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It had been the key competitor of Matchbox before 1997, when Mattel purchased Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox.
Even though Hot Wheels were initially meant for kids and young adults, so they’ve become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are currently made available.
Racing track Collection
Along with the cars themselves, Mattel made a racing track record (sold individually). Although it could be upgraded during time, the original track consisted of a collection of brightly colored orange street sections (pieced together to make an oblong( circular race track), using a single (or two) “super hitter” (faux service channels through which cars passed onto the paths, including battery-powered spinning wheels, which could propel the cars along the tracks).
Through time, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by kids, but in the past 15 years[vague] there has been a rise in the amount of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 automobiles, and children 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 known as the father of Hot Wheels amassing; he has arranged two collectors’ events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held every year at the autumn. The convention occurred in a variety of locations around the nation until 2001, once the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. Ever since then, the Conventions are held each year in southern California. The Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals rotate among cities outside of California during the spring. Strauss has also released the Rs Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all around the world. In addition, he writes on the Tomart’s Guide Into Hot Wheels, a publication listing history, car descriptions and worth, which can be used by virtually every collector to learn more about the hobby and also their own collection. Strauss sold his collection in 2011 and retired in the Hot Wheels Newsletter.
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