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Hot Wheels Turns 50


Tose famous diecast cars you grew up playing with have reached a special milestone.


Produced by Mattel, Hot Wheels celebrated its 50th anniversary in May. On May 18, 1968, the line conceived by Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler was released. It included 16 cars, 11 of which were designed by Harry Bentley Bradley.


Hot Wheels cars have gone through many changes since their birth, but are still an essential part of many kids’ childhoods. Tey are also collector’s items and there have been limited editions produced for the most serious of consumers.


64 | MODERN CASTING July 2018


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