Neat that they are still around.
I'm 59. Hot wheels were brand new when I was a kid. Still remember going to places like E.J. Korvette, Bradlees, and Barker's in SW CT and buying them. Had a lot of the first couple of years. Sold them and all my Matchbox through Bargain News (free classifieds listing newspaper) when I was a teenager in the mid-70s.