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About Hot Wheels
Kids and adults alike can feed their need for speed with Hot Wheels die-cast cars and accessories. These tiny toy cars have been revving up for fun since the late 1960s, when they were first introduced by Mattel. Available individually or in sets, the existing catalog of tricked-out Hot Wheels cars is diverse enough to satisfy even the pickiest of gearheads. Many models are authorized, true-to-scale replicas of popular vehicles, designed from the original blueprints provided by participating car manufacturers. Special-edition Hot Wheels, such as the 2013 Chevy Camaro, bring famous muscle cars to the masses at a fraction of the cost for the real deal. Custom paint jobs, concept cars, and rare, early models keep collectors and car enthusiasts clamoring for more. Some collectors prefer the Redline series cars from the early days; among these older models, the Volkswagen Rear-Loader Beach Bomb is considered to be the most desirable and hardest to find. If you prefer newer Hot Wheels, the VW Drag Bus, the Excavator, and the Vector WX-3 are among the later models sought after as collector’s items. Whether you decide to collect all 16 original Hot Wheels models or just the latest and greatest releases, Hot Wheels die-cast cars are much more than just miniatures. Children of all ages enjoy the thrill of cheering on their favorite Hot Wheels cars while watching them sail around specially designed racetracks complete with daredevil loops and death-defying stunt jumps. Along with toy tracks for the floor, a new breed of Hot Wheels wall-mount tracks takes racing to the next level. Die-hard Hot Wheels fans have plenty of brand-related merchandise to choose from; aside from cars and racing sets, Hot Wheels also offers a full line of sporting goods, including bikes, skateboards, and matching safety helmets emblazoned with the familiar flame logo.