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Hot Wheels Party Supplies – The Background
Hot Wheels Party Supplies are based on Hot Wheels, a brand of die cast toy car. Hot Wheels was introduced in 1968 by American toymaker Mattel. Till 1996, Hot Wheels was the main competitor of Matchbox. Then the rights to the Matchbox brand were acquired from Tyco by Mattel.
Hot Wheels vehicles are die-cast model vehicles. They were originally manufactured to around 1:64 scale. These were designed to be used on the associated Hot Wheels track sets. In 1972, Mebetoys introduced “Gran Toros” in Milan, Italy. This was a series of 1:43 scale. In the recent times, a series highly detailed adult collector Hot Wheels vehicles have been introduced, including replicas of NASCAR and Formula One cars. These have been quite successful.
Although the larger scales being successful, Hot Wheels remains most popular and famous for the small scale free-rolling models of custom muscle and hot rods cars it has been producing since the range first appeared. Mattel has produced roughly more than 10,000 different models of Hot Wheel Cars.
Car makers like General Motors, Chrysler Motors, and Ford Motor Company have authorized Hot Wheel Vehicles. Ferrari, Toyota, and Mazda have licensed Hot Wheels to produce scale models of their cars.
The process of making a Hot Wheels version of a car is quite interesting. First of all, Mattel studies design blueprints of the full-sized car. Then it studies an actual car. Then they acquire the license of the blueprints for the purpose of producing the model car. Mattel and the Hot Wheel Team are required to return the blueprints after the Hot Wheel team is finished studying them.
Now the main work begins at Mattel’s Hot Wheel design center. Here the blueprint’s design dimensions and measurements are scaled down to conform to a model car that is 1/64 the size of an actual car. Then a mock-up of the car is produced in plastic and evaluated. After the completion of this process, the mock-up becomes a die cast metal mock up, which is evaluated again. After the completion of these processes, the final version of the car is then manufactured.
For older models of cars, Mattel and the Hot Wheel Team use blueprints from car makers. They also study car brochures of that model year.
The Hot Wheels product line also includes various accessories, tracks and other kinds of vehicles, like, “Hot Line” trains, “Sizzlers” rechargeable electric cars, “Hot Birds” airplanes, “R-R-Rumblers” motorcycles, and the comical half-human/half-machine “Farbs”.
In 1968, Mattel released sixteen castings. Out of these, 10 were based on customized versions of regular production automobiles of that time, and 6 were based on real show cars and cars designed and built for racing. All the cars featured “Spectraflame” paintwork, redline wheels, bearings, and working suspension.
With 26 releases in 1969, Hot Wheels established itself as the hottest brand of toy car models in the USA. 43 new cars appeared in 1970. This was the year that Sizzlers and Heavyweights appeared. 1972 saw release of only 7 new models and 4 new Sizzlers cars. In 1973, 24 models as well as 7 Sizzlers appeared. Hot Wheels introduced its Flying Colors line in 1974. It also added tampo-printed paint designs and flashy decals. The Redline Wheel was phased out in 1977, by erasing the red lines from the wheels.
Hot Ones wheels were introduced in 1981. They had thinner axles for speed, gold-painted hubs, and additional suspension. Ultra Hots wheels were introduced in 1984. They had other speed improvements. A new style of wheel known as Real Riders was introduced in 1983. They had real rubber tires. 1980s also saw two other innovations: rotating Crash Panel vehicles and Thermal Color Change paint.
1990s saw a major change to the Hot Wheels line. In 1995 the cars were split up into series. The series was called 1995 Model Series. It included all of that year’s new castings. The Treasure Hunt Series was also introduced in 1995. The Model Series was renamed to First Editions in 1996. In 1997 Hot Wheels began producing replicas of NASCAR race cars. And in 1999 scale model Formula One cars. 1990s also saw several new wheel designs.
Hot Wheels unveiled its “Hot 100” line in 2004, comprising 100 new models. Some cartoonish vehicles were also included. 2005 saw the debut of 40 distorted cars along with 20 “Realistix” models. “Faster than Ever” line of cars was also unveiled this year. These cars had bronze-colored Open-Hole 5 Spoke wheels and special nickel-plated axles. These changes reduced friction dramatically and resulted in “Faster than Ever” cars. 2007 saw the release of a series called Modifighters. These are similar to transformers, but they were originally cars and were later modified into robots. Battle Force 5 die-cast cars were introduced in 2010.
244 cars have been released in 2011. Sizzlers have been re-released as Cars 2 characters. The line is called Charge Ups.
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Hot Wheels Party Supplies – The Options
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