Forty years ago, Elvis Presley left the building—permanently. The king died Aug. 16, 1977, of a heart attack, but his death gave birth to a multibillion-dollar industry that continues to thrive. The second week of August in Memphis, Tennessee and around the world is affectionately known as “Elvis Week”. Tens of thousands of fans flock to visit Graceland to share their love of Elvis by attending… an auction?
The auctioneer uses a “chant” that is designed to be rhythmic and enticing.
The Mattel, Inc. first debuted Hot Wheels cars in 1968 and have producing them ever since. In fact, many of the collectors who love hot wheels have cars that are older than they are!
Matchbox die-cast cars were introduced a decade earlier in 1953, by British company Lesney Products, now owned by Mattel, Inc. They produced die cast cars and action figures.