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Show off your Hot Wheels in a beautiful Display Case
Hot Wheels Display Cases from SAFE that looks beautiful on your wall. After years of browsing trade shows, flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales, you've likely acquired quite a large number of nice loose cars and want to show them off instead of letting them sit in old shoe boxes somewhere in a closet. And now you can!
Collect Hot Wheels...not dust with these cases. SAFE provides you with some great display cases for your Hot Wheels Collection.
Hot Wheels is a brand of 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and 1:50 scale die-cast toycars introduced by American toy maker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1997 when Mattel bought Tyco Toys, then-owner of Matchbox. Many automobile manufacturers have licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars, allowing the use of original design blueprints and detailing. Although Hot Wheels were originally intended for children and young adults, they have become popular with adult collectors, for whom limited edition models are now made available.
Through the years, Hot Wheels cars have been collected mostly by children, but in the last 15 years there has been an increase in the number of adult collectors. Mattel estimates that 41 million children grew up playing with the toys, the average collector has over 1,550 cars, and children between the ages of 5 and 15 have an average of 41 cars. Most believe the collecting craze started with the Treasure Hunts in 1995. Mike Strauss has been widely hailed as the father of Hot Wheels collecting; he has organized two collectors' events each year in some form since 1986. The first event was the Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Convention, normally held each year in the fall. The convention occurred in various locations around the country until 2001, when the first Annual Hot Wheels Collectors Nationals was put together. 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 published the quarterly Hot Wheels Newsletter since 1986 and was one of the first to unite collectors all over the world.