The North American International Toy Fair marks an important year for toy brand Hot Wheels: its 50th anniversary.

Fifty years ago, the classic toy car franchise was created by the co-founder of Mattel, home to other iconic toys including Barbie.

Since 1968, more than 6 billion Hot Wheels cars have been sold. According to Mattel, 10 Hot Wheels vehicles are sold every second.

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This year, Hot Wheels announced it is partnering with vehicular soccer game Rocket League on a remote-controlled  set, featuring Bluetooth-enabled cars players can drive with their smart device.

Hot Wheels has come a long way from that first diecast Camaro it released in 1968. Let's take a look back:

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