My boy (26 months) has a peculiar attachment to cars. He got hooked by it by chance, the first Hot Wheels car that he own was from his christmas present, from his uncle. And now, he could not sleep unless he is holding that car in his hand. Don't even ask if he loses it, he will do that piercing, hysterical fit that noone can stand. I had to keep an extra one at home just in case.
The Hot Wheels cars bussiness is actually a pretty interesting. Dubbed the fastest metal cars, Hot wheels had become one of the key product from Mattel company. It had become a collectable items that are so hot that they even made exhibition shows for them. And the car's designer is so famous that people line up to get their autograph.