Mattel, ranked #403 on the Fortune 500 in the year 2014, has
been a household name for toys and games for many years. With their famous Hot
Wheels brand, Mattel has become one of the world's top diecast model car makers, both
with smaller scale models and larger 1/18 scale models.
Founded in 1945, Mattel achieved fame in the next two decades with hit toys such as the ever-popular Barbie Doll and the revolutionary Chatty Cathy doll. In 1968, Mattel introduced the Hot Wheels brand. Originally intended for children and young adults, Hot Wheels diecast models have also become popular with adult collectors. With access to original design blueprints from many automobile manufacturers, Hot Wheels can guarantee the authenticity of their diecast replicas, so any diecast model with the Hot Wheels Mattel name would be perfect for collectors of all ages.