations around the country before 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was placed together. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities out of California through the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all over the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide To Hot Wheels, a book listing history, auto descriptions and worth, which can be used by almost every collector to find out more about the hobby and their collection. Strauss sold his group in 2011 and retired from the Hot Wheels Newsletter.